Kouki, vocalist of the visual kei rock band D=OUT, has been announced as a musical guest for Otakon. In addition to performing in concert, Kouki will also appear in Otakon’s fashion show as a guest model for the Japanese brand DimMoire. While at Otakon, attendees will also be able to see Kouki in a Q&A panel and join him for meet and greets.
Otakon will be held July 28-30, 2023 in Washington, D.C.
Attendees can register for Otakon HERE
Kouki is the vocalist of the Japanese visual kei rock band D=OUT, which was formed in 2006. Not limiting themselves to just their home country, the band has toured not only in Tokyo and other parts of Japan but in Europe and Asia as well.
Debuting as Kouki Hanamizakura, he is also a performer of enka, a more traditional Japanese music style, in addition to his visual kei rock band activities. He has achieved the #1 ranking on the enka song chart in both Japan and France.
Kouki places a heavy importance on art that is unique to Japan as he plays the tsugaru shamisen and incorporates fans used in traditional Japanese dance.
With artistic work that only he can create, he hopes that people around the world will feel moments that make their hearts dance, even just a little bit.
Founded in 1994, Otakon is an annual convention held in the summer months to celebrate Asian pop culture (anime, manga, music, movies, video games, etc) and its fandom. The event runs from Friday to Sunday and is packed with a schedule that has tons to do.
In 2017, Otakon moved to our new home, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in our nation’s capital of Washington, DC.
Truly “for fans, by fans”, Otakon is run all by volunteers under the non-profit organization Otakorp, Inc.
Official Website: https://www.otakon.com/
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