Since 2001, the Penn State Anime Organization has been bringing Japanese culture though anime and manga to the Pennsylvania State University. With weekly meetings screening shows, playing video games, and reading manga, PSAO serves as a home to the culture as well as a place of enjoyment for students and community members.
Expanding its involvement in the spread of Japanese culture, PSAO founded Setsucon in January of 2007. Located in State College, PA, Setsucon is PSAO’s very own anime convention, catering to the students of the Pennsylvania State University and the surrounding community.
Starting in 2016, PSAO and the Student Programming Association – LateNight Committee debuted a monthly Anime Movie Night in the HUB Flex Theatre, showcasing some of the best anime films. Some past showings include, Pokemon: The First Movie, From Up on Poppy Hill, and The Boy and the Beast.
The Penn State Anime Organizations strives to bring a family atmosphere to the club. By providing many ways for members to experience all that the club has to offer, from weekly events, to food nights, to our library, PSAO gives many opportunities for members to integrate themselves into this family. Outside of club activities, members remain very close to each to other, building long lasting friendships. PSAO is far more than just another organization on campus; it is a true family.
Throughout this website, you will see much of what PSAO does, however, to truly understand what we are about, come visit during one of our meetings or events. Whether you love watching anime, reading manga, playing video games, or drawing, the Penn State Anime Organization has something for you!
Hope to See You Soon!
PSAO President, 2016-18