Anime is an art form that captures the imagination of young and old alike. This isn’t your dad’s Speed Racer cartoon from the ‘60’s; this is a worldwide pop culture phenomenon that is embraced by artists, writers, and fans who celebrate its beauty. The Rocky Mountain region’s big Anime convention Nan Desu Kan is around the corner and at least 8-10,000 attendees will descend upon the Denver Marriott Tech Center Friday, Sep 13-15. Con goers have been planning for months to celebrate and appreciate the fandom by putting the finishing touches on their costumes, artwork and panels. The event is more like an annual family reunion for some, and for others, it’s a chance to experience the popular art form of Anime with fellow fans.
Attendees of NDK have plenty to experience. The convention will offer weekend-long video watching, video gaming, cosplay including a World Cosplay Summit, and an Anime music videos contest that packs the main events room every year. They also have an art show, model show, and costumes beyond imagination. Sponsored by the non-profit organization the Rocky Mountain Anime Association, every dollar they collect goes toward making NDK better every year and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the con.