"Sgt. Frog" enthusiasts Mike Estes of Raleigh, left, dressed up as Giroro, and Christina Moss of Rockingham, decked out as Sergeant Keroro, enjoy Animazement, an all-volunteer, fan-run anime convention on Saturday,  May 25, 2013, at the Raleigh Convention Center. The annual weekend event celebrates popular Japanese popular Japanese visual culture and a wide range science fiction-themed characters.
"Sgt. Frog" enthusiasts Mike Estes of Raleigh, left, dressed up as Giroro, and Christina Moss of Rockingham, decked out as Sergeant Keroro, enjoy Animazement, an all-volunteer, fan-run anime convention on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Raleigh Convention Center. The annual weekend event celebrates popular Japanese popular Japanese visual culture and a wide range science fiction-themed characters. tlong@newsobserver.com
"Sgt. Frog" enthusiasts Mike Estes of Raleigh, left, dressed up as Giroro, and Christina Moss of Rockingham, decked out as Sergeant Keroro, enjoy Animazement, an all-volunteer, fan-run anime convention on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Raleigh Convention Center. The annual weekend event celebrates popular Japanese popular Japanese visual culture and a wide range science fiction-themed characters. tlong@newsobserver.com

Animazement dazzles with color, form, ingenuity

May 26, 2013 7:00 PM