Seattle-Area Anime/Manga Clubs and Organizations

Otakus unite! Fans like getting together to chat, meet face-to-face, and of course, watch more anime and find new manga. You just don’t get that full audience effect of bursts of laughter or gasps of surprise when you’re alone or watching with one or two others. This page may help you find the nearest and latest club info.

Of course, if you run such a club or organization in the Seattle area and want a link on this list, please drop me a line. Thanks!

ANCEA/Sakura-Con
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association (ANCEA) and Sakura-Con (its annual convention) is “the oldest and most well attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest” with membership over 19,000 for 2011′s three-day weekend convention (for the turnstile method of counting, over 55,000). “Team Sakura” also attends various other events through the year to promote itself and general Asian culture education.

Anime Discovery Project (UW)
University of Washington Campus, Seattle
Weekly public showings on UW campus during academic quarters, with tape, manga, and soundtrack lending library for members.

Genki Society
Bellevue College, Bellevue
Weekly public showings on Bellevue College campus.