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Captain Jack over there knew enough English to engage me in a conversation of sorts about the cosplay. I confessed that of all the people there, I only recognized those playing characters from the Final Fantasy series and Naruto, and the only anime series I’ve ever really watched are Cowboy Bebop and Inuyasha. He seemed fairly unsurprised that cosplay isn’t as common in North America, but then again I don’t think all of my message got across very well, what with my poor Japanese.
Sephiroth was pretty shy even despite the language barrier, but apparently he had made his costume himself. Kudos.