We’re about three weeks out from the show, guys! You’ve seen our schedule, now meet the rest of our guests!
Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 16 years and is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the USA. She has lent her voice to over 350 anime including:Assassination Classroom (Kaede), Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler(Mei Rin), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman Wonderland(Shiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), FMA Brotherhood (May Chang),Hetalia (Belarus), Michiko & Hatchin (Michiko), One Piece(Tashigi/Karu/Kuina), Ouran Host Club (Renge), Panty and Stocking(Stocking), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Tokyo Ghoul (Rize), Tsubasa(Sakura), Watamote (Tomoko), Yona of the Dawn (Yona), and many more. You can catch her as Bulma in Dragonball Z Kai as well as in the movies Battle of Gods and Resurrection F. She has also appeared in several video games including Ms. ‘Splosion Man,Tribes Ascend, Smite, Borderlands 2, and the Borderlands Pre-Sequel. She also appeared in the latest season of Aqua Teen Hunger Force as Jubilee.
Jamie Marchi is the voice of large and in charge Ellie fromBorderlands II, The Witchblade from Witchblade, and the loveably filthy Panty from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. With well over 200 video game and anime characters to her name, she is a pretty big deal to her parents.
A few of her video game credits include Smite (Freya), Borderlands II(Aubrey Callahan III), Borderlands: The Pre-Sequal! (Doctor Spara, Ghostly Apparitions), The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (Sheila, Shelley), and Orcs Must Die (Elemental Weaver).
Some of Jamie’s most popular anime credits are from High School DxD (Rias), Fairy Tail (Cana), Soul Eater (Liz), Hetalia (The Narrator), Deadman Wonderland (Karako), Attack on Titan (Anka),Space Dandy (Yoko), One Piece (Miss Valentine and Cindry), Fruits Basket (Motoko), Sgt. Frog (Aki), Claymore (Helen), Shin Chan (Miss Polly), Yu Yu Hakusho (Juri), Burst Angel (Meg), Black Cat (Rinslet),Spice and Wolf (Chloe), Rin (Mimi), Negima (Haruna), Ouran(Chizuru), Baka and Test (Shouko), as well as the unforgettable Mikako Satsukitane from Heaven’s Lost Property.
Jamie has written English script adaptations for Space Dandy, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Hetalia, Yurikuma Arashi, Devil is a Part Timer, Spice and Wolf, Sgt. Frog, Yamada’s First Time, Baka and Test, High School DxD, Mikagura School Suite, Blood-C, Oh! Edo Rocket, Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar, Strike Witches, andNegima?!, amongst others. She directed various episodes fromHetalia, Spice and Wolf, Sgt. Frog, and Negima?!.
In her spare time, Jamie enjoys watching things, reading things, spending time with people who don’t suck, telling ghost stories, anything dark beer related, and generally just being a redhead.
Recently announced as the voice of ‘Warwick’ in Gangsta, ‘Yousuke’ in Death Parade, and ‘Sousuke’ in Free! Eternal Summer, Ian Sinclair has been voice acting since he was a sophomore in college, where he studied theatre. Since then he’s been working as a professional actor in a multitude of arenas. He’s performed on stage, on camera, and, of course, behind the mic.
A few of Ian’s more popular roles include ‘Dandy’ in Space Dandy, ‘Whis’ inDragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, ‘Brook’ in One Piece, ‘Toriko’ in Toriko, ‘Nile Dok’ in Attack on Titan, ‘Ryner Lute’ in Legend of the Legendary Heroes, ‘Bardroy’ in Black Butler, ‘Romano’ in Hetalia, ‘Chuck’ in Panty and Stocking, ‘Shu’ inPrincess Jellyfish, ‘Dallas’ in Baccano, ‘Yomotsu Hirasaka’ (12th) in Future Diary, ‘Alcides’ in Appleseed XII, ‘Seo’ in Sekirei, ‘Takeru’ in Maken-Ki, ‘Kawazu’ and ‘Bora’ in Fairy Tail, ‘Ginei Morioka’ in Rosario + Vampire, ‘Shogo’ in Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne, ‘Zaki’ in Claymore, ‘Toyama’ in Oh! Edo Rocket, ‘Douglas’ and ‘Steve’ in El Cazador de la Bruja, ‘Shiro’ in Okami-san, ‘Daisuke Matsuo’ in Yamada’s First Time, ‘Marc’ in Spice and Wolf II, ‘Gija’ in Yona of the Dawn, ‘Hasegawa’ in Baka and Test, ‘Takamy’ in Fractale, ‘Akoz’ in Casshern Sins, ‘Toraji’ in Bamboo Blade, ‘Liam’ in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, ‘Orang’ in Last Exile: Fam, ‘The Silver Wing’ and ‘Colin’ in Level E, and ‘Hirato’ in Karneval.
