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AniNite 2023: Anime and Manga Convention

Foto: Verkaufsstand mit Frau und Manga-Kunst
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Austria's largest convention for fans of Japanese youth and popular culture transformed the Austria Center Vienna into a dazzling multiverse. The aficionados were treated to a packed programme that set cosplayers' pulses racing.

-The world of anime and manga

Thousands of cosplayers brought their favourite characters to life at AniNite 2023. Besides giving fans the chance to meet like-minded individuals, the convention offered a packed schedule featuring creative workshops and Japanese-language sessions, dance and short story competitions, and film screenings. Japanese snacks and a tea house delivered an authentic taste of the land of the rising sun.

Foto: zwei junge Maedchen in Manga Kostuemen vor einem Gebaeude

-A well-thought-out spatial concept

The numerous stands transformed the two exhibition halls into a colourful marketplace with costumes, makeup supplies, arts and crafts materials, homemade merchandise and even a food court complete with food trucks. The rooms and halls on Level -2 were used to stage shows, lectures and game areas, rounding out an awesome AniNite spectacle hosted by the Austria Center Vienna.

Foto: Saal mit vielen Menschen und einer Taenzerin auf einer Buehne
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