We are happy to introduce you to some awesome creators in the arts and animation worlds. We plan to have one of the best guest lineups you could want, including voice actors, writers, and directors.
Vic Mignogna is a voice actor and music producer best known for his voice of Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist. Vic has played many characters, ranging from Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club to Broly in Dragon Ball Z. Vic’s fans love him and have their very own dedicated fan club called the Risembool Rangers.
Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old, but his anime career started with Vega in Streetfighter II, and since then Vic has been in hundreds of animated series and video games, including favorites like Vampire Knight, Pokemon, Tsubasa Chronicle, Soul Eater, Wallflower, Trinity Blood, Sword Art Online, Free!, Fairy Tail, Star Trek Online, League of Legends, Black Butler, Attack on Titan, and many more. Vic has also been in non-anime, appearing in the Wolverine and Iron Man series, the original Mass Effect Movie, and video games such as Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Persona III, and others. Vic is one of the most prolific guests of anime conventions in the world, having attended literally hundreds of cons. His fan group, called the Risembool Rangers, supports his convention appearances wherever he happens to go. Vic has a degree in filmmaking, and directs the award winning series “Star Trek Continues”.
Otaku band LeetStreet Boys stormed into the anime convention scene in 2008 with their debut single and music video “Yuri The Only One.” The band went onto produce 3 albums spawning songs like “Cosplay Girlfriend”, “Guitar Hero Hero”, “She’s So Kawaii”, and “Imaginary Boys.” Additionally the group performed the theme song for the popular dating sim Roommates. Their music has reached millions of views on social media, their music videos have been screened at anime festivals worldwide and on Japanese TV, and the group has performed at numerous anime conventions across North America. Most recently LeetStreet Boys began re-imagining and releasing new acoustic versions of their past favorites. LeetStreet Boys is excited to share their excitement for anime, video games, cosplay, fandom and the otaku lifestyle with fans around the world!
The exceptionally beautiful and wildly talented Japanese artist known as Lia began her singing career at age 15, when she moved from Japan to the United States. During her stay in America, she was chosen to be a vocalist of the game, TV, and theatrical version of the “AIR” visual novel theme song, “Tori no Uta,” which means “Birds Poetry.” Because of her transparent voice quality and outstanding ability to sing everything from pop, classical, to jazz, she became known as the Diva of Crystal Voice. Even after returning to Japan, she received offers from multiple agencies who wanted to utilize her abilities in their various projects. Her popularity has continued to soar because of her singing of theme songs of popular anime episodes, video games, and other musical projects.
In 2010, Lia won third place during the first week of Oricon (Japanese singles popularity chart) with the theme song, “My Soul, Your Beats” of the anime series, “Angel Beats.” During that same year, she won first place in the Independent Chart Section of the Billboard Japan Awards, as well as first place in the 43rd Oricon Annual Ranking anime tie-up singles. She also won a Grammy award for her assistance with the vocals on the album, “Calling All Dawns.” In 2014, she sang the theme song, “JUSTITIA” for the animated television series, “Wizard Barristers.” and the theme song, “Days” for the TV series, “Mekakucity Actors.”
In 2015, she sang a song called “Timeless Tomorrow,” which was used as the theme song of the iOS/Android game app, “Final Fantasy Legends: The Space -Time Crystal.” In that same year, she sang another theme song, titled “Heartily Song,” of the PC game, “Angel Beats! – 1st Beat-”. She also went on to sing the theme song, “Bravely You,” of the 13-episode animated series, “Charlotte.” “Bravely You” won fourth place in the first week of the 2015 Oricon and first place in the first week of the Billboard Japan Anime Chart.
IA is the virtual artist who has a voice with the VOCALOID 3 library (IA -ARIA ON THE PLANETES and IA ROCKS) and with CeVIO library (IA English). Since she was born as a virtual artist in 2012, she has been collaborating with various artists such as Teddy Lloyd and Jin on projects such as the Kagerou Project.
