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Aaron Roberts

Aaron provides the voices for Uta in Tokyo Ghoul, Klaus Lunettes in Black Clover, Khai in Dragon Ball Super, Kamui Woods in My Hero Academia, Grimsby Keane in Black Butler, 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 and 2018 Voice Actor of the Year by Behind The Voice Actors, Aaron Roberts has provided voices for over 200 anime series during his 7 years with Funimation. Non-anime projects include Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (VG), Smite (VG), and Paladins (VG). Aaron has been a celebrated actor for the stage and screen in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, working in all areas of production for almost 20 years.

Cristina Vee

Cristina Vee is a Los Angeles based voice actress, director, and producer. In animation, she is known as Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon, Hawk in The Seven Deadly Sins, Killua in Hunter x Hunter, Darkness in Konosuba, Homura Akemi in Madoka Magica, Meiko in Digimon Adventure Tri, Sakura Matou in Fate Stay/Night, Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Miki Makimura in Devilman Crybaby, Kotori Minami in Love Live!, Xochi in Victor and Valentino, Jay-Ten in Steven Universe, and Marinette Dupain Cheng aka Ladybug in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. Other roles include parts in Re:Zero, Bleach, One Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100, Sword Art Online, Tiger and Bunny, One Piece, Violet Evergarden, Naruto, Boruto, Fairy Tail, Magi, Kill la Kill, Your Lie in April, Kakegurui, Pokémon, Gantz: O, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters,The Promised Neverland, Lupin III, Yokai Watch, Inazuma Eleven, and so many others. Fans may be surprised that she provides the English voices for Disney’s Violetta and Tokyo in Netflix’s Money Heist.

You can hear her in Disney World’s Avatar Land, but you’ll have to find her yourself!

She has also worked in hundreds of video games, as Velvet in Tales of Berseria, Ophillia in Octopath Traveler, Riven in League of Legends, Eagle Eye in Fortnite, Noel Vermillion, Nu-13, Lambda-11, and Mu-12 in BlazBlue, Cerebella in Skullgirls, Tatiana, Athena, and Lachesis in Fire Emblem, Cinque in Final Fantasy Type-0, 5-Volt and 13-Amp in Warriors Ware Gold, Shantae in Shantae, and can also be heard in Kingdom Hearts 3, Command and Conquer: Rivals, Monster Prom, Soul Calibur 6, Xenoblade Chronicles, Star Wars: KOTOR, Dangan Ronpa, Street Fighter V, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Just Cause 4, Drakengard 3, to name a few.

Her singing can be heard in the 3DS game Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage!? and in Shantae: Half Genie Hero.

Directing credits include Skullgirls, Skip Beat!, Indivisible, and Last Hope.

She was the first canon female Black Ranger in the official Power Rangers TTRPG. Her character Anya was a fan favorite in the short lived Wizards of the Coast DnD show Dark & Dicey.

Cristina is also known for her music, with her most popular song, Bad Apple!! English, standing at over 20 million views.

Guest Announcement: Junichi Hayama

Junichi Hayama is a Japanese animator with more than 30 years of experience. He began his career in animation in 1983, and he trained under Masami Suda on Fist of the North Star. He served as director, character designer, and chief animation director on the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood anime film. His other animation director credits include Be-Bop-Highschool, Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu, InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler, Yu-Gi-Oh! TV anime series was the Key Animator for the 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh Movie, Dark Side of Dimensions. 
Most recently, he worked as an Animation Director and Key Animator on the ONE PIECE FILM: RED Movie.

ELLYN STERN

Ellyn is well known for her voice work in animation, games and films with hundreds of titles. Listed here are a few: Belle, Lupin the 3rd, Bleach, Pokemon Generations, Star Ocean 1 & 2, Phantasy Star Online ll, Ghost In The Shell Innocence 2, Noein, Mar, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Robotech, Blue Dragon, True Crimes Hong Kong, Muhya & Roji, Godzilla, and hundreds more. Also included are Academy Award winning films including: Widow of St. Pierre, Cinema Paradisso, Belle Epoque, Le Femme Nikita, Tae Gu Ki, Babette’s Feast, Mostly Martha, & Eat Drink, Man, Woman.

ELLYN began working on stage when she was 12 years old. A few of her theatre credits include: Les Miserables, Exit the King, Apple, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Rumors, Blood Wedding, Chinamen, How He Lied to Her Husband, Killing of Sister George and Day Games, Sister Africa, Daughter Of My People. She starred in Two Noble Kinsmen at the Globe Theatre (Now in the Smithsonian Institute) and We’ll Never Be Young Again (Center Theatre Group).

Ellyn has directed VO for many years. Directing credits: Pokémon Generations, Netflix: KITZ, SCHOOL NURSE FILES. Also, included are many of the LUPIN THE 3RD movies and series currently on Toonami and Adult Swim. One of Ellyn’s proudest accomplishments was dubbing STAR WARS, A NEW HOPE, EPISODE 4 into the Navajo language.  It was the first time an indigenous language was heard on film. She’s a member of the Classical Theatre Lab, and an Executive Member of Women In Film. She also has a children’s book, It’s Hard To Give A Butterly A Hug.  Her sitcom, Life’s A Bitch, which she wrote, stars in and produced, also includes Richard Epcar and Stephen Tobolowsky.

