Speakers give inspirational talks. There's clapping. Words of wisdom. Nostalgic looks back on the time passed. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz... Wake me up when they start passing out diplomas. It's time to spice things up with cosplay.

The vast majority of students still wear suits or kimono, but in Kyoto, year after year, some students ditch the standard attire for, well, anything they like.

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The graduation ceremonies for the Kyoto University and Kyoto City University of the Arts had some amusing cosplay this year.

Imagine sitting in an auditorium at the prestigious Kyoto University and seeing these guys walk past.

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But, like I previously said and like you can see in the above photos, lots of people wear more conservative outfits, even at art school Kyoto City University of the Arts, where things would seem a bit looser:

[Photos: Kyoto City University of the Arts]

Then, you have new grads like this:

[Photos: Kyoto City University of the Arts]

Good times. Below, you can see more cosplay from both schools' graduation ceremonies:

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[Photo: KyotoshorinjiU]

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[Photo: Kyoto City University of the Arts]

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[Photo: Kyoto City University of the Arts]

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[Photo: mocmok46]

[Photo: Kyoto City University of the Arts]

[Photo: Kyoto City University of the Arts]

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The woman in front of the yellow block is a reporter interviewing the student.

[Photo: mocmok46]

Top photo: Kyoto City University of the Arts

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