Washington, D.C. (July 17, 2021) – Fashion and J-rock music programming events are planned for
Otakon 2021, featuring panels on fashion and alt. idols with Senanan; J-rock with Initial’L; and visual kei
with LANTANA. These guests will be participating in panels via remote livestream from Japan, according
to Otakorp Inc.
Not just a designer but also a DJ, Senanan wears many faces. She has been featured as a model in
publications such as “KERA!,” “FRUiTS,” “Koakuma ageha,” “SHUTTER,” and “Tokyo GraffiT” and has
also been featured on TV.
Senanan designs her own brand, QissQill, and is a charisma blogger. Most recently, she has made
appearances at famous events as an extensive crossover DJ, featuring idol, anime, and loud scene
songs. Senanan was also active in Strawberry Syndrome, which features Rinahamu, formerly of the idol
group BiS. Rinahamu was a member of the group CY8ER.
Senanan now designs for her brands XRN (pronounced Heren), sister brand of KRY clothing, and
QissQill. She also produces the idol group RIPLIE.
Initial’L (formerly visual kei band Lycaon) is a four-person rock band with Yu-ki on vocals, Satoshi and
ZERO on guitar, and Ichiro on drums. They started in 2016, and since then, they have released three
singles, a mini album, and a full album. Initial’L stands out in the current rock scene for transcending
In 2017, Initial’L embarked on their first tour, FIREFLYTOUR: Road to BLITZ, playing 18 shows all over
Japan. The final show of the tour was held at Mynavi Akasaka BLITZ. In July of 2018, they released their
third single, “Can You Feel It?” and in September of that same year, their first full album, “Initialize,” came
out. Along with the release of “Initialize,” they set off on the Initialize tour, where they played six shows in
five locations all across Japan.
In 2019, Initial’L made their U.S. debut at Katsucon in National Harbor, MD.
LANTANA is a loud rock visual kei band based in Tokyo. Despite their intense sound and a dark visual
kei mask, their songs feature pleasant hooks, with melodies that grab listeners’ attention.
LANTANA started in July of 2015. In December of the same year, they released their first mini album and
held a Tohoku region tour. In February of 2016, they held their first sponsored event. With their next
sponsored events held consecutively in June, July, and August, LANTANA released their first single.
In May of 2017, LANTANA’s second single was released, and in July, they held their first single-act event.
In February of 2019, LANTANA made their international debut at Katsucon for the event’s 25th
anniversary in National Harbor, MD, in the U.S. In September of 2019, LANTANA released three singles
internationally with the help of Gan-Shin Records.
Otakorp thanks Chaotic Harmony Imports, which features official visual kei and idol merchandise from
Japan, for helping to coordinate these events.
Chaotic Harmony Imports was created in early 2016 after seeing the high demand for visual kei
merchandise that is often sold exclusively in Japan and hard to obtain. Understanding this gap, the
founders of Chaotic Harmony came together to use their extensive knowledge, experience, and
connections in order to help fans more easily obtain merchandise while still supporting the artists.
By utilizing the staff’s connections with management companies, labels, and artists, Chaotic Harmony
Imports is able to purchase goods directly from the bands, which supports the artists and allows for a
cheaper means of importation. Likewise, considerable market research was done prior to creating the
company, which allows for Chaotic Harmony’s staff to understand the fans and their wants.
In 2017, Chaotic Harmony organized their first convention event with Avanchick at Tokyo in Tulsa. Since
then, they have organized more than a dozen live concerts and fashion shows, as well as orchestrating
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-seventh 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. Historically, Otakon has drawn up to 34,000 people for
three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 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.
For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.Otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp
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