Aoki is an animation director. Since his directorial debut in 2004, Aoki has worked on many critically acclaimed titles such as "Garei-Zero," "the Garden of sinners," and "Fate/Zero." In 2013, he was one of the founding members of the studio TROYCA where he directed his first original animation series, "ALDNOAH.ZERO."
Originally hailing from Chiba Prefecture, Japan, Sasaki has worked on many popular anime series as a character designer. His debut as an animator was the international hit comedy title, “Crayon Shin-Chan” (AKA Shin Chan). Under A-1 Pictures, his credits include titles such as “Night Raid -1931-,” “Blue Exorcist,” “World Conquest Zvezda Plot,” “Seven Deadly Sins,” and most recently “ERASED.” For the new series “Blue Exorcist –Kyoto Saga-,” which will begin airing in 2017, he will be working as both the character designer and the animation director.
Tanaka first began his career as an animator at Artland Inc. but currently he is a freelance character designer. His debut title as an animator was “Princess Nine” in 1998. Since then, Tanaka has worked as the character designer for “Reborn!,” “Toradora!,” “High School of the Dead,” “Anohana,” and “Waiting in the Summer.” Along with Director Tatsuyuki Nagai, he worked on the critically acclaimed animation film, “The Anthem of the Heart” as both the character designer and chief animation director. He has also worked with Director Makoto Shinkai on the character design for the anime ad, “Z Kai: Crossroad,” and most recently, the film, “Your Name.” Tanaka has also recently done work as an illustrator.
Mitsutoshi Kubota is the president of the renowned animation studio, SHAFT, which is responsible for producing many hit anime titles. Mr. Kubota has worked on popular TV animation titles such as the “Hidamari Sketch” series, “Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei,” “BAKEMONOGATARI,” “Puella Magi Madoka Magica,” “NISEMONOGATARI,” “MONOGATARI Series Second Season,” “OWARIMONOGATARI,” “NISEKOI,” “MEKAKUCITY ACTORS,” “Gourmet Girl Graffiti,” and most recently “March comes in like a Lion.” Furthermore, he has worked on many theatrical releases as well such as the “KIZUMONOGATARI” trilogy and “Puelle Magi Madoka Magica The Movie” trilogy.
Iwakami has worked on many hit anime series from Aniplex including “Fate/Zero,” “Puella Magi Madoka Magica,” “Bakemonogatari,” “Nisemonogatari,” “the Garden of sinners,” and “Oreimo” to name a few.
Some of Shimizu’s works include: “WAGNARIA!!,” the “Black Butler” series, the “MAGI” series, “Anohana,” “Seven Deadly Sins,” and “The Anthem of the Heart.”
As a game producer involved with several anime titles, Yosuke Futami has been to work with Reki Kawahara, the author of the original Sword Art Online Light-Novel series and also Tsukasa Fushimi, the author of the Oreimo Series. By working closely and collaborating with these respected authors in order to create game story scenarios, Futami was able to get a better idea of how to create these games and achieve a similar quality and atmosphere as the original novels.
It is really a rare situation in which a company can receive comments and feedbacks about the contents of a game directly from the original authors of an anime series, and he strongly believe in the opportunity of releasing these games to the world and sharing the experience with players.
Alex von David is a Los Angeles-based writer/director of English dubs for anime.
Since starting his career in ADR, he has been fortunate enough to adapt and direct the dubs of some of the more memorable anime of recent years, such as: Erased, Kill la Kill, Sword Art Online, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, Durarara!! x 2 (Ten & Ketsu), Toradora!, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, Redline and Rozen Maiden.
Bryce Papenbrook has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps.
Bryce has performed in numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include Kirito in Sword Art Online & Sword Art Online II, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Eren in Attack on Titan & Attack on Titan Jr High, Shirou Emiya in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Wol in Mobius Final Fantasy, Meliodas & Love Helm in The Seven Deadly Sins, Chooki & Lydendor in Tenkai Knights, Red in Pokémon Origins, Machina Kunagiri in Final Fantasy Type-0, Masaomi Kida & Turquoise Biker in Durarara!! & Durarara!! X2, Theodore in Persona Q, Makoto Naegi & Nagito Komaeda in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa: The Animation, Super Danganronpa 2 & Danganronpa 3, Staz Charlie Blood in Blood Lad, Adrien aka Cat Noir in Miraculous Ladybug, Eugene Sevenstark in Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, Clay Sizemore in Soul Eater Not!, Calm Craftman in Aldnoah.Zero, Wataru Asahina in Brothers Conflict, Kaname Isaki in A Lull in the Sea, Numerous roles in Call of Duty : Ghosts, Tiz Arrior in Bravely Default, Adol Christin in Ys: Memories of Celceta, Inky in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Game, Black Ranger in the Power Rangers Megaforce Game, Sultan in Disney Princess Palace Pets, Lest in Rune Factory 4, Henry in Fire Emblem Awakening, Issachar in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Asbel Lhant in Tales of Graces F, Zidane Tribal in Final Fantasy Dissidia 012, and Guan Ping in Dynasty Warriors. Past leading roles include Shugo in .hack//Sign Legend of the Twilight, Jack in MAR, Jack Russell in Radiata Stories, Hanabusa Aido in Vampire Knight, and Isami Fujiwara in Noein.
