VAMPS, the new project of HYDE and K.A.Z., had previously advertised a show at SONAR the day before Otakon. “Going to Otakon? Come early!” their ads urged. While at the time this struck several Anime Diet staff members as a clever bit of juxtaposition involving a shared demographic, we had yet to truly appreciate the lengths to which VAMPS would go to secure an American fanbase. Now Otakon has released more guest news, and VAMPS is putting in an appearance there as well.
Jim Vowles, Otakon’s head of Guests, Industry, and Press Relations, commented, “I guess we must have made a good impression on HYDE a few years ago. We’re delighted and flattered that they changed plans to
meet the fans.” HYDE previously appeared with L’Arc~en~Ciel at Otakon 2004.
As previously announced, Anime Diet will be covering Otakon 2009. VAMPS will be at Otakon on Friday afternoon, with exact times and locations to be announced when their schedule is finalized.