Her first live concert in North America was in July 2015, at the Los Angeles Anime Expo, in front of a sold out crowd of two thousand. Considering that this was her first live, it was a spectacular success! In September of the same year, her first solo live “IA – 1st Live Concert in Japan, PARTY A GO-GO “ was held at the Akasaka Blitz in Tokyo. This concert was also resounding success and as a result, she ended up holding a successful world tour in cities such as New York, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mexico City, San Jose, Costa Rica, Melbourne, Montreal, Santiago, Chile, and Madrid. In addition, her film concerts were featured in more than 100 cities around the world, drawing an audience of over 30,000.
In March 2018, on the latest album “IA/04”, she performed her songs in English for the very first time. In June 2018, at the Digital Art Festival held in Enghien-les-Bains, France, IA’s latest performance, pre-production performance of MUSICAL & LIVE SHOW “ARIA” was held. She has received high critical acclaim at each level of media outlet, including national TV. The IA official website is at http://1stplace.co.jp/ia/
Tyler Walker is an ADR director, line producer, script writer and voice actor for FUNimation Entertainment. A native of East Texas, he grew up spending equal time playing in the woods, playing Atari, and watching cartoons like Scooby Doo, Superfriends, Star Blazers, and Battle of the Planets. After graduating from the University of North Texas with a BA in Radio, Television, and Film, he spent time playing in bands and eventually started working as an ADR engineer and production assistant at FUNimation in 2002. A bit of trivia: His former band, The Pointy Shoe Factory, had three songs featured in Dragon Ball Z Movie Eight: Broly, The Legendary Super Saiyan.
Since then, he has worked as ADR director on nearly one thousand episodes of such series as Baccano!, Toriko, Ghost Hunt, Basilisk, Black Cat, Samurai Warriors, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Hell Girl, Is This a Zombie, Kado: The Right Answer, Tales of Zestiria, 91 Days, Dies Irae and King’s Game. Currently, he’s directing two simuldubs; Hakyu Hoshin Engi and Basilisk: Ouka Ninja Scroll. In addition to directing and producing, he has also written hundreds of scripts for titles such as Fairy Tail, One Piece, Bamboo Blade, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Hero Tales, Shangri-La, Samurai Warriors, and both seasons of Is This A Zombie. When he’s not at the FUNimation studios, Tyler plays drums and produces music for his bands, Wirewings and 100’s. His wife, Heather, has appeared in several titles like Maken-Ki, Shangri-la, Fairy Tail, Toriko, and Overlord as well. Somehow they still find time to go play in the woods with their three dogs.
Heather Walker loves the freaks, the geeks, and the oddballs. From birds and giant rats, to tortured mystical children and sexy nurses, she has played a wide variety of roles in her time as a voice actress. Whether she is screaming her head off for an entire scene or being innocently naughty, Heather loves extreme characters. Some of her roles include Hiruko from Shangri-La, Aki from Maken-Ki, the misunderstood villain Mary Hughes in Fairy Tail Rina in King’s Game, “Wise King of the Forest” Hamsuke in Overlord and Zoe, the revolutionary girl, in the audio play Chimpanzee. She studied creative writing at the University of North Texas and besides voice acting, Heather is a writer, poet, birdwatcher, and environmentalist. So not only does she love voicing animals, she loves protecting them too.
Sam Black is an actor, voice actor, and comedian. He’s worked with Nickelodeon, 4K Media, Media Blasters, CollegeHumor, FunnyOrDie, Hasbro, and more. As a screen actor he’s been on NBC, FX, and TV Land, and in films with Disney and the Coen brothers. He is half of comedy music act, Sam & Bill, who perform all over the country.
Sam & Bill
Sam & Bill are a comedy music act native to NYC, who formed in 2009. They perform at comic cons and festivals all over the country, and have shared the stage with acts like Tracy Morgan, Dave Attell, Schaffer The Darklord, and Judah Friedlander. Their debut album Sam & Bill Are Huge was a #1 seller in Amazon’s comedy sales, and they have been called “seriously contagious” by Splitsider, and “not assholes” by Schaffer The Darklord.
