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Animarathon Panels

Animarathon panelists cover a wide range of subjects from Anime to Zombies.

What is a panel?

A panel is a type of event that is meant to be informative on a certain topic. Unlike lectures, Panels are often interactive, and can cover a wide variety of topics.

Past Animarathon panels have covered a multitude of topics, including introductions to specific series, informational sessions on Japanese Culture, Q&A with celebrity guests, introduction to game design, discussion of Internet culture, and more!

Ratings Guide

  • Everyone
  • Suitable for all ages. This panel contains no swearing and no adult content.

  • Teen
  • Suitable for ages 13 and up. This panel contains swearing or alludes to adult content.

  • Mature
  • Suitable for ages 18 and up. This panel contains swearing or uncensored adult content.

    We require a Photo ID that shows your date of birth to enter Mature panels.

The Panel Panel

Room 207

Rated Everyone

Learn how to make a successful panel at the panel panel!

Anime Music That ROCKS!

Room 208

Rated Everyone

Music can make a great anime even better. See if your favorite songs make the list!

Miyazaki is God!

Or close to it.

Room 208

Rated Everyone

Learn about Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, and their productions!

So You Wanna Cosplay: Sewing Hacks Edition

Room 314

Rated Everyone

Learn all about cosplay techniques! Unlike previous years this panel will be more focused on construction and sewing techniques.

A History of Fighting Games

Room 315

Rated Everyone

A brief history of the fighting game genre, the games that innovated and progressed the genre, and the trends that are seen in modern fighters.

Ask Homestuck

Room 316

Rated Teen

Come and ask the characters from Homestuck questions and we'll answer them. We would like to keep shipping to a minimum.

Anime Jeporady

Room 207

Rated Everyone

Show off your anime knowledge at Anime Jeporady!

Anime Karaoke

Room 208

Rated Everyone

Come sing your favorite anime songs! It doesn't matter what it is, just come sing and have fun!

Touhou Teatime

Room 314

Rated Teen

Learn about the popular game series Touhou Project at Touhou Teatime! Learn about Touhou history and current events regarding Touhou. Discover what a Doujinshi or Youkai is at Touhou Teatime!

Cartoon Nostalgia

Room 315

Rated Everyone

A game show about cartoons from the 1990's to the early 2000's.

Welcome to Cosplay

Room 316

Rated Teen

Learn how to get started cosplaying on the right foot! Learn tips and tricks on building a great cosplay, as well as proper and respectful cosplay etiquette.

Worst (And Funniest!) Dubbed Theme Songs

Room 314

Rated Everyone

Witness the worst and funniest theme songs for Anime dubs! They can be hard to watch, but downright hilarious.

Fate/Stay Home

Room 316

Rated Teen

Learn about the popular Fate series of visual novels and video games. Learn the mythology and heroes of the Fate series!

Pokemon Trading Card Game Panel

Room 207

Rated Everyone

Learn how to play the card game by the actual rules!

Ask The Ouran High School Club!

Room 208

Rated Teen

Fire Emblem 101: The Children Are Our Future

Room 314

Rated Teen

Learn about the best pairings and skills are in Fire Emblem Awakening!

Nerd Speed Dating

Room 315

Photo ID Required - Mature

A non-serious dating event. Find your nerdy match! Three one hour long sessions.

Japanese Club Panels

Room 316

Rated Everyone

Learn about life in Japan with students who actually studied abroad! This panel is run by BGSU's very own Japanese Club!

Ni❤Hana

Room 207

Ni❤Hana is a thirteen member dance group that produces original mashup melodies to dance to!

Ni❤Hana: A K-Pop & J-Pop Dance Party (1:30PM-3:30PM)

Ni❤Hana: A K-Pop & J-Pop Game Show (3:30PM-4:30PM)

Ni❤Hana: A Sexy Dance Party (4:30PM-5:30PM)

So You Want To Work In Japan

Room 208

Rated Everyone

An academic look of working in Japan, including visas, work opportunities, and living conditions of the major cities in Japan.

Can You Beat the Punderdome?

Room 314

Rated Everyone

Can you survive the terrible onslaught puns from the Punderdome?

