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Rica Matsumoto to virtually participate at Otakuthon 2020 also known as Otakuthon At Home Edition
Rica Matusumoto attended Otakuthon 2019, and participated in a autograph session, a panel session, and a concert where she sung three songs last year. Due to the nature of conventions right now, many events including Otakuthon have moved to an online format that is open for anyone who is able to attend. Rica Matsumoto is slated to participate in a panel during this weekend (August 15th and 16th, 2020).

Tickets are priced at:
$20 CAD
$15 USD

Registration is available here: https://otakuthon.vfairs.com/en/registration
More details regarding Rica Matsumoto's participation is available here: https://www.otakuthon.com/2020/en/guests/japanese/#rica-matsumoto

The convention remains the second largest anime event in Canada. Proud of its Quebec origins, Otakuthon strives to be a fully bilingual convention (French and English) since its beginnings.

Rica Matsumoto

Rica Matsumoto:
Rica Matsumoto is a seiyuu (voice actress), a singer, and a multi-talent actress. Her activity area covers a wide range including Japan, China, America, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Spain, and Vietnam. Rica Matsumoto (松本 梨香 Matsumoto Rika, born November 30, 1968) is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer who was born in Yokohama, Japan. Her name is also sometimes romanized as Rika Matsumoto. She was one of the founders of the Anison band JAM Project. After early-stage work, she began both voice acting and singing careers. Her most popular role is Satoshi (Ash Ketchum in English translations), the main character of the anime series Pokémon. She also had a role in the Yu-Gi-Oh series as Ryo Bakura and Yami Bakura. As such, Matsumoto has taken on roles for young boys. Matsumoto also performs the songs for many of the openings for the Japanese Pokémon anime. She also performed the theme song A Live A Life for Tokusatsu tv show story Kamen Rider Ryuki. Matsumoto has had leading as well as supporting roles in dozens of series. She has also had a radio show in Japan and does some dubbing work for translations of American films and TV series into Japanese. This online appearance is brought to you by J-rock North Promotions Inc. and LIVE EXSAM Inc.

Otakuthon at Home 2020

Virtual anime festival Experience Otakuthon at Home for the first time!
Visit our 2-day virtual convention on an interactive platform from the comfort of your home and enjoy all it has to offer.

  • One continuous track of Otakuthon staple events.
  • Two continuous tracks of panels.
  • A virtual Exhibition Hall with Dealers, Industry and Artists.
  • A customisable display name and avatar image for your online presence.
  • Prizes to be won by attending and engaging inside the platform!
  • A social lounge to chat, call and video conference with fellow attendees.
  • A variety of interactive video gaming streams for all skill levels and tastes.
  • In-platform information desk and technical support to optimize your virtual experience.
On August 15 and 16, Otakuthon, Montreal’s own anime festival, will be holding an online, virtual “At Home” edition of their event this summer. While their physical event, which normally brings in over 25,000 people to the Palais des congrès de Montréal over a single weekend each year, was cancelled due to the pandemic, this year’s virtual event will feature some of the festival’s mainstay events such as concerts, panels, and guests. In addition, the festival will be bringing back favourites such as Masquerade and Otakuthon Idol, in a virtual manner. The full schedule of events will be available closer to the dates of the festival.

The event is set to run from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM EDT each day and will feature a variety of guests from North America and Japan. There will also be a variety of exhibitors virtually present to help satisfy shoppers looking for anime goods or searching for that unique art piece. The platform being used for this event will allow attendees to privately chat with exhibitors but they will also be able to chat with other attendees on various topics involving anime and the Japanese culture.

Be sure to tune into the anime event of the summer - Otakuthon at Home on August 15th and 16th, 2020.

Disclaimer: Otakuthon is providing PocketMonsters.net access to the virtual convention for our coverage of any events we will cover.

Source: https://www.otakuthon.com/2020/en/
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