From Our Editors
Japanese anime. For some, it's a uniquely colorful style of animation that conjures images of Pokémon and Speed Racer. But for millions, it's a culture and a lifestyle that's spawned a worldwide community of Totoro-backpack toters and cosplay enthusiasts. At Anime North Texas, the Lone Star State celebrates all things anime and Japanese pop culture with a buffet of anime viewings, cosplay contests, merchandise vendors, celebrity guests, and tournament games. Read on for some of the festival's top highlights:
- Celebrity guests: voice actors Chuck Huber (Dragon Ball Z) and Greg Ayres (Deadman Wonderland) and cosplay-community stars Alpacosplay and QuantumDestiny
- The big events: the cosplay contest, tournament gaming sessions (including console games), live music and dancing, autographs, and the return of the popular Greggo's Game Shows, featuring an anime-themed take on Jeopardy!