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Christine is a voice over actress based out of Los Angeles. She is most known for her roles in Anime and Video Games. Some of her most notable roles include Azusa Nakano of K-On!, Madoka Kaname in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Shiemi Moriyama in Blue Exorcist, Silica in Sword Art Online, Mako Mankanshoku in KILL la KILL, Sailor Saturn in Sailor Moon, Sonoko in Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Yukiho Kosoka in Love Live!, Haruka in Oblivion Island, the titular character of Squid Girl in Squid Girl, Ivan Whisky in Cyborg 009 VS Devilman, General Pisti in Magi, Ruka Asato in Accel World, Yumemitchi in Tamagotchi Friends, Reina and Mew in Pokemon Origins, Minori Kushieda in Toradora!, Filia in Skullgirls, Marie Rose in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Symonne in Tales of Zestiria, Chiaki Nanami in Danganronpa 2, Nepgear in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Usalia in Disgaea 5, Sophie Neuenmuller in Atelier Sophie, Lisette in Stella Glow, Keina Sawaya in Atelier Meruru, and roles in video games such as Xenoblade Chronicles, God Eater Resurrection, Time and Eternity, Mugen Souls Z, Fairy Fencer F, Ragnarok Online 2, Witch and the Hundred Knight and more!
Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who's been portraying characters in animation and video games since 1997.
He's worked on a myriad of anime shows including Hellsing, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, Durarara, Fate/Zero, The Big O, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Wolf's Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, Chobits, Blood+, Last Exile, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Slayers, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, & Miyazaki's "Howl's Moving Castle" and "Ponyo".
In the world of video games he's played Superman, Iron Man, Dr. Manhattan, Legolas, as well as Will Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean. He plays Winston in Overwatch, the Male Wizard in Diablo III, Maraad in World of Warcraft, Helios the Sun God in God of War III and both Breakdown and Grimlock in Transformers: War for Cybertron. He's been in such high profile Japanese games as Xenosaga, Final Fantasy, White Knight Chronicles, Star Ocean and Metal Gear Solid. In American animation, he's voiced Electro in the Spectacular Spider-man series, Speedy and Red Arrow in the DC animated series Young Justice and Connie’s Dad, Mr. Maheswaran in Steven Universe. He also runs a podcast on voice acting at VoiceActingMastery.com.
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”, Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus in the new VIZ Media re-dub of "Sailor Moon”, and Nico Yazawa in Love Live! Other animation credits include Tsubaki in “Your Lie in April”, Akko Kagari in “Little Witch Academia”, Akari in "A Lull in the Sea", Diane in “Seven Deadly Sins”, Fu in "Yuki Yuna is a Hero", Kenya in “Erased”, Cracker and Elgar in “Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans”, Mametchi in the "Tamagotchi Friends" webisodes, and various characters in "Blood Lad” and “Charlotte”.
Her video game works include "Danganronpa Another Episode", "Fairy Fencer F", “Dead or Alive 5: Last Round”, “Skullgirls 2nd Encore", “Street Fighter 5” “Disgaea 5”, “Xenoblade Chronicles X”, “Omega Quintet”, God Eater: Resurrection, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, ”Demon Gaze", “Operation Abyss”, ”Hyperdevotion Noire", “Atelier Sophie”, ”Atelier Escha & Logy", “Atelier Sophie”, ”The Witch and the Hundred Knight", "Ar nosurge", "Dust: An Elysian Tail", and “Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures”.
Michelle is an LA based voice over artist and an MSU Grad with her Improv and Acting training from Chicago’s Second City, Player’s Workshop and Improv Olympic. Michelle is an award-winning actress with awards from the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) in 2009 and nominations from the American Anime Awards for her work in Bleach and Lupin the 3rd.
You can hear Michelle as some of your favorite anime characters including Sinon from Sword Art Online 2, Young Satoru in Erased, Sakuya Tachibana from God Eater, Rukia Kuchiki from Bleach, Yoko Littner from Gurren Laggan, Fujiko Mine from Lupin the Third, Yuki Nagato from The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Anri Sonohara from Durarara, Luna from Sailor Moon Classic and Sailor Moon Crystal, Yukari from the Person 3 & 4 Series, Jill Valentine from Resident Evil Revelations, C-Viper from Street Fighter, Cream the Rabbit from Sonic the Hedgehog and many others.
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. He found success as a voice over artist, lending his voice to one of the first foreign made animated features to receive wide US release (The Sea Prince and the Fire Child). His first foray into television was as the voice of Rick Hunter in the groundbreaking anime series Robotech. Following that he turned his attention to writing but continued his voice acting career.
As an English voiceover director, Tony worked on numerous hit anime titles including Gurren Lagann, Fate/Zero, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, GOD EATER, Charlotte, Magi The Labyrinth of Magic and Magi The Kingdom of Magic to name a few.
An up-and-coming artist who graduated from Tokyo Polytechnic University with a degree in Design. He has worked on many A-1 Pictures titles since he began working in 2016.
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