Brittany Lauda is a TX/NY voice actress & ADR director who is best known for playing Ichigo in DARLING in the FRANXX, Riko in Made in Abyss, Leviathan in Seven Mortal Sins, Kei Sakurai in Dies Irae, Lion in Hina Logic, Nene in My First Girlfriend is a Gal, Audrey Belrose in Huniepop/Huniecam, Osana Najimi in Yandere Simulator, Miza Kusakari in Tokyo Ghoul:re, Kaoru Daichi in Ladies versus Butlers, and Mirim in Queen’s Blade (to name a few!). You can also catch her voice in Pokemon XY, Hasbro apps & games like My Little Pony and Transformers, Aphmau animations as Cathy and various video games like Battlerite, Heroes Arena and Minotaur. Other anime credits of hers include Juden-Chan: Recharged, Rio: Rainbow Gate, World War Blue, Fairy Tail, Gosick, King’s Game, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Citrus, Overlord, Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls and more. She co-owns Kocha Sound where she does directing & casting for titles like YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, Marooners, Minotaur and anime series like Ai No Kusabi, Ladies versus Butlers, Juden-Chan Recharged and World War Blue. She acts as Head ADR Director over at Media Blasters and has worked on titles at Funimation as a director/AD such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, The Morose Mononokean, Hina Logic, Alice & Zoroku and New Game!
Outside of voice over & directing, Brittany enjoys playing with her Shiba Inu named Raven, playing video games, trying not to play more World of Warcraft, squeeing at how cute Gon & Killua are in HUNTERxHUNTER and telling herself she doesn’t need more figurines of husbandos like Hisoka and Kurama. Check out BrittanyLauda.com for more credits, or follow her on twitter (@BrittanyLaudaVO) for shenanigans.
Matt Shipman is a Texas and New York based Voice Actor, ADR Writer, ADR Engineer, and all around nerd-guy. He is best known for voicing Shay Obsidian in Yu-Gi-Oh Arc V, which is currently airing on NickToons. Additionally, he can be heard in DARLING in the FRANXX as Hiro, GOSICK as Kazuya Kujo, Juni Taisen as Snake, Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast as Byakuya, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These as Julian Mintz, Ai no Kusabi as Norris, World War Blue as Gear, Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls as Tadanaga, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru as Higekiri and several other anime including Attack on Titan, Black Clover, and One Piece. Matt writes scripts for Funimation (New Game!!, A Sister’s All You Need., KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN) and Media Blasters (Juden-Chan, Ai no Kusabi) and works as assistant director for Media Blasters titles. He also co-owns Kocha Sound alongside Brittany Lauda. Matt plays Street Fighter, loves the Zero Escape and Persona series, watches seasonal anime, plays card games, and loves to talk about all things nerdy. Talk to him on Twitter (@MattShipmanVO)!
Presenting brand new music from her highly anticipated new album “RENIRM”, Japan native and New York City based Electro-Pop singer, Reni “RM” Mimura is well known for her futuristic adorability, profound concepts and a high-energy onstage presence. Born and raised in Japan until relocating to New York in 2008, Renigot her big break after she won a talent search competition in 2006 and released her first CD in Japan that was produced by Takahiro Yamautsuri, who composed music for one of the Pokemon movies. Her relocating to New York brought her unique style of Moe entertainment to the United States, and quickly garnered her national attention as a leader in the Moe Revolution. As her fan base increased, so did attention from the U.S. and Japanese entertainment industry. In 2010, the National Broadcasting Television Station of Japan (NHK) made 2 documentaries on Reni’s career in America and the impact of her performances on western audiences and the fashion industry. She can be seen in a popular iPhone 5 commercial and was recently featured on the ABC Nightline. It wasn’t long before she was chosen to sing the huge breakout song “Chiwawa” from the game Just Dance that was also featured on an episode of Showtime’s Ray Donivan! In the U.S. Reni is constantly touring prominent animation conventions and other music events across the nation. When not on tour reni is in the studio creating the next big sound or doing photo shoots for her many fans called “Angels”! In 2009 she released her first U.S. CD “Sakura” and published her first photo book in 2010 called “Maid in NY”. Her latest album, Hybrid Girl blends eastern Moe concepts with fun western electro-pop dance beats and features popular tracks like Secret and Rock Paper Scissors. Currently she is back in the studio with DJ AAROCK to bring fans her third U.S. album release filled with hard-hitting pop and dance beats, electric melodies and sophisticated themes poised to make a solid crossover impact! Reni has also founder of the first official Maid Café in New York City, which has garnered a great deal of press and recognition
Professor Shyguy’s music can be best described as; high energy, chiptune-electro-rocking, 8-bit, epically vocalized, highly danceable, theatrical nerd-pop. Singing 50% about video games and the other 50% is anything from Space/Time to English Language gymnastics. He can currently be heard on Adult Swim singing the dubbed outro to Dragon Ball Super!
