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What is Animarathon?

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

Events at Animarathon include 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!


  • $7 for BGSU students
  • $10 for general admission at the door
  • $15 for pre registration which guarantees your badge, and carries other perks.

The price for Animarathon has raised this year as we are preparing to make Animarathon a two day event in 2018, and need to raise extra funding.

The PreReg price will rise to $20 in 2018. Otherwise the price of Animarathon will not rise any more for the forseeable future.

Let's go to Animarathon!

Animarathon XV will be held on from to .

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Animarathon News

Register your cosplay today!

Signups for the Cosplay Competition and Cosplay Skits are open!

Announcing our Special Guests!

We are proud to anounce our first guests for Animarathon XV, GeePM, Dirk Manning, and Blitzkreig Cosplay! For more information see our special guests page!

Pre-Registration is Open!

Pre-Registration for Animarathon is now open! Register today and receive special perks!