July 24, 2008
News for Otakon 2008:
DaizyStripper joins Otakon 2008 Sunday musical guest line-up
Baltimore, USA (24 July 2008) – Otakon is pleased to welcome one of the most popular rising stars of the J-music world, DaizyStripper! YU-GIRI provides the explosive vocals, backed by wild guitars from MAYU and NAO. The heartbeat of the group is REI's steady bass guitar and KAZAMI's energetic drumbeats and intricate piano melodies. The group has consistently sold out shows throughout Japan, and their first single "Dandelion" skyrocketed to #1 on the Oricon Indies chart.
The band performed a critically-acclaimed show at the "hide Memorial Summit" this past May, and on June 6 performed in Shibuya to a standing-room-only crowd. Although the group's roots are in visual kei, it has evolved into a musical powerhouse taking Tokyo by storm! Currently, the band is working on their new single, scheduled to be released in October.
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its fifteenth 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, city-wide events, drawing over 22,000 individual members for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 60,000 "turnstile" attendees). Otakon is a membership-based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.