Can’t get enough of Persona 5?
Cherami Leigh (Makoto), Cassandra Lee Morris (Morgana), Erica Lindbeck (Futaba), Erika Harlacher (Ann), Max Mittelman (Ryuji), Robbie Daymond (Akechi), Xanthe Huynh (Haru), and Xander Mobus (The Protagonist) will be joining Atlus’s localization team for an evening of fun with the Persona 5 panel at Anime Expo for some behind-the-scenes details about the game, skits, goodies for panel attendees, and more!
- Panel Name: Be our Confidant! An Evening of Fun with the Persona 5 Localization Team and Voice Actors
- When: Saturday, July 1 at 7:00 PM in Live Programming 1 (Petree Hall)
Cherami Leigh has been in the industry for 20 years. She has been in over 75 commercials, and has worked on over 100 anime projects including , A2 in Nier Automata, Makoto in Persona 5, Lucy in Fairy Tail, Asuna in Sword Art Online, Sailor Venus in Sailor Moon, Mika in Psycho Pass, Road in D. Grayman, Elizabeth in Black Butler, and Patty in Soul Eater. She can also be heard in video games such as Borderlands 2 as Gaige and Danganronpa 2 as Komaru Naegi.
Cherami is also active in television and film. She has starred in Shane Dawson’s Not Cool and webseries Throwing Stones, as well as appeared in Temple Grandin, Friday Night Lights, Shameless, Bones, and Longmire to name a few. She has also worked on Fast Food Nation with Richard Linklater, The Hottest State with Ethan Hawke, and The Mist with Frank Darabont. She will star in the soon to be released faith-based drama Beyond the Farthest Star. She has other projects in various stages of production she is excited to share!
Cassandra Lee Morris is an American voice actor who has brought dozens characters to life for video games, anime and animation. Some of her fan-favorite roles include Leafa in Sword Art Online, Morgana in Persona 5, Kyubey in Madoka Magica, Nami in League of Legends, Taiga in Toradora and Edea Lee in Bravely Default. She is also the voice of Frankie Stein in Monster High, Kiazuki in Hanazuki, and Bubbles in Popples. She plays Lexi in the web series CONfessionals. Cassandra is also an award-winning audiobook narrator.
When she isn’t in the voiceover booth, she’s live-tweeting shows (@SoCassandra) or posting obsessively on Instagram (@cassandra.morris) and Facebook (/ilovecassandralee).
Erika Harlacher is one of the newer kids on the block in voice acting, lending her voice to anime, games, cartoons, and more! One of her most popular roles at the moment is Ann Takamaki in Persona 5, and you can hear her every week on your TV on Saturday nights as Kurapika in Hunter x Hunter. Some of the other roles she’s best known for include Ami in Toradora!, Kyoko Kirigiri in the Danganronpa games, Princess Elizabeth Liones in The Seven Deadly Sins, Sukuyo Mankanshoku in Kill La Kill, Emi in Your Lie in April, Erena (of A-RISE) in Love Live, and Sadira in Killer Instinct. She also plays a handful of characters in Fallout 4 and a number of Shopkins in the Shopkins: Chef Club movie. She loves getting out there to meet fans, so don’t be shy and come say hi!
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 Celica in Fire Emblem Echoes, Futaba Sakura in Persona 5, Magilou in Tales of Berseria, Taliyah in League of Legends, Kaori Miyazono in Your Lie in April, Anaru in Anohana, Eli Ayase in Love Live! School Idol Project, Jericho in The Seven Deadly Sins, and Ema Skye in Ace Attorney 6 to name a few. She is also the voice of Barbie. For news and announcements, find Erica on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
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 McCree in Overwatch, Cor in Final Fantasy XV, Jack Cooper in Titanfall 2, Yusuke in Persona 5, Deadshot in Injustice 2, MacCready in Fallout 4, Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil: Damnation, and Resident Evil: Vendetta, Captain Levi in Attack on Titan, Aloth & Edér in Pillars of Eternity, Gangplank and Kindred (Wolf) in League of Legends, Rexxar, Nefarian, and Ragnaros in Hearthstone, Rehgar and Ragnaros in Heroes of the Storm, Cicero Gavar in Masquerada: Songs and Shadows, Bigfoot in Wabbit, Chance Sureshot and Recap Robot in The Regular Show, Abe the Trapper in Evolve, Tim Drake/Robin in Batman: Arkham Knight, Trafalgar Law in One Piece, Kanji Tatsumi in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Persona Q, and Persona 4: Dancing All Night, Prince Demande in Sailor Moon, Jotaro Kujo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Aikuro Mikisugi in Kill la Kill, Kiritsugu Emiya in Fate/Zero, Alvin in Tales of Xillia & Tales of Xillia 2, Chrom in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Fire Emblem Heroes & Super Smash Bros, Ryoma, Shigure, and Azama in Fire Emblem Fates & Fire Emblem Heroes, Sinbad in Magi, and many other projects you are welcome to look up online.
