The enormously popular Tokyo Comic Con has now sprouted a version for all the comic and celebrity fans of West Japan.
While Japan has manga and anime festivals, the emphasis is on the authors and artists. The western-style Comic Cons have a bigger emphasis on movie stars and of course western franchises — like Star Wars and the Marvel Universe. Nonetheless, one thing they have in common is a love of cosplay, so expect lots of dress up—likely with a focus on western movie characters rather than Japanese ones.
While the Tokyo event happens in early Winter, the Osaka version was announced at the end of Tokyo Comic Con 2022 for spring 2023 at Intex Osaka.