Performing Guests

Moon Stream

Moon StreamMoon Stream is a new musical unit combining the forces of Japanese visual style rock with the sounds of the New York underground. Created in early 2011, Moon Stream is fronted by Satsuki (vocals, ex RENTRER EN SOI) and Tomo (guitar, echostream). These two veterans of the early visual kei explosion in Japan are now active on opposite ends of the globe. 

 The first half of the band's name "Moon" is derived from Satsuki's own name, while the latter half, taken from Tomo's band name "echostream," fuses to create a fresh concept for a band unlike any other - channelling the energy of the moon as a powerful musical force. 

Displaying their visual and musical talent from signature rock sounds, ambient compositions, to dance rock music, their US debut launched Moon Stream into the sky. Don't miss Moon Stream's first Canadian appearance at Otakuthon 2013!

L'orchestre de Jeux Vidéo (OJV)

OJVL'orchestre de Jeux Vidéo was founded in September 2008 by Catherine Caplette-Bérubé, Jocelyn Leblanc and Sébastien Wall-Lacelle. Directed by maestro Jocelyn Leblanc, its primary mission (as its name suggests) is to produce concerts featuring music from the video games soundtrack repertoire, which is a unique concept in Quebec. From its earliest days, the orchestra has always had great success with the Montreal crowd, with many concerts gathering over 500 people. The orchestra will be celebrating their 5th year in June 2013 with a Final Fantasy concert on June 15th and a Mario Bros. concert on June 29th!

Yokai Project

Yokai ProjectYokai Project is a J-Rock cover band from Montreal, Canada. The band plays covers of popular songs from anime, video games and J-Rock bands, along with their own compositions based on music of the Touhou Project series. The members are known for their Japanese music passion and their dynamic stage presence during their shows. They are one of the first bands to play Touhou Project music in North America and their first album will be released this summer.


The 404s

The 404sThe 404s are delighted to be back at Otakuthon with our best shows yet! This year, we celebrate TEN YEARS of improv comedy at anime conventions, and we're bringing the party to Montreal again!

If you aren't familiar with our brand of anime improv, definitely check out at least one of our shows on the con weekend. Every show is unrehearsed, unpredictable, unrepeatable, and influenced by YOUR suggestions and participation! We'll create comedy scenes based in your ideas, combined with our improv know-how and anime fanboyisms. The result is comedy that'll have you laughing like crazy and knowing why The 404s pack rooms at fandom events around Canada and in the States!


Matthew Myers

Matthew Myers

Matthew Myers has composed music for video games and other media professionally since 2006. Fans can hear Matt's music in visual novels and RPGs like Heileen 3, Loren Amazon Princess and Always Remember Me from Winter Wolves Games, as well as The Royal Trap and Date Warp from Hanako Games. Additionally, Matt created music and audio for the grand prize winning entry in Nokia's "Calling All Innovators" game development competition, and also recorded and mixed English language theme song vocals for Square-Enix's ill-fated Xbox title Gun Loco.

Matt is also the lead singer and songwriter from otaku band LeetStreet Boys. LeetStreet Boys first emerged in the anime convention scene with their 2008 hit song and animated music video Yuri The Only One which has now reached over 1.5 million YouTube views. The band has gone on to release 3 full-length albums titled LeetStreet Boys, Otaku Hearts and L3g3nds, as well as produce animated music videos for singles Guitar Hero Hero, She's So Kawaii and Cosplay Girlfriend. LeetStreet Boys has performed at numerous anime conventions across North America and their music is enjoyed by anime fans worldwide.

In the last year Matt produced a song with Irulanne (singer and creator of Otakuthon Idol) in both English and French. Currently he continues to write songs, compose music and produce animated videos.

DJ Janos

DJ Janos

Tracing his roots back to eurodance and vocal-pop house, DJ JANOS has constantly re-invented himself to bring his audiences the very best dance party he can offer. He blends his old and classic tracks that ground him, with the new and eclectic styles he finds himself gravitating towards. It is this art of bringing together old and new, new and newer that has kept his audiences on their feet.