Matthew is the Dungeon Master for the hit Twitch show Critical Role on Geek & Sundry, where he runs a group of other accomplished voice actors through a campaign of Dungeons & Dragons live most Thursdays at 7pm Pacific.
Max Mittelman is a voice actor and Los Angeles native who is well-known for his roles as Saitama in One-Punch Man, King in Seven Deadly Sins, Ryuji in Persona 5, and Leo in Fire Emblem: Fates. For most of his young life, Max had wanted to become a doctor. His parents were so proud of him. Once he realized, however, that he would need to study grown-up things like organic chemistry, he decided that he would rather make loud noises in a padded booth in exchange for compliments and studio snacks. Max never looked back and has since had the opportunity to play lead characters in many popular Anime series and video games.
Max’s Twitter and Instagram are both “@MaxMittelman”. If you tweet at him, he’ll probably tweet you back.
Other notable roles include: Fire Emblem (Leo, Kaden, Forrest, Gordin, Gray); Miraculous Ladybug (Plagg); Ben 10 (Overflow); Mob Psycho 100 (Ritsu); Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (Ein); Your Lie in April (Kousei); Aldnoah.Zero (Inaho); Star Ocean 5 (Fidel); World of Warcraft (Prince Farondis); Transformers: Rescue Bots (Blurr); Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt (Io); Fallout 4 (Zeke); Star Wars: Battlefront; (Quarren); Halo 5 (Promethean Captain, Rooker); Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void (Stone); Skylanders: Superchargers (Panderghast); Durararax2 (Shijima); Sword Art Online II (Jun); Magi: The Kingdom of Magic (Yunan); Doraemon (Soby); Atelier: Escha & Logy (Logy)
Max’s parents are still proud of him.
Robbie Daymond is an LA-based voice-actor best known for voicing characters such as: Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon, Prompto in Final Fantasy XV, , Akechi in Persona 5, Sorey in Tales of Zestiria, Mumen Rider in One Punch Man, Mitsuki in Boruto, Michelangelo in TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan, SwaySway in Breadwinners, Chrollo in HxH, Bucky Barnes in Avengers Assemble, and Joe Kido in Digimon Adventures tri. Other projects include: Star Wars Rebels, Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, The Seven Deadly Sins, Naruto Shippuden, Skip Beat, Cyborg 009, Nier Automata, Fate/Stay Night: UBW, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Sword Art Online 2, K, Durarara x2, Lupin the 3rd, Aldnoah Zero, Fire Emblem: Echoes, Occultic Nine, Your Lie in April, Glitter Force, Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals, Magi: The Adventures of Sinbad, Get Blake, Barbie: Starlight Adventures, Transformers: Rescue Bots, Tom & Jerry, Naruto the Last, Patema Inverted, Gundam the Origin III, Strange Magic, Final Fantasy Type-0, Star Wars: TOR, The Division, Lego The Force Awakens, Lego Marvel’s Avengers, Lego Movie VG, Technomancer, Trials of Cold Steel II, Masquerada, Akiba’s Beat, Atelier Sophie, Stella Glow, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Skyforge, Forbidden Magna, Etrian Odyssey Untold II, Fairy Fencer F and many many more!
Xanthe Huynh is a voice actress currently working out of Los Angeles. Her years of theater training is what she believes to have aided her in the voice acting competition at Anime Expo called AX Idol. After making it as a finalist, she was invited by Bang Zoom! Entertainment to come in for an audition and has been working since!
You may have heard her in video games such as Haru Okumura in Persona 5, Willo in Paladins, Miho in Seven Knights, Altina in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II, Meruru in Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arls, Falcom in the Hyperdimension Neptunia Series, Ein Al and Poona in Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, Mani in Witch and the Hundred Knight, Nene in Omega Quintet, and Mist in Rune Factory: Frontier.
Some of her anime roles are Menma in anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, Hanayo Koizumi in Love live School Idol Project, Yuna Yuki is Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Miuna Shiodome in A Lull in the Sea, Ui Hirasawa in K-On!, Sachi in Sword Art Online, Fuyumi Yanagi in Blood Lad, Bebe/Nagisa in Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion, Nonoko in Dragon Dentist, Siesta in The Familiar of Zero, Sanae Nagatsuki in Squid Girl, and Monaka Noguchi in Kite Liberator.
Xander Mobus is a voice actor working out of Los Angeles. He’s best known for his work in Super Smash Brothers for Wii-U and 3DS, Persona 5, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Tales of Zestiria, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Boruto, Erased, Disgeia V, One Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100. On his days off you can find him pursuing his hobbies such as working in his Moon-based lab on the latest in jet pack technology, training velociraptors on Skull Island and defending Earth from the evil Blip-Blorp Empire’s invasion.
Anime Expo will run from July 1 through July 4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with Pre-Show Night on June 30, 2017. To purchase passes for Anime Expo, please visit http://www.anime-expo.org/registration/
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