Attention, anime fans in Ohio! You may be surprised to know that the Buckeye State hosts some of the best anime conventions in the country.

These events provide an opportunity for fans of Japanese pop culture to come together, share their love for anime, and participate in a range of activities, including cosplay contests, panels, screenings, and more. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at four major anime conventions in Ohio that you won’t want to miss – Ohayocon, Fan Expo Cleveland, Animarathon, and Matsuricon.

Whether you’re a local resident or planning a trip to the state, these events offer a chance to immerse yourself in the world of anime and manga and connect with fellow fans. So, mark your calendars and get ready for an exciting anime-filled year in Ohio!

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2023 Anime Cons in Ohio

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Ohayocon 2023January 19-22, 2023Greater Columbus Convention Center / Hyatt Regency Columbus
Columbus, OH
Fan Expo Cleveland 2023March 24-26, 2023Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
Animarathon 2023March 25-26, 2023Bowling Green State University, Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Bowling Green, OH
Matsuricon 2023August 11-13, 2023Hyatt Regency Columbus / Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH