Otakuthon Misadventures (LARP)

About Otakuthon

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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Otakuthon Misadventures is still alive and kicking; and it's waiting for you to join its LARP (live-action role playing game) for the 2012 edition. If you want to be part of an epic adventure in the company of your friends while acting as your favourite character, then you're in the right place. Cosplay to your heart's content in this exciting three hour event and get the chance to participate in mini challenges that will test you. With new and improved games and a whole new story, join the ranks of the Otakuthon Misadventures 3 LARP crew in their new adventure called Vanishing Worlds. Don't know anything about anime or manga? Not a problem. We have challenges that can be played by anybody! Everybody can play, so come and join us! Get your three-man team and cosplay ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Win prizes at the same time!

For more information, please email larp@otakuthon.com.

Registration Information


The deadline to register for the Otakuthon Misadventures 3: Vanishing Worlds LARP is August 1st, 2012.  There is a limit of 8 teams with 3 people per team.  After the deadline, there is a chance that teams can still be accepted during the day of the LARP event if there are open spaces available.

The LARP will take place on Sunday August 5th, 2012, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Participants are asked to come to Panel Room 6 (Room 524C) 15 minutes before the event (9:45 am) for attendance.  The game officially starts at 10:00 am.  (Note: this is a one-day event and it will last for up to 2 hours).

If you are not part of a team and would still like to participate, you can send an email to the LARP Director (larp@otakuthon.com), leave a message on the Otakuthon LARP Facebook event page, or post on the Otakuthon forums.  Single participants could also show up on the day of the LARP and if there are other singles available who would like to participate, a team of three can be formed.


To participate, download the registration form here. We will accept registration forms until­­­­­ August 1st, 2012.  Please fill out the registration form and email it to larp@otakuthon.com with the subject " ***OTAKUTHON MISADVENTURE 3 REGISTRATION***".

Once you have emailed your registration form, you will be sent a confirmation email shortly after to inform you that the form has been received and approved.  We will accept a minimum of 5 teams and a maximum of 8 teams. Teams are made of 3 people only, no more; no less. 

*** If we are full, we will still keep your registration form in the event there are some cancelations. ***


If you meet the following criteria, you'll be able to join the Goddess Cosmos and save the world! Before you register, please take a quick look at these registration rules:

  • You have to be 15+ to register for this game.
  • This game is bilingual.
  • A total of 24 people will be accepted in this game. Meaning 8 teams of 3 people. WE NEED AT LEAST 5 TEAMS to do the game. If a team is missing members on the day of the event, they will be disqualified to let others play. We might make special exceptions, if necessary.
  • If a team member wants to drop out, you may find a replacement before the game starts but you NEED to have 3 members to play. If you can't find a replacement in time, the team will have to drop out. No replacement may be done once the game has started and your team will be disqualified if anyone drops out. Once again, as we stated, you can still find a replacement for missing members if something's come up before the game starts. Please remember to be there 15 minutes before the start of the actual event.
  • You MUST have a full cosplay to participate (e.g. wearing only a Naruto headband will not count)
  • Cosplays can be from an anime, manga, game, J-pop, kimono, Disney or any other Japanese/comics related media.
  • You have to act like your character and live the lie. You need to be able to have fun and enter the game. (e.g. During the event, you'll be called by your character's name and not your given name)
  • You need to be a team of 3 in total to participate. If you are alone and want to participate, please check the Otakuthon's forums, Facebook page, and/or website concerning this event to look for other people to team up with.
  • Even if you don't know anything about anime video games, you can still play the game.
  • First come, first serve policy applies here. If we have cancellations before or on the day of the event, we will still allow you to enter your team IF you show up on time at the event before 9:45 am! AT 10:00 am, the game will have already begun and it will be too late! We advise that you come 15 minutes before the event time to register to make sure you get a chance to enter.

LARP Story

The worlds of Anime, Video Games and Manga are once again threatened by an unknown phenomenon. These worlds are starting to vanish slowly due to the mysterious appearance of black holes that are sucking away their life force.  Marth (Fire Emblem), prince of Altea, has managed to save his world momentarily from these black holes, but it is uncertain how long the peace will last.  

Since there are other worlds out there that might be in the same situation, Marth has called upon your help brave adventurers, to find the reason behind the appearance of these black holes, stop them, and save these worlds from vanishing. If you are up to the challenge and like cosplaying or acting like your favourite anime character in a real life game, then join Marth in his quest to save the worlds of Anime, Video Games, and Manga from being destroyed and forgotten from memory. Help him save the memories from each of these worlds that are being lost because of these black holes.  

You will have to travel from one world to another with the hope that you can find out if these black holes are a natural occurrence or if someone is behind this chaos.  You will also have to gather the essence from each world to bring it back to Marth for safe keeping.

This fantasy universe will surely deliver what you're looking for in an awesome LARP (Live Action Role-Playing game): fun, adventure, mystery and challenges.  Marth will need all the help he can get.  Form a team of three with your most trusted friends and save these worlds from being destroyed.  Don't expect this journey to be an easy one; you will have to face various characters from different anime, video game and manga series that will try to protect their world and test your loyalties. They will challenge your general knowledge of anime, video games and mangas, as well as you memory and strategic skills in various quests to see if you and your team has what it takes to be the world's savior.

You still think you are up for the challenge!?  Then go ahead and take your chances with your friends and be the hero you were made to be.  Who knows, if you win you might get rewarded by Marth with some super special awesome prizes!  But be aware that if you fail, all these worlds of Anime, Video Games and Manga will disappear from your memories.

For more information, please email larp@otakuthon.com.