Press Releases

June 8, 2006

News for Otakuthon 2006:

Howl's Moving Castle and FFVII: Advent Children to be shown at Otakuthon

Montreal, Quebec, Canada (June 7, 2006) - Otakuthon, the first fan-run anime convention hosted in Montreal, is proud to present two excellent upcoming feature movies: Howl's Moving Castle® and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children®! Sponsored by fps Magaizne (

Howl's Moving Castle®

Directed by internationally acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away®, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind®) Howl's Moving Castle ® depicts the journey of Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, when she sets off on a fabulous journey to lift the curse set on her by the vengeful Witch of the Waste with the help of the dashing and debonair wizard Howl. Talking fire, spy dogs, scarecrows with turnip heads and a flying castle, oh my!

Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children®

Two years after the events played out in the popular roleplaying video game Final Fantasy VII ®, Midgar still lies in ruins. Cloud has become a transporter and Tifa has converted 7th Heaven to an orphanage, but they must soon take up the sword again as a mysterious illness is sweeping the land and the arrival of three men who are on a quest to seek out Jenova.

Howl's Moving Castle® will be shown on Saturday June 10th at 12 noon, and Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children® will be shown on Sunday June 11th at 1:20pm. Both movies will be shown in the main auditorium (H-110) in the Henry F. Hall building of Concordia University on a 40-feet projector screen with Dolby Digital® Surround sound.

(Howl's Moving Castle® is a registered trademark of Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children® is a registered trademark of SquareEnix, Dolby Digital® is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories)

About Otakuthon:
Otakuthon is Montreal's premiere fan-run anime convention to be held on Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11, 2006 in the Henry F. Hall building of Concordia University, located in the heart of downtown Montreal. Organized by the Otaku Anime of Concordia University club, Otakuthon will host many activities and events that will feature Anime, Manga, video games, artwork, Japanese culture, and special guests. For more infomation check our website: