It Looks Like Caroline Kennedy Cosplayed As An Anime Character

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But does she know? Dunno! But goodness, I hope she does.

Kennedy is the U.S. Ambassador to Japan and, as pointed out on 2ch, earlier this summer at a diplomatic event in Tokyo for American Independence Day, she wore this (photo via akasaka-teran):

[Image: akasaka-teran]
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Just seems like some Uncle Sam type costume, right? Well, let this clue you in:

[Image: Hayato | Uta no Prince-sama Wikia]

It looks like an outfit worn by Hayato from beautiful dude series Uta no Prince-sama, a franchise that encompasses both anime and games.

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Uta no Prince-sama has a following of diehard female fans in Japan.

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Spot the cosplayer! (Hint: Not the dude in the double-breasted suit.)

The jacket with stars outfit appeared in Uta no Prince-sama five years or so back. Make no mistake, Hayato wore it first, because Kennedy didn’t don the duds until this summer.

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Even though Ambassador Kennedy might not know what Uta no Prince-sama is (though, damn, I hope she does!) or that she was dressed as Hayato, the person who put together that outfit must have.

Or maybe the Ambassador knows exactly what she’s doing.

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.