In a celebration that promises to be a feast for the senses, anime enthusiasts and pop-culture aficionados are gearing up for Nairobi’s very own exclusive convention – Otamatsuri. 

Scheduled to take place on August 26, at the Nairobi International School (senior school) on Maji Mazuri Road from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., this event is set to immerse fans in a world of vibrant characters, intricate storylines, and the fascinating realm of Japanese pop culture. From cosplay tournaments to anime quiz challenges, the event offers a unique opportunity for fans to gather, connect, and revel in their shared passions.

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What is Otamatsuri?

Anime and manga have transcended their origins in Japan to become a global phenomenon, capturing the hearts of people from diverse backgrounds. Otamatsuri is one of Nairobi’s biggest fan events that offers fans of the genre a chance to come together and celebrate their shared love for the medium. 

What to expect from this year’s event?

Cosplay Tournaments: Bringing Fictional Characters to Life

One of the highlights of Otamatsuri is the cosplay tournament, where attendees transform into their favourite anime, manga, or video game characters. Cosplay, short for “costume play,” is an art form that allows fans to embody the characters they admire. 

Anime Quiz Tournaments

For those who pride themselves on their deep knowledge of anime and manga, the anime quiz tournaments at Otamatsuri are an exhilarating challenge. These quizzes encompass a wide range of topics, from classic series to the latest releases, and test participants’ understanding of characters, plots, and even behind-the-scenes trivia. 

Community Stage

The community stage at Otamatsuri serves as a platform for attendees to showcase their talents, whether it’s singing their favourite anime theme songs, performing skits, or displaying fan-made artwork. This stage celebrates the creativity of fans and offers a space where their efforts can be acknowledged and applauded by fellow enthusiasts.

Video Game Tournament: Where Gaming Meets Anime

In recent years, the intersection between anime and video games has become increasingly prominent. Otamatsuri recognizes this connection by hosting a video game tournament where participants can engage in friendly competition. 

Anime Food Experience

Japanese animation often pays meticulous attention to food, turning meals into mouthwatering works of art. At Otamatsuri, attendees can indulge in an anime food experience where dishes from iconic series are brought to life. 

Ticket prices

Single Ticket Kshs. 1,000

Expires Friday August 25th, 11.59pm

Gate Tickets Kshs. 1,500

Cashless payments only

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