Anisong World Matsuri to Make East Coast U.S. Debut at Otakon

Otakorp issued the following press release on January 13, 2017:AWM logo

Washington, D.C. (January 12, 2017) – Otakorp, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Anisong World Matsuri will make its East Coast U.S. debut at Otakon, August 11-13, 2017 in Washington DC.  Focused on music and animation, the Anisong World Matsuri is a festival featuring collaboration among several leading Japanese entertainment companies including Lantis Co., Ltd., AMUSE Inc., BANDAI VISUAL CO. LTD., BANDAI NAMCO Live Creative Inc. Anisong World Maturi is partnering with Otakorp, Inc. to present headline concerts on Friday and Saturday during Otakon, as well as other events throughout the weekend.  Specific concert details, including times, locations, and participating artists, will be announced over the coming months.  

This will be the 24th Otakon convention and the first to be held in its new home in Washington, DC.  After 17 years in Baltimore, Otakon takes up residence at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center beginning in 2017.  

“Our bond with Otakon started back in 2008. We are very excited to collaborate again with Otakon and work on the Live Events as well as meet our fans.  We are also grateful and honored to start the new chapter together at Otakon’s new home in Washington, DC.  We will do our best to create an amusing stage for the fans by joining hands together with the artists, Otakon staff, and the Japanese corporate partners.”- Shunji Inoue, CEO, Lantis Co., Ltd.

Otakon 2017 will be held August 11-13, 2017 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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

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