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5 Things Trump Can do at Matsuricon

Cody Starcher Cody Starcher 5 Things Trump Can do at Matsuricon

Tonight, President Donald Trump is coming into town for the “Ohio Republican Party State Dinner,” but in reality we all know he’s coming into town with one of the best Anime Conventions in the region, Matsuricon. However, I know that Mr. President is a busy man, and with how fast the Hyatt booked for the […]

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Indies Aplenty during H’wood’s Weekend Off

Hope Madden Hope Madden Indies Aplenty during H’wood’s Weekend Off

Hollywood is taking a breather this weekend. No major studio releases. Not one. Some dreck, surely, but nothing big market. There are, however, some amazing indies you can find in theaters around town this weekend, and you should definitely take advantage. Here are some of the best choices. Whose Streets? Screening this weekend only at […]

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Anime Classics Return to Gateway Film Center Lineup

Hope Madden Hope Madden Anime Classics Return to Gateway Film Center Lineup

In January of 2015, Gateway Film Center kicked off a four-month celebration of anime with Ghibli at GFC. The program was so successful they’ve brought it back – with a little tweaking. Expanding the lineup beyond just the Ghibli’s canon and compressing the schedule to January and February, GFC programmers hope to continue to please […]

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Gateway Unspools Full Ghibli Anime Program

Hope Madden Hope Madden Gateway Unspools Full Ghibli Anime Program

Beginning January 1 and running until summer 2016, Gateway Film Center will unspool one anime film from Studio Ghibli every weekend until their entire catalog has been screened. For fans of anime, this unique event is sure to draw notice. According to Johnny DiLoretto, director of communications for GFC, the program sprang from a relationship […]

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Japanese Arcade and Gift Shop Opens in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Japanese Arcade and Gift Shop Opens in The Short North

Anthony Locke and Shane Mack first met at an anime convention and became fast friends. After attending many more conventions together throughout each calendar year, the duo decided to showcase their fandom in a more dedicated fashion. “Why cant we just have a small convention every day with Japanese import arcade machines, toys and Pocky?” […]

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OHAYOCON: Part I

 Jim Lauwers

Ohayocon is an unsettling and tumultuous event. A jar of Goober PB&J, with desperate loneliness replacing the peanut butter, and a cloying, trusting love replacing the Jelly. Ohayocon is the biggest meeting of Anime fans in Ohio. Ohayocon is a planet orbiting a star, with a large asteroid belt orbiting it. None of which, by […]

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Ohayocon Review: Preview from Thursday Night

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Lines flooded the Greater Columbus Convention Center last night as anxious anime lovers lined up to get a head start at registering for Ohayocon 2009. This 3 day festival attracts anime junkies from all over the country to get a chance at full emergence into the anime world, their greatest passion, and for some, a […]

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