North American based cosplayer, Dokudel has been cosplaying since 1998 and has made herself over 200 costumes for over 100 conventions ranging from anime, manga, comics, cartoons and more. She has staffed at about 50 conventions since 2003, and attended well over 100. She has won numerous awards at conventions for performance and craftsmanship which has landed herself title of Masters. She loves to host informative panels ranging from workshops on how to sew, how to draw, and discussion panels on the history of cosplay to classic animes that are not as mainstream. Besides cosplay and conventions, Dokudel has recently released her book “A Broad in China” as well as started to do voice acting for anime.
Voice actor Andy Field is best known as the probably-friendly voice of Hand Unit, the smooth-talking computer guide through Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location, and the hilarious Tutorial Unit in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator. His catch phrase, “Exotic Butters” has evolved into hundreds of YouTube remixes – and an Exotic Butters plushie from Funko! He’s also in the fast-paced sci-fi shooter Nelo and makes terrifying sounds for the zombie survival game Contagion.
As a fan, Andy will go out of his way to show up in the background of a great show. You might see him as a savior in AMC’s The Walking Dead, or as a special agent in NCIS: New Orleans. And watch closely, he’ll be somewhere in Avengers: Infinity War! A former middle school STEM teacher, Andy is a fan of all things nerdy and is a kid at heart. Before he was a voice actor, Andy was employed as a teacher, soldier, emergency medical technician, waiter, bartender, furniture salesman, driver, golf caddie, government contractor, college professor, small business owner, and drummer. He’s still a long-time member of the U.S. Army Reserve at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and was deployed to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terror.
Creep-P is a western Vocaloid producer, based in New Jersey, who is known for writing songs that mix reality with the ideas of horror. Known for songs such as Mommy, Exorcism, and Love, he takes a hold of stories and movies and molds them to something that can be both horrific in concept, and in reality. He is someone who is heavily inspired by both the scary side of the internet and its stories, to the more light and bubbly aesthetic of relatively anything neon. He has collaborated with other Vocaloid artists, such as Circus-P, GHOST, Yunosuke, and BIGHEAD. Finally, he has released his first album, TV, which to slowly follow up with his sophomore album in the near the future. As well as that, his personal fashion has been grabbing the attention of some popular brands, such as Puvithel and Yokai Candy; as well as being featured on NHK World’s Kawaii International with his over the top style!
Joe Gaudet is an American voice actor. He is best known for voicing Rockstar Foxy and Mr. Hippo in Five Night’s at Freddy’s 6: Ultimate Custom Night. Joe has also voiced characters on several animated series, most notably Radar the Monkey on NBC/Sprout’s Astroblast!, Mat the Cat on Cartoon Network’s Badanamu Cadets, and most of the characters in DreamWorksTV’s Extreme Craft Stick Mayhem. Joe also voice doubles for some of Hollywood’s biggest names including Ryan Reynolds, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael J Fox and Christian Bale.
Japanese-American J-Pop group, 2UNE, is back to put on a revolutionary performance like you’ve never seen before! 2UNE (pronounced “Tune”) is a New York City-based J-pop Idol group consisting of 2 members— Uno from Japan and Sneko from the US. To commemorate their 3-year anniversary, 2UNE will be performing their brand-new single, “COLORIZE The World” for the first time at Liberty City, alongside Ari.Ki, twin dance group and 2UNE’s very own choreographers, to bring you their biggest show yet! 2UNE will also be unveiling a few of their English version songs for the first time, so don’t miss out! If you’re a fan of J-pop, idols, or just sick dance music, make sure to 2UNE in to their concert!
