Voice Actors and Industry
Junko Takeuchi -
Birthplace: Saitama Japan
Birthday: April 5th, 1972
in Oh Edo Rocket, Hiro Hirono in ef: A Tale of Memories, Abe in Big Windup, Jr. in
Xenosaga: The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention.
Clarine can also be heard in Cat Planet Cuties, Corpse Princess/Shikabane Hime, Sekirei, The Sacred Blacksmith, El Cazador de la Bruja, Claymore, Jyu-Oh-Sei, Beck, Yu Yu Hakusho, Fullmetal Alchemist, Case Closed, Evangelion 1.0, D.Gray-man, Bamboo Blade, Aquarion, LASTEXILE – Fam, the Silver Wing-, Tower of Druaga, Ouran High School Host Club, Heaven’s Lost Property, Jormugand, One Piece and many more.
Out of the booth, Clarine helps produce great anime in the United States through her job as Director of DVD, Blu-ray and Video Production for FUNimation. In her spare time you’ll find her commanding a horde of rabbits and spreading the gospel of sock knitting far and wide. Fun fact: Clarine is also the inspiration behind the character of Aubrey in the popular webcomic, Something Positive.
Taliesin Jaffe started his career as a child actor appearing in films such as Mr. Mom, 2010 and Explorers, and television shows such as She’s the Sheriff, Amazing Stories and The Facts of Life. After a brief adventure living in Japan, he went on to work as an ADR director and script adaptor for animation and video games, and has been involved with the production of shows such as Hellsing, ROD the TV, NieA_7, BECK, Hellgirl, Romeo X Juliet, 3×3 Eyes, The End of Evangelion, Texhnolyze, Haibane Renmei, and Monster. He has also directed the English voice over for many games including the Street Fighter IV series, Sengoku Basara, Street Fighter X Tekken and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Taliesin has also worked as a voice actor, lending is voice to characters such as Blanka and Adon (Street Fighter IV), Darion Mograine, Admiral Ripsnarl and the Devourer of Souls (World of Warcraft), Edge (Final Fantasy IV), Thancred (Final Fantasy XIV), The Flash (Mortal Kombat vs. DC), Takeya (DearS), Joe (Speed Grapher), Junkers (Monster), Hatomura (Paranoia Agent), Mori Koji (I My Me! Strawberry Eggs), Hanasho (Girls Bravo), Kenkichi (Kamichu!), Kannei (Ikki Tousen), and Rufus (Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria), Preta Ghoul (Black Cat), Bucci (GunXSword), Koshinae (I’s), Aaron (Gundam UC), and Inui (Texhnolyze) to name just a few. Taliesin has won numerous awards for his efforts, and has recently directed the dub for Hellsing Ultimate 9-10 and Akiba’s Trip and is playing Dyst in Fairy Tail: the Movie, Kagura in Aquarion Evol and Ga’nar in Lords of War.
Rachel Robinson -
Since 2001, Christopher Bevins has recorded, cast, directed, produced, acted in and/or adapted scripts for over 100 anime series, movies and specials. His directing credits include Samurai 7, Speed Grapher, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (with Taliesin Jaffe), Witchblade, El Cazador de la Bruja, Burst Angel, Shigurui: Death Frenzy, Origin: Spirits of the Past, Spiral and Dragon Ball GT, as well as episodes of Gunslinger Girl, Case Closed, Jyu-Oh-Sei and Big Windup! He has had the good fortune to direct his own scripts several times, including the feature-length movie Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century and Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings. Chris’ recent voice directing work includes King of Thorn, Princess Jellyfish, .hack//Quantum, Heaven’s Lost Property, The Sacred Blacksmith, and the upcoming second season of Shakugan no Shana.
Christopher is also an accomplished voice actor, whose roles include Japan in Hetalia, Mercutio in Romeo x Juliet, Apollo in Aquarion, Hugo Housman in The Sacred Blacksmith, Fastener in Panty & Stocking, Kenji in Initial D, Eyelane in Chrome Shelled Regios, Nicholas Wayne in Baccano!, Shishi Wakamaru in Yu Yu Hakusho, Lafitte and Shu Shu in One Piece, Bee the Puppy in Dragon Ball Z, and Beck the Dog in BECK. You can also hear him in various roles in Dragon Ball, Sgt. Frog, Soul Eater, Shin chan, Fruits Basket, Fullmetal Alchemist (both series), Ouran High School Host Club, Desert Punk, Kodocha, School Rumble, Case Closed and many more. Chris has also worked on several video games, most notably as the English-language voice of Dhalsim in Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, and Street Fighter x Tekken. You can also shoot him numerous times as an extremely stupid Marauder in Borderlands 2.
