The Conference took place 25 January 2019, organized by the Center for Research of Religions and Center of Research and Development of Intercultural Relations. The list of participants included faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from six Russian and one foreign university (Utrecht University) as well as representatives of anime societies.
The main topics were anime reception and interpretation as well as awareness of Japanese culture in Russia.
Fifteen papers were presented, centering around both the specific animes (such as, for instance, «Jojo Bizzare Adventure») and anime authors. Other presentations were focused on the gender roles in Japanese animated works.