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October 6, 2016 •

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CCS invites comic book connoisseurs, film geeks, Poké-Masters, level 38 sorcerers, artists and art aficionados, gamers, cosplayers and everyone in between to a one-of-a-kind experience: Comic Con Okinawa. Whether your interest is anime, manga, video games, comic books or fantasy novels, Comic Con Okinawa is sure to have something for you. This is a great opportunity to meet with like-minded people to discuss, debate and gush over your hobbies and interests. The event will be held at the Camp Foster Fieldhouse, the Ocean Breeze and the Community Center on October 15 from 10


a.m. to 6 p.m. Comic Con Okinawa will have something for everyone, no matter where you fall on the comic fan spectrum. At the Fieldhouse, come for Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering card tournaments, art and cosplay contests, video games and more. The Ocean Breeze will have discussion panels throughout the day featuring Maile Flanagan, Justin Cook and Chris Sabat. Other activities will include an anime discussion panel, Virtual Reality Center featuring Oculus Rift, Kiddie Kingdom, performances by the III MEF Band and much more. Budding artists will have the opportunity

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to display their work at the Artist Alley. For those who prefer to wear their creations and channel their favorite characters, the cosplay contest will be the biggest attraction. Contests will take place throughout the day with $100,000 worth of prizes up for grabs. Read on for more information about this event including a schedule of events and area map. i OLW

schedule INSIDE! Card & Video Game Tournaments | 9 Comic Con Merchandise | 11

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morethanaCostume [cosplay contest]


here’s a difference between wearing a costume and being a cosplayer. Anyone can don a Spiderman suit at a party just because it’s a costume party. It’s expected of people to buy the likeness of the latest pop culture figure at the store before Halloween because that’s the cultural norm. But cosplay is more than that. It requires dedication to the craft—both in the costume and to the character. Show off your hard work and dedication to your craft at Comic Con Okinawa’s Cosplay Contest. Cosplayers of all ages are welcome, with a children’s contest at Fun Land and a separate, adults-only contest. Each person will have two minutes to discuss their costume, and a panel of three judges will choose winners in each of the categories. Contestants will be judged on costume accuracy, design, creativity, uniqueness and execution. Costumes should be original or heavily-modified versions of off-the-

rack items. Please keep the costume appropriate for family audiences. Avoid overly gory or sexual costumes that aren’t appropriate for the kid-friendly audience (your costume may be rejected if it’s inappropriate or unsafe). The contest is limited to 50 entries (group entries count as one) so register early. Main Categories: Single (18 and up), Group (18 and up; minimum two, maximum four people), Young Fan Single (7–17) and Young Fan

Group (7–17; minimum two, maximum four people). Youth category participants must have a parent or guardian present. Subcategories: Recreation (costumes copied from an existing design) and Original Design (a costume design unique to the maker/wearer). Registration for the Cosplay Contest will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a full list of rules and guidelines, please visit i OLW


CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER | Jim Kassebaum MANAGING EDITOR | Caylee Reid ART DIRECTOR | Catherine Newquist CULTURAL RESEARCH SPECIALIST | Ayako Kawamitsu GRAPHIC ARTS MANAGER | Henry Ortega GRAPHIC DESIGNERS | Margie Shimabukuro, Lisa Miyagi, Hector Nieves EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | Mike Daley EDITOR | Ryan Anastoplus DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER | Thomas Alan Smilie AD/SPONSORSHIP MANAGER | Roy Forster AD SALES | Yoshihiro Shinzato, Aya Chilcote, Yoriko Yamashiro, Tomoko Taylor, Lisa Hicks, Carina Fils-Julien DISTRIBUTION | Gideon Juko, Kelli Kreider MARKETING ACCOUNTS MANAGER | Andrew Menges ACCOUNTS & RESEARCH | Marissa DeSmet, Ashley Herring, Kristen Wong, Katherine Melrose, Jenessa Reutov, Allison Dixon BROADCAST | Kathlene Millette, Gabriel Archer, Emi Komiya Questions? Comments? Please e-mail To advertise in Okinawa LivingWeekly, call 645-2245, fax 645-0975, or email MCCS is not responsible for designing and editing outside ads. No Department of Defense, U.S. Marine Corps or Marine Corps Community Services endorsement of commercial advertisers or sponsors implied.