Michael “1KidsEntertainment” Hecht is a founding member of the group Elite3 (creators of “Pokémon ’Bridged”, “Dark Swamp”, “Controller Rollers”, animations, and other works). He is editor/co-writer of “Pokémon ’Bridged” and provides the voices of Ash, Pikachu, James, Meowth, and more. Mike also works as an editor for TeamFourStar’s gaming channel, Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged, and JacksFilms. Mike has lent his voice to various works of TeamFourStar, LittleKuriboh, Kirbopher, and more, including “Dragon Ball Z Abridged”, “Naruto Spoof”, and “TOME”. In his spare time, Mike enjoys yelling into the void, traversing New York City, and making Nowacking write his bio for him. Dummy.
Jesse “Nowacking” Nowack is an actor and writer, just like everyone else in New York City. A founding member of Elite3, Jessi co-writes “Pokémon ’Bridged” and voices various characters in TeamFourStar projects, including Seras (”Hellsing Ultimate Abridged") and Red (“Fist Master”). When not busy doing that, Jessi is a video editor for TeamFourStar’s gaming channel and the YouTuber JacksFilms. Other notable roles include Vinyl Scratch in various brony animations/songs such as “Epic Wub Time”, “I Am Octavia”, and “All About That Bass Cannon”, as well as various anime roles. Hobbies include (terribly) playing video games on Twitch, but if you want to hear Jessi in an actual video game, you can check out “Potion Lore” and “2064: Read Only Memories”.
When he’s not collecting gold rings, Jerry “xJerry64x” Pakalinsky can usually be found contemplating the futility of human existence or scaring children with his Eminem impression. He is a founding member of Elite3 and is known for voicing Rock in “Dark Swamp,” as well as half the characters in “Pokemon ’Bridged” (including Brock, Gary, Professor Oak, Sisty). He can also be heard as a Millennium Item Support Technician in “Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged” by LittleKuriboh and Zeeun in “Lord Slug Abridged” by TeamFourStar.
TiA is a Japanese recording artist who has performed the ending theme “Ryuusei” in the hit anime Naruto. TiA was born in Yokohama, Japan, and her father is Japanese and her mother is half German American and half Japanese. After sending her demo tapes to several companies,she signed a contract with Epic Records when she was just 16. TiA debuted at the age of 16 and soon became famous for her song “Ryuusei” which starred as one of the ”Naruto” ending themes. Her first album received a Gold Disc Award, and TiA is winner of McDonald’s Gospelfest 2016, Brooklyn X Factor, A Star is born. She released first American debut song “I’m on my way” in 2015, and TiA released her new single Galaxy Ride in January 2018.
Kohei, a singer from Tokyo, Japan and moved to New York in the summer of 2011. Kohei is well known for singing R&B and Soul and has performed over 300 shows in the course of four years. He has performed in the all famous Apollo theater 8 times and got first place in 2014. He has opened up for Wu Tang Clan(Raekwon) R&B Legend Case, Lyfe Jennings and Lil mama in 2015 2016. He has done everything such as hosting a music event at the Jay-Z’s Moms restaurant, and being the Official Japan Fes MC. He was a finalist of McDonald’s Gospelfest 2016 and 2017, and featured on M-On TV with Japanese recording artist The RAMPAGE.
Corinne "Megami33" Sudberg
Corinne “Megami33” Sudberg is a professional voice actress and singer. She makes English adapted song covers from various anime shows on her Youtube channel and is also the official singer for the theme song to Bananya, “Lucky Holiday” from Discotek Media. She has worked with Everest Productions (Pororo: A Christmas Special), Media Blasters (Holy Knight OVA, Ladies versus Butlers!) & Sound Cadence (Regalia: Of Men & Monarchs) to say a few as well as other indie developers/animations.
Joining the abridging world with Sailor Moon Abridged, aka SMA, back in 2007, she’s become involved in providing voices for many other abridged/parody shows, but is mostly known for providing the voice of Sir Integra Wingates Hellsing in Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, Marlene in FFVII Machinabridged and of course, Bulma, Chiaotzu, Puar and Baby Trunks in Team Four Star’s Dragonball Z Abridged. She’s also provided voices for other web based series like Linkara’s Atop the Fourth Wall & Aphmau’s Minecraft Diaries series to say a few.