Outside of anime, Chris’ interests include magic, well-crafted cocktails and comic books… But mostly the comic books. In fact, his comics collection is old enough that it should’ve gotten a job and moved out of the house by now.
Carli Mosier –
As an actress for Sentai Filmworks, Seraphim Studios and Funimation I’ve voiced tons of characters that I love but some standouts include Yukika in Nerima Daikon Brothers, Daisy in Halo Legends, Astraea in Heaven’s Lost Property and Akira Yoshii in Baka and Test. But, really, i love it all and hope you do, too! There are also some really exciting new shows coming up! And…no…I can’t tell ya, don’t ask…just trying to get you excited to continue supporting this industry we love!
I live the other half of my life as a singer and guitar player for several bands. Music is just the best magic!
Now let’s get out there and make this the best Oni-Con yet!
Girls band “Ganglion” was formed in August 2010. The name “Ganglion” means “center of creative activity”, symbolizes their goal to create new sounds with members various backgrounds including Pops, metal, and emo.
Since their debut, they’ve held many sold-out shows, and now their fan base expands overseas. They are planning their first performance in USA this fall.
The first press of their first full album sold out instantly in 2012. Their latest mini-album ranked 1st on Tower Records J-Pop ranking.
Oni (Vo & Guitar) is also a well known fashion model featured in popular fashion magazine “KERA!”, expanding their fan base to include mid-high schoolers.
IMERUAT featuring FINAL FANTASY XIII composer Masashi Hamauzu and vocalist Mina
IMERUAT is a prominent music group formed by composer Masashi Hamauzu and vocalist Mina. Known around the world for his compositions for popular video games, among them Final Fantasy XIII, Hamauzu has earned a reputation among contemporary Japanese musicians as a master of his craft. He is joined by Mina, whose training is reflected in her exceptional vocal style and research into her Ainu ancestry. Her knowledge of traditional instruments is informed by a deep respect for the culture of Japan’s indigenous peoples. After years of preparation, the duo’s collaboration has culminated in the creation of the music series IMERUAT. (In the Ainu language, the name carries the meaning “Flash of light.”) Already the unique combination of Hamauzu’s progressive compositional style and Mina’s vocals have impressed audiences during concerts taking place in Poland, France, United States, Switzerland and Japan, garnering recognition among international audiences.
Symphonic Fantasies & Distant World Soloist Benyamin Nuss
Benymain Nuss joins IMERUAT as a composer and soloist.
He was the featured soloist in the award winning “Symphonic Fantasies” recording and his first CD released by “Deutsche Grammophon” is a tribute to the legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu, who scored the music for the most famous Role Play Game of all times, “Final Fantasy”. In 2010 Benyamin did a well-received tour through Germany, where he played in most of the major concert halls, like Berlin “Philharmonie”, Frankfurt “Alte Oper”, Hamburg “Laeiz Halle”, Stuttgart “Liederhalle” and many more. Besides he appeared as a major soloist of the “Symphonic Fantasies” and “Distand World” concerts in Tokyo, Chicago, Cologne and Stockholm.
For a full bio visit www.benyaminnuss.com
Over the years Shinka Studios has been a part of many conventions, winning multiple awards, taking part in promotional videos, being featured in Game Informer and Cosplay in America, announcing and judging at conventions, being interviewed by Forbes, assisting in several charities, and being a part of Scyfy’s show Heroes of Cosplay. This brother and sister team pride themselves in their work. At many times Carl and April do unorthodox cosplays or challenging characters in an attempt to bring them to life, learn new skills, and inspire others. The cosplayers of Shinka Studios have always been advocates for positivity in the community, equality for all, and that cosplay is for everyone.
Atelier Heidi is an award-winning cosplayer and artist based out of Dallas, Texas. She spent the summer of 2014 as an intern at God Save the Queen Fashions and is pursuing a BFA in Theatrical Technology and Design from the University of Texas at Arlington. Best-known for her cosplays of Asuka and Holo, Heidi also runs the online jewelry business Reset Buttons, where she re-purposes broken videogame components into wearable geek chic artwork. Oni-con holds a special place in her heart, and she is super stoked to be attending as a cosplay guest this year!