Otakon 2013 Press Coverage


Taking place from 8/9 – 8/11 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Otakon celebrated its 20th anniversary. Primarily there with the intention of rating the film/film related selections and live action offerings of the convention, FilmSmash was granted Press Access. As articles become updated, this page be so as well to serve as a gateway for the complete accomplished work done throughout the weekend.







Sunday Concert: Yoko Kanno – PIANO ME


Sunday Concert: Chiaki Ishikawa

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 Interview: Art Black, Live Action Programmer




List of films screened over the weekend, and reviews if applicable:


Beijing Punk

Black Eagle (R2B)

Bodyguards and Assassins

Branded to Kill

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame


Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

Fire of Conscience

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Goke, Bodysnatcher From Hell

Hard Romanticker

Howl’s Moving Castle

Idol is Dead

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Rurouni Kenshin


Shinobi no Mono

Sleepy Eyes of Death 4: Sword of Seduction

Summer Wars

This Girl is Badass

Tiger on Beat

Tokyo Drifter

The Tower

True Legend

Wolf Children


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