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Yuriyan Retriever to Be a Guest at Otakon 2024

Washington, D.C. (June 23, 2024)Yuriyan Retriever, a Japanese comic, will be a guest at Otakon 2024, according to Otakorp Inc. Retriever is affiliated with the Japanese entertainment conglomerate Yoshimoto Kogyo.

She is well-known for her comedic acts that showcase her proficient English, spot-on impersonations, and endearing appearance, making her a beloved figure on Japanese television. She has won numerous comedy competitions and is highly sought after for variety shows. In recent years, Retriever has expanded her repertoire to include starring roles in dramas, appearances in commercials, voice acting, and signing advertising contracts with globally renowned companies.

In 2019, she gained international attention when she appeared on NBC's "America's Got Talent," where her performance in a stars-and-stripes swimsuit became a sensation worldwide. In 2024, she will star in the Netflix drama "The Queen of Villains," which will be available globally. Starting in December, Retriever will embark on her career expansion into the United States.

Otakon 2024 will be held from August 2 to August 4 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its thirtieth 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 42,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 157,000 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 https://www.otakorp.org/ For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2024, see https://www.otakon.com/

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