Naka-Kon is once again proud to bring you a wide variety of anime — and this year we’re offering you an entire screening room of live-action Japanese films as well! Some of our anime showings are 18+ and will require you to show a valid photo ID at the door.  Don’t forget to pick up a showing schedule along with your programming schedule in Registration (Exhibit Hall A).

Check back later for a listing of titles and descriptions!

Anime Screening Rooms

Hawthorne 1 and 2 on the lower level of the Sheraton Hotel will be showing your favorite new and classic anime round the clock, starting at 2 p.m. on Friday and running until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Stop by to catch some of your favorites or discover something new!

We’re also excited to add a giant screening area in the courtyard between the hotel and convention center. Grab a chair or a blanket and watch some anime in the fresh air! We’ll also be broadcasting some of our programming from Ballroom A/B on the big screen! 


Hawthorne 1 & 2
24 hours during convention: Friday, 2 p.m.-Sunday, 6 p.m.

Courtyard Screen
Friday: 2 p.m.-2 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m.

Live-Action Screening Room

This year Naka-Kon has expanded its screening options. Head over to the Cedar/Dogwood Rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn for live-action Japanese films. We’ve selected a variety of films that represent various genres and time periods in Japanese cinema. Bonus: all of the films selected can be found at the local libraries in the Greater Kansas City area, free to library patrons! Stop by each day to enter the daily draw for our Naka-Kon Movie Package!


Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar/Dogwood rooms
Friday: 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.