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2008 New York Anime Festival – Naruto Cosplay (Asuma, Kiba and Kakashi)

September 26 - 28, 2008 - Jacob Javits Center, New York City, NY

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New Yorkers Bradley, Alex and Sasha came to NY Anime Festival decked out as their favorite ninja from Naruto.
Bradley as Asuma, Alex as Kiba and Sasha as Kakashi from Naruto at 2008 New York Anime Festival.

Bradley B. as Asuma, Alex S. as Kiba and Sasha M. as Kakashi from Naruto.

© Deb Aoki

I recognized Bradley and Alex's Asuma and Kiba cosplay from Naruto, but had to ask Sasha about her outfit. "I'm Kakashi-sensei when he's in his sexy ninja mode," she replied.

So what do they love most about Naruto? "It's entertaining," said Bradley. "I like that it's all about ninja but in a totally different way." Alex added with a laugh, "I wish I could be a ninja!"

Over 18,000 anime, manga, Japanese fashion and pop culture fans came out to the 2nd annual New York Anime Festival at Manhattan's Jacob K. Javits Center. Special guests included the creators of Vampire Hunter D, author Hideyuki Kikuchi and artist Yoshitaka Amano; Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, anime voice actress Rie Tanaka and the designers of Lolita couture house Baby The Stars Shine Bright.

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