Tokonatsu 2023 News


The big day is finally here!

Tokonastu 2020 online edition!

Being involved with this new virtual event has shown me that when given a drastic change in circumstances and a small time window to delver an online event that there is nothing that everyone involved in Tokonastu can’t do.

Everyone has been working together to deliver a version of Tokonatso for you to enjoy and lets not forget you can also join in with the activity’s.

Coming up today!


10:00am – 10:30am Opening Ceremony
10:30am – 11:30am Toko-Pictionary
It a bird? Is it a plane? No really, we can’t tell. Toko-Pictionary is back! 
Hosted online by Hoshino Libra and Rezal, absolutely no artistic talent is required to take part in this short 30-minute event. You can choose to watch via live stream, or participate either on your phone, tablet, or web browser.

Now, what’s the best way to draw Bleach?

If participating, please access our Discord channel to access the room at

10:45am – 1:00pm Tokonatsu Pokemon League

Ready to meet and defeat the elite? Sign up for the 2020 Tokonatsu Pokemon League live competition now!

Streaming begins at Saturday 1st August at 10:45 over on the Toko Gaming Channel, with all the action between 11AM and 1PM. Register now with the friendly competition code 05T5JDB7K – remember we’re playing singles!

May the best trainer win!

11:30am – 12:30pm Chibi Drawing Panel
Come learn how to draw an adorable little chibi that you can customise and make all your own with the CookieClub! From the initial sketching all the way to finishing line art and details to add your personal touch. Come, join in, grab a cookie and draw with me 🍪♥❤
12:30pm – 1:00pm Writing Competition Introduction

Perhaps you’re a past winner, returning after a year’s hiatus to try and claim your rightful place as top banana, or maybe you’ve been honing your skills over the years, and now is your time to shine, showing everyone your true skill! Maybe you’ve never entered before, but now is the time to take up the quill and put ink to computer screen! Your time is soon friends,for the one-hour speed writing contest returns!This year, at virtual Tokonatsu, participants will be given a topic at the start in a live segment and will then have one hour to complete a short story.  They will then be given a 10-minute time slot at the end of the hour to upload their entries to a specified online space, details of which will be given on the day.  


  1. One Hour to complete your work, plus 10 minutes to enter it.
  2. Electronic entries only. Though we normally accept handwritten entries, the time constraints on judging this year mean we can only accept those written in a word processor.
  3. No adult content, strictly PG/13.If we deem it inappropriate, you will be disqualified.
  4.  Must Adhere to the Theme, which will be given to contestants at the start of the contest.
  5. Though some examples to the theme may be given, so long as the theme is kept to, these examples can be ignored.

(Disclaimer: We do not recommend using ink of any kind on your screens. Tokonatsu and Toko-R take no responsibility for actually trying to write on your screen with a quill and ink. DO NOT do this. Baka. Quill down.)

1pm – 2pm Cooking with Colum

Order up!After more than a year hiatus from his channel, Colum returns with a Tokonatsu special!

You may have tried his Yakisoba noodles last year at Tokonastu, and wondered, “Damn, that was tasty, but how do I make it?” Well now’s your chance!

Cook along with Colum as he takes you through the simple steps of this delicious meal in less than an hour!

What you will need to cook along with Colum:


  • Wok (ideally)


  • Half a head of cabbage
  • 1-2 large carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • Bunch of spring onions
  • Broccoli head
  • Pack of dried Soba noodles
  • Dark soy sauce
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Mirin 
  • Ground Ginger
  • Granulated Garlic

(Note: Adjust veggies according to taste, preference, and allergies.The above was used when Colum cooked at Tokonatsu last year)

1:30pm – 2:30pm Tokonatsu 2020 Super Smash Bros Tournament

Settle it in Smash! Sign up for the 2020 Tokonatsu Super Smash Bros Tournament, live on stream on Saturday 1st August. Tune in from 13:45 with the tournament kicking off at 14:00.Register at to secure your place today.

(Please note that rules are pending final numbers.)

2:00pm – 2:30pm Art Competition Introduction

It’s that time of year again, time to sharpen your brushes, dip those crayons in paint, and utilize every ounce of artist skill you can muster! Will we find the next Picasso or Miyazaki? If past contests are anything to go on, it wouldn’t surprise us. 😉Join us this year at Virtual Tokonatsu and take part in the one-hour speed art contest if you think that you have what it takes! Or even if you just want to take an hour out and share your work with us all, no one will judge you on how you want to spend an hour of a Sunny Saturday afternoon!

Participants will be given a topic at the start in alive segment and will then have one hour to complete.  They will then be given a 10-minute time slot at the end of the hour to upload their entries to a specified online space,details of which will be given on the day. Rules:
One Hour to complete your work, plus 10 minutes to enter it.


  1. All entries to be submitted electronically
  2.  No adult content, strictly PG/13.If we deem it inappropriate, you will be disqualified.
  3. Must adhere to the theme to be given to contestants at the start of the contest.
  4. Though some examples to the theme may be given, so long as the theme is kept to, these examples can be ignored.

