standing partnership with the Embassy of Japan that has helped bring awareness of Japan in Jamaica to higher heights every year. Anime Nation 2014 started off well even though some items ran overtime; somehow it all managed to progress smoothly into the night. The day started off with a one of a kind interview segment with one of Japanâ€™s animators of legendary status, Masami Suda, one of the main driving forces behind such classics as Gatchaman aka G-Force and Fist of the North Star. Not to mention all the cultural displays and merchandise on sale; and if that wasn't enough there was a wide variety of live performances for the patrons - from musical to animated. Hell, there was even a video game tournament played for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. The night culminated in an epic costume parade to showcase some of the cosplayers in attendance.
Local cosplayer extraordinaire Steffi Singh made a clean sweep of Anime Nation 2014 by winning not only the award for cosplayer of the year but also best costume of the event. All in all, great event, great turnout and great people. I am very happy with my first experience cosplaying even though I was pretty nervous about my outfit and being around so many people. The highlights of my night would be all the kids I took pictures with, seeing all the Japanese people instantly recognize my cosplay and wanting to take pics and getting to snap a picture with a fellow Dragonball Z cosplayer who was cosplaying as Gohan. Can't wait for next yearâ€™s event to roll around, will definitely cosplay a character that isn't short so I don't have to crouch for all my pics to represent the character. This is your friendly neighborhood gamer Zalgo_Cometh signing off. * Photography by Devon White and Randy Richards.
A Caribbean pop-culture magazine catering to those with a taste for Anime, Gaming, Cosplay and Art/Manga.