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Otakuthon is Quebec's largest festival celebrating Japanese animation (anime), graphic novels (manga), related gaming, and pop culture.

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The first of its kind in Montreal, Otakuthon is a full-fledged, fan-run, bilingual anime convention that features a number of special guests as well as many activities and events spotlighting anime, manga, video games, artwork, and Japanese culture.

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Video Gaming Room

Otakuthon's Video Gaming room is back again, now bigger and better than ever! We've brought back all the old favorites; multiple stations with today's modern consoles running the latest games, both North American and Japanese, retro consoles featuring video games from yesteryear, as well as other video gaming events like our video game tournaments and DDR!  In keeping with this year's Vocaloid theme, we are announcing a new rhythm games station!

Due to popular demand, we have added even more PC LAN stations, featuring games like League of Legends and Starcraft II, for both casual and tournament play.

So whether you're new to video gaming or have been video gaming for years, everyone is welcome at Otakuthon's Video Gaming Room!


Convention-goers are highly encouraged to BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Controller). This will make things easier for both the convention and your fellow players.

Dance Dance Revolution (DDR)

DDR is back for yet another year of dancing fun! All the main attractions are returning so that everyone can enjoy themselves, whatever their skill level!

If you're in a competing mood, we have our classic Standard and Heavy tournaments or for our casual dancers, who would like to enjoy a competitive event, there will be several Light-level mini-contests available.

To all those dancing machines out there, you spoke, we listened, and for the first time ever we will be hosting a no holds barred tournament to be played at the highest difficulty levels with modified settings - so go all out!

There will also be plenty of freeplay if you want to dance without pressure and enjoy the upbeat mood of the DDR station. The more the merrier, so bring your friends and hope to see you there!

RPG (Role Playing Games) Corner

Back again this year, our RPG Corner will offer plenty of titles from this popular genre to try for both the RPG newcomer and veteran alike!  Some of the titles that will be available for play: Final Fantasy XIII-2, Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, Tales of Graces F and many more!

That's not all! New this year to the RPG Corner will be some of the best RPGs on the Playstation Portable (PSP) which you can play on the big screen!  Some of the titles that will be available for play: Ys I & II Chronicles, Valkyria Chronicles II, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy and many more!

Doujin Games

Doujin gaming makes its return to the Otakuthon gaming room, now with more titles than ever before! Come try your hand at Japan's latest fan creations.

Doujin games are made by and often published by fans, covering the entire spectrum of games. Some are inspired by commercially made games, others are original, with some of these even inspiring commercial games or becoming published by major companies.

Hentai Games

Once again, we will be featuring various eroge (erotic games) of differing genres, from shooters, fighting games, adventure and more. Not just your run of the mill dating sims.  (NOTE: Games not suitable for a younger audience, 18+)

Video Game Tournaments

Do you like fighting to the death? Super heroes being pitted against each other? Armies clashing? How about crowds of people cheering for that final blow?  If you do crave all that, then come and enjoy the high skill of our Video Games Tourney scene!  From Marvel vs Capcom 3 to Starcraft II, we have it all! Prizes galore for the champions and praise to all that join us!

Be sure to holler at our two hosts, Hunter and Ahmad, as they jump about madly and have a great time hosting our main tournaments! And remember folks, keep it clean, the real world anyways!

The following video game tournaments will be held: *

  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Soul Calibur V
  • Super Smash Brothers
  • King of Fighters XIII
  • And many more!

*Note: Listed tournaments are subject to change without prior notice.

LAN Party

Back again this year, Otakuthon presents to you the LAN Party area for those of you whose way of the samurai can only be expressed through a keyboard and a mouse.  Enter our RTS or FPS tournament or come meet fellow players to compete in wacky anime games, finger bashing rhythm games, and Initial D driving skills will be put to test!

The following is a list of games that will be played in the LAN Party area*:

  • Starcraft II
  • League of Legends
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Diablo 3
  • Magicka
  • Plus many more!

*Note: Listed games are subject to change without prior notice.