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Andrew has attended AX since 2005 and been involved in numerous projects throughout the years including Late Comedy Showdown and hosting the livestream!
Cosplayer, Costume Designer, and Proud Founding Sister of Chocolate Covered Cosplay
Voice actor, singer, and content creator known primarily for his work on anime, video games, and commercials.
Widely recognized in Japan through his work as voice talent in various mediums, he has been an active player in the Japanese entertainment industry for over 20 years as Musician, Actor, Radio DJ, and TV personality, etc...
Actor, recording artist, and TikTok content creator who specializes in doing skits based on different fandoms.
Environment Artist, thatgamecompany
Aimi, the voice of Kasumi Toyama from BanG Dream! and Kyoko Yamate from D4DJ.
Akira Himekawa is the pen name of duo comic book artists A. Honda and S. Nagano.
Some of her credits include Boruto, Sailor Jupiter, Flutterina in She-Ra, Junko and Toko in the Dangan Ronpa video games, and creator of the show @ghostsnstuffinc.
Anairis Quiñones is a voice actress in anime, video games, and animations. She is best known for her work in My Hero Academia, Pokemon, and RWBY.
CEO/Founder of D'ART Shtajio in Japan.
Concept Artist, thatgamecompany
Bre Indigo (she/they) is an illustrator who has worked as character designer and pencils artists.
Carlos Giffoni is the Lead Producer of Skins on League of Legends.
Christine Cabanos is a voice over actress based out of Los Angeles.
Combine cosplay, dance choreography, and pop music to go Plus Ultra with The Corps!
Cupcake Cosplay is the combined talents of Cassandra and Tiffany. They have competed and won numerous competitions across the nation and have represented the United States at World Cosplay Summit 2013 in Nagoya, Japan.
Daniel Dominguez is a writer and executive producer in Los Angeles.
Dorah Fine is a Los Angeles based voice actor in anime, video games, and animation. She is Adventures in Voice Acting's Education Programs Coordinator.
Japanese voice actors who appear in Pony Canyon's CANIME-PRIME online program "ECOPRA"
With powerfully operatic vocals full of clarity, ELISA has performed theme songs for many anime works such as "Hayate the Combat Butler" and "Toaru Kagaku no Railgun."
Erica Mendez is longtime anime and video game fan who put in the work to move to Los Angeles and become a professional voice actress.
Eron Rauch is an artist, writer, and curator based in Los Angeles whose projects bridge the shadowy hinterlands between fine art, fandom, digital media, art history, and video games.
From professional gaming to voice over, Faye Mata is a Wisconsin born Asian-American and an advocate of chasing dreams against the odds.
George Wada is the founder and president of WIT Studio.
GRANRODEO is a rock unit comprised of voice actor Kisho “KISHOW” Taniyama and Masaaki “e-ZUKA” Iizuka on guitar.
Haruyasu Makino is a producer and CG producer for Production I.G.
Director/Animator at D`ART Shtajio
Hiroshi Nagahama is the director of the anime adaptation of Junji Ito's Uzumaki.
Hiroyuki Omori is a producer at Warner Bros. Japan. He is best known for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series.
IDOLiSH 7 music video: "Mr. AFFECTiON" Art Director
IDOLiSH 7 music video: "Mr. AFFECTiON" Animation Director / Character Designer
BEASTARS Producer at Orange
Minase is the voice of Hestia in the "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?" series
Jalen K. Cassell is a Los Angeles based storyteller and voice actor.
Jared Rosen is a multi-award-winning author and narrative designer, and the Narrative Lead for Skins and Thematic Development at Riot Games.
Jason DeMarco is the Senior VP and Creative Director for Adult Swim.
Narrative Writer, thatgamecompany
Jessica Oyhenart is an Art Lead for the League of Legends Illustration Team.
Jihatsu is an up-and-coming Midwest cosplayer who is following his heart, pursuing his passions, and looking to share his journey of positivity and creativity. He has been cosplaying for just over 8 years, and currently lives and creates his cosplays in Des Moines, Iowa.
Julie is a voice actor who also directs commercial and animation demos as well as providing audition coaching for the working professional.
Voice of Asahi Saiba in the Food Wars series
Junichi Fujisaku worked as the director and script supervisor for Blood+ and has written for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
Kaichi Sato is a director and writer known for his work on Samurai and Shogun Rick and Morty, CannibAlien, Dynamic Venvs, and ANNA kidnapper.
Kan is a freelance comic artist for Tapas Media.
Karin Kagami the voice of Maho Akashi from D4DJ.
For over 20 years, Kate Higgins has given voice to a multitude of characters including Barbie, Sakura Haruno, Sailor Mercury, Frankie Stein, Princess Aurora, and many more.
Kaye Cosplay is a costuming professional for Walt Disney Parks around the globe, as well as an award-winning plus-sized cosplayer with fifteen years of experience.
IDOLiSH 7 music video: "Mr. AFFECTiON" Director
As a member of the music production group I’ve, KOTOKO made her major debut in 2004 with the album Hane.
