Japan’s best cosplayer Enako surprised everyone recently on TV when she announced how much she actually makes from cosplaying every month. She says she can earn more than one million yen (US$9,212) a month through cosplay.
Since that appearance, her popularity has only skyrocketed. The 24-year-old is now known as Japan’s Number One Cosplayer. This is in part due to the number of fans that actually gather during her appearance to take photos at events.
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According to Sora News 24, “After Summer Comiket wrapped up last year, Enako appeared on TBS’s Ariyoshi Japon variety show on TV, and when asked about her earnings from merchandise sales, she revealed that she earned around 10 million yen (US$92,123) in one day at the three-day Comiket convention.”