The weekend for anime lovers

By Ameer Mahon

Staff Writer

Fans of anime get ready, because Anime Weekend Atlanta is coming. For those who do not know what this is, Anime weekend Atlanta or (AWA) is a special time for fans of anime. AWA help anime-rs meet others, have a laugh or two, and for the hardcore anime fans, you get to Cosplay.

Cosplay is a competing performance art in which cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories that represent a specific character or idea that is usually identified with a unique name.To determine the winner of  cosplay, judges and fans vote on the best represented cosplayer.

Fans will get to experience a wide range of events, for example Black Butler Murder Mystery and Pokemon Gen 1 Jeopardy. Another addition is  PG Late Night Hijinks, and one of the newest additions are the guest stars coming to AWA.

The list of the guest stars that are coming to AWA is pretty big compared to previous years. For example, Bryce PapenBrook, but many anime fans know him as Kirito from Sword Art Online and Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist will be in attendance. Another guest star that will be present is J. Michael Tatum, otherwise known as  Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, Kyoya Otori in Ouran High School Host Club, and Doumeki in xxxHolic just to name a few.

Some excited news for the gamers. There will be a tournament each day for the weekend starting on friday:


1pm Tekken Tag Tournament 2

4pm Blazblue Chronophantasma

7pm Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3


12pm Under Night in Birth Exe: Late

4pm Ultra Street Fighter 4

7pm Super Smash Brothers 1v1


10am King of Fighters

2pm Injustice


The last thing to rave about at AWA, the video room. AWA will have an array of films shown such as One Piece Film Z , Tiger and Bunny Movie 2: The Rising, Kill La Kill, and Blue Exorcist: The Movie. So get ready to meet new and interesting people, and enjoy the experience worth the anime praise, because this AWA.   

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