We will be at Otakuthon 2013 this weekend


Do you like Japanese Anime/Manga?   We will be at Otakuthon this weekend and we hope to see you there.

What is Otakuthon?   Otakuthon is Quebec’s largest anime convention promoting Japanese animation (anime), Japanese graphic novels (manga), related gaming and Japanese pop-culture.   There will be anime-related programming, costume parties, contests, dealer room and tons of other things to do.

Check out their website for hours, programming and other goodies.


Review of Otakuthon 2011 Anime/Manga Convention Show

Well, Otakuthon 2011 came and went in a flash. It was organized by the Concordia University Anime Club and I have to say it was a smashing success. Not to kiss any assess but the staff and volunteers were incredible. We have done hundreds of shows over the past 20 years and we never had any convention staff/volunteers help us unload before the show started. It was freakin’ great!  We are looking forward to returning next year.    Thank you Elaine, the wonderful Otakuthon staff and all the volunteers who helped us out.

Best Montreal Anime store to Shop

otaku anime of concordia university

Otaku (Anime of Concordia University) Convention was a huge success and I can’t wait for the next show. Updates on their next show will be posted here. In the meantime, if you need your anime fix and the show date is too far away, you need to visit these two Montreal stores:

Anime Model KitsSCI-FI Anime – Located near Atwater Metro, Sci-Fi has a good selection of anime/manga and is run by a really cool dude (Luen). They have moved from Villa Maria/Queen Mary to this downtown location a few years back. Walking distance from Concordia University…you should definitely drop in. Love their enormous selection of Gundam model kits!

2186 rue Ste-Catherine O. (near Atwater Metro)
Montreal, QC H3H 1M7
(514) 482-7844
Website: http://www.scifianime.ca/

Marche Clandestin Anime Montreal StoreMarche Clandestin Mangaya- Since 1995, Marché Clandestin counts over 7000 members and a library of over 5000 DVD and Bluray titles. It is the largest selection of anime in Quebec, which makes it ‘THE’ place to go to if you want to experience a bit of Asian Pop Culture. They also offer a wide variety of wallscrolls, posters, CD soundtracks, figurines and other assorted Asian goodies. Located near Berri-UQAM Metro station, you will need to check their hours of operation as they are closed from Mondays to Wednesdays.

325 Rue Ontario Est
Montreal, QC H2X 1H7
(514) 510-6507
Website: http://www.mcanime.com/

Did I miss an anime store in Montreal? Please feel free to comment.

UPDATE:  It appears that Marche Clandestin has closed.