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Servicemembers celebrate comics, pop culture on Okinawa

Cosplayers pose for photos during Comic Con Okinawa at Camp Foster, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.

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By CARLOS M. VAZQUEZ II | STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 16, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Members of all service branches recently reveled in a pop-culture celebration of comic books, anime and superheroes during Comic Con Okinawa at Camp Foster.

Sunday’s Marine Corps Community Services-sponsored event featured cosplay and art contests, gaming tournaments and panel discussions with artists and actors such as Michael Copon, who played the blue Power Ranger; Neil Kaplan, the voice of Optimus Prime from “Transformers”; and artist/designer Junichiro Tamamori of “Space Battleship Yamato.”

Guests could also purchase collectibles, ride Super Mario Bros.-inspired go-karts and climb walls like Spider-Man.

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People participate in a drawing contest during Comic Con Okinawa at Camp Foster, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
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