Otakon 20 to Host Novelist Kaoru Kurosaki

Otakon to Host Novelist Kaoru Kurosaki, Exhibit of Original Rurouni Kenshin Artwork


kaoruKurosaki_katatumuriBaltimore, MD (June 6, 2013) – Otakon 20 will feature the artwork of Nobuhiro Watsuki in an exhibit of original Rurouni Kenshin artwork to be curated by his wife and novelist Kaoru Kurosaki.

Kaoru Kurosaki, a talented novelist herself (and occasional collaborator on works like Buso Renkin), is also the wife of Rurouni Kenshin creator Nobuhiro Watsuki, who is sadly unable to attend. But he was kind enough to send us an exhibit of original Kenshin artwork, which will be on display in the Art Hall all weekend.

In addition to curating this rare exhibit, Ms. Kurosaki will be presenting an intimate, insider’s view of the real life of a popular mangaka.

Otakon 2013 will be held August 9­11 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twentieth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore’s few large, city­wide events, drawing over 32,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 89,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania­based, 501(c)3 educational non­profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all­volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.


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