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Anime Area

When: See full schedule below
Where: B140-B142 (Level 1)
How Much: FREE

Anime returns to Origins Game Fair for YEAR 4! Join the team from Wasabi Anime® as they share their passion for Japanese pop culture with the attendees of Ohio's largest gaming convention!

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Schedule and Description

Thursday

Time Anime Events (B140-141) Time Anime Workshops/Manga Library (B142)
3pm-4pm Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online (eps. 1-2) 3pm-9pm Manga Library
4pm-5pm Japanime Games: The History and the Future!
5pm-6pm Fairy Tail (eps. 1-2)
6pm-7pm Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (eps. 1-2)
8pm-9pm Bubblegum Crisis (eps. 1-2)

3:00 PM, Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online (eps 1-3) - ANIME EVENTS

Aniplex. Subbed. Rated TV-14. (2018) The spinoff anime of the Sword Art Online series! In the world of guns and steel that is Gun Gale Online, follow the adventure of a female solo player named LLENN.

5:00 PM, Fairy Tail (eps. 1-2) - ANIME EVENTS

Funimation. Dubbed. Rated TV-14. (2009) See the beginning of one of the most popular modern anime of all time! Lucy Heartfilia joins the Fairy Tail wizards' guild and partners with Natsu Dragneel.

6:00 PM, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (eps. 1-2) - ANIME EVENTS

Sentai Filmworks. Subtitled. Rated 13+. (2014) A shojo comedy which centers around Nozaki, a high school boy that is a popular manga artist, & has a story woven by very individualistic characters.

8:00 PM, Bubblegum Crisis (eps. 1-2) - ANIME EVENTS

AnimEigo. Subtitled. Rated 13+. (1987) Classic Japanese cyberpunk! Knight Sabers, a small band of high tech mercenaries, fight a lonely battle against the evil GENOM Corporation in MegaTokyo 2032 A.D.

Friday

Time Anime Events (B140-141) Time Anime Workshops/Manga Library (B142)
1pm-2pm Blend-S (eps. 1-2) 1pm-3pm Robotech Signing and Open Play Event
2pm-3pm Meido Power! An Intro to Maid Cafes
3pm-4pm Attack on Titan: Junior High (eps. 1-2) 3pm-9pm Manga Library
4pm-5pm Anime Board Game Design Panel
5pm-6pm Sailor Moon Crystal (eps. 1-2)
7pm-9pm Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro (Movie)

1:00 PM, Blend-S (eps. 1-2) - ANIME EVENTS

Aniplex. Subtitled. Rated 13+. (2017) An offbeat comedy anime about a girl named Maika, her scary smile, and her challenges portraying a sadist personality in a themed Japanese cafe.

1:00 PM, Robotech Signing and Open Play Event - ANIME WORKSHOPS

Meet the Designer of Attack on the SDF-1 and owner of Strange Machine Games, Darius Hambleton for a signing of Attack on the SDF-1! Demos of the game will be available at the Japanime Games Booth.

2:00 PM, Meido Power! An Intro to Maid Cafes - ANIME EVENTS

The ladies of Cafe Petite Joy, an Ohio convention based maid cafe, is here to help explain what a maid cafe truly is! Learn about kawaii culture, cafes in Tokyo, and what makes maid cafes so magical.

3:00 PM, Attack on Titan: Junior High (eps. 1-2) - ANIME EVENTS

Funimation. Dubbed. Rated TV-14. (2015) Parody anime of the extremely popular series about giant skinless creatures that attack villages and each the human inhabitants. Sounds hilarious, right?

4:00 PM, Anime Board Game Design Panel - ANIME EVENTS

Want to learn what it takes to create anime board games? Join designed from Japanime Games for this presentation about designing, play testing, and creating titles focused on Japanese pop culture.

5:00 PM, Sailor Moon Crystal (eps. 1-2) - ANIME EVENTS

VIZ Media. Dubbed. Rated TV-14. (2014) Moon crystal power makeup! A modern retelling of the popular classic anime, this series features artwork & a story more in line with the original manga.

7:00 PM, Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro (Movie) - ANIME EVENTS

Discotek. Subbed. Rated 13+. (1979) Directed by legendary anime director Hayao Miyazaki, this is considered one of the best entries in the Lupin the 3rd series about a master thief and his exploits.

