Guests, Panelists, and Performers

Voice Actors

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Josh Grelle

Josh is a life-long geek and actor with over 200 voice credits in his 10+ year career. His favorite roles include Attack on Titan (Armin), Yuri on Ice (Yuri Katsuki), Princess Jellyfish (Kuranosuke),  and Snow White with the Red Hair (Zen). He has also lent his voice to many video game properties. When he isn’t behind the mic, Josh can usually be found writing scripts for the English adaptations of many FUNimation and BangZoom! Productions, such as Fairy Tail, Tokyo Ghoul, Overlord, and Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans. 


Chris Niosi

Chris has been a creator and a storyteller his whole life, but since 2004, he has worked in animation, character designing, animation directing, storyboarding, writing, voice acting and voice directing. He runs a successful YouTube channel with tons of animated content and works in freelance on the side. He's the English voice of Reigen Aratake from Mob Psycho 100, Lancer of Red from Fate/Apocrypha, Dezel from Tales of Zestiria, and more!


Kyle McCarley


Kyle can be heard in anime, video games, cartoons, audiobooks, live action dubs, TV and radio commercials, industrial ads, and even a talking toy plunger. Notable anime credits include Mikazuki Augus in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama in Mob Psycho 100, Ryo in Devilman Crybaby, Android 9S in NieR: Automata, and many more! 


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Ashlynne Dae

Meet Ash; a cosplayer, model, streamer and huge nerd with a dumb sense of humor! She's been cosplaying for 5+ years. She loves creating and portraying her favorite characters, making the costumes, styling the wigs, and applying the makeup! 

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Ami Yoshiko

Ami Yoshiko loves video games, anime and becoming a different character through cosplay and on screen. Her Youtube channel consists of cosplay tutorials, crazy story times from convention horror stories to wacky daily occurrences to just chilling with her weeabo family screaming at the world through her videos. She has made her Television Debut on the Netflix Series, "13 Reasons Why",  Marvel's "Ant-Man and The Wasp" and her role as Kristen in the horror/thriller film "The Follower". Come swing by her table, say hi and grab a print! 



Hokuprops is a special FX artist based out of Long Beach California. He specializes in designing his props and costumes digitally and utilizing different fabrication techniques he brings them from the virtual realm into reality. He has over 10 years of experience in prop and costume making and is best known for his Lionhardt cosplay which won Twitch's 2016 Twitchcon Cosplay Contest's grand prize.



Noble, aka Lost Pause

What's cracking, guys?  Meet Noble of the YouTube channel "Lost Pause" currently over 1.1 million subscribers. He's just a son of a gun that enjoys a cringey joke, quality memes, anime, and generally being a doof on camera just to get you to laugh and smile. If you had your day brightened at all, then that means it's a job well done on his end. Also hosting a fun Q&A Panel for you to enjoy Saturday, August 4!

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Come and meet Shannon of "shgurr," a sweet youtuber that enjoys making storytime and meme related content. Have fun meeting up at her booth to discuss anime/youtube related topics, take selfies, and browse her merchandise.


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Arcane Maid Idols

Come see the maids at Arcane Maid Cafe as they perform the maid dances you love to see! Challenge them in Janken-pon (Rock–paper–scissors), Giant Jenga for prizes, and free giveaways for the audience!


Kohei Hattori

Kohei is a singer from Tokyo, Japan. He's an Apollo winner and was featured on TV Fox Steve Harvey show. He has performed at the Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, Prudential Center, Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2017, Cherry Blossom Festival in DC, and more! With so many achievements, we're proud to be hosting him for Animanga 2018.

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TiA is a Japanese Recoding Artist who became famous for her song "Ryuusei" which was featured as one of the ”NARUTO” ending themes. She also did an opening theme for the Japanese Anime “Yakitatte Japan” and ending theme for famous Japanese Music TV “Hey Hey Hey Music Champ” Her first album recieved a Gold Disc Award. She has won several competitions and awards.


More Guests & Performers


Coming Soon!


Animanga invites guest performers and panelists ranging from amateurs bands, YouTubers, and bands from across the sea. We are looking for professional, informative, exciting and fun activities with great hosts. We accept application for fan panels and workshops. Do you have an idea for a panel you’d like to run at this year’s convention? We want to hear it! Connect with old fans and reach new ones at Animanga 2018!

Panel submissions will open on January 15, 2017 and will close on June 30, 2018 or when all time slots fill up. If a panel is accepted it will be posted on our website, so please be sure to check periodically.