News & Annoucements

WE ARE X at Otakon!

Otakon is proud to announce X Japan, Japan’s biggest rock band, will be part of Otakon in two ways this year! Led by Yoshiki (, composer, classically-trained pianist, and rock drummer, X Japan has sold 30 million singles and albums combined and sold-out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record 18 times.  Further, Yoshiki and X Japan have contributed music to several historic anime titles, including X, X – X2 Double X, Buddha: The Great Departure, and Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary.

Now the band's popularity is spreading throughout the world, with a sold-out World Tour, performances in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, and you can get a glimpse of X Japan on Saturday, August 12th at Otakon!

Special screening LUPIN THE 3RD: ITALIAN GAME at Otakon

We are pleased to announce that, in collaboration with TMS Entertainment USA, Inc, we will have a special screening of Lupin the 3rd: Italian Game as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Lupin. In keeping with the theme of 50, the first fifty attendees to the screening will get a limited edition T-shirt specificaly designed for the 50th anniversary.

See all the special screenings on our website.