From contests to movies, Metreon Festival had plenty to keep you busy for a good evening.  Here in this section, we've given only just a hint of what went on during the weekend.  You had to have been there!

Metreon Festival of Anime 2003
Events

Costume Contest: Cosplay excitement kicked in that evening with a big anime costume parade around the steps and lots of cool prizes awarded to best Bandai character, Best Cosmic Debris, and many more. Characters came all kinds of anime shows and video games including Digi Charat, X 1999, Lupin, Fushigi Yugi, Zelda, MegaMan, Gundam, Rurouni Kenshin, Final Fantasy, and many more.

Action Theater: Anime screenings taking place this year included:  Junkers Come Here, Infinite Ryvius, Witch Hunter Robin, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, and s-CRY-ed.  Panels and discussions included: Bandai Entertainment, Guest Doug Chiang and his newest novela creation "Robata", and an autograph session with Kari Wahlgren, the voice of Robin Sena from Witch Hunter Robin.

Additional features exclusive to the Metreon Anime Festival included a Gundam Model Building Contest, Portal One Gaming passes for lots of video game play, a sneak preview of the newest Astro Boy anime release in the Action Theater, a big music party in the Portal One arena with mixes provided by DJ Xis, and a timed release of lots of new titles and merchandise in the newly expanded Bandai America and Bandai Entertainment stores.

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