Two anime fans dressed as characters from the popular Sailor Moon anime & manga attend the Connichi convention in Germany. (Courtesy: ENEX/RTL/CBS)
Fairies, Elves, and much more: The manga exhibition Connichi has attracted many young people in fantasy costumes to Kassel.
By Sunday, the organizers expect more than 21 000 visitors - mostly young women in costumes that are inspired by Japanese cartoon characters.
The fair is rising for the eleventh time in Kassel. Last year, around 21 000 visitors came.
In several so-called cosplay competitions, the best colorful costumes will be awarded and there are drawing competitions and a flea market for self-tailored costumes.
The Connichi is Germany's largest trade fair organized by manga fans.