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Tampa Otaku is a group dedicated to bringing together local otaku who want to share their passion for anime with like-minded people. It doesn't matter where you come from, what you look like, or what you do, we want you! Let's get together and just be ourselves!

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Anime Festival Orlando

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AFO is a multi-day celebration of all things related to Japanese animation and pop culture held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. Its inception in 2000, Anime Festival Orlando has earned the title of “Florida’s Favorite Anime Convention” as well as being voted one of the “Top 10 Things To Do In Orlando” by DK Publishing’s Travel Guide.

For the last 10 years, Anime Festival Orlando’s staff has crafted an original game called “Tales of Orlandia” after the success of the “Swords of Orlandia” trilogy. The game features an interactive RPG story for our attendees to voluntarily play during the weekend while enjoying the traditional fare offered at anime conventions.

AFO provides fun activities every year like:

Cosplay Costume Contest
Anime Music Video Competition
Warriors Of Orlando Card Game
Rave Featuring Special Music Guest
Concerts
Interactive Main Events
Panels & Fan Events
Artist And Dealers
https://animefestivalorlando.com/

Studio Ghibli Fest 2022: The Cat Returns (Dubbed)

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# The Cat Returns 20th Anniversary (***This is for the dubbed version. The subbed version Meetup is on June 27th.***)

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of My Neighbor Totoro and the Academy Award®-winning Spirited Away, comes the 20th anniversary of a charming and magical adventure that will delight the entire family.
In this sequel to Whisper of the Heart, a quiet suburban schoolgirl, Haru, is pitched into a fantastical feline world and must find her inner strength to make her way back home. Walking with her friend after a dreary day at school, Haru eyes a cat with a small gift box in its mouth attempting to cross a busy street. The cat fumbles the package in the middle of the road as a truck is rapidly bearing down. Haru manages to scoop the cat away to safety. To her amazement, the cat then gets up on its hind legs, brushes itself off, and thanks her very politely.
Strange behavior indeed, but this is nothing compared to what happens later that evening when the King of Cats shows up in a feline motorcade replete with vassals, maidens, and even Secret Service cats. In a show of gratitude for saving his son’s life, the king cat showers Haru with gifts – including a large supply of individually wrapped live mice – and decrees that she shall marry the cat prince and come to live as a princess in the secret Kingdom of Cats.
Featuring the voice talents of Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Tim Curry, Kristen Bell, and Judy Greer.

The Cat Returns (Subbed)

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# The Cat Returns 20th Anniversary (***This is for the Subbed version. The Dubbed Meetup is on June 26th***)

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of My Neighbor Totoro and the Academy Award®-winning Spirited Away, comes the 20th anniversary of a charming and magical adventure that will delight the entire family.
In this sequel to Whisper of the Heart, a quiet suburban schoolgirl, Haru, is pitched into a fantastical feline world and must find her inner strength to make her way back home. Walking with her friend after a dreary day at school, Haru eyes a cat with a small gift box in its mouth attempting to cross a busy street. The cat fumbles the package in the middle of the road as a truck is rapidly bearing down. Haru manages to scoop the cat away to safety. To her amazement, the cat then gets up on its hind legs, brushes itself off, and thanks her very politely.
Strange behavior indeed, but this is nothing compared to what happens later that evening when the King of Cats shows up in a feline motorcade replete with vassals, maidens, and even Secret Service cats. In a show of gratitude for saving his son’s life, the king cat showers Haru with gifts – including a large supply of individually wrapped live mice – and decrees that she shall marry the cat prince and come to live as a princess in the secret Kingdom of Cats.
Featuring the voice talents of Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Tim Curry, Kristen Bell, and Judy Greer.

MetroCon 2022

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METROCON is a for fans, by fans anime convention featuring celebrity guests, exhibitors, and the most unique and exciting convention entertainment in the multiverse!

At METROCON, we strive to bring you the best convention experience possible. We pack four days full of anime, video games, comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, film, and more at the Tampa Convention Center every summer, with a focus on our roots – anime and video games.
https://metroconventions.com/

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MegaCon 2022

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