About Us

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Formally a 1-Day convention under the name of Anime Getaway: St. Louis it has now been turned into a 3-Day convention held annually at the Collinsville Gateway Center in Collinsville, IL! After much fan demand for a 3-Day long anime show, we brought Anime Senpai to life!
Anime Senpai prides itself on offering fan events for all-ages celebrating the Arts and Culture of Japanese Anime (animation), Manga (comics), and Cosplay (costume-play).

Anime Senpai has three goals in hosting its events:

  • Provide a venue for fans of Animation and Manga to come together in a festive environment.
  • Educate people about the history and culture surrounding anime and manga, by hosting guests from the industry.
  • Learn about Japanese culture through animation and comics.

We’re all fans, just like you!

Anime Getaway: St. Louis was first organized in 2013 and held it’s first year in 2014 at the Collinsville Gateway Center. Since it’s inception; Anime Getaway has quickly grown in size and scope to boast over 60 hours of programming, and 1200+ attendees! It is now one of the top animation and comic conventions to attend in the St. Louis area!

The team at Anime Getaway: St. Louis is eager to bring you Anime Senpai – October 5th – 7th, 2018!