If you have an interest with anime, cosplay, gaming, etc, then this group will definitely be for you!

NORO is an organization dedicated to bringing together these groups of people with those interests. Geared specifically for the people living in the Reading, PA region, NORO hopes to fascinate minds with its "think outside the DVD box" approach.

Since its inception in 2009, NORO has also grown to include and promote other genres of
entertainment not restricted to Asian culture including, video/tabletop/card gaming and science fiction/fantasy media.


Saturday, September 6
2:00pm - 8:00pm
1up Collectibles -Directions


NORO events are not limited to just Japanese anime. While we will have many various screenings of anime movies and episodes, other functions will include, but will not be limited to: manga, cosplaying, video gaming, tabletop gaming, card gaming, presentations, learning Japanese, visiting anime conventions, attending Japanese-­related festivals, and more.

  • These events take place on the first and third Saturday of each month.
  • Events are from 3pm to 9pm at 1up Collectibles, unless otherwise noted.
  • Included will be screenings, presentations, socializing, and more.
  • Members must be at least 18 years of age or older to attend Official Meetings unless
    conditions for under age guests are met (see charter).
  • ID WILL be taken at the door

For a full list of rules, club, and meeting information please read the club charter.

Locations: 1up Collectibles

Membership Dues

We offer two free meetings to any new otaku. Once the two free meetings have been used and you wish to continue to come to future meetings we collect membership dues.


  • $2 per meeting

To Pay:
Please bring cash.

Membership dues

What is N.O.R.O?
To put simply, it is an acronym for the "Network of Reading Otakus." It is a relatively new organization dedicated to bringing together individuals with like-minded interests in anime, gaming, and its culture in general!

I'm interested! How do I sign up?
Join our Facebook page to keep up with the lastest events and come to our meetings.

When are you having meetings?
For the most part, we will typically have 2 meetings per month on the weekends. For the lastest information, check our Facebook page!

Is there going to be a membership fee?
Everyone new to the meetings will receive two free meetings. You will then be asked for membership dues. The pricing guidelines are located in the "membership dues" section of the website.

What do you guys plan on screening?
Believe it or not, this is actually a tough question as well! Our vision of the organization is to think way outside to box. To be honest, we want to show more than just anime, we want to show live-action, dramas, music videos, and much more! It would be an understatement that this would be an "ordinary" anime club!

I still have another question!
If you have any more questions, comments, suggestions, etc, stop by the Facebook page and ask away!

Sister Clubs?
DAS: The Rising Sun in the First State and Beyond

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