Saturday

Time Anime Events (B140-141) Time Anime Workshops/Manga Library (B142)
1pm-2pm Sailor Moon R: The Movie 1pm-3pm Mangaka Signing and Open Play Event
2pm-3pm A History of Anime Fandom in Ohio
3pm-4pm Food Wars (eps. 1-2) 3pm-9pm Manga Library
4pm-5pm Japanime Games: The History and the Future!
5pm-6pm My Hero Academia (eps. 1-2)
6pm-7pm Traveling to Japan: Tips and Tricks!
7pm-9pm Your Name (Movie)

1:00 PM, Mangaka Signing and Open Play Event - ANIME WORKSHOPS

Meet the Designer of Mangaka and Cartooner and the owner of Mockman Games, Jason Thomas for a signing of Mangaka and Cartooner! Demos of the game will be available at the Japanime Games Booth

1:00 PM, Sailor Moon R: The Movie - ANIME EVENTS

VIZ Media. Dubbed. Rated TV-14. (1993) The first theatrical release from the legendary anime remastered: complete with a new dub! Five magical girls fight evil by moonlight and find love by daylight.

2:00 PM, A History of Anime Fandom in Ohio - ANIME EVENTS

So how did cons anime fandom start out in Ohio? At one point that there were more that 12 anime cons in Ohio! Come walk through a history of anime in Ohio and learn a few things along with the way.

3:00 PM, Food Wars (eps. 1-2) - ANIME EVENTS

Sentai Filmworks. Subbed. Rated TV-14. (2015) Yukihira Soma is enrolled in an elite culinary school by his father that has an extremely low graduation rate. Can he make it, or will he burnout?

4:00 PM, Japanime Games: The History and the Future! - ANIME EVENTS

Meet staff from behind the scenes at Japanime Games, and learn the history of one of the industry's premier companies for producing anime/Japanese pop culture games and what's in store for the future!

5:00 PM, My Hero Academia (eps. 1-2) - ANIME EVENTS

Funimation. Dubbed. Rated TV-14. (2016) Currently the most PLUS ULTRA anime on the planet! Deku wants to be a hero like All Might and joins a prestigious school to attempt to make it happen.

6:00 PM, Traveling to Japan: Tips and Tricks!

Planning to go to Japan? It's a wonderful place, but there are a lot of things you should know in advance... not just where your passport is! Learn from someone who recently went to Tokyo this spring!

7:00 PM, Your Name (Movie) - ANIME EVENTS

Funimation. Dubbed. Rated PG. (2012) This modern classic is the highest grossing anime film of all time! Written and directed by Makoto Shinkai: the story of two teenagers with a mystical connection.

Sunday

Time Anime Events (B140-141) Time Anime Workshops/Manga Library (B142)
12pm-1pm JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (eps. 1-2) 1pm-3pm Love Battle! High School Signing and Open Play Event
1pm-2pm AKB0048 (eps. 1-2)
2pm-4pm Boruto: Naruto the Movie 2pm-4pm Manga Library

1:00 PM, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (eps. 1-2) - ANIME EVENTS

VIZ Media. Subbed. Rated TV-14. (2012) Jonathan Joestar, nicknamed JoJo, becomes involved in a battle against his stepbrother, Dio Brando, who is intent on taking control of the Joestar fortune.

1:00 PM, Love Battle! High School Signing and Open Play Event - ANIME WORKSHOPS

Meet the Designer of Love Battle! High School and owner of LPR Games, Brett Finnell for a signing of Love Battle! High School! Demos of the game will be available at the Japanime Games Booth

2:00 PM, AKB0048 (eps. 1-2) - ANIME EVENTS

Sentai Filmworks. Subtitled. Rated TV PG. (2012) Zany sci-fi anime based on the insanely popular J-pop band AKB48. A group of teenage girls fight off the anti-entertainment force known as the DES.

2:00 PM, Boruto: Naruto the Movie - ANIME EVENTS

VIZ Media. Dubbed. Rated TV-14. (2015) Several years after the end of the Shinobi War, Naruto's son Boruto is about to enter the Chûnin exams alongside Sarada Uchiha and the mysterious Mitsuki