2013 will mark the 10 year anniversary of Janos' DJ career, and he has no plans to slow down. Having become the resident "Dance Commander" of ConBravo, Con-G, and Otakuthon's Saturday Night Dance parties, he owes much to his loyal convention-going fans. DJ Janos' approach to each and every party he touches is simple: To Entertain. Be it through his music, his costumes, his dancing, or his antics, Janos does not disappoint. His only goal is to make sure his audience has the best time possible, and to see everyone dancing at once is greatest joy. DJ Janos has some exciting things happening to celebrate his 10 years behind the decks, so be sure not to miss him.

Press Start 2 Play

Press Start 2 Play

Press Start 2 Play (or PS2P for short) is the birth-child of music and video games. PS2P consists of Jake (guitarist), Robyn (vocalist), Taylin (bassist) and Karan (drummer). The party of four hope to make their way across the world, meet new characters, and complete quests with the help of other like-minded people.

Daito Ryu Koryukan

Daito Ryu KoryukanThe first Hakuho Ryu branch opened in Canada, Koryukan is an independent dojo whose goal is to practice and preserve the techniques of traditional Daito-ryu Aki Budo and Kenjutsu Ona Itto-ryu as they were taught.

Located in Montreal, Koryukan offers the teachings of Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu and Kenjutsu to individuals and groups. Respect, loyalty, friendship, humanity, humility, bravery, dedication, commitment and a right spirit are all values strongly encouraged.

The purpose of Daito-ryu practice is to better our own lives and the lives of those around us. Koryukan feels that it must not only preserve and develop Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu, but also must strive to promote it all over the world and pass it down to future generations.


Shidokan Kendo and Iaido Club

Shidokan Kendo and Iaido Club"A true warrior has no confusion in his mind..."

No Martial Art symbolizes the spirit of the warrior more than the arts of kendo and Iaido. Although the metal swords have been replaced by bamboo and wood, all other aspects of the Samurai Spirit live on in the practice of these martial arts.

This intense training contributes greatly to self-development, builds up a strong character and clears the mind giving the students confidence to overcome daily undertakings with the utmost commitment.

The main goal of the Shidokan Kendo and Iaido Club is to help students overcome their own limitations offering them the opportunity to experience an ancient Japanese tradition. Join us and unleash the warrior within you...


Feng Huang Wushu Club

Feng Huang WushuWushu consists of highly intense and precise routines both with and without the use of weaponry. Wushu also emcompasses traditional elements more commonly known as Kung Fu, combining them with acrobatic manoeuvres.

The Feng Huang Wushu Club is a leading Chinese martial arts club in the Montreal area. Students are notable for their success in national or international competitions, but also for their involvement in the Montreal community.

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Yua Wakana

Yua Wakana

Yua Wakana has mainly been influenced by pop music. In 2009, she received an honourable mention for her first appearance at Otakuthon Idol with the song "Inori~You Raise Me Up~" (originally by Lena Park), performing in front of hundreds of people.  She has a wide vocal range, though her soul and Rn'B touch is what describes her voice best.  She also plays piano and draws much of her inspiration from Yamapi, Shota Shimizu, Joe Inoue, LM.C, BoA and, more recently, X-Japan, NAUL, Yiruma and LYN.

One of the first to present popular J-Pop shows at the Otakuthon Cosplay Cafe in 2010 and 2011 as well as a piano performance in 2012, Yua Wakana has has also performed at other events such as Cape et Kimono, Nadeshicon, BIG BENTO, and the Otakuthon event at Just for Laughs.  At Anime North Idol 2013, she was a finalist with the song Mikazuki (originally by Ayaka).

Come experience that which is Japanese Pop Concert here at Otakuthon!  Yua will be designing her own sparkling stage outfit, so don't miss it!

Komachi Montreal

Komachi MontrealKomachi Montreal is a Japanese dance group which exists since 2007 and presents several folkloric dances from across Japan in the Montreal area. The purpose of our performances is to share pleasant moments with everybody through our dances, so please come share this pleasant moment with us during the convention! We will also be doing a Montreal Ondo workshop during our performance. Montreal Ondo is an original Japanese dance which was created by a Japanese community here in Montreal. Let’s dance together!