Chuck’s most recent anime roles are Reever in D-Gray Man Hallow, Austria in Hetalia, Jajuka in Escaflowne, Kuro (Sleepy Ash) in Servamp, Kuniharu in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Asanaga in Endride, Petra’s Father in Attack on Titan, Kyūta’s Father in The Boy and Beast, Tony Stark in Death Battle, Jason the Toymaker in Creepy Pasta and Emperor Pilaf in the DBZ movies and upcoming DBZ Super. Chuck hosts the weekly DubTrax podcast commenting with guests and characters on anime episodes and the GameChurch podcast which discusses how to live life if it’s a video game. Chuck’s digital presence is at chuckhuber.org and @chuck_huber in the twitter. Chuck Huber started acting in Anime in the roles of Garlic Jr., Android 17, Kibito, Master Shen and Mr. Shoe in DBZ. Since then he has voiced hundreds of characters including Hiei in YuYu Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt. Frog, Mohji in One Piece, Shou Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist, Hiro in Shin Chan, Ash in Black Butler, Reever in D. Gray Man, Hector in Glass Fleet, Yuichi in Initial D., Akai in Oh Edo Rocket, Melt in The Tower of Druaga, Adashino in Mushishi, Eric Nishijima in Darker Than Black, Havel in Trinity Blood. He has been a writer on Hetalia, Sgt. Frog, Baccano, Spice and Wolf, Strike Witches, Dragonaut and the upcoming Skip Beat!. Video games Chuck has contributed voices for include Borderlands II, Ghostbusters, The Walking Dead, Aeon Flux, DBZ, Smite, The Killing Floor …among others. As a filmmaker Chuck has acted, produced, written or directed for Arbor Day – The Musical currently on Amazon Prime, Prince Adventures, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti. He plays Russian bad guy, Colonel Kashoid, in AmeriGeddon and the demon Baal in The Crossroads of Hunter Wilde directed by Mike Norris (son of Chuck Norris), plays Dr. McCoy in Star Trek Continues; Dean Hansen on Season 2 of American Crime on ABC and Detective Swinton in the upcoming feature film The Harrowing.
Michael A. Zekas
Jersey Boy-turned-Texan Michael A. Zekas is a voice actor with Funimation, Media Blasters, KOEI Tecmo, Aphmau, and many other creators from around the world. Check out his performances as Kasper Linz in Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, Katze in Ai no Kusabi, Koyuken in Hakyu Hoshin Engi, and his breakout role Cliff Strive in Holy Knight. Select games include Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi as Oda Nobunaga, Anima Gate of Memories: The Nameless Chronicles, and Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory as well as Slam Fighter II and the upcoming Red Star Azimuth from Austin-based Team Dogpit. Michael also works as a part of StarMan Studios as a director, audio engineer, talent coordinator, and head of communications. When attempting to not work, you can find him hunting for a good cup of coffee, showing off his puppies, or posing fabulously like a Joestar. Stay in touch on Twitter and other social media!
Theresa Buchheister is a voice actor and director, having worked on countless projects over the years. Most recently, Theresa was Aliana, one of the baddies of Team Flare in Pokemon. She directed the 18th Pokemon film – Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, as well as the 18th season and half of the 19th season. She directed Season 7 of The Winx Club and directed Seasons 1 and 2 of World of Winx, as well as voicing a bunch of guest characters. She has directed multiple episodes of Robocar Poli, Bears!, Rolando Locomotiv, Pooches, Moonzy, and more that she cannot talk about yet!
She has also worked in audiobooks, radio, video games, commercial, and, especially, weird theatre. She directs with Audioworks for voiceover, teaches at SAG and runs Title:Point (theatre company), Vital Joint (venue), The Exponential Festival.