[artist alley contest]

Thomas Alan Smilie


n a world of heroes, the real ones are behind the scenes. Artists are responsible for bringing the tales of good and evil to life. Seldom do these heroes have a chance to shine—gleaming in a burst of rays like Captain America, but this time they do. Show off your illustrative skills at Comic Con Okinawa’s Artist Alley Contest. Draw your favorite superhero, anime, manga, sci-fi, fantasy or cartoon character—it’s that simple. Bring your completed art to Comic Con Okinawa by noon, and have the chance to finally be rewarded for your work. A few rules: Artwork should not exceed 11 by 17 inches. It must be on paper or cardstock; any medium is appropriate (traditional, digital, color or black and white) and only one entry per artist. No graphic adult depictions or excessive gore.

Please print your name and contact information on the back. There are two age groups: 8 to 14 and 15 and up. The artwork will be judged on

originality and creativity. For more information and a complete list of rules, please visit i OLW

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schedule Sign ups

10-11:30 a.m. Sign up

Pokemon tournament & play

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Round 1 12:30-1:30 p.m. Beginner Training 1 1:30-2:30 p.m. Round 2 2-4:30 p.m. Video Game 2:30-3:30 p.m. Beginner Training 2 3:30-4:30 p.m. Round 3 4:30-5:30 p.m. Beginner Training 3 5:30-6 p.m. Free Play

Magic: The Gathering

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Round 1 12:30-1:30 p.m. Round 2 1:30-2:30 p.m. Round 3 2:30-3:30 p.m. Round 4 3:30-4:30 p.m. Quarterfinals 4:30-5:30 p.m. Semifinals 5:30-6:30 p.m. Finals

Video Game Showdown

10-11 a.m. Sign up 11 a.m.-noon Street Fighter Noon-1 p.m. Free play 1-2:30 p.m. Call of Champions 2:30-3 p.m. Free play 3:30-5:30 p.m. Super Smash Bros. 5:30-6 p.m. Free play

Cosplay Contest (Community Center)

11 a.m.-Noon ChiLdren’s Sign up 12:30-1:30 p.m. Children’s Cosplay Contest 3-4 p.m. Adult’s Sign Up 4:30-5:30 p.m. Adult’s Cosplay Contest

Art Contest (Community Center) 10 a.m.-noon Sign up 1-1:30 p.m. Judging 1:30-1:45 p.m. Winners announced

Meet & Greet (FieldHouse)

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 3:15-4:15 p.m., 5:30-6 p.m. Masami obari 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Gen Sato 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 2-4 p.m., 5:30-6 p.m. Tatsuki Muto 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m., 3:15-4:15 p.m., 5:30-6 p.m. Jon Bogdanove 10-11 a.m., 5-6 p.m. Justin Cook 10-11 a.m., 5-6 p.m. Chris Sabat 2-4 p.m. Maile Flanagan

Panel Discussions

11 a.m.-noon 100th anniversary Anime Discussion (Community Center) 11 a.m.-noon Maile Flanagan (Globe & Anchor) 2-3 p.m. VIP Forum with Gen Sato & Masami Obari (Community Center) 3-4 p.m. Justin Cook & Chris Sabat (Globe & Anchor)

Musical Performances (FieldHouse)

10-10:30 a.m. III MEF Band (Opening) Noon-12:20 p.m. Anime music performance by Rimi 3-3:20 p.m. Anime music performance by Rimi The III MEF BRass Band Will be performing Throughout the day.

