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Next Month's Moshi Moshi Fest in DTLA Promises Cosplay, Karaoke, and More

A scene from last month's <a href="http://la.racked.com/2015/6/12/8767785/hello-kitty-friendship-festival-photos">Hello Kitty Supercute Friendship Festival</a>.
A scene from last month's Hello Kitty Supercute Friendship Festival.

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From Hello Kitty fests and conventions to squeal-inducing cat cafés, kawaii things clearly have a fondness for our city. Next month, the Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival invades LA for the first time ever, bringing two full days of J-pop, cosplay, and more cute overload to Downtown's The Reef.

Happening Saturday, August 1st (10am to 10pm) and Sunday, August 2nd (10am to 5pm), the event promises a meet-and-greet with Harajuku icon and designer Ayumi Seto, photo booths, costumes, panels, fashion shows, and of course, shopping. In addition to live karaoke, there'll even a competition for aspiring singers, dancers, and other talents to become the next big J-pop star. (Could it be you?)

Advance single-day tickets are $11.54 and two-day tickets are $19.98 (both include fees); buy them online here.

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