Marcus Stimac is a voice, theater and film actor currently living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Milwaukee, Marcus moved to Dallas to study theater at Southern Methodist University, and after graduating stayed in Dallas to pursue other acting opportunities. He is very thankful to have had the chance to work on many great and memorable Animes. Marcus is mostly known for his voice work at Funimation Studios where he has played Dr.Hogback in One Piece, Saito in Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Terasaka in Assassination Classroom, Kazama “Dragon” Ryiuchi in Ping Pong the Animation, Amata Kihara in A Certain Magical Index, Warcry in Fairy Tail, and Cornet in Space Dandy!. If you don’t see him in an Anime you can always find him acting on a local Dallas stage , performing Shakespeare in a bar playing, or playing the accordion under a bridge. Marcus is starring in the first feature length virtual reality film “Manslaughter: VR” for the Oculus Rift entertainment system. He is a fan of many different shows, some his favorite animes include Cowboy Bebop, Yu Yu Hakusho, and One Piece.
Robert L. Mungle is a voice actor for Funimation, ADV Films, Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks, and OkraTron 5000. The Right Reverend Robert L. Mungle founded The Whiskey Brothers in 1998. Since then, while the line-up has changed, it has been his outrageously loud voice that has led the group. Mungle has taken the stage everywhere from sold out theaters to seedy strip clubs. His IMDB page boasts over 100 different anime roles, from “Ghost Stories” to “Lady Death” to “Excel Saga.” He was born in Houston and you might recognize him from any of tons of anime roles, some of which include Amanojaku from Ghost Stories, Mr.8 from One Piece, Matsushita from Angel Beats, and Pedro Domingo from Excel Saga. He’s appeared in Akame ga Kill!, 009-1, Broken Blade, Gantz, Halo Legends, and many others.
Rachelle Heger is a LA based voice actress who has been a part of various video games, anime, and animated series. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachelle moved to the west coast to pursue voice over. Rachelle is most well known for her work as “Sucy” in Little Witch Academia and Little Witch Academia 2: The Enchanted Parade. Other roles include “Mittens” in Lala Loopsy Girls, “Olivia” in Lego Friends, “Truffles” in Disney Palace Pets, “Pearl” in the upcoming game Undead Darlings, “Gundromeda” in Heroes of Newerth, and various voices in Persona 5. Rachelle has also provided additional voices for RuneStory, Persona 4: The Animation, and Kill la Kill.
In addition to voice acting, Rachelle is also a singer, and a part of re:TYE on YouTube who sing English covers of anime songs. As well as working in the anime industry, Rachelle has been a long time fan of anime and video games, and loves to keep up to date on the newest titles.
Mason Lieberman is an anime composer and recording artist most known for his work composing on series like Rooster Teeth’s RWBY and Beyblade Burst Evolution, amongst many others. As a cellist, guitarist, and vocalist, Mason has had the great pleasure of working with a wide variety of film and gaming franchises, with personal favorites including AMC’s The Walking Dead, Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. franchise, Riot Games’ League of Legends, and God Eater. Mason’s panels provide a deep-dive perspective on scoring the anime and game music industries. You can usually find him on Twitter (@masonlieberman) or on Facebook (masonliebermanmusic) mumbling about guitar-layering for days to get that zesty anime crunch!
Aaron provides the voices for Uta in Tokyo Ghoul, Kamui Woods in My Hero Academia, Klaus Lunettes in Black Clover, Max Galactica in Ace Attorney, Grimsby Keane in Black Butler, Bobbin in One Piece, Samuel in Fairy Tail, Howard Link in D. Gray-man, Yoshikazu Aihara in Starblazers 2199, Urie Sogami in Dance With Devils, and Hit in the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 video game. Nominated for 2014 Breakthrough Voice Actor of the Year by Behind The Voice Actors, Aaron Roberts scored his first big role as Sunny in Toriko: Gourmet Hunter. Having provided voices for over 200 anime series, he’s been featured in such roles as Saitaisai in Saiyuki Reload Blast, Wilhelm Ehrenberg in Dies Irae, Mino in Sakura Quest, Michael the Archangel in High School DxD, Hideki Tama in Evangelion 3.0, Lacus Welt in Seraph of the End, Natsuhiko Koyama in Assassination Classroom, Cody Balfour in Gangsta., and Mamoru in Kamisama Kiss. You may have also heard him in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Smite, Paladins, Attack On Titan, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Code: Breaker, Daimadaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Divine Gate, Eureka Seven AO, Ghost in The Shell: The New Movie, Haganai, Maken-Ki! Battling Venus 2, Mitchiko & Hatchin, Ninja Slayer, No-Rin, Nobunagun, Noragami Aragoto, Tokyo ESP, Unbreakable Machine-Doll, First Love Monster, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., All Out!!, and Drifters. Since receiving his BFA in Theatre from Southern Methodist University, Aaron has been a celebrated actor for the stage and screen in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and working in all areas of production for almost 17 years.
