Utah rides the anime wave

Utah is the latest Eden in the neon genesis of anime, with new merch vendors and events gliding into the state like Yuri on snow. What's happening:...

March 23, 2023
2:02 PM

Utah is the latest Eden in the neon genesis of anime, with new merch vendors and events gliding into the state like Yuri on snow. What's happening: This weekend brings Isekai, one of Utah's big fan conventions, to Salt Lake City, so expect to see some Sailor Guardians and Gundams around town. Catch up quick: Anime — Japanese cartoons — gradually gained a following in the U.S. for the complex, adult themes layered under the childlike, expressive faces that distinguish the artistic style. The genre has exploded in popularity in recent years as streaming services pick up series and young consumers gravitate toward international media.

Erin Alberty