Summit on Anime in North America: Afternoon Session Liveblog


The Summit on Anime in North America (SANA) is a one day event in Denver where experts on the anime industry are gathering to talk about anime’s popularity in North America. Representatives from the Japanese consulate are here as well to receive feedback. The event is hosted by the parent organization of Denver’s large anime convention, Nan Desu Kan.

This liveblog is a record of the afternoon sessions, which include presentations by Kevin McKeever of Harmony Gold, Jerry Beck, and a roundtable discussion with everyone on board.


Author: gendomike

Michael lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been into anime since he saw Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1999. Some of his favorite shows include Full Metal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, and Welcome to the NHK!. Since 2003 he has gone to at least one anime convention every year. A public radio junkie, which naturally led to podcasting, he now holds a seminary degree and is looking to become Dr. Rev. Otaku Bible Man any day now. Michael can be reached at You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.

8 thoughts on “Summit on Anime in North America: Afternoon Session Liveblog

  1. Really cool! You have been in everywhere, ubiquitous, Japan, Taiwan, then Colorado! Are you trying to be like Madoka?

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