On June 10-12, at Garden State Exhibit Center from Somerset, New Jersey, USA, took place the 2011 edition of AnimeNEXT, a convention that provided loads of activities and entertainment for all the supporters of manga-anime culture.
LARP, AMV, Artist Alley, Game Show, Panels and Workshops, Karaoke, and Video Games were just a few of the many choices the participants could enjoy. The guests were also very carefully selected, from both the US (voice actors such as Robert Axelrod or Leah Clark), and overseas (fashion designer Naoto Hirooka, or the author and journalist Takamasa Sakurai, among others).
Cosplay was also very well represented, and the participants could attend both the official masquerade performed on stage, and also the hall costume contest, designed for those who wanted their costumes to be judged, but didn’t like getting on stage. Whether in contest or not, cosplay was a highlight for sure. See below some photos from the event, and don’t forget to drop by on the Flickr pages of the photographers, in order to see much more:
PHOTOS BY KNIGHTMARE6
PHOTOS BY ORANGEHARO
PHOTOS BY KATSUYA WELLER