Marianne very rarely stops talking, so when she realized that she could make money off of it, she immediately leapt at the chance to do so. Marianne is a professionally trained classical singer and voice actress, working in Los Angeles in a variety of productions, anime and otherwise. Marianne is known for her work as Mia in Lego Friends, as well as Amanda O’Neill in Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, Mossan in FLCL Alternative, Kyosuke in Madoka Magica, Kai in The Snow Queen, Recon in Sword Art Online, Yuuno in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, and young Kiristugu in Fate/Zero. Marianne can also be heard in Planetside 2, Squid Girl, Avalon Code, Monster, Vindictus, and many others.
The J-MUSIC Ensemble is an 8-piece instrumental band that is dedicated to bringing new perspectives to the world of Japanese music. Featuring blazing brass melodies and chilling saxophone solos, this band fuses its background in jazz improvisation with the catchy and brilliant nature of modern Japanese music to create powerful new versions of J-Pop/J-Rock songs, anime music, and more! Some of the songs most notably covered and transformed by J-MUSIC include “Polyrhythm” by Perfume, “Simple And Clean” from Kingdom Hearts, “Crossing Field” from Sword Art Online, and “Tank!” from Cowboy Bebop, among other iconic staples! The idea was conceived by Grammy-nominated saxophonist, Patrick Bartley, who grew up hearing video game and anime soundtracks while simultaneously learning jazz and other American music styles, and had a dream to someday bring those worlds together. The dream now a reality, the J-MUSIC Ensemble has been featured at anime conventions, Japanese culture festivals, and on international television, and continues to put on captivating performances that entertain and educate all at the same time.
Shingo Yamashita is a widely noticed animator who has worked on anime such as Naruto Shippuden. He uses FLASH digital animation and is known to do the shooting of the animation to finishing by himself. He has currently taken a break from animation and he is working on social games recently, participating in animating special effects. Some of the works he has contributed to include Naruto Shippuden, Bokurano, Grenraggan, Baccano!, Soul Eater, Full Metal Alchemist (movie 2011), SKET DANCE, Shinsekai yori, Tokyo ESP, Sousei no Onmyouji, Fate/Apocrypha, and more.
Jun Sugawara is the director of the Animator support agency in Tokyo. Since 2011, Sugawara’s agency has supported the low-paid new animators by providing them with housing support. In 2014, the first official animator dormitory was opened. He also plans to start an animation project with the current and past dormitory occupants starting in 2018.
Shintarou Douge has worked on animation at Production IG. Starting 2007 he has worked on projects other the IG and is a freelance animator at the moment. Some of the works he has worked on include Naruto Shippuden, Sengoku Basara, Full Metal Alchemist, Gundam 00 (movie), Panty and Stocking, Blue Exorcist, and more.
Daisy Guevara is a singer and actress who has performed on stage throughout the tri-state area! When she’s not performing on stage, she’s voice acting in anime, video games, animation, and audiobooks! You can hear her work in anime as Rona Elmo in Juden-chan, Mimina Osawa in Ladies versus Butlers with Media Blasters and she is also cast as Kenta in Awesome Japan’s upcoming anime, CHUYADEN. In the gaming realm, Daisy voiced in Marvel Avengers Academy as Spider-Girl, Heroes of Newerth, Secret City: London Calling, Zilant: Dragon Age and many more! Daisy has also voiced in the popular YouTube series: MyStreet’s Phonix Drop High: Graduation Days and Falcon Claw University as the role of Diana. In her spare time, Daisy loves belting Disney or Broadway tunes; sing her something and she might just sing along with you!