Additionally, Ian can be heard as the voice of ‘Montana’ in the video game Battleborn, ‘Whis’ in Dragon Ball Z: Xenoverse and Battle of Z, ‘Tyr’ in Smite, ‘Baron Flynt’ in Borderlands, ‘Professor Nakayama’ and ‘Jimbo Hodunk’ in Borderlands 2, and as the “Cool” custom hero voice in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi. Ian has worked as a director on Initial D, Spice and Wolf II, Black Butler I & II, and the Shanamovie.
Samantha Inoue-Harte is an established and varied Entertainment Industry veteran. First and foremost, Samantha is a Producer and Partner at Animetropolis, where she is currently developing several Japanese anime series and a feature with some of Japan’s top anime studios. Samantha is one of only a handful of Westerners who works directly with Japanese anime studios to develop Japanese anime content. Samantha is also commonly seen at Rooster Teeth productions….but what she is doing there is still…a secret.
Samantha is also an accomplished 18 year veteran as a voice actress in over 40 Japanese anime, Video game, and Asian films dubbed into English titles. Samantha’s most recognized roles are in World of Warcraft, Kingsisle Entertainment’s Pirate 101 and Wizard 101 and in Daybreak games’ DC Universe Online as ‘Isis’, Sakura Wars as ‘Kohran Ri’,Magical Play as ‘Pipin’, and Final Fantasy Unlimited as the ‘Chocobo’ and ‘Cactaur’. Her other titles include: Ascension VG, Birth, Blade of the Phantom Master, Bratz, City Hunter the Motion Picture, Cosplay Complex, Dai Guard, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, DearS, Devil Lady, Eden’s Bowy, Gatchaman, Getbackers, Getter Robo, Gun Crazy, Happy Lesson, Jing: King of Bandits, Legend of Crystania the Motion Picture, Lost Universe, Mazinkaiser, Moeyo Ken, Nadia the Secret of Blue Water, Negima!, New Fist of the Northstar, Ninja Resurrection, Petite Princess Yucie, Princess Blade, Pumpkin Scissors, Queen Emeraldas, Sakura Diaries, Samurai X the OVAs, Samurai X the Motion Picture, Shuten Doji, The Star Hand Kid, Soul Hunter, Steam Detectives, Tekken the Motion Picture, Trinity Blood, World of Warcraft, Wedding Peach, and Zone of the Enders.
Samantha’s resume includes non Anime specific work as well. She has been an Animation Director for SpikeTV on the Fresh Baked Video Games TV series with Rick&Morty creator Justin Roiland, has been an animator on Kevin Smith’s Clerks: The Lost Episode, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch 2: the Origins of Stitch, Disney’s Villains’ Revenge, Lonestar’s “Mr. Mom” music video, King of the Hill, and many more.
Samantha has acted and has been a stunt worker in many on camera features including: Appaloosa, Blacktino, Beatdown, Elvis and Annabelle, Exterminators, Friday Night Lights the TV series, From Dusk Till Dawn the TV series, Grindhouse: Death Proof, Grindhouse: Planet Terror, How to Eat Fried Worms, Idiocracy, Jonah Hex, Kabluey, Machete, Machete Kills, Man of the House, National Lampoon’s The Stoned Age, No Pain No Gain, Office Space, Pretty Little Liars the TV series, Shorts, Sin City, Sin City 2, Teeth, The 2 Bobs, Tree of Life, and True Grit.
Samantha also dabbles in Gore FX makeup, which can be seen in Teeth, Predators, Shores of Another Sea, Grindhouse: Death Proof, Grindhouse: Planet Terror, and American Idol. And finally, is also an avid cowboy action sharpshooter in her spare time.
Editor, translator, producer and teacher, Jonathan “Jake” Tarbox has done it all during his career in international media and content production. He’s worked for DC Comics, Time Warner, VIZ Media, Kadokawa Publications, JManga.com and the NFL to produce print and video content for both the Japanese and American markets. He is also a regular fixture on the American convention circuit, making regular appearances at Dragon Con, SD Comic Con, A-Kon, Anime Expo, Anime LA, Comicpalooza and others.
While working for NFL Japan (the National Football League’s Tokyo office), he was recruited to join the staff of Coamix Inc., the publisher of Weekly Comics Bunch, as the senior editor of their weekly manga magazine for the North American market, Raijin Comics.
From 2000 to 2002, Jonathan was a cast member of Koko ga Hen da yo Nihonjin (This is strange, Japan!), along with award-winning Japanese actor/director “Beat” Takashi Kitano.
In 2004, after 14 years in Japan, Jonathan returned to America, joining DC Comics to manage the CMX manga line. In 2005, he formed Arashi Productions, a manga and anime production company. The company has since developed a wide range of print and video media projects.
Jonathan is also a martial artist, holding black belts in Aikido, Hontai Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu, and Toyama Ryu Iaido.
In addition to our steller guest list we’ve got more large room assignments for our panels than ever before, so take a look at our schedule and start making some plans! See you all there!