Schedule is subject to change. For the most up-to-date version, visit

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Maile Flanagan

Actress best known for roles as Naruto Uzumaki (English version) in Naruto, Terry Perry on Lab Rats, and as Janet in Yes Man. マイリー・フラナガン 英語版NARUTOのうずまきナルト役の声で知られる 女優。更にディズニーチャンネルXDのTVショー、 「Lab Rats科学ファミリーラボラッツ」 や映画の 「Yes Manイ エスマン」 にも出演。

Justin Cook

Engineer, voice director, voice actor and producer at FUNimation for over 16 years. He is best known for his English voice role of Yusuke Urameshi in the series Yu Yu Hakusho. ジャスティン・コック ファンニメーションでプロデューサー、 エンジニア、 ヴォイ スダイレクター、 声優、 プロデューサーとして16年の経験 を持つ。 幽幽白書の浦飯幽助をキャラクターを担当。

Chris Sabat

Voice actor, ADR director and line producer for Funimation. Chris has voiced both Vegeta and Piccolo for Dragon Ball Z, as well as Kazuma Kuwabara in Yu Yu Hakusho. クリス・サバト ファニメーションの声優、ADRダイレクター、 ラインプロ デューサー。英語版ドラゴンボールZのべジーターやピ ッコロ、幽幽白書の桑原和真の声を担当。

Jon Bogdanove

Comic book artist and writer on Power Pack, Superman: The Man of Steel (Death of Superman 1994), Superman & Savage Dragon, Superman Aliens II:God War and creating the character Steel with Louise Simonson. ジョン・ボグダノーブ パワー・パックやスーパーマンのコミックブックアーティ スト兼作家。漫画の作者ルイーズ・サイモンソンと共に ( デスオブスーパーマン1994)、 (スーパーマンコラボシヴ ァドラゴン)、 (スーパーマンエイリアン2) などを製作。

Junichiro Tamamori Mecha designer and production artist on the hit anime series Yamato 2199.

玉盛 順一朗 メガデザイナー。 あの有名な 「宇宙戦艦ヤマト2199」 の プロダクションアーティスト。

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Okina Kamino

Author of Asobini Iku Yo!: Lets Go Play series of novels, which is translated and sold in China, Taiwan, Thailand and Korea. These novels were adapted into a manga and anime series. He is also known for the Cat Planet Cuties anime series. 神野 オキナ 「あそびにいくヨ」 の小説家。 「Let’s Go Play」 シリー ズは中国、台湾、 タイ、韓国でも翻訳され出版。 これらの 小説は漫画化、 アニメ化にもされた。 「the Cat Planet Cuties」 アニメシリーズでも知られる小説家。


Game and anime music composer for Haitai Nanafa and Lamune, as well as video games such as Maijin Shoujo and Ahoge Chanbara. 来兎 ゲーム、 アニメ音楽作家。 テレビアニメ 「ハイタイ七葉」、 「 ラムネ」 やビデオゲーム魔人少女、 あほ毛ちゃんばら等。

Gen Sato

Animator and character designer best known for Mobile Suit SD Gundam, Digimon, Powerpuff Girls Z and more. 佐藤元 「SDガンダム」、 「デジモン」、 「パワーパフガールズZ」 で 著名なアニメーター、 キャラクターデザイナー。

Masami Obari

Anime director, mecha and character designer. He has worked on the Fatal Fury series, Angel Blade Punish! and more. 大張正己  アニメダイレクター、 メカニック・キャラクターデザイナ ー。 「餓狼伝説」 「Angel Blade Punish!」等々を手掛 ける。

Tatsuki Muto Card game designer. 武藤立樹 カードゲームデザイナー。

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The Pokémon tournament will be an officially sanctioned, limited, sealed-deck Swiss-style tournament.

[Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon and More]

omic Con Okinawa wouldn’t be complete without some friendly and competitive card and video game tournaments. Whether you're advanced or beginner, join other Magic: The Gathering players in this exciting, high-energy tournament. The world’s leading trading card game was the first of its kind and continues to thrive. In this game, you will play the role of a planeswalker, a powerful wizard who fights other planeswalkers for glory, knowledge and conquest. The maximum number of entries is 24. If that doesn’t suit you, join others in the Pokémon tournament. This is a collectible card game based on the Pokémon video game series where you will assume the role of a Pokémon trainer, using creatures and Pokémon to battle. Reduce your opponent’s heath points to zero to take their prize cards, potentially winning by collecting them all.

Video game tournaments will include PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and MOBA competitions. Games will include NBA2K17, Mortal Kombat X, Call of Duty Black Ops 3, Mine-

craft, Street Fighter 5, FiFA 17, Gears of War 4, Star Wars Battlefront, Super Smash Bros, Mario Cart, Call of Champions, and more. i OLW

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