Tufts Daily reporter Abigail Feldman and photographer Ray Bernoff attended Anime Boston this past weekend. We’ve documented the convention here:

Thirty-six Tufts Anime Brigade members and three alumni joined an estimated 25, 000 people who attended Anime Boston, an annual three-day convention celebrating Japanese animation and pop-culture. The event, which kicked off last Friday at the Hynes Convention Center, has become the fifth largest anime convention in North America since it began in 2003. Many attendees, such as those pictured here, engage in cosplay—the practice of dressing up like characters found in movies, TV series or comic books. In Addition to enjoying the art, merchandise and anime series on display at Anime Boston, several Brigade members —seniors Matthew Bogan and Lara Halamka, junior Dalia Berkowitz and alumnus David Heilbrun (LA ’15)—presented panels on various topics c anime shows and video games.

3/25/16 - Medford/Somerville, MA - A convention attendee dressed as Kylo Ren from Star Wars poses with a lightsaber at fan convention Anime Boston in the Hynes Convention Center on Friday, Mar 25, 2016. (Ray Bernoff / The Tufts Daily) (Ray Bernoff)

A convention attendee dressed as Kylo Ren from Star Wars poses with a lightsaber at fan convention Anime Boston.

Convention attendees wait in line to look at plushies at fan convention Anime Boston.

Convention attendees wait in line to look at plushies at fan convention Anime Boston.


“This was the fifth year we attended as a club, and the convention always exceeds our expectations,” Bogan and Halamka, Brigade treasurer and president, respectively, said. “We love the opportunity to meet and spend time with anime fans we wouldn’t have encountered otherwise.”


 

A convention attendee cosplaying Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid.

A convention attendee cosplaying Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid.

A cosplayer shows off their makeup.

A cosplayer shows off their makeup.

Cosplayers stop to pick up fliers at a table.

Cosplayers stop to pick up fliers at a table.

3/25/16 - Medford/Somerville, MA - A cosplayer stands in front of a booth at fan convention Anime Boston in the Hynes Convention Center on Friday, Mar 25, 2016. (Ray Bernoff / The Tufts Daily)