Guests

Voice Actors and Industry

Junko Takeuchi -

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Birthplace: Saitama Japan

Birthday: April 5th, 1972

Height: 151cm
Shoe size: 23.0cm
Hobby: Illustration, watching professional wrestling, and reading
Skill: Ballet 
 
Voices:
Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto Shippuden), Mamoru Endo (Inazuma Eleven), Red (Pokemon the Origin), Sabo (One Piece), Ganta (Doraemon), Takuya Kanbara and Gomamon (Digimon), Mokuba Kaiba (Yu Gi Oh!), Kamatari Honjo (Rurouni Kenshin),… and more!
 
Radio shows: Naruto Shippu Jinrai, Takeuchi Junko no Girly Daigaku, Teiden Radio
 
She as also done many voice-overs and narrations for movies and TV shows.
 
Official blog “BAMBOOKID Life”
Free web fan club “Chikuwa-bu”
Greg Ayres – 
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Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With over 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch last summer, in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. His most recent roles include Satoru Asahina in From the New World, Kenji Nakanishi in Say I Love You, Sion in No. 6, Heisuke Toudou in Hakuoki, Tommyrod in Toriko, Arikawa in This Boy Can Fight Aliens, Tomoki Sakurai, in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Volken, in the Book of Bantorra. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Negi Springfield in Negima. He can also be heard as Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama
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.
When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones of another variety behind “the decks”.A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. From packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), he never misses an opportunity to share his love of music with anyone who will listen.
Christopher Ayres – 
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Christopher Ayres has been working professionally in theatre, television and film since the age of 6. His work has been seen Regionally, Nationally and on Broadway.  He currently  works as a A.D.R. director at Sentai Film Works  and as a voice actor has worked for Sentai Film Works, ADV films, Amusement park Media, New Gen Pictures Okratron 5000 and FUNimation Entertainment.  As an A.D.R. Director  his credits include: FROM THE NEW WORLD, MARIAH HOLIC, MARIA HOLIC ALIVE, HAKKENDEN, AKB0048 SECOND STAGE, KOKORO CONNECT series and o.v.a.,  MARIA HOLIC ALIVE, LITTLE BUSTERS, SAY I LOVEYOU AKB-0048, SHINING HEARTS, ANOTHER, MYSTERIOUS GIRLFRIEND X, DUSK MAIDEN OF AMNESIA, BATTLE GIRLS,  BODACIOUS SPACE PIRATES, MAJIKO: OH SAMURAI GIRL, All three of the HAKUOKI series and the o.v.a, INTRIGUE IN THE BAKUMATSU, BOOK OF BANTORRA, PLANZET, EF~A TALE OF MEMORIES, EF~ A TALE OF MELODIES, NIGHT RAID 1931, THE NERIMA DAIKON BROTHERS, XENOSAGA: The Animation, MAGIKANO, MERMAID MELODY PITCHI PITCHI PITCH and assistant director for THE WALL FLOWER and TSURITAMA  Some of the roles as a voice actor Chris is best known for are Kei Kourono in Gantz, Frieza in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Arthur in Tears to Tiara, Suitengu in Speed Grapher, The Covenant Commander in Halo: Legends, Von Kampfer in Trinity Blood, Hayashimizu in Full Metal Panic? Fummofu, Prince Soma in Black Butler, Yaminami in Peacmaker, Takada Shingin in Sengoku Basara, DJ Plugman in Air Gear and Sid in Devil May Cry. His voice can also be heard in Elfin Lied, Golgo 13, Phi-Brain, B-Toom, Diamond Daydreams and Fairy Tale to name a few.  Chris also works as a professional fight director and has enjoyed bringing his workshop “Mock Combat for Cosplay” to many conventions. You can learn more about Chris by visiting his website www.christopherayres-va.com.
Clarine Harp – 
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Clarine Harp has been a mainstay in anime for over a decade, first featured in Kiddy Grade to give life to the character of Tweedledee in 2003. Since that first role, Clarine’s acting talents have been highlighted through the voices of a broad range of popular characters: Hetalia (China, Taiwan), Burst Angel (Sei), Samurai 7 (Sanae), Speed Grapher (Ginza), Negima (Kaede), Shin chan (Miss Katz), Witchblade (Asagi), Trinity Blood (Mary), and RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ (Laura).
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 -
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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 -

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Rachel Robinson’s voice spans the arenas of national commercials,
animation, video games, narration, promos and now, most recently,
anime. She is likely best known for her memorable role as Oerba
Yun Fang, of Final Fantasy XIII, reprising it in Final Fantasy XIII-
2 and for the third and final (ha) time in Lightning Returns: Final
Fantasy. Soon, she will be voicing the role of Nova in the upcoming
voice-controlled strategy game There Came an Echo with Wil
Wheaton.  Other noted video game roles (including but not limited
to): Argonian Guildmaster Sees-All-Colors and Hagraven – The Elder
Scrolls Online, Charr Rox Whetstone + ancillaries – Guild Wars 2,
Celsius – Tales of Xillia (1 and 2), Holly Whyte – Bravely Default,
Commander Nowak – Q.U.B.E.: Director’s Cut, Female Veteran
– Defiance, Sara Sidle – CSI: Fatal Conspiracy, NC Survivor -
Planetside 2, The President – Bombshell, and currently about 12
roles in Firefall, that range in dialect and volume from Texan to
Australian to Irish to Mid-Atlantic to Ukranian and tons in between.
The different personalities in her love that.
In anime, she can be heard as the tattooed, chainsmoking and fun-loving
Nazi vampire, Zorin Blitz in Hellsing Ultimate *(shameless plug: on
Toonami in September!); Empress Megaria, Lord of the Darkness Realm, in
Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, and violet-haired and short tempered
warrior/schoolgirl Uncho Kan’u in Ikki Tousen. Other roles include Queen
Elizabeth II – Hetalia: The Beautiful World; nun-with-an-agenda Lidvia
Lorenzetti – A Certain Magical Index II, Yuki Mizushima – The Devil is
a Part Timer!, various roles in both Attack on Titan and Space Dandy,
and major roles in two respective forthcoming, awesome and still-hush-hush
series that it’s killing her not to talk about.
To add to the mix, she can be heard as both Pamela Anderson and
Verne Troyer in Celebrity Death Match, 2 bitchy girls in American
Dad!, Vera Cortez in the online comic companion piece to the
popular Dead Space, and, playing against type, Mary; Mother of
Jesus, in That Darn Jesus in the film Universal Remote; as well as
many other auxiliary hither-and-yon characters.
She also writes, sings, and paints. Portraits or walls. Do not ask her
about The ‘Twilight’ troilogy, there’s nothing to discuss.
She is an excellent driver and knows the military alphabet. She’s
also been on a reality show, but that doesn’t get discussed without
alcohol.
Chris Bevins -
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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 – 

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Hey, y’all! I’m Carli Mosier. I’m a native Texan and so excited to be spending Halloween with you and everyone here at my favorite convention!

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!

Musical Guests

Ganglion -

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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

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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

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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

Cosplay Guests

Shinka Studios

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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

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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!

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