'Madrid Otaku': Japanese culture conquers the Casa de Campo for a weekend

The sixth edition of Madrid Otaku arrives this weekend at the Glass Pavilion of the Casa de Campo Fairgrounds.

'Madrid Otaku': Japanese culture conquers the Casa de Campo for a weekend

The sixth edition of Madrid Otaku arrives this weekend at the Glass Pavilion of the Casa de Campo Fairgrounds. For two days - June 11 and 12 - fans of manga, anime and Japanese culture will enjoy the program that includes video game areas, publications, cosplay contests, gaming, karaoke and concerts. The event is held at the installation of the Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the City Council managed by Madrid Destino.

The Nippon Cultural Association organizes this event that brings together hundreds of fans of Japanese culture. Among this year's proposals, the participation of the cosplayer Shiro Ychigo stands out. In addition to being part of the jury of the Cosplay and Catwalk Cosplay contests, she will offer a photography talk and will have a print stand during the event.

The Asturian pianist and streamer Elesky will offer a piano concert at Madrid Otaku. It will be on the main stage of the venue. The exhibition area, on the ground floor of the Crystal pavilion, exceeds 8,000 square meters. Other participating guests are Guinxu, an indie video game developer who shares the development of his projects on YouTube and has more than 650,000 subscribers, and also Mina Starliart, a cosplayer and cosmaker from Madrid who creates her own costumes and has won several awards, or Rubén Saldaña, author of the popular role-playing game 'Mahô Shoujo'.

Visitors will be able to visit more than a hundred craftsmen, artists and illustrators and commercial stands such as Cosplay Gallery / Kokura Store, Mina Starliart or the Dragon Ball Zone. One of the novelties this year is the presence of three manga and light novel publishers: SEKAI Editorial, Ediciones Babylon and LetraBlanka Editorial.

In addition, this edition counts as guests VivaErManga, who was responsible for more than three years for the 'No Solo Gaming' section of the AlfaBetaJuega.com website and promoter of manga in Spain and specialist, and the experts in Japanese culture, Juan Carlos Pérez and Ramón Sanmatías, who will participate in various talks to be held at the event.

During the two days, the Crystal pavilion will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and among the scheduled activities there will be thematic talks.

The Crystal pavilion is located in the heart of Casa de Campo. The Fairgrounds have excellent communication by public transport, both by metro – Alto de Extremadura (line 6) and Lago (line 10) stations – and by various EMT bus lines.

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