A 3-day encore presentation of panels and music from our debut online convention event!


Toshihiro Nagoshi

Shingo Natsume

Dai Sato

Kenji Kamiyama

Shinji Aramaki

Yuito Kimura

Tetsuya Fukuhara

Paru Itagaki

Seiji Mizushima

Hiroshi Hamasaki

Mamoru Miyano

Shigeto Koyama

Hiromi Wakabayashi

Kenji Nagasaki

Masahiro Mukai

Each day after the panels are over we'll be re-broadcasting DJ sets from all of the acts who participated in OTAQUEST // PLUGGED IN during the original CONNECT stream!

To sweeten the deal, we're also adding select sets from our SYNERGY -Stay Home Edition- event that was held as a part of Anime Central Online back in May!

☆Taku Takahashi







Alan Shirahama




Moe Shop



Join us Friday evening October 2nd for a trio of performances from rising acts in the J-Pop and Japanese rock landscapes!


Sasaki Rico

Chuning Candy


(All times CDT)


OTAQUEST as a project was born out of anime conventions in America. After iconic producer ☆Taku Takahashi (m-flo / block.fm) was invited to perform at the yearly SYNERGY party at Anime Central by event organizer Eddie Lehecka (Attack The Music, bemanistyle), the two teamed up to create something with the concept of connecting different aspects of the Japanese pop-culture world and its iconic creators more directly with fans in the United States.

The larger part of this mission is
fulfilled by our website, which brings regular news across all aspects of Japanese popular-culture, but also has a monthly feature topic in which we interview creative teams & influential people across a variety of industries. But our presence on the internet is only one aspect of how we build this connection, with live events making up the other side of how we approach our mission.

Since our founding in 2017, OTAQUEST has also participated with conventions all over the United States, bringing musicians, artists, and other elements of Japanese pop-culture with them. From booth appearances in exhibit halls, to OTAQUEST LIVE, and Anime Central's SYNERGY event, we have been building up the ways in which we can bridge the gap between creators in Japan & fans in the US.
OTAQUEST CONNECT is the next step in our continued use of live programming to compliment our daily news & editorial content.

We're teaming up with our good friends at
Anime Central to bring you a lineup chock full of amazing members of the anime, gaming, and music industries in Japan to create a weekend packed full of streaming content for fans worldwide to enjoy from the comfort of their own home. Making use of Twitch & Discord to interact as a global community, we can't wait to connect with you all again over
the weekend of October 2, 3, 4th, directly from our base of operations in Tokyo, Japan. We hope you'll join us!


We know that autograph signings are among the many events at conventions that fans look forward to every year. Even with OTAQUEST CONNECT being an online event we still wanted to give some lucky fans the opportunity to receive a unique keepsake from each guest and performer. We were able to get additional autographs from many of the guests participating in our encore, so during the course of the weekend we'll be running an ongoing contest for fans to win an autographed signboard from their favorite guests. To enter just follow these steps:

1. Follow @OTAQUEST on Twitter

2. Tune into panels over the weekend and tweet about them. This could be your thoughts, your favorite things about each guest, or just your excitement to see them!

3. Use the hashtags that appear on screen for each guest in your tweet.

At the end of the weekend we'll go through all of the tweets and select a winner at random from the qualifying entires. The winners will be selected sometime during the week of October 5th and we'll contact them for their mailing address.
NOTE: Please make sure your tweet is not private so we can see your entries!

This contest is open to fans worldwide, free to enter, and you can enter for as many guests as you like!