The Japan Society really has outdone themselves with their latest exhibit “KRAZY!”. At first I was sure this was just going to be a one room gallery of animation cells, but “KRAZY!” is so much more.

They have several rooms dedicated to different facets of exported Japanese media such as manga, anime, and video games. One cool aspect of the exhibit is that it’s interactive and rooms are set up to influence the senses. The whole set up is just many levels of pure coolness from listening to anime OST’s of legendary Yoko Kanno or checking out the game consoles you can actually play! Besides the art show, there is a manga library and over a dozen super projections that simultaneously play various Films.  KRAZY is definitely an awesome time to be had by all that leads me to the evening of KRAZY! cosplay.

I was very honored to be part of the staff for KRAZY’s cosplay evening. The line of colorful costumed clad fans were lined up all along 47th street. People were there from all ages and some even came from out of state just to attend. The actual contest took place in a packed auditorium and was filled with hoots and screams for some of the most amazing designed costumes. What was really fun to see is the diversity of ethnicity and age among the attendees. Parents raised on anime proudly dressed up with their kids who are also new fans of the media. One parent was even dressed as Kaede from Inuyasha. It was all truly impressive. I cannot wait for most cosplay parties and events and hope to see you all there. So check out KRAZY its really worth the trip!

Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Street between First and Second Avenues (accessible by the 4/5/6 and 7 subway at Grand Central or the E and V subway at Lexington Avenue). The public may call 212-832-1155 or visit for more information.

Japan Society Gallery hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11:00 am–6:00 pm; Friday, 11:00 am–9:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am–5:00 pm; the Gallery is closed on Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $10/$8 students and seniors/free Japan Society members and children under 16. Admission is free to all on Friday nights, 6:00–9:00 pm.

KRAZY! Online Cosplay Contest is now open for voting!

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Can’t wait can’t wait!

Ooo Online contest? smile

I like how David had to bend all the way down to talk to the kids. SO CUTE! The little girl was so scared.

David why didn’t you cosplay!

That’s a lot of photos. haha Looks so packed!

How is the Team USA picked?

Team USA is <3 lol. Was an awesome time.

Whoa! I liked Sora, Temari, and Sephiroths! Nice pictures!

Sakura - 03/28/09 8:38 pm

Whoa? haha

Team USA. Wait til you see the pics. They were amazing.

You and me both.

Competition looks fierce. ;P haha I really wish I could go.

Wow that looks awesome! I love the photos. smile

Well I guess its a good thing! haha

Whoa? haha

Luckily for everyone else entering the contest, India and Elizabeth will be judging instead of competing.

They look so cute!


Damn that’s really good.

Bringing out the big guns? raspberry

That would make a cute prom dress. haha

Whoa that’s crazy good! haha No pun intended!

Ok sooooo do i

A - wear my bleach costume
B - wear my reira costume
C - go as my own MOE?

Lol I so wanted to be James that year too. Team Rocket is blasting off again!

uchiha - 03/26/09 9:35 am

$5 says tons of people will go as Bleach characters…

bleach .. huh
i would think many would dress up as Naruto characters

$5 says tons of people will go as Bleach characters…

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