Source: Twitter Japanese Graduation Ceremony Rocked By Awesome Mad Max Procession 2016-03-23 Wed 2018-04-18 Wed In recent years, several Japanese universities have garnered a reputation for some entertaining antics during their graduation ceremonies (卒業式, sotsugyo-shiki). As they aren't strictly a cap and gown affair (although formal wear and kimono are often the go-to garb), students can attend in free dress--and some universities, such as the prestigious Kyoto University and Kanazawa College of Art, have a tradition of students attending their commencement ceremony in elaborate cosplay--from Super Mario Brothers to My Neighbor Totoro. This year, Tama Art University, located in Tokyo, upheld their end of the tradition in grand form. To get a feel for just how dedicated these graduates get with their efforts, take a look at this Star Wars cosplay graduation performance from just last year. 美大の卒業式って「美大の卒業式ってなんか変なんでしょう？」と、たまに聞かれますが、こんな感じです。Posted by Hayato Saito on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 So as you can see, the standard for this year was set very high. Fortunately, the guitarist fires of George Miller's post-apocalyptic blockbuster and bad-ass movie Mad Max: Fury Road fueled the inspiration for this year's graduation ceremony, as a parade of War Boys hoisted Immortan Joe and his bad-ass guitarist down the aisle. "Mad-Graduation Ceremony-Max マッド卒業式マックス pic.twitter.com/wJAuPiWXvH— 加藤風花 (@edge_rfu) 2016年3月23日 "Tama Art University Graduation Ceremony! This year is Mad Max!" 多摩美卒業式！今年はマッドマックス！！ pic.twitter.com/ccLhKVjfFX— Yuta Toshima (@switchty) 2016年3月23日 A video of the grand entrance. "Mad Max at the Graduation Ceremony" 卒業式にマッドマックス pic.twitter.com/0ktKhyEbf9— のの (@N0N01o3) 2016年3月23日 While the image of rigid student environments in Japan can be pretty popular, just remember creative instances like this where graduating students can let their hair down and celebrate with some theatrics and awesome design--it's an Art School, after all! So there you have the most bad-ass way to graduate from University. Well, until next year. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:@edge_rfu / Facebook/Hayato Saito / @switchty / @N0N01o3 / Tama Art University Tags: Art / Ceremony / Cool / Cosplay / Graduation / Japan / Mad Max / Mad Max: Fury Road / Tama Art University grape Japan Art Japanese Graduation Ceremony Rocked By Awesome Mad Max Procession Related Article Bandai’s Life-Size Pot Of Greed Lets You Draw Two Cards Tuna Auctions & The BEST Maguro Instagrammer Takes Whimsical Pictures Of Himself Popping Wheelies On His “Mom Bike” Famous Japanese Artworks Painted On Store Shutters At Kyoto’s Unique Night Museum Cosplayers to Watch: Mari Kurea (Photos and Interview) Japan TV Programs Ranking 2020: What are the most popular Japanese TV Shows?