Otakon is considered the second largest and one of the longest-running Anime conventions in the United States. As of 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Otakon’s paid attendance was approximately 23,000, surpassing last year’s event total of 22,852. I have not attended the meeting myself, but some others did. Here are some sources with very nice pictures.

Official Website
Otakon (Wiki)
Otakon 2008 Anime News Network Coverage
Kokuun (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3)
Japanator (Day 1 Cosplay, Day 2 Cosplay, Other Otakon News)
OGIUE MANIAX (More Than Enough: Otakon 2008)
Super Youkai Warhead (Otakon 2008: Final Round)
Borderline Hikikomori (Otakon 2008 report)

Otakon 2008 Cosplay Photos

Otakon 2008: Hare Hare Yukai!

Otakon 2008: Lucky Star dance Rickrolled lol

Some interesting news highlights:

New titles to be added on Crunchyroll from Gonzo’s parent GDH, ADV, and Media Blasters this month:

ADV:

* Angelic Layer 26-episode animated series
* BASToF Syndrome 26-episode animated series
* Best Student Council 26-episode animated series
* Chance Pop Session 13-episode animated series
* Lady Death animated feature
* Magical Play 22-episode animated series
* Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture – Prince of Darkness animated feature
* Nurse Witch Komugi 6-episode animated series
* Parasite Dolls animated feature
* Saiyuki 50-episode animated series
* Sin: The Movie animated feature
* Yesterday live-action film

Media Blasters:

* Girl’s High 12-episode animated series
* Ramen Fighter Miki 12-episode animated series
* Kite: Liberator animated video
* Flesh For The Beast live-action feature
* Shadow: Dead Riot live-action feature
* Machine Girl live-action feature

Source: ANN

9 thoughts on “Otakon 2008 Coverage: News and Cosplay

  1. Bahaha, that second video is awesome stuff. I need to start saving some money for next year! Baltimore ain’t that far from Montreal…

    Better start working on my Zero costume too!

  2. haha Such is the US culture of today ๐Ÿ˜› It would be fun to see a frequency distribution of cosplayers by anime or movie. From what I gathered, some of the cosplayers were nice, so it wasn’t too bad, wasn’t it?

  3. Well, there were some cosplayers that were too busy to pose for a picture… including a really good Range Murata pair ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Then again, I got most of them in the Dealer Room where it’s the busiest and most people are more interested in buying stuff rather than posing. I’m sure I inconvenienced more than a few even though they allowed pictures :\

    But overall, the cosplayers were really nice and most allowed a mini-photo session to go on ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Range Murata! Oh noes! He is one of my favorite artists… He had a great influence on Yoshitoshi Abe, whose art I like even more ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ah, camping the Dealer Room sounds like a good plan! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, don’t worry about inconveniencing them – most people like to pose ๐Ÿ˜‰

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