Otakon 2015 is upon us!


East Coast's biggest anime bash

Otakon 2015 is upon us! East Coast's largest anime con will roll out in full force tomorrow and throughout the weekend. As if it's easing its way into a 4-day event, Otakon's Matsuri even starred Back-On to perform some songs to get things going early. 

Back-On joins fellow Japanese bands Draft King and Oreskaband to round out the musical acts performing at the con this weekend. Otakon also features its usually strong list of animators and performers. This year there will be four directors: Ei Aoki, Yuichiro Hayashi, Seiji Kishi and Shinji Takamatsu. Joining them are producers Shuko Yokoyama, Toshiyuki Nagano, Masao Maruyama, Shizuka Kurosaki, Toru Kubo, and Yasuaki Iwase, covering a various number of studios and projects new and old. In the mix is veteran seiyuu Romi Paku and Toshiyuki Toyonaga, and culture ambassador Takamasa Sakurai.

On the English-language side, Otakon brings us Laura Bailey, Sandy Fox, Laruen Landa, Lex Lang, Bryce Papenbrook, Christopher R. Sabat, Seán Schemmel, Kaiji Tang, J. Michael Tatum, and Travis Willingham. That is a whole lot of shows these folks covered both ways.

Hope to see you there! For more details please check out the official site.

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Yet to be the oldest kid on the block, this East Coast implant writes cryptic things about JP folklore, the industry or dirty moe. Attend cons and lives the "I can buy Aniplex releases" life. ... more + disclosures



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