Japan on the New York Anime Fest

Topic started by gia on Oct. 19, 2009. Last post by gia 4 years, 11 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
 Cosplayer Roxanna as    Haruhi Suzumiya
 Cosplayer Roxanna as Haruhi Suzumiya
I spotted this blog post on Iza, a Japanese news site, and apparently they had a rep at the New York Anime Festival! The writer starts out talking about the convention center, which is apparently somewhat similar in appearance to the Makuhari Messe, a convention center in Chiba, Japan.

More importantly, the reviewer was impressed with the overall level of cosplay at the con, which is pretty cool. Apparently the most frequent cosplay noticed was the "eccentric" Haruhi Suzumiya, which isn't too surprising, since it's a very popular character and a fairly accessible costume. The writer saw at least six or seven Haruhis, and was surprised that the show was this popular overseas.

The rest of the article pretty much goes on to talk about Haruhi's popularity in specific, along with that of co-star Mikuru Asahina, but it's always nice to see some reciprocal excitement coming from Japan in response to the American anime fandom.
Post by FoxxFireArt (2,643 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I'm usually a huge critic of cosplay, but when it's done well if can look great. That Haruhi cosplay looks nice, though I'm not so sure she would wear black nail polish......unless she really wanted to.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Maybe Haruhi Suzumiya (series) is bigger then I thought it was overseas.  I wonder if anyone dressed up as Bang from BlazBlue.  That would be awesome to see.
Post by GodLen (877 posts) See mini bio Level 10
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this is a great picture 
 

Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@FoxxFireArt said:
" I'm usually a huge critic of cosplay, but when it's done well if can look great. That Haruhi cosplay looks nice, though I'm not so sure she would wear black nail polish......unless she really wanted to. "
I think it's blue, but yeah, I spotted it too. :)
@GodLen said:
" this is a great picture 
 

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