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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 Announcement: YOSHIHIRO WATANABE

Watanabe is a producer at animation studio Orange Ltd. Watanabe is currently working on TRIGUN STAMPEDE and BEASTARS as business producer and as creative producer of yet-unannounced projects at Orange.

Watanabe grew up in America but after college, by some weird twist of fate, began working for studio Madhouse Inc.. After leaving Madhouse, Watanabe became a freelance producer/coordinator and worked closely with studio P.A.WORKS. He has been a Producer for works including Eccentric Family, 2 and the League of Legends Commercial: New Journey.

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Hisashi Kagawa

Hisashi Kagawa is best known for being the character designer of SaiKano: She, The Ultimate Weapon, One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak!, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Toriko TV, and Dream 9 Toriko x One Piece x Dragon Ball Z Super Collabo Special.
Some of his other works as an animation director includes Pokémon (1997), Angelic Layer (2001), Fresh Pretty Cure (2009), Soul Eater (2008) and Toriko (2011). He also lent his talents to Sailor Moon, which include Sailor Moon R, Sailor Moon S, Sailor Moon Super S, and the opening for Sailor Stars. His major episodes included Makoto Kino’s, Black Lady’s and Haruka Ten’o’s first appearances and the past of the Silver Millennium. He also was a character designer and animation director for the Sailor Moon S movie.
Most recently, he has worked as the Chief Animation Director for the Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai anime series.

Guest Announcement: WAKI KIYOTAKA

Chief Producer at studio Orange. Waki is TRIGUN STAMPEDE’s lead production producer. In 2007, Waki joined the animation studio Madhouse.

After working with producer Yuichiro Saito at Madhouse, in 2011 he joined Mamoru Hosoda’s Studio Chizu as one of its founding members. At Studio Chizu, Waki was involved with projects including ‘Wolf Children’ (2012), and ‘Boy and The Beast’ (2015). Then in 2016, Waki joined the animation studio Orange and worked on ‘Land of the Lustrous’ (2017) as Producer and since then as Chief Producer on ‘BEASTERS’ (2019) and ‘Godzilla S.P’ (2020). Waki is also producing ‘TRIGUN STAMPEDE’ (2023) for studio Orange.

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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.

Guest Announcement: KENJI MUTO

Director of TRIGUN STAMPEDE. Beginning with a background in live-action film, Kenji joined the animation industry more than a decade ago.

Kenji learned animation directing while working with Director Satoshi Nishimura, director of the 1998 Trigun animation series. In 2017, Kenji began working with studio Orange on Land of The Lustrous as an episode director. Now he is making his mark with his dynamic camera work and action sequences, and his directorial debut with TRIGUN STAMPEDE (2023). 

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Guest Announcement: FLOW

Featuring, KOHSHI (Vo), KEIGO (Vo), TAKE (Gt), GOT’S (Ba), IWASAKI (Dr)

FLOW is a mixed-genre rock band.

With the strength of their catchy melodies and wide range of musicality woven by their two vocalists, FLOW is especially well known for their work with anime, including the opening theme “GO!!!” of “Naruto,” “COLORS” of “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion,” and many more. 

Since 2006, FLOW has been actively sharing their music around the world, having performed 62 live shows in 19 countries so far.

FLOW’s song “Sign,” which is an opening theme for “Naruto Shippuden” currently has over 94 million streams on Spotify, with their full discography totalling at 400 million streams worldwide!

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Junya Enoki

Junya was born in Tokyo on October 19th.  His major works include Yuji Itadori from JUJUTSU KAISEN, Seishu Inui from Tokyo Revengers, Jona Busta from Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative, and Pannacotta Fugo from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind.

He also dubs for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man in MCU’s Spider-Man series, which includes Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Katelyn Gault

Katelyn Gault grew up near Seal Beach, California. From an early age, Katelyn developed an affinity for the performing arts. She studied piano and eventually classical voice, and participated in several theatre productions and show choir shows. Katelyn went on to earn her B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Chapman University. She then moved to Los Angeles, and has been pursuing her passion for acting and storytelling ever since. 

Katelyn works in film, television, voiceover and theatre. Most notable VO credits include: Kisara in Tales of Arise, Rondine in Monster Hunter Rise, Fenneko in Aggretsuko, Tanith in Fire Emblem Heroes and more!  

She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and fur babies.

For more information about Katelyn you can visit her imdb page: imdb.me/katelyngault or her website: www.katelyngault.com

You can also follow her on Twitter: @katelyn_gault. 

MINT NeKO Tokyo Fashion

Always wanted to be in a Fashion show? 

Well here’s your chance!!!!

MINT NeKO Tokyo Fashion is holding an open call for models. 

Selected applicants will model in the MINT NeKO Tokyo Fashion show held Saturday.

To enter, please send an email to fashion@jhouserock.com with the following:

  • Two Photos (One headshot, One full body)
  • Measurements (height, weight, bust/hip/waist)
  • A brief statement telling why you want to be apart of the fashion event

All applications must be submitted by Monday March 27, 2023
All applicants must be convention attendees to be eligible.  

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