It is the time of year when the guest announcements start rolling in! To start things off, we have a triple pack for you. It is already looking like an awesome year for guests if this is the way things are going to start!
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Greg Ayres is not your average voice actor. The once “Fanboy” turned VA started working for ADV Films just a few years ago, and in that short time managed to snag two of his favorite roles in anime. He was thrilled to voice the role of his favorite character Son Goku in Saiyuki, then just one year later Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Other roles include Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Negi Springfield in Negima, Heihachi in Samurai 7, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, Tsuyoshi in Kodocha, Leo in Ghost Stories, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, and Gau Ban in Shadow Skill. He can also be heard in other anime titles such as Super Gals, Spiral, Macross, Mythical Detective Loki, Burst Angel, Gravion, Godanner, Pretear, Full Metal Panic, E’s Otherwise and a whole lot more. Greg can currently be heard as Hideki in Nerima Daikon Brothers, Onigiri in Air Gear, and Koyuki in BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad…
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Richard Epcar is well known to Anime fans, starting with the original ‘Robotech’ series- in which he played ‘Ben Dixon’, ‘Lunk’, and ‘Gruel’, and he’s the voice of Capt. Vince Grant in the new original animated feature, ‘Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles’, which he also directed.
Most recently he can be heard as ‘Zangetsu’ in ‘Bleach’, as ‘Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo’ on Cartoon Network, which he also helps write and direct and the forthcoming ‘The Mr. Men Show’ in which he plays ‘Mr. Noisy’.
He is the voice of ‘Batou’ in the ‘Ghost in the Shell’ movie, the game, the series, ‘Ghost in the Shell-Stand Alone Complex’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell 2-Innocence’, which he also adapted and directed into English.
He was ‘Guld’ in ‘Macross’ and ‘Mac’ in ‘Teknoman’, which he also wrote and directed…
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Ellyn Stern started in anime with the original ‘Robotech’ series- in which she played several characters. Most recently she can be heard as ‘Yu’s Mom’ on ‘Noein’ and ‘Jack’s Mom’ in Mar. She voiced ‘Haraway’ in ‘Ghost in the Shell 2-Innocence’. She played ‘Rosalind’ in ‘Armitage III’, ‘Himeno’ in ‘Fight!! Spirit of the Sword’, ‘Sayaka’ in ‘Mental Fighter Miku’, ‘Moru’ in ‘ Vampire Princess Miyu’ ‘Hiroshi’s Mom’ in “Zenki’, ‘Zentrix’, ‘Mini Pato’, ‘Digimon’, ‘Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo’, ‘Parome’ in ‘Genma Wars’, as well as several roles in ‘Mobile Suit Gundam-The Movie Trilogy’, ‘Bushido Blade 2’, ‘Lupin the 3rd’, ‘Patlabor 3’, and ‘Fighting Spirit’, to name just a few…
Yes, it looks like a good year already.