ERICA SCHROEDER

Erica Schroeder (A.K.A. Bella Hudson) Erica is one of New York’s premier voice actresses. She has provided the voice for over 150 characters in the world of animation for television, film and video games over the past 15 years.

Erica is known for being active in the autistic community, supporting her fan’s challenges and triumphs. She has voiced over 10 characters in the 5 YU-GI-OH series, making her the only voice actress to appear in all 5 series, including such characters as: Mai Valentine, Akiza Izinski, Dark Magician Girl, Rally Dawson and Cathy Catherine. Over the years she has voiced over 50 characters and various Pokemon on POKEMON including: Nurse Joy, Fantina, Bianca, Grace, Meloetta, Pidove, Panchum, Sylveon, Tapukoko, and many more. Other notable roles include: Monkey D. Luffy in ONE PIECE, Blaze the Cat and Wave the Swallow from the SONIC video games, the legendary Emma Frost in Joss Whedon’s Stop Motion Comic ASTONISHING X-MEN, Faragonda, Icy the Witch, Piff, Daphne, Galatea, Squonk and Critty from WINX CLUB, Lyserg from SHAMAN KING, Rai and Komorka from TAI CHI CHASERS, Bridgette Verdant (Lettuce) from MEW MEW POWER, Olgariki from GO GO RIKI, Shiho from AH! MY GODDESS, Scarlet Claw in CUTIE HONEY, from the makers of THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE, The Spirit of the Mountain (role shared with Sean Schemmel), in THE BOY WHO WANTED TO BE A BEAR, The Witch in the Cannes Film Festival’s LITTLE LONG NOSE and many more titles. Select newer roles and releases include: YOUR NAME, GUNDAM SEED and GUNDAM DESTINY (role to be announced), Melissa Trail in YU-GI-OH Arc V, Akemi in ZETMAN, Yurika Yamagiwa in PSYCHIC SCHOOL WARS, Zarafa in ZARAFA, Nagako Aoki in MAI MAI MIRACLE and her newest role to hit Saturday morning, Astoria Rapunzel on Nickelodeon’s fantastical REGAL ACADEMY.

The second seasons is now airing on Nick Jr. Erica recently recorded a song as the character of Elita in Signe Baumane’s new animated feature with Cameron Monaghan and Emma Kenney of SHAMELESS and Matthew Modine of STRANGER THINGS, coming out in 2018 titled, MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE. She also just starred as Betsy in an episode of the award winning podcast, THE TRUTH, featured on suchshows as ALL THINGS CONSIDERED and THIS AMERICAN LIFEamong others. Erica is currently working on Dan’s Green’s much anticipated audiodrama, CROSSING THE GODS as Dominea. Erica recently took over the role of Wobbuffet for POKEMON SUN AND MOON. In addition to the several POKEMON, SONIC and ONE PIECE video games she has worked on, Erica has also voiced characters in several other video game titles such as: SHADOW HEARTS: FROM THE NEW WORLD, WHITE DAY, LITTLEST PET SHOP, DUNGEON HUNTER V, JUST CAUSE 3, SUPER SMASH BROS., INSECTICIDE, and many more. As a theater and musical theater actress, Erica has also appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regionally and sings on the original cast recordings of JANE EYRE, SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL and a bunch of other concept albums. Erica has won a SALT award for MY MOTHER’S LESBIAN JEWISH WICCAN WEDDING and an Outstanding Acting Performance Award in the 2014 ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL for the television pilot, ZOM-COM, playing opposite Dan Deluca and Sonic actor, Jason Griffith. Her greatest gift to this world is her role as mother of her two babes.

You can see what she’s up to on her fan page: https://www.facebook.com/Erica-Schroeder-164914246916696/

You can find her on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/ericaschroedervoiceactress/ 

You can see more listed anime titles and roles at: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Erica-Schroeder/

Griffin Burns

Raised in rural Pennsylvania, Griffin moved to LA in 2010 with an English degree, an acoustic guitar, and some beginner’s luck.  He booked his first voice over audition ever for San Diego’s Balboa Park and landed a small co-star appearance on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place.  Two years later, Griffin quit his ‘survival jobs’ as a valet and began voice acting full time. 

His most notable roles include Tartaglia from Genshin Impact, Doppio in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Muichiro in Demon Slayer, Akira Fudo in Devilman Crybaby, Tadano in Aggretsuko, Colt Grice in Attack on Titan, Ryota in Kakegurui, Jintan in Anohana, Todd Snap in  New Pokemon Snap, Shinichi Kudo in Case Closed, Ritsuka Fujimaru in Fate: Grand Order, and many, many others.  Griffin is also known for his memes on social media and his band New New Girlfriend.  He’s always down to engage with his fans, so stop by and say hello!

Guest Announcemen: Aaron Roberts

Aaron provides the voices for Uta in Tokyo Ghoul, Klaus Lunettes in Black Clover, Khai in Dragon Ball Super, Kamui Woods in My Hero Academia, Grimsby Keane in Black Butler, 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 and 2018 Voice Actor of the Year by Behind The Voice Actors, Aaron Roberts has provided voices for over 200 anime series during his 7 years with Funimation. Non-anime projects include Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (VG), Smite (VG), and Paladins (VG). Aaron has been a celebrated actor for the stage and screen in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, working in all areas of production for almost 20 years.

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