The AnimagiC anime convention is one of the largest of its kind in Germany and sees over 12,000 visitors attend each year. Beginning in 1999, the three-day event celebrates Japanese pop culture and sees anime fans flock to the Beethoven Hall in Bonn, dressed as their favourite characters. Fans can listen to Japanese rock music, see visual kei and take part in cosplay. There are also video and trader rooms, bring and buy stands and role-playing events. Each year, organisers invite Japanese and German guests of honour, including voice actors, film directors and graphic designers from various anime studios.

IBTimesUK takes a look at some of the best costumes from the 2016 AnimagiC convention:

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