Anime is a Japanese animation
style that is very popular around the
world that reaches many difference
audiences and age groups, including
The Kento Anime Society, a little-
known club on campus, gathers every
Tuesday and Friday to watch anime
and share news about the anime
The society was founded in 2006
and has been a place for anime lovers
to assemble ever since. During their
meetings, they watch new anime as
voted on by the members.
The officers and recruits gather
at the beginning of the year and vote
on what to watch. Members bring in
their favorite shows and movies for
“We only use legal streaming
sites, but sometimes we don’t have to
because people bring in their DVD’s,”
said Kimberly Lizan, the president of
the Kento Anime Society.
Lizan has been a fan of anime
since the age of 14. “I like it because
it’s a lot different than American
series,” Lizan said.
The average number of episodes
for an anime series is 26, which is
what the society tends to stick to.
Any longer and they won’t be able to finish the series before the semester
Currently, the society is watching
Attack on Titan, Xamd, and Madoka.
For most members, the society is more than a club; it’s a place where
friends and peers can meet others
who share their love of anime.
“It’s a great place to just hang
out. All we are is just a big group of
friends watching anime,” said Vice
President Austin Lund.
The society also hosts several
events throughout the year, including
their upcoming Halloween dance.
People are encouraged to wear
costumes and participate in the
“We host a lot of fun events,” said
Society Treasurer Zachary Valenta.
“Be on the lookout for information
regarding our dances and raves.”
Other events include a Valentine’s
dance and a movie screening which
happens in the spring. The members
also participate in Daishocon, the
anime convention hosted by our own
UWSP students, held at the Kalahari
Resort in November.
The group encourages
participation from anyone on campus.
“Anyone can just show up and
watch with us,” Lizan said. “The only
requirement is that you enjoy anime and have an open mind.”