Rap Artist; MC for "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind" segent of Warner Bros. Japan's panel, "Stay Connected with Anime"
Maaya Uchida had her first breakthrough voice acting role as an anime heroine in 2012, then won the New Actress Award at the 8th Annual Seiyu Awards in 2014. In April of the same year, she made her singing debut with her first solo single “Wound Innocence,” the opening theme for TV anime Riddle Story of Devil.
IDOLiSH 7 music video: "Mr. AFFECTiON" CG Director
Maile Flanagan (Naruto) is an Emmy award winning voiceover actor. Many voiceover credits include The Loud House, Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Rango, etc. On camera: The Mindy Project, Shameless, Modern Family, etc.
Maki Terashima-Furuta is the President of Production I.G.USA.
Mami Okada is the Director of Operations and Casting Director for Bang Zoom! Entertainment.
Mel Capperino-Garcia is an avid cosplayer, streamer, and all around human on the internet. At Riot, she is an Influencer Manager where she helps support Riot’s content creators for League of Legends.
As Editor, Michael has grown Tapas' community of independent creators, from 8 to 65,000 members.
Voice of Megumi Tadakoro in the Food Wars series
MinoMiyabi is a Los Angeles-based illustrator/animator, a comic artist of POPPY's GENESIS 1. Based on his career as an animator in productions, a concept designer at Walt Disney Imagineering, and a comic artist at Z2 Comics, he explores his life work of art focused on creating characters and their stories.
The President/CEO of one of the largest and most global anime studios in Japan, Production I.G, which he founded in 1987.
Producer (EGG FIRM) of “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III”
Phil Mizuno is using the vehicle of cosplay to help others become more confident and comfortable with themselves.
Phillip Reich is an actor, filmmaker and streamer. You can hear his work in animation and video games like Persona 5, Lego Friends and as Giorno Giovanna in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
Japanese Anison-singer and Youtuber who appear in Pony Canyon's CANIME-PRIME online program "PIZZA RADIO".
Pros and Cons Cosplay is a multi-award winning cosplay duo from Missouri.
Rasmus Faber is a Swedish pianist, composer, DJ, producer and sound engineer who has created a career in the Japanese music industry under the Victor Entertainment label (JVC Music).
Ray Chase is an actor who has attached himself to many video games and anime in a very short amount of time. Fans recognize him as Noctis in FINAL FANTASY XV, Bruno Bucciarati on JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, Roy from SUPER SMASH BROTHERS ULTIMATE, and more!
As one of the most promising producers at Production I.G, Kuroki has worked closely with Kazuto Nakazawa since ?Kill Bill: Volume 1, as well as with Naoyoshi Shiotani on Psycho Pass.
Stephanie Sheh is a freelance Casting Director and Voice Director.
Founder and CEO of TOKYOPOP, writer, producer and entrepreneur
Japanese voice actors who appear in Pony Canyon's CANIME-PRIME online program "SUKIOKO"
Ambassador, Tapas Media
TONY OLIVER, who was named to IMDB's top 20 all time Anime Voice Actors list, began his career as an actor on stage and camera performing in several feature films and dozens of plays.
Toshiko Hata is a stop animation director, writer and illustrator.
Utahime is an actress, model. and dancer who has been a guest, panelist, and, more recently, a masquerade judge at conventions across CA.
Audio Director & Composer, thatgamecompany
Vincent Kao is an illustrator and comic artist based in Chicago.
Founded in 2008, Volpin Props has evolved over the last decade from one propmaker in his garage making kit helmets to a full studio employing many talented artists specializing in prop replicas and eSports awards for the videogame industry.
Yaya Han® is a cosplayer, designer and author. She has made over 385 costumes, appeared as a Guest at hundreds of events all over the globe, and been featured in two US Network TV Shows.
Since the release of the Evangelion series theme song, “Cruel Angel’s Thesis” in 1995 and Evangelion: Death and Rebirth theatrical release’s theme song Soul’s Refrain in 1997, they have sold a cumulative 1.5 million units as of 2019.
Yoshida Brothers are world famous Japanese shamisenist artists. They have engaged in many music projects and collaborated with various artists worldwide.
Nanjo’s most well-known voice acting roles include Eli Ayase in the Love Live! School Idol Project series, Shirabe Tsukiyomi in the Symphogear series, and Maidy in Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light.
Yoshitaka Amano is a Japanese artist and character designer. He is internationally acclaimed with unique art style and notable works such as Final Fantasy series.
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka is the voice of Soma in the Food Wars series!
Music Composer for "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind"
Lead Artist, thatgamecompany
Producer (J.C.STAFF) of “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III”
Yuka Nishio the voice of Nanami Hiromachi from BanG Dream! and Rinku Aimoto from D4DJ.
Yuki Kajiura, known for her music in various anime titles such as “Fate/Zero” and “Sword Art Online”, is the writer/producer of a theme song of “DEEMO THE MOVIE” and also one of the judges for the “DEEMO Utahime Audition”.
Zeno Robinson is an actor, and voice actor who strives for growth, innovation, and diversity within his work. He can currently be heard as "Hawks" in My Hero Academia, "Goh" in Pokemon Journeys, "Ezekiel" in Carole & Tuesday, "Genya" in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, "Prince Kelby" in Netflix’s CannonBusters and many more!
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