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People participate in a drawing contest during Comic Con Okinawa at Camp Foster, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
People participate in a drawing contest during Comic Con Okinawa at Camp Foster, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)
People participate in a drawing contest during Comic Con Okinawa at Camp Foster, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
People participate in a drawing contest during Comic Con Okinawa at Camp Foster, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)
An artist draws a portrait of a cosplayer during Comic Con Okinawa hosted by the Marine Corps Community Services at Camp Foster, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
An artist draws a portrait of a cosplayer during Comic Con Okinawa hosted by the Marine Corps Community Services at Camp Foster, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)
Cosplayers pose for photos during Comic Con Okinawa at Camp Foster, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
Cosplayers pose for photos during Comic Con Okinawa at Camp Foster, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)
A boy gets superhero face paint during Comic Con Okinawa hosted by Marine Corps Community Services at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
A boy gets superhero face paint during Comic Con Okinawa hosted by Marine Corps Community Services at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

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.

vazquez.carlos@stripes.com Twitter: @StripesCarlos

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