Otakon 2021 Preregistration Opens, 6 Guests Announced

Washington, D.C. (September 9, 2020) – Giving anime fans something to look forward to, Otakorp Inc. is providing a hint of what is being planned for Otakon 2021. Pre-registration has just opened for Otakon 2021, with the same rates as were applicable for 2020. So far, six guests have been announced: Alexander Aniel, Harumi Fujita, Manami Matsumae, HELLCATPUNKS, Takahiro Izutani, and Laura Post.

Aniel is the co-founder of Japanese music label Brave Wave Productions. Originally from San Francisco, he moved to Tokyo in 2007 partly out of a passion for games and travel. At Brave Wave, he assists artists such as Matsumae, Fujita, and Izutani in getting connected with game developers around the world, as well as attending various international events such as High Score.

Fujita is a video game music composer famous for her work on "Mega Man 3," "Final Fight," "Bionic Commando," and "Chip 'n Dale." After working at SNK and CAPCOM, she went freelance and composed for games like "PULSTAR" and "Tomba!"

Matsumae is a video game music composer famous for her work on the original "Mega Man." After working at CAPCOM, she went freelance and composed for games like "Shovel Knight." Her solo album, "Three Movements," released in 2017. She is a founding member of Brave Wave Productions.

The HELLCATPUNKS fashion brand takes inspiration from the 1970s London fashion scene, including punk rocker styles like bondage pants, and resizes them into a more modern style. HELLCATPUNKS went international with an exhibition of their girly- punk style in London in 2008. Since then, the brand has expanded far beyond Japan, and their clothes are now available in 30 international stores.

Izutani is a video game composer and guitarist. He composed for games like "Metal Gear Solid 4" and "Bayonetta." He has also collaborated with other artists, including Ayumi Hamasaki. A member of Brave Wave Productions, Izutani released his first solo album, "Lingua Franca," under the artist name Dugo in 2017.

Post is a voice actor best known for her roles as Kasumi in "Persona 5 Royal," Primrose in "Octopath Traveler," Ragyo Kiryuin in "Kill la Kill," Harley Quinn in "Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within," and Big Barda and Circe in "Justice League Action."

For information about the 2021 rates and how to pre-register, visit: https://www.otakon.com/register/

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-eighth 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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