About Us

Anime Detour is a three-day cultural, educational, and entertainment convention dedicated to Japanese Animation (Anime) and Comics (Manga). The convention will be held annually in the Twin Cities Metro Area of Minnesota. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to Contact Us.

Explore our convention’s history.

Convention Events

Anime Detour has a wide variety of events including:

  • Video Rooms showing Japanese Animation and Asian Films
  • Dealer’s Room where attendees may purchase various Japanese merchandise
  • Panels where people may discuss mutual interests
  • Convention Events such as Anime Music Videos, a Dance, Gaming, etc.
  • People dressing up in costumes and a Cosplay competition
  • Guests of Honor from the Anime Industry and people of popular interest.
  • Plus much, much more! Go check out the webpage for additional events and information.

Convention Hours

Anime Detour begins [wep_startdate] around 11:30 AM and wraps up [wep_enddate] around 6:00 PM

Some events will run 24 hours, such as the video rooms. Other events, such as Registration and the Dealer’s Room, operate for a certain amount of time during the day. We will be posting a schedule of times for our popular events on our web site when they become available and in the program book at the convention.

Attendance and Registration

Anime Detour welcomes people of all ages. We encourage parental supervision for younger attendees. We do not offer any family registration packages, so our suggestion is to register early! Please see our registration page for more information. At the convention, families should have a plan in place for regrouping should any member become separated. All attendees are encouraged to have the utmost of respect toward other convention attendees. If anyone is causing trouble, please tell the staff so we may take care of the situation right away.

Disclaimer of Convention Content

Anime Detour is open to people of all ages. However, some of our events are not specifically geared toward children. For example, some of the animated titles presented will contain mature situations and may be considered too violent or offensive for younger viewers. Some late night programming may contain adult themed titles, and minors are not suppose to be in that specific room at that time. Our retailers in the dealer’s room are not allowed to sell inappropriate material to minors. In fact, they are required to card people for identification in those cases. Retailers are bound by law not to sell these inappropriate materials to minors. Therefore, if you see a situation contradicting the above, please notify the Dealer’s Room staff at the Anime Detour Merchandise table. With the help of parents and our friendly attendees, we wish to promote a fun atmosphere where people may share their interests in Anime.

Disclaimer of Behavior

Most people come to have a good time. We are especially privileged to have a community of fans that are generally respectful of each other. However, there are rare cases when an attendee shows extremely bad judgment, or causes undue stress on the staff. In these cases, we reserve the right to revoke the attendee’s convention badge. Therefore, please understand it is the responsibility of the guardian adult (18+) to watch over each and every child they bring. For the most part, this is relatively rare issue. Please help us with the respectful and fun atmosphere.

The Informed Guardian/Parent

If you have questions about the appropriateness of a program event for your children, then please feel free to talk with our staff. You may also contact us by e-mail ahead of time. We are all fans of the medium and can help you make an informed decision. Anime Detour encourages parents to be informed regarding what their children are watching, reading, and attending.

Thank you for your interest in our convention!