Otakorp, Inc. has announced that 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.
Anisong World Matsuri was previously presented at Anime Expo with a line-up that included Aquors, Yoko Ishida, Eir Aoi, JAM Project, Luna Haruna, TM Revolution and more.
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.