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Aaron Dismuke

Aaron Dismuke

Aaron Dismuke is an American voice actor, adaptive writer and director primarily with Funimation Entertainment. He got his start voice acting at age 9, as Hiro Sohma in Fruits Basket, moving on to voice Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist (at age 12...
Caitlin Glass

Caitlin Glass

A voice actress and ADR director, best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist , Caitlin has been working in the anime industry since 2004. In 2008, Caitlin directed the widely popular fan-favorite, Ouran High School Host Club ,...
Chen-Ching Ting

Chen-Ching Ting

Chen-Ching Ting, known as "Uncle Cat", is the star senior puppeteer in PILI. From outdoor stages, to television, to movies, he has more than forty years of puppet mastery experience. His puppet operating techniques and skills have advanced and innovated i...
Chikashi Kubota

Chikashi Kubota

Chikashi Kubota was born in 1978 in Tokyo, Japan. He has loved drawing and creating flip-book manga from a very early age. When he was in elementary school, Kubota-san developed his artistic skills by drawing his favorite series, Dragon Ball, and aspired...
Christine Cabanos

Christine Cabanos

Christine Cabanos is a voice over actress based out of Los Angeles, California. She is most known for her roles in animation and video games. Some of her most notable roles include Azusa Nakano of K-On! , Madoka Kaname in Puella Magi Madoka Magica , S...
Chris Sabat

Chris Sabat

Christopher R. Sabat has lived on a diet of Senzu Beans for nearly 15 years. As the Voice Director for Dragonaball Z, as well as the voice actor behind Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Mr. Popo, Korin, Burter, Shenron, Zarbon, Guru, and countless others, you...
Digitarou

Digitarou

Mr. Digitarou is the president of Nitro+. His company has developed many games including, but not limited to “Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-“ . Mr. Digitarou has served as the executive producer on these projects. This will be his first appearance at Sakura c...
Erica Lindbeck

Erica Lindbeck

Erica Lindbeck is a North Carolina native who has spent the last decade training in theatre, film, improvisation and voice acting. She is thrilled to play the roles of Futaba Sakura in Persona 5, Magilou in Tales of Zestiria the X, Taliyah in League of...
Erica Mendez

Erica Mendez

Erica is best known for her roles as Ryuko Matoi in "KILL la KILL”, Gon Freecs in “Hunter x Hunter (2011)”, Aladdin in "Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic”, Yuuki Konno in “Sword Art Online II”, and Nico Yazawa in “Love Live!”. Other notable animation credi...
Gen Urobuchi

Gen Urobuchi

Gen Urobuchi is a writer and creator with many very popular titles to his credit. Born in 1972 in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Urobuchi is a scenario writer and screenwriter for PC game maker Nitroplus. He made his debut with “Phantom of Inferno”. Major works i...
Hiroshi Nagahama

Hiroshi Nagahama

Hiroshi Nagahama began his career in 1989 with “Yawara!” from Madhouse. US fans may know him best as the Director of Mushishi, the Assistant Director of Fruits Basket, and for his design work on Revolutionary Girl Utena and the Cockpit, along with man...
Isao Machii

Isao Machii

Sakura Con 2017 presents Isao Machii, a sword master from Kawanishi, Japan. With decades of training in the art of the sword, Mr. Machii is the master and founder of Shuushinryu Iai-Jutsu Hyouhou (the Art of Samurai Sword Technique of the Mastering ...
Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two...
Kenichi Sonoda

Kenichi Sonoda

Kenichi Sonoda is best known as the character designer for the Bubblegum Crash/Bubblegum Crisis series, as well as the designs for Gall Force, Otaku no Video, and Riding Bean.  His iconic art style has definitely helped shape the look of various 80's/90's ...
Kira Buckland

Kira Buckland

Originally from Alaska, Kira Buckland got her start voice acting for online projects, and later moved on to voice a variety of roles in anime, most notably Umi in Love Live, Julis in The Asterisk War, Izumo in Blue Exorcist, Kuroyukihime in Accel World,...
Koh Kitaoka

