About SANA

Why is anime so popular in North America?

Is it the culture? Could it be the quality of animated work or the storylines? Or, perhaps it's something so intrinsic that it's unique to every person who discovers it?

The Consulate-General of Japan in Denver and the Rocky Mountain Anime Association aim to try and find the reason why, with the blessings of the Japanese government. This is the first time Japan has explored this issue in North America.

For one 8-hour day, with 6 keynote speakers and 200 invitation-only guests, we'll try and answer that question. Ultimately, the RMAA will be sharing SANA's results with the Consulate General of Japan, and their colleagues in Tokyo

Want to come? Due to limited time and space, this is an invitation-only event. However, members of the general public can win free attendance by participating in the essay contest. Enter by March 15, 2013 for your chance to attend.

After the event, we'll be making various lectures and roundtables accessible on iTunes (as downloadable podcasts), as well as NDK's official YouTube channel.

About the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver
The Consulate-General of Japan in Denver represents a four-state jurisdiction of Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. Along with providing top-level consular services to the Japanese community, their essential role is to continue to develop the relationship between Japan and the United States.

About the RMAA
The Rocky Mountain Anime Association (RMAA) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Japanese culture in Colorado. The RMAA sponsors Nan Desu Kan at the Marriott Denver Tech Center and NDK NYE, the New Year's Eve costume ball, at the Denver Renaissance Hotel.