Video Programming

For over 21 years FanimeCon has set the standard on video programming. With our huge variety of programs and events there is always something for you to watch or engage in. During the day, our AMV Contest, Robot Armageddon, Anime Abridge Screening, and the Famous Marathon room (and many more!) offer a wide variety of entertainment just a short walk off the concourse. And for those of you who consider yourselves “night owls,” our late night programming has notable offerings like Midnight Madness, Hentai Nights and Anime Anarchy sure to keep you going through the night. So come into our theater-styled viewing rooms complete with A/C cooling that will take the edge off the hot May weather. Sit back and let our sound systems bring the magic of your favorite moments of animation and cinema to your time at FanimeCon. So come claim a seat and see why we are the best at what we do!


FanimeCon has nothing but love for AMVs and their Producers. So here at FanimeCon we go the extra mile to give them the spotlight they deserve by showcasing their works in a special series of events throughout the duration of the convention. So stop by our dedicated celebration of these expressions of fandom and see why we’re always excited to present them!

Anime Music top 100 videos

After 9 years of unquestionable command of the top 20 spots in the listing, it’s time to revamp the leaderboards! Come and experience these testaments to fandom and creativity as we countdown the top 100 Animated Music Videos of the last 4 years! This is a great way to experience the past and present of anime in combination with some awesome music. (This Top 100 Listing is graciously provided by

Anime Music best of 2015

Are you ready to experience the best AMVs of 2015? Well, we have the expert opinions at, the fans and creators, of what made the cut in categories such as: Best Comedy, Funniest AMV, Best Lip Sync, and Best of the Year. This screening will acknowledge the editors and their videos that have climbed the charts over the past year by presenting them to you – the fans! There’s a little bit of everything sure to appeal to everyone. So be sure to come see who’s on top this year and enjoy the show!

AMVs That Should Have Been Top 100

Have an AMV that you feel should have been Top 100, but somehow missed the cut? This is the program where we will honor some of the best videos that were unfortunate to miss the top 100. Come show your support at this showcase dedicated to these creative expressions of fandom!

Themed Events

EarthBound on Film

Award-winning San Jose filmmakers, Jeff & Robbie Benson sneak-preview their upcoming EarthBound films: EB Saga 5 and EarthBound, USA. Followed by Q&A. Nintendo’s 1995 cult-classic EarthBound has inspired lots—artwork, music, entire careers. Robbie & Jeff Benson have been making a film based on the game for the last 20 years.

FanimeCon Short Film Showcase

Making another appearance after 11 years of amazing programming, FanimeCon’s hit Short Film Showcase is ramping up for another exciting exhibition! Come and enjoy FanimeCon’s version of Spike and Mike festivals and Japanese industry showing some of the finest in animation, music videos, and commercials.

Robot Armageddon VI

Inspired by the “Giant Robot Rumble” panel hosted by Steve Yun from Harmony Gold USA. Remember those elementary school arguments about whether Voltron or Optimus Prime would win in a fight? Prepare for the ultimate in fan-interactive events! Hosted by our very own Jerry Gonzales, the Head of FanimeCon’s Video Programming, this will be a tournament where panelists and attendees argue and vote over which robots would win in a fight. Prepare yourselves; for many will enter but only one will emerge the victor! Come participate in this amazing display of fan knowledge. Best of luck and hope to see you there!

The Best of the Angry Video Game Nerd

Enjoy viewing YouTube video gameplay and game reviews. Well then, we have something special for you. How does videos from The Angry Video Game Nerd sound to you? We’re excited to present The Angry Video Game Nerd as he explains the games that have haunted him from his childhood in characteristic reviews filled to the brim with surrealistic comedy. Watch him review and play through many games that are some of the most frustrating, buggy, and hated games in history. Be sure to stop by and partake in this celebration of humor and all things retro-gaming!

