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What is Animarathon?


Where: Bowen Thompson Student Union, Bowling Green Ohio.

What: Animarathon is a family friendly celebration of Anime, Japanese Media and Nerd Culture at Bowling Green State University, just south of Toledo Ohio.

Events: Animarathon features panels, cosplay contests, an artist's alley, anime screenings, special guests, tabletop and video games, a rave, and much more.

We look forward to seeing you at Animarathon!

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  • $10 for general admission at the door
  • $20 for pre registration which guarantees your badge, an Animarathon t-shirt, raffle tickets, and access to the Dealer's Room an hour before it opens.


Want to keep in touch and chat with the Animarathon community? Join our discord server here!

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Animarathon News

Vendors, Artists, and Kawaii Kafe Dates Updated!

Applications for vendors and artists will be closed on November 23rd, while Maid Cafe Applications will close on October 31st, with the final decisions being made on November 3rd!

Pre-Registration Is Now Open!

Pre-Registration for Animarathon XVII is now Open! Visit the "Contact" page to get registered now!

Kawaii Kafe Forms Are Now Available!

The Kawaii Kafe Application Forms are now available under the "Open Forms" section. They will be available until September 31st!