My Hero Academia Cast Announcement

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myheroacademia_s2_poster1Never fear for we have A-Class voice actors and ADR staff who can bring My Hero Academia some voice acting justice! As announced on Dubbletalk, here are the voice actors for the new class of heroes in the upcoming Broadcast Dub of My Hero Academia. The first episode of the Broadcast Dub comes on 5/4/16!

(4/8/17): Updated up to Season 2, Episode 2! Click here to see Season 2 updates

Synopsis:

There’s a new hero in town! From Studio BONES, the creators of Fullmetal AlchemistCowboy Bebop and Space Dandy, comes My Hero Academia, a superhero origin story that soars to the top of the class.

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where 80% of the population has some kind of superpowered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy’s formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world’s mightiest hero can’t solve.

Christopher R. Sabat

ALL MIGHT

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Currently tallying well over 500 roles in his career, Christopher R. Sabat (@VoiceOfVegeta) has been an active part of the voiceover industry since 1998. Most noted as one of the early employees of FUNimation Productions and the Voice Director for Dragonball Z, he voiced many DBZ characters including Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Mr. Popo, Korin, Burter, Shenron, Zarbon, Guru, and more.Since Dragonball, Christopher also brought some other popular characters to life including Alex Luis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist), Elfman (Fairy Tail), Roronoa Zoro (One Piece), Ayame Sohma (Fruits Basket), Saiga Tatsumi (Speed Grapher), Kurogane (Tsubasa Chronicles), Daisuke Jigen (Lupin III), Father Tres (Trinity Blood), Braun (Stiens Gate), Giroro (Sgt Frog), Rundas (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption), Garterbelt (Panty and Stocking), Sakaki (Kenichi), Masa (My Bride is a Mermaid), Saito (Darker Than Black), Woerman (Attack on Titan), and Alex D (Deus Ex: Invisible War).Most recently, he can be heard as Kyoma Mabuchi on Toonami’s Dimension W, Rath and Geoff in the upcoming Gearbox title Battleborn, Batou in the acclaimed Ghost In the Shell: Arise series, Goro Sasabe in Free! Eternal Summer, Sakuya Togane in the second season of Psycho-Pass, Jason in Tokyo Ghoul, Mondo in Dangan Ronpa, and he is most excited to take on the role of the incomparable Allmight in the epic My Hero Academia.In 2004, Christopher founded Okratron 5000, a well-established voiceover production studio based in Dallas, Texas which he continues to run to this day. When he’s not in the studio, he likes to play with his adorable daughters, make electronic music, and buy vintage Pumas and airline glassware on eBay.

Justin Briner

IZUKU “DEKU” MIDORIYA

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Justin Briner is thrilled to join the cast of My Hero Academia! Born and raised in Maryland, he is currently a Dallas-based actor and singer. Most recently, he can be heard as Qwenthur in Heavy Object, Mikaela in Seraph of the End, and Alfonso in GARO The Animation.

Luci Christian

OCHACO URARAKA

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Luci Christian is a professional actor living in Houston, Texas.  Internationally known for her voice work, her career also spans stage, television, radio, industrial, and anything else she can book. For Funimation Entertainment, she’s voiced Kyuta in The Boy and the Beast, Psiren and Wrath in Fullmetal Alchemist, Nami in One Piece, Deunan in Appleseed Alpha, Alois Trancy in Black Butler, Medusa in Soul Eater, the Narrator in Okami-san, Riko in Aria The Scarlet Ammo, Rico in Gunslinger Girl, Komachi in Samurai 7, Louis Ft. Drake in Galaxy Railways, Kosuna in Desert Punk, Micchi in Shin Chan, Asuna in Negima, Kasha in Solty Rei, Washu in Sasami, Tenma in School Rumble, Cassandra in Black Blood Brothers, Honey in Ouran Host Club, Lenalee in D.Grayman, Koyuki in Sgt. Frog, Havoc in Darker Than Black, Ophelia in Claymore, Kirino in Bamboo Blade, Makina in Shikabane Hime, Hungary in Hetalia, and Birdy in Birdy the Mighty: Decode. When she’s not working, she’s picking up kids from school and watching Netflix with her husband.

Clifford Chapin

BAKUGO “KACCHAN” KATSUKI

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Clifford Chapin has been working as a voice actor, script writer, and director with Funimation for several years. He is best known for playing Conny Springer in Attack on Titan, Hide Nagachika in Tokyo Ghoul, and Kirito Kamui in Psycho-Pass. You can also hear Clifford in video games as the voices of Battleborn’s Toby, Michael from YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, and the Player Character’s voice in Dragon Ball: XenoVerse.In addition to his ADR credits, he has also worked behind the scenes for Marvel Entertainment’s publishing branch, as well as for several reality television series. In his downtime, Clifford enjoys playing video games and reading comic books from every anime genre.To keep up with all of Clifford’s many antics, be sure to follow him on Twitter (@CliffordChapin) and “Like” his Facebook page: Clifford Chapin (Voice Actor).

J. Michael Tatum

TENYA IIDA

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Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be described as freefall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.Discovered by Funimation warhorse and visionary ADR director Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in the hit English language dub of Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. Other characters the man still can’t believe he’s had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in XXXHolic, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano!, Both God Eneru and Dalton in the new dub of One Piece, Komui Lee in D-Gray Man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Lawrence Kraft in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Sir Hammerlock in the videogame juggernaut Borderlands 2. His vocal “stylings,” much to the chagrin of drama teachers everywhere, he’s sure, have also been featured in Romeo X Juliet, Speed Grapher, Trinity Blood, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Black Cat, Nabari no Ou, Ghost Hunt, School Rumble, The Tower of Druaga, Aquarion, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, Shuffle, Shigurui, Glass Fleet, Mushishi, Soul Eater, along with feature- length films such as Vexille, Summer Wars, and Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, among many others.And as if being involved with so many awesome shows wasn’t enough, in late 2007 the fluky so-and-so tempted fate by officially branching out into ADR directing and adaptive scriptwriting for Funimation as well. His ADR directing credits to date include Aquarion, Jyu-oh-Sei, Romeo X Juliet, Big Windup, Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne and Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess), while his writing credits include substantial work on Ouran High School