Hall 3E – Back of Aisles 100-200 – on the Show Floor

Anime NYC 2023 promises a plethora of video gaming and tabletop gaming experiences, creating the ultimate playground for our community! From Japanese arcade games and console gaming to virtual reality experiences, our video gaming is sure to excite and delight! There is always time to take in a game of mahjong, if you’re looking for some tabletop gaming.

Whatever your gaming tastes, Anime NYC delivers an unforgettable convergence of fun and friendship for gamers of all varieties. Game on!

Japanese Arcade Games by Psychic Drive

Anime NYC is proud to welcome back our friends at Psychic Drive! Psychic Drive is an arcade company focused on making authentic arcade hardware available for people to enjoy. Most of their machines are Japanese, with a focus on niche and unique games. Fans can enjoy the following games all weekend long…

  • Taiko no Tatsujin
  • StepManiaX
  • DanceDanceRevolution: Extreme
  • Dance Maniax
  • Chunithm (2 cabinets)
  • Sound Voltex (2 cabinets)
  • jubeat (2 cabinets)
  • Pop’n Music
  • Project DIVA
  • Initial D Arcade Stage 8 Infinity (linked pair)
  • F-Zero AX (linked pair)
  • Kickthrough Racers
  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (VS)
  • Marvel VS Capcom 2
  • Capcom VS SNK 2
  • Tatsunoko VS Capcom
  • Puzzle Bobble 3
  • Mr. Driller 2
  • Tetris The Absolute The Grand Master 2+
  • Soul Calibur 2
  • Vampire Savior
  • Sonic The Fighters
  • Hyper Bishi Bashi Champ
  • Windjammers

Console Gaming by Defend the North

We’re proud to welcome Defend the North to Anime NYC, and they’ll be bringing the best of console gaming for our anime fans all weekend long. Defend the North is NYC’s Premiere Fighting Game Community Conference. They are dedicated to creating awareness and appreciation for video games, and are proudly based out of NYC! Head to their booth to play the below games and many more…

  • Street Fighter 6
  • Guilty Gear Strive
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • King of Fighters XV
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Tekken 7
  • Super Smash Brothers Ultimate
  • Mario Kart 8

Plus many more fighting games!

VR Zone by Baz LLC

At Anime NYC, the VR Zone by Baz LLC offers an unparalleled, immersive experience that transports attendees into the heart of a variety of fun and exciting stories. With cutting-edge virtual reality technology, this zone provides an exciting opportunity to step directly into the shoes of characters in a virtual world.

Experience the thrill and wonder of being transported somewhere else while never leaving Anime NYC! All this awaits in the Gaming Area!

Mahjong by Riichi Nomi

Riichi Nomi NYC, established in 2020, is a New York City based riichi mahjong club that is open to people of all skill and experience levels. We were established to foster an inclusive, educational, competitive, and most importantly fun forum for our members to play the game we all love.

Riichi Mahjong is a descendant of traditional Chinese Mahjong, developed and played primarily in Japan. With special rules that emphasize defense as well as offense, it is quickly becoming one of the most popular variants played worldwide. Learn to play with Riichi Nomi in our Gaming Area during Anime NYC!


2pm-8pm : Teaching & Free play


10am-3pm : Teaching & Free play
3pm-7pm : Knockout Tournament


10am-4pm : Teaching & Free play
Teaching: Stop by to learn how to play Japanese Riichi mahjong! Our teachers will help you go from initiates to tile slinging masters in one lesson. Please allow for roughly 45 minutes to an hour to learn!
Free play: Tables not being used to teach will be available for free play. Bring your friends or meet new ones over the board!
Knockout Tournament: Signup for a 3 round tonpuusen knockout tournament will be available starting on Friday at our booth. Each round will last 45 minutes, and rules can be found at the booth. All experience levels are welcome, just know how to form a valid hand. You can always learn with us at our teaching sessions!