is an OVA
, focusing on the hijinks of the East Oizumi Academy's cosplay
club. The main character is Chako Hasegawa, a somewhat ditzy
girl with pink hair
who absolutely adores cosplaying, despite the fact that she basically is not so very good at it (a recurring joke
is her tearing up her clothes when trying them on).
The rest of the club is a weird bunch, even as total cosplay otakus
go. We have our silver haired control freak, a Meganekko Miko
, the Miko's little sister who is actually way too young to even attend college and a blonde girl lusting after the aforementioned one
. The only guy in the club is prone to extreme bouts of method acting that would give Jack Nicholson a run for his money, but he actually is
pretty darn good at what he does.
The weirdest "members" though are Delmo, a miniature bunnygirl, and her friend Ikebukuro
, an owl who can't speak but still somehow gets his message across. Delmo has the magical ability to change into all kinds of clothing, which saves Chako on more than one occasion, even though Delmo always has to be bribed with food (of which she consumes an awful lot).
Despite all the weirdness, the makers of the show display quite a bit of affection for the characters, coming very close to a declaration of love for cosplay and its performers. The number of shout-outs
to other shows is truly staggering and it's a lot of fun to try to discover where all the costumes come from.