News & Annoucements

Otakon will host a special screening of ANIME TAMAGO 2016!

Anime Tamago is a yearly project that is run by The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and is funded by the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs in order to support training animators.  Otakon is very proud to be hosting a special screening of the Anime Tamago 2016 project which includes the following anime shorts: Colorful Ninja Iromaki, Kacchikenee, Kaze no Matasaburo and UTOPA.

Read more on our Special Screenings page.

Otakon welcomes voice actor TYSON RINEHART!

Tyson is best known for his work in anime and video games. His breakout role was as lovable hacker Daru in cult-favorite Steins;Gate.  Other notable anime roles include Taira in All Out!!, Yamada in Danganronpa The Animation, Okuninushi in Kamisama Kiss 2, Australia in Hetalia The Beautiful World as well as Dice in One Piece Film Gold.

Check out our website for his full bio and the list of Otakon 2017's announced guests.

Otakon welcomes producer TETSUYA KINOSHITA!

Tetsuya Kinoshita got his start serving as the production manager of the animation part in the film Kill Bill: Volume 1 and the animated television series Otogi Zoshi. Since then, he as worked as a producer on the animated television series ATTACK ON TITAN was a huge success, with season 2 currently airing in Japan).  Another one of his works, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, became a three-part feature film, with its latest film part 2 currently screening in Japan.  His latest work Welcome to the Ballroom began airing in July.

Check out our website for his full bio and the list of Otakon 2017's announced guests.

Otakon welcomes writers ROLAND KELTS and FREDERIK L. SCHODT!

Roland Kelts is an authority on contemporary Japanese culture and media. He writes for several publications and is the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller, Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US.

Frederik Schodt specializes in currents of thought flowing between Japan and North America, and writes extensively on popular culture, technology, and history.

Check out our website for the full list of Otakon 2017's announced guests.

Otakon welcomes voice actor SHIMBA TSUCHIYA!

Shimba Tsuchiya works as both an actor and a voice artist. He starred his first animated television series in Welcome to the Ballroom playing the role of Tatara Fujita. Other notable works include animated television series Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou (as Tsutomu Goshiki), The Dragon Dentist (as Toreshi), the play Ehon Gappo Ga Tsuji  (as Gunzo Moriyama and Onui), etc.

Check out our website for the full list of Otakon 2017's announced guests.