ICv2's second part of our coverage of Anime Central 2023 took a look at this show's tabletop and video gaming offerings as well as more cosplay. The first part of our coverage was mainly focused on the anime companies attending the show (see "Part 1").

In general, gaming seemed to be back to about 85% of what it used to be prior to the pandemic. Anime Central had contracted The Game Manufacturer's Association (GAMA) to run its tabletop program, which is part of a relatively new outreach initiative by GAMA called the Tabletop Gaming Experience. The only thing missing from gaming was the pachinko room this year, and there seemed to be a few less arcade machines than there had been in the past.

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