A special online version of Otakon will take place August 1, 2020, featuring special guests, content and events. Otakon.Online will broadcast from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. EDT across six different channels. The event is free.
The complete schedule can be found at: https://www.otakon.com/schedule/online/ and will contain links to the channels for viewing.
A number of notable events are planned, including a special showing of the Netflix original series, Carole & Tuesday, followed by interviews and a question-and-answer session with Shinichiro Watanabe, chief director; and Motonobu Hori, director. In addition, expect a musical performance by Celeina Ann, who sings as Tuesday Simmons in Carole & Tuesday and also wrote and recorded music for her character’s musical performances.
Composer Kaoru Wada will discuss his work on the upcoming Inuyasha sequel, Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon.
The Japanese Embassy of Washington, D.C. will present a talk on The Legend of Zelda, explaining how the popular video game series has been heavily inspired by Japanese myths, legends, and religious traditions, both ancient and contemporary.
Producer Shintarō Tani will introduce and discuss the development of Monster Girl Doctor, the newest anime from Bandai Namco Arts.
Yuki Hayashi, a composer known for his work on television dramas, anime, and movies, will discuss his work. Some of his most famous anime projects include My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!, Pokemon Journeys, and Death Parade. Hayashi will especially focus on his work composing music for the movie My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising.
Super Art Fight! is returning to Otakon this year with their signature artist-combat-creative-throwdown.
After a several year hiatus, Otakon is thrilled to have Mystery Anime Theater 3000 back, to share the very worst of the worst anime that’s ever been produced.
Finally, Otakon will co-op up with United Gaming League on a series of signature video game competitions.