You don't want to miss the return of Yokota-Con!

4 Mar • 1–6 p.m.
Taiyo Community Center

No Federal endorsement of sponsors intended.

Talent Lineup

VIP Guest

Stay tuned on our Facebook Page for the grand reveal.

VIP Guest

Stay tuned on our Facebook Page for the grand reveal.



Formed in 2014, MADKID is a five-member dance and vocal group
featuring two rappers and three vocalists. Their song RISE, released
in 2019, served as their breakout hit when it was featured as the
theme for anime “The Rising of the Shield Hero.” Their rhythmic rap
and powerful vocals make for a one-of-a-kind performance you won’t
want to miss at Yokota-Con 2023!



GinyuforcE (ギニューフォース) was formed around 2008 and are pioneers of a new genre!  You will be mesmerized by the fluidity and spectacle of
wotagei dance. The style originated in Akihabara and GinyuforcE has
perfected the art! Developed by the fans of Japanese idol singers,
wotagei combines light and choreography to create a performance you
won’t want to miss!


Artist, Live drawing

Performing live art at Yokota-Con 2023 is the accomplished Hiroshi Shimizu! Hiroshi Shimizu is not only a skillful artist, but also has years of professional experience as a director and key animator. His work can be spotted through many Studio Ghibli films such as Princess Mononoke and other projects including Samurai Champloo, Fullmetal Alchemist and Space Dandy. You won’t want to miss this great artist in action!


Artist, Live drawing

Yokota-Con 2023 is proud to introduce Sakura Ebi! Hailing from Osaka,
Sakura Ebi is a manga artist, MC, model, performer and cosplayer.
Inspired by the popular anime ONE PIECE, her artwork is the perfect
display of her incredible talent! Join us at Yokota-Con 2023 to watch
her fascinating live drawing. We can’t wait to see you there!

Wear Your Best

Show up in costume to qualify for the prize raffle.

Enter the Cosplay Contest

ONLINE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, 11:59 p.m. JST, February 26

Best Overall, Best Game Character, Best Illustrated/Animated Character, Best Live Action Character

How to submit:
Please send your name, email, phone number, character name and a photo to

Click here for more information

Stage Schedule

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    1:10–1:30 p.m.

    Opening act:KUNO1∞JAPAN(kuno-ichi-eight-Japan)

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    1:40–2:00 p.m.

    Introduction: Professional Cosplayers and all cosplayers at the venue
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    2:00–2:30 p.m.

    MADKID Performance

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    2:30–2:50 p.m.

    Anime Panel Discussion (D’ART Shtajio/ Echelle sponsored content)

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    2:50–3:10 p.m.

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    3:10–3:30 p.m.

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    3:30–3:45 p.m.

    Star Wars 501st Rebel Legion
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    4:20–5:20 p.m.

    Cosplay Contest
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    5:20–5:50 p.m.

    GinyuforcE Dance Performance

Subject to change without notice.