Ask a Paladin: A Voltron Q&A

Room 316

Rated Teen

The five paladins of Voltron have arrived to answer any questions you Earthlings may have! (Voltron Season 2 Spoilers)

Let's Be Honest: Fire Emblem Fates

Room 208

Rated Teen

An in depth analysis of the Fire Emblem fanbase, and their views on the new Fire Emblem game.

The Godzilla Legacy

Room 208

Rated Everyone

The history and evolution of Godzilla from conception to the 2016 film.

What a Beautiful Duwang

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Ask & Discussion Panel

Room 316

Rated Teen

In character Jojo discussion panel! (Light spoilers! ゴゴゴゴ)

So You Wanna Play Volleyball?

A Haikyū Ask Panel!

Room 315

Rated Teen

An in character break with the volleyball teams!

His Butler! Animarathon!

Room 316

Rated Teen

In character Black Butler Truth or Dare!

Truth or Dare A Nation!

Room 208

Rated Teen

Play truth or dare with Hetalia cosplayers!

All My Friends Are Dead

An Attack on Titan Panel

Room 314

Rated Teen

An in character look into the Attack On Titan universe.

Video Gaming Memories

From Old to New School

Room 207

Rated Teen

A look at our memories of gaming from past to present.

Play Bad Dress Up Games with Mary

Room 315

Photo ID Required - Mature

Play dress up games from the internet.

Name That Anime!

Magical Girls and Idols Edition

Room 316

Rated Teen

A Game Show where contestants have to Name That Anime!

Post Suburb Shenanigans

Room 208

Rated Teen

An interactive Homestuck panel!

The History of Middle Earth

Room 314

Rated Teen

A look into the often overlooked aspects of Middle Earth from The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.

The Dating Game!

Room 315

Rated Teen

A multi-fandom game.

The World of Vocaloid and UTAU

Room 316

Rated Everyone

Learn how to use Vocaloid, and the free alternative UTAU.

Sir Snooty's Panel Against Humanity

Room 207

Photo ID Required - Mature

Think you're a terrible person? Think there's nothing left in the world? Come find out and collapse of laughter at Sir Snooty's Panel Against Humanity!

Blood and Guts

A Berserk Panel

Room 208

Photo ID Required - Mature

A look into the world and lore over the dark fantasy epic of Berserk.

Miiverse is Hell Live! Romance is (not) Optional

By GeePM

Room 316

Rated Teen

GeePM comes to bring you Miiverse is Hell Live!

What is Miiverse is Hell? Only the best of the worst from the WiiU's Miiverse communities! Featuring things such as Highschool/Fantasy Romance RPs, people roleplaying as popular YouTubers, and just some very strange and confusing things! One of GPM's most popular stream series comes to you live!

Shrekology

Room 208

Photo ID Required - Mature

A history of Shrek from the 1800's to the present day.

Hipster Problems 2.0

Room 314

Rated Everyone

A discussion of how the rise of "geek culture" and impacted long term fans.

The Gang's All Here!

A Super Mario Odyssey Theory

Room 315

Rated Everyone

A look into what new characters Nintendo might use in the new Mario game.

All Tied Up

Room 207

Photo ID Required - Mature

A presentation about japnese rope activities from an American perspective.

A Black Kid's Adventure through Anime

Room 208

Photo ID Required - Mature

A discussion on the number of black characters in anime.

Order in the Court!

A Phoenix Wright Retrospect

Room 314

Photo ID Required - Mature

An intro to Pheonix Wright, and what makes it so unique and special.

Mystery Anime Theater 8999

Room 315

Photo ID Required - Mature

Mocking low quality anime film.

The Ins and Outs of Yaoi

Room 316

Photo ID Required - Mature

An in depth discussion of Yaoi and where it comes from.

Deadpool Hour

Room 208

Photo ID Required - Mature

An in character, chimichanga inspired Q&A!

Sir Snooty's Anime Dating Game

Room 314

Photo ID Required - Mature

A random selection dating game!

Waifuism and You

An Informational Panel

Room 208

Photo ID Required - Mature

A delve into the internet phenomenon known as Waifuism.