Manga Planet will be at Otakuthon at Home 2021!
Otakuthon at Home 2021 takes place on August 20-22, 2021
Manga Planet is back at Montreal, Canada’s Otakuthon at Home 2021 with our sibling service, futekiya!
Tune in to our panel on Friday, August 20 at 9 PM EDT. Convert to your timezone: http://bit.ly/MPfuOTK21
What is Otakuthon at Home 2021?
This summer, Otakuthon, Montreal’s own anime festival, will be holding another virtual “At Home” edition of their event on August 20-22, 2021. While their physical event, which normally brings in over 25,000 people to the Palais des congrès de Montréal over a single weekend each year, was cancelled again due to the pandemic, this virtual event will feature some of the festival’s mainstay events such as concerts, panels, as well as the Masquerade (a cosplay contest show). In addition, there will also be a new event called “Otakuthon Stars” where talented fans will showcase their performing skills. For those excited about anime goods, there will also be a variety of exhibitors virtually present to help satisfy shoppers looking for anime goods or searching for that unique art piece.
The event is set to run for three days with an exciting lineup of guests. Otakuthon is honoured to welcome visual kei performer Hizaki (in association with J-Rock North) and Japanese music producer and composer beatMARIO. Japanese voice actors Kenji Nojima (Albedo in Genshin Impact, Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon, Nobuchika Ginoza in Psycho-Pass), Yuuko Minaguchi (Sailor Saturn in Sailor Moon, Pan and Videl in Dragonball, Momiji in Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive), and Ryoutarou Okiayu (Byakuya Kuchiki in Bleach, Shigure Souma in Fruits Basket, Dark in D.N. Angel, Kunimitsu Tezuka in Prince of Tennis, Hisashi Mitsui in Slam Dunk) will make an appearance virtually, as well as English voice actors Keith Silverstein (Zhongli in Genshin Impact, Torbjörn in Overwatch, Hisoka in Hunter x Hunter, Speedwagon in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure), Laura Stahl (Ray in The Promised Neverland, Barbara and Xinyan in Genshin Impact, Iruma in Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun) and Joe Zieja (Claude Von Riegan in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Achilles in Fate/Apocrypha, Cesar in Just Cause 4). VTubers Elira Pendora, Pomu Rainpuff and Finana Ryugu from NIJISANJI EN, Japan’s biggest VTuber agency, will be virtually present, as will famous Rakugo performer Cyril Coppini, cosplay guests Cita and Feder from C&F Cosplay Factory and many more (see website for complete list). Full schedule will be available online right before the start of the event.
Details on admission pricing for the three-day event can be found at https://www.otakuthon.com/2021.
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