Lovers of anime filled the Lansing Center and Radisson Hotel over the weekend, from March 23 to March 25 for Lansing’s annual Shuto Con anime convention.
Shuto Con means “Capitol City”, and is named after Lansing, the city the convention is held in and Michigan’s capitol city. More than 1,000 people attended the first Shuto Con convention in 2011, and those attendance numbers have continued to rise annually. More than 6,000 people attended the convention last year.
This year’s convention featured over 50 unique anime artists and dealers, in addition to thousands of anime fans dressed as their favorite fictional characters.