Koh Kitaoka

Mr. Kitaoka is a talented producer at Nitroplus. He produced both “Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-“  with DMM Games and “Thunderbolt Fantasy Sword Seekers”  with PILI. This will be his first appearance at Sakura con.
Liang-Hsun Huang

Liang-Hsun Huang

Liang-Hsun Huang is the 5th generation head of the renowned puppetry Huang family in Taiwan, and the 2nd generation successor of PILI International Multimedia Inc, the largest Taiwanese puppet media production company. Known as the main driver behind th...
Matthew Mercer

Matthew Mercer

Matthew Mercer is a Los Angeles-based actor/voice actor known primarily for his roles in animation and video games. His extensive training in theater, improv, and being a life-long hardcore gamer helped prepare him for such projects and characters as...
Megan Emerick

Megan Emerick

Megan is celebrating her 10th year with FUNimation studios! Her most notable roles are White from Blood Blockade Battlefront, Ishilly from One Piece, Chloe from Sky Wizards Academy, Kanami from Is This is a Zombie?!, plus many more. Most recently she...
Miliyah Kato

Miliyah Kato

Known as “the charismatic leader of Japanese high school girls,” Miliyah Kato used to “hate adults” when she started her career during her teens. In her debut single in 2004, “Never Let Go/Yozora,” the way of life expressed in her personal lyrics and ...
Natalie Hoover

Natalie Hoover

Natalie Hoover is a voice actress who has done work for anime & games you love! She made her anime debut on TOONAMI in "Sword Art Online" as Yolko. Well known roles include Sonia Nevermind from the Danganronpa series, Arisa Ahokainen in Akiba's Trip,...
Patrick Seitz

Patrick Seitz

Known primarily for his work as the guy who yells out "Super Electromagnetic Shrapnel Cannon!" in Code Geass, Patrick Seitz's body of other, lesser work stretches back to the year 2000. When he's not busy playing Love Live: School Idol Festival, Patrick...
Sebastian Masuda

Sebastian Masuda

After working in the world of theater and contemporary art, Sebastian Masuda opened a shop "6%DOKIDOKI" in Harajuku in 1995. He has produced the “PONPONPON” music video for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and the "KAWAII MONSTER CAFE". All of his works are produced in ...
Shiki Douji

Shiki Douji

Shiki Douji is a prolific character designer and illustrator known best for the Full Metal Panic! series of manga, light novels, TV, and OAV. Shiki Douji’s hobbies include cooking, reading, and skiing. Favorite movies include the Star Wars and Star T...
Takanori Aki

Takanori Aki

Takanori Aki is known as one of the most charismatic entrepreneurs in the anime industry. He is the mastermind behind Good Smile Company which is dedicated to producing high quality sculpted figures based on popular anime, comics, video games, and even...
Takeshi Kunitomo

Takeshi Kunitomo

Takeshi Kunitomo was born in Fukuoka in 1970 and graduated from the prestigious Tokyo Bunka Fashion School in 1991. After graduating he performed as a fashion model in Tokyo and Paris. In 1993 he joined S-inc, and launched the "T.KUNITOMO" brand. Early...
Todd Haberkorn

Todd Haberkorn

As a multi award winning actor behind the mic, on camera, and on stage- Todd Haberkorn has had the pleasure of working in a variety of mediums in the entertainment industry. The LA based actor is also a director for companies like Netflix and Funimation...
Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But his anime career started about fifteen years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than three hundred animated series and video games, known for such roles...
Yasuhiro Irie

Yasuhiro Irie

Yasuhiro Irie is an animation director, director and board representative for the Japanese Animation Creators Association (JAniCA). After graduating from high school in Yamaguchi Prefecture, he moved to Tokyo to join Nakamura Productions. As an animation ...
Yi-Tsun Hsaio

Yi-Tsun Hsaio

Yi-Tsun Hsiao started as an avid puppet show fan. Because of his love and enthusiasm for puppet shows, he started the challenging journey of learning and becoming a puppeteer at PILI. After more than twenty years of non-stop learning and cumulative experience, ...