(Disclaimer: Though no-one is judging you on yourtime, your work will absolutely be judged. By at least three people. That’s kind of the point 😉)
(Further Disclaimer: Tokonatsu and Toko-R do not guarantee that it will actually be a Sunny day on the first of August 2020, or any other day. We are not bloody clairvoyant! Though you may want to watch out for things falling from the sky next Tuesday at 3pm…)

2:30pm – 3:30pm Origami Panel

If you have paper and a way to fold it, come to Origami 101! In this session you’ll find the space to relax and work to transform ordinary paper into… anything! Join Paal as he teaches you the basics of origami before moving on to making a simple model.

3pm – 5pm 2 Hour Roleplay
Put on your robe and wizard’s hat, it’s time for Speed Role-Play! Rezal is our genial host as he guides you through a 2-hour long story. No need to think up complex characters, roll for stats, or remember complex skills. Your brief character pack will provide everything you need to take part.
Sign up at
Please note: This event is limited to 6 players. We ask that players from previous years refrain from participation to avoid spoilers for new players.
3:30pm – 4:30pm Japanese Culture Panel
Japan’s a magical land of shinkansen, sashimi, and shops full of anime. Or so we’re led to believe. Rebby’s back with another fascinating talk about the reality of Japan versus our expectations. If you’ve ever had questions about the differences between life in Japan and the UK, Rebby’s here to slake your curiosity. 
4:30pm – 5:30pm Para Para Panel

Do you have arms?  

Do you want to listen to Eurobeat but have run out of Initial D to watch?  

Still inexplicably have energy? 

Then this is the panel for you! Join Mass-chan as she teaches you the routines to Spider Man and Ganguro! 

WARNING: Avoid your light fittings.

5:30pm – 6:30pm Ask Tokonatsu Panel

Ever felt a burning desire deep down inside to have your questions answered? A thirst for knowledge that cannot be quenched? An itch to know things that, no matter how hard you scratch, will not go away? Well, that’s probably a job for your doctor. Make an appointment.If that doesn’t work, you can always come to the Ask Toko Anything panel at #VirtualToko! It’s your chance to ask us everything you’ve ever wanted to know… within reason. And the good news is we’re not too busy running around a field to answer them!
Head over to to get your questions in. We will be taking a small number in on the day too, but these will be strictly limited. Please don’t ask us “wyd” or anything because we don’t know what that acronym means.
6:30pm – 7:30pm Masquerade

If you’re anything like us, one of the highlights of your Tokonatsu experience is the Masquerade. Sun, SPF, and sewing skills all in one place. What could be better?Well, we can’t quite recreate that experience this year, but we’re still keen to admire a little cosplay. That’s why we’re pleased to announce that the Masquerade is back this year in #VirtualToko format! 🎉

The winner of the Masquerade will be announced at 9pm, and will receive adulation, adoration, and a very shiny trophy.🏆

If you’re one of the many cosplayers who’ve worked super-hard on a costume only to find you’ve nowhere to wear it, why not enter? We’ll be accepting video entries between 3-5 minutes long, so feel free to stretch those creative muscles! If you’ve always wished you could add special effects, lasers, smoke machines, spinning disco balls, and talking animal sidekicks to your Masquerade entry… now’s your chance. 🥳

Sign-ups are open on the website until 10AM on the 1st of August. Head over to the site at…/cosplay/masquerade-entry/ to find out more. ⛺

7:30pm – 9:00pm Toko-Quiz
Consider yourself vaguely knowledgeable? Enjoy thethrill of competition and the glory of defeating your opponents? The Toko-Quizis for you! Join hosts Rebby & Hoshino Draco for an hour of non-stop quizaction. There’s no buzzers, but there’s also no wasps. Start revising for ourpicture round and play every anime OST ever released on repeat in preparationfor naming that tune.
9:00pm – 9:30pm Closing Ceremony
It’s over already?? Commiserate in a summer spent inside with us. We’ll be saying goodbye to Tokonatsu…at least until next year!
9:30pm – Sun, 2 August, 12:00am Virtual Campfire
Tokonatsu isn’t complete till you’ve hung out round the campfire. Grab your ukulele and prepare to lose all feeling in your bottom as we say goodbye. The fire might not be real, but the feelings are!
12:30am – Late,  Toko Retreat 2020 Virtual Cinema!

These is where we try and introduce you to some new Anime that you may have missed or something you may have watched but forgotten about.

This time around we are doing things a little differently.
At relevant times we will announce what anime you should be watching.
You can also use this channel to talk about what you’re watching with others that are also watching the same anime at the same time.

Today for your viewing pleasure we will be watching the following.

Anime Watch party chat channel:

Black Clover: “Episode 1 at 12:30, Episode 2 at 13:15”
Tower of god: “Episode 1 at 14:00, Episode 2 at 14:45”
My hero academia: “Episode 1 at 15:30, Episode 2 at 16:15”
Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba: “Episode 1 at 17:00, Episode 2 at 17:45”
Dr stone: “Episode 1 at 18:30, Episode 2 at 19:15”
One punch man “Episode 1 at 20:00, Episode 2 at 20:45”
So, take a seat, get the popcorn ready, and enjoy!