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. 

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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!

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Kyle McCarley

SATURDAY ONLY

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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Max Mittelman

SATURDAY ONLY

Although he is well known as Saitama in ONE-PUNCH MAN, Max Mittelman has also given life the hotheaded troublemaker with a heart of gold, Ryuji, in PERSONA 5, the carefree and always hungry, Plagg, in MIRACULOUS LADYBUG, and the lazy yet virtuous sin of sloth, King, from SEVEN DEADLY SINS. Max has been entertaining audiences from behind the mic, onstage, and in front of the camera since he was in high school. His fearlessness has been the foundation for his versatility and he’s enjoyed creating a wide range of characters for TV animation and video games.

Zach Aguilar

At 16 years old, Zach got his start in voice acting after winning Bang Zoom’s competition in 2014. He has played characters such as Genos in One Punch Man, Sieg in Fate Apocrypha, Colt in Hunter X Hunter, Slaine in Aldnoah.Zero, Talken in Sword Art Online 2, Arthur Pendragon in The Seven Deadly Sins, Takaki in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, and more. He can also be heard doing commercials for Pandora radio. While being a relatively new member to the world of voice over, Zach feels so blessed with the opportunities he’s been given and is excited to continue doing what he loves.

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Cosplayers


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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! 

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Hokuprops

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.

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Angi Viper

Angi Viper is a multi-award winning cosplayer who has been part of the community since 2000. She is completely self-taught and has made over fifty costumes for herself in addition to running a successful costume commission business. Angi is extremely passionate about encouraging newcomers to the cosplay community and rebuilding the positive atmosphere she knew when she started. She is a firm believer that anyone can be a cosplayer - no matter your age, size, skin or skill level.


YouTubers


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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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Shgurr

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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JelloApocalypse

Brendan "JelloApocalypse" Blaber is an YouTuber, illustrator, and voice actor best known for his So This is Basically series of parody videos poking fun at cartoons, anime, and video games! His voice can be heard in games like Seduce Me (Saero), XOXO Droplets (Shiloh), and Queen at Arms (Spymaster Fox), as well as dozens of other projects scattered across the internet. In his spare time he draws a webcomic called Cornucopia, produces a production podcast called Tip of the Tongue, and streams stupid tabletop games with friends.


Performers


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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!

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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

TiA is a Japanese Recording 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”. Her first album recieved a Gold Disc Award. She has won several competitions and awards.

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Caleb Hyles

Caleb Hyles has done it all when it comes to cover songs! With his big heart and even bigger voice, Caleb has wowed millions across the globe with a multitude of musical styling and an infectious, positive attitude. He continues to produce new content on a weekly basis and is expanding his reach onto other platforms, such as Twitch! Along with this YouTube Gaming channel of the same name, Peace Love and Gaming, it is evident that big things are happening with Caleb.   Be sure to check out his work on his websiteYouTube, or Facebook!

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Midnight Shinigami

Formed in 2010 to compete in a Battle of the Bands competition, this group of musicians combined their passion for music and anime, giving creative birth to "Midnight Shinigami". Midnight Shinigami's members are just as diverse as their musical influences and playing styles. From soft ballads to hard-driving metal, they're sure to have something in their repertoire that'll make anyone drop dead in pure aural bliss.