Remembering the Past with the Nostalgia Critic

Along with the 5 Second Movies, The Nostalgia Critic is the most popular video series created by Walker, in which he plays the titular Nostalgia Critic, a grumpy and easily aggravated character who mostly reviews entertainment from the 1980s and 1990s. His catch-phrase, “I’m the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it, so you don’t have to,” usually opens and ends each video. Not all reviews are negative, such as the reviews of Double Dare and Gargoyles. He also does “Top 11 Countdowns” and “Old vs. New” comparisons between two movies that share source material.

The Best of Zero Punctuation

Zero Punctuation is The Escapist’s groundbreaking video review series starring Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw. Every Wednesday Zero Punctuation picks apart the games so you don’t have to. Called “hilariously cutting… first legitimate breakout hit from the gaming community in recent memory” (by Boing Boing), join us for this presentation and see why gamers love Zero Punctuation and developers fear it.

Video game movies

Many video games these days have enough in-game cinematic to be considered movies (Cowboy Bebop: The Song Remains the Same, The Last Of US, Dead Fantasy, Portal 2, etc.). We take some of the best video game cut scenes/cinematic and show them as if they were a movie (with gameplay intelligently mixed in). Come join us for these memorable moments in gaming!

In honor of Monyreak “Monty” Oum

Monty Oum was an American computer animator well known for his series produced at Rooster Teeth . He was known for his crossover fps video series Red vs. Blue and his original anime series RWBY. In October 2007, he uploaded the first video in his Dead Fantasy fan series which used fantastical martial art sequences between characters from two different famous games series (Dead or Alive and Final Fantasy). He uploaded five episodes of Dead Fantasy, a sneak preview of an additional upcoming episode and two music videos focusing on the heroines of the series. Later Oum announced that he had got a job working for Rooster Teeth, the series would be put on hold. Oum suffered a deadly allergic reaction during a medical procedure and fell into a coma on January 22, 2015. He passed on February 1, 2015. We will be screening the shows that he worked on that helped inspire people to follow their dreams like he did.

Anime Hell

Anime Hell is a free-form video presentation featuring short film clips, commercials, failed pilots, amateur films, found video, instructional and educational films, music videos, film trailers from Japan and elsewhere. Unfunny cable TV clip shows cannot compare to the live group fun of Anime Hell!

Trigger Finger Fan Parodies

Get ready to peel back your eyelids and inject the fan-made parodies of Trigger Finger Studios! Crazy videos will be watched! Questions will be answered! Un-crazy will NOT be allowed back in your brain!

Nostalgia Room

FanimeCon invites you to take a step back in time and see the roots of modern anime. The Nostalgia room, has a wide range of anime spanning the 60s all the way to the 90s. It showcases 60′s classics (Astro Boy, Pirate Captain Harlock, Devilman, etc.) to modern 80s and 90s classics (Kimagure Orange Road, Project A, Ranma ½, Sailor Moon, among others). Whether you started watching anime back in the day (and want to experience that nostalgic feeling) or you are more recent, come and see what turned many people into anime fans!

Omake/Film Room

Come browse our library of entertaining offerings including but not limited to: Short movies, Animation, Anime Music Video parodies, full length Anime Movies, and all the cool stuff from Japan – including all of the fan made treasures that you normally will not see! We are certain this room will catch your curiosity and never let it go.

Abridge Series Screenings

Following the satire and comedy tradition of the Mystery Science Theatre 3000, these anime Abridged shows hold nothing sacred as they poke at plots holes and have a good laugh. First proposed by our attendees, FanimeCon introduced this room a few years ago and we have never looked back! We welcome you to join us in watching these fan-made parodies which are often the most ridiculous things you could ever imagine out of your favorite shows! So pull up a chair and prepare to bust a gut!

Marathon Room

Has an Anime ever piqued your curiosity, but you didn’t have the time to catch it before? Already seen an Anime, but are interested in experiencing it all over again? The Marathon Room is the place for you! Grab your favorite snack, pull a chair up and prepare for hours of only the most asked-for anime choices.

Fansub Room

Can’t wait for the official release to come out? Come join the Fansub Room to see the most recent anime today! Watch anime subtitled by fans just like you, with titles as recent as right before FanimeCon!

Industry Room

Various offerings presented by the Anime Localization Companies who make it their mission to bring our favorite shows to us through online streaming, DVDs and BluRay Discs. We offer a variety of options ranging from English, Spanish, French, to even Japanese dub with English subtitles. Sit down, crack open a soda and join us for some of the best anime out in America Today!

Asian Films

Did the intense action of Bruce Lee capture your heart as a child? Did the comical martial arts of Jackie Chan give you a warm laugh? The staff of FanimeCon love a good movie just as much as the next guy. And as you might have guessed, the unique style of Asian cinema has struck a deep resonance within us. That is why we’re proud to present this fan-favorite – a collection of some of the best pieces that have graced theater screens across Asia! From the most mystifying of intriques and dramas to the high-flying action of the latest Kung-Fu movies, we have a sampling sure to impress. So come and watch for awhile, Grasshopper!

Late Night

Excitement of FanimeCon keeping you up at night? Do you want something better to watch than those late night infomercials? Worry not! We have you covered with an array of video programming that will feature a variety of films like campiest cult classics and eclectic oddities.

Sat and Sun Yaoi Bingo (18+ ID Required)

Please bring your own writing material for the event. Bingo Cards are 50 cents each or 5 for $2. Continuing our years of tradition, Come for the boys, the amazing prizes and all the fun! We look forward to seeing you there!

Sat and Sun Hot Yaoi Nights (18+ ID Required)

It’s raining bishonen! two naughty nights of adult anime dedicated to men who love men, and the women who love to watch them love each other. Usually written by and for straight women (and often appreciated by gay men) YAOI is known for emotionally complex storytelling akin to romance novels, with a delicious whipped-cream dollop of male bonding on top. You know you’re curious…
YAOI [n. ya-oh-ee] acronym for: “YAma nashi, Ochi nashi, Imi nashi” Self-deprecating genre label for homo-erotic manga and anime. Some prefer the more humorously descriptive alternative: “Yamete! Atashi no Oshiri Itaii!” it will be held in the industry room at midnight

Anime Anarchy

Too extreme for the light of day! Late at night, after all the little chibi have gone to bed, sleepless hoards of worldly adults seek the most outrageous comedy, ghastly horror, and savage action. We have prepared a collection of programming sure to please even the most demanding of connoisseurs. Those seeking this edgy entertainment can find our calloused coliseum of cartoon chaos, an unflinching bombardment of violence, profanity, nudity, and other mature content to challenge even the most hardened old-school otaku.

Midnight Madness

Some otaku hear voices…
Voices that say something completely different…
Sometimes, they do what the voices say…
Welcome to the twisted bizarro-world of fanmade parodies: An altered state in which pimps orchestrate Armageddon by pop-music, dwarves sell life insurance to witches, and ninja do the Macarena. Can you stand the shocking goof that is Midnight Madness? Or will you keel over in cachinnation? It’s a marathon of merciless mockery, and only the most tenacious masochists will persevere until dawn.

Hentai Nights *Age: 18+, ID required*

Hot, sweaty bodies, heavy breathing, and pounding heartbeats — and that’s just the audience! Oh my! Three scintillating nights of sexy shojo in sizzling sapphic, sadomasochistic, surreal, and simply silly smut from the midnight moon to the rising sun, imported from the land of the most exotic and imaginative erotica in the world.

Hentai Music Video Awards *Age: 18+, ID required*

Do you like Hentai? Do you like Music Videos? If so, it’s that time again! Come to the Hentai Music Videos Competition and Exhibition! Watch as videos battle for prizes as you, the audience, decide who wins! After the entries for this year are shown and winners are decided, stick around for more Hentai Music Videos! Laughs will be had, hentai will be shown, and you’ll never listen to the Inspector Gadget theme the same way again!

The Sage’s 18+ Live Show

The Sage returns to Fanime with his outrageous live show! Featuring exclusive, uncensored episodes of his show Anime Abandon.