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Anime fans flock to Coralville

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CORALVILLE (KWWL) -

Anime fans from across the Midwest are in Coralville this weekend. It's the 17th annual AnimeIowa.

The convention gives fans of Japanese animated TV shows and movies a chance to meet. Many people dressed as characters for the convention. Like any other convention, there's panels and demonstrations.

"It's a great time," said Patricia McCauley, Convention Executive. "They make a lot of friends here. This is one of the few times they see those friends because we pull from all over the Midwest."

The convention also caters to Manga fans. Those are Japanese comic books.

More than 3,000 people are expected to go to the convention at the Marriott in Coralville.

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