Otakon.Online to Take Place Saturday

Washington, D.C. (July 27, 2020) – A special online version of Otakon will take place this Saturday, August 1, featuring special guests, content and events. Otakon.Online will broadcast from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time across six different channels. The event is free.

The complete schedule can be found at: https://www.Otakon.com/schedule/online/ and will contain links to the channels for viewing.

A number of notable events are planned, including a special showing of the Netflix original series, Carole & Tuesday, followed by interviews and a question-and-answer session with Shinichiro Watanabe, chief director; and Motonobu Hori, director. In addition, expect a musical performance by Celeina Ann, who sings as Tuesday Simmons in Carole & Tuesday and also wrote and recorded music for her character's musical performances.

Famed composer Kaoru Wada (Inuyasha, Ninja Scroll, Princess Tutu, D.Gray-man, and Ace Attorney) will discuss his work on the upcoming Inuyasha sequel, Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon.

The Japanese Embassy of Washington, D.C. will present a talk on The Legend of Zelda, explaining how the popular video game series has been heavily inspired by Japanese myths, legends, and religious traditions, both ancient and contemporary.

Producer Shintarō Tani will introduce and discuss the development of Monster Girl Doctor, the newest anime from Bandai Namco Arts.

Yuki Hayashi, a composer known for his work on TV dramas, anime, and movies, will discuss his work. Some of his most famous anime projects include My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!, Pokémon - Journeys, and Death Parade. Hayashi will especially focus on his work composing music for the movie My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising.

Super Art Fight! is returning to Otakon this year with their signature artist-combat-creative-throwdown.

After a several year hiatus, Otakon is thrilled to have Mystery Anime Theater 3000 back, to share the very worst of the worst anime that's ever been produced.

Finally, Otakon will co-op up with United Gaming League on a series of signature video game competitions.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-seventh year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Historically, Otakon has drawn up to 34,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.
For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.Otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp

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