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4th Annual SoDak Anime Convention underway

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Lovers of cat ears, costumes, and video games are transforming the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center this weekend.

Hundreds of anime fans joined together for the 4th Annual SoDak Anime Convention.

Anime conventions are a celebration of Japanese animation.

The convention has grown in popularity each year with competitions and meetings with industry professionals.

But recently, organizers have added charity events such as a blood donation.

That move comes after the group lost two of their own.

"One of them was an organ donor and she actually ended up saving like 9 lives with her donation. And we were like, we need to do something in memorial for her, so that's why we decided the blood services."said Shareece Tatum, Founder and Director of the convention.

 

Tatum says the blood drive was so successful they actually had to turn donors away.

The convention is for all ages. They have seen people from babies in strollers to more than 60 years old.

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