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Ticket Prices


Day Ticket: £7

YAKAI RAVE Ticket: £5

SUNDAY 25th February 2024
The Old Bell Hotel
Day event: 11:30am - 6:00pm
YAKAI RAVE: 7:30pm - 11:30pm

*Online booking fees apply

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YAKAI RAVE is the OL8 After Party

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We proudly present LELE, a seasoned musician with an eight-year career spanning the UK, Australia, and Japan. Renowned for captivating performances in English and Japanese, LELE has graced stages at clubs, events, and festivals.  LELE's live shows create an immersive, inclusive atmosphere, ensuring an unmissable performance at our event.

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Mioenergy, the dynamic Japanese dance and singing sensation, merges the vibrant styles of J-pop and K-pop with high-energy vocals and rap. Renowned for her electrifying performances, she lit up the stage at Michael Jackson's Tribute Live in Japan, showcasing her unparalleled talent and adding a touch of magic to the legendary tribute event.

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DJ Manimal is a main stay of Otaku Link, being with us from the very beginning 😁


DJ Manimal's set combines live Anime music  with AMV's to create an Anime music experience like never before! 😮 While also weaving in KPOP and Trance to break up the set.

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Experience the enchanting melodies of B3CK1, a rising star in the music scene, set to dazzle the stage at Otaku Link 8. With a unique blend of soulful vocals and captivating stage presence, B3CK1 promises an unforgettable performance.



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Otaku Link 8 will be hosting a total of 3 different Anime Quizzes! Test your anime knowledge and battle other participants to claim your prize! You will be able to participate on your phone by entering a specific URL you will receive on the day of the event. If you’re familiar with Kahoot, it's similar to that, so although it's tempting no Inappropriate names please XD. 


Now the most important part, the PRIZES! Each winner will receive £10 store credit to our Otaku World store located on St James's Street Derby. 


How do we pick a winner if multiple people all get the answers right I hear you ask, the quicker you answer the question the more points you get!

Unity Café Retro Gaming

Otaku Link 8, the much-anticipated event on the horizon, is set to elevate the gaming experience with a dedicated Retro Gaming Room. This immersive space will be powered by the expertise of UC Gaming, a standout provider from Unity Cafe Derby.


Renowned for their commitment to delivering top-notch retro gaming systems, UC Gaming is all set to transport attendees through time with iconic classics. From vintage consoles to nostalgic favorites, the Retro Gaming Room promises a trip down memory lane. Otaku Link 8 embraces this partnership, ensuring that attendees can relive the magic of bygone eras in gaming, curated by the masters at UC Gaming of Unity Café Derby.

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Welcome to Otaku Link 8, where the extraordinary world of cosplay comes alive! Join us at our highly anticipated Cosplay Parade hosted by the enchanting LELE This spectacular event invites all participants to flaunt their magnificent cosplays to the entire convention.


With creativity and craftsmanship on full display, the Cosplay Parade promises a thrilling showcase of talent and passion. And that's not all! We have exciting prizes awaiting the top three cosplays, adding an extra layer of competition and reward to this remarkable event. Prepare to be dazzled and inspired by the incredible cosplayers at Otaku Link 8's Cosplay Parade!

Prize 1: 2 Otaku Link 9 Tickets + £30 Online Voucher

Prize 2: £20 Online Voucher

Prize 3: £10 Online Voucher

This Otaku Link the cosplay parade will be hosted by Lele! 

Talent Spot!

Discover your spotlight moment at Otaku Link 8 with "Otaku Link's Talent Spot" – a golden opportunity for aspiring performers to showcase their talents on a vibrant stage! Embracing diversity and creativity, this platform invites individuals with a passion for singing, dancing, cosplay, and more to captivate the audience with their unique skills. Participants not only stand a chance to shine at Otaku Link 8 but may also secure a coveted spot as an Otaku Link Performer at future events!

Don't let your talent go unnoticed; seize the spotlight and join us at Otaku Link 8. Whether it's your first step onto the stage or a chance to elevate your skills, this is the perfect opportunity to share your passion with an enthusiastic audience. Sign up below, and let Otaku Link 8 be the canvas for your extraordinary talents!


Get ready for the Otaku Link Anime Auction, where rare and coveted anime treasures await new owners! Immerse yourself in a thrilling bidding experience, featuring exclusive collectibles, limited-edition merchandise, and iconic items from your favorite anime series.


Whether you're a seasoned collector or a passionate fan looking to start your anime memorabilia journey, this auction is your gateway to acquiring unique pieces that celebrate the essence of Japanese pop culture. Join us at Otaku Link 8 and engage in the excitement of the Anime Auction – a rendezvous for enthusiasts to claim a piece of anime history. Don't miss the chance to make these extraordinary finds yours!


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YAKAI RAVE: 7:30PM - 9:30PM 

Ray's Karaoke Party: 9:30PM - 11:30PM 

Otaku Link 8 is set to make history as it introduces the inaugural YAKAI RAVE After Party, an electrifying extravaganza featuring the dynamic duo of DJ MANIMAL and LELE. Prepare to be transported to the pulsating underground rave scene of Tokyo, where neon lights, lasers and immersive backdrops create an atmosphere unlike any other. This unprecedented event promises an exhilarating fusion of Kawaii future core, EDM, original Yakai music, and more, all within the transformed confines of the Old Bell Hotel function room. 

Witness the space metamorphose into a mini Tokyo underground club, encouraging attendees to unleash their inner party spirit with glow sticks in hand and hands raised high in the air. But the excitement doesn't end there—Ray's Karaoke Party will be in full swing after the Rave from 9:30pm to 11:30pm ensuring an unforgettable blend of music, dance, and vocal prowess. Otaku Link 8 invites you to join this groundbreaking celebration, where the convergence of cosplay, music, and nightlife promises an unforgettable experience that transcends the boundaries of traditional event entertainment. Get ready for a night of unprecedented revelry and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Otaku Link 8's YAKAI RAVE After Party!



The Old Bell Hotel
51 Saddler Gate


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