Arkansas Anime Festival Comes to Town
People of all ages came together this weekend in Springdale to celebrate the Japanese artform, Anime. The Arkansas Anime Festival wrapped up its third day Sunday.
Participants dressed and acted the parts as they gathered in the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center. The festival featured food, vendors, and lots of family friendly activities. This event not only promoted creativity, but it also provided a safe place for anime lovers to come together and meet new people.
“It really is a gateway to help a lot of kids with their creativity and to help find themselves and the convention is designed to let them have that opportunity and to meet new friends to come learn about things that they didn’t quite know about and just really be themselves. This a fan run event for the community,” said festival manager Courtney Shreve.
Anime has a very large viewing audience in Japan. It often refers to a style of animation originating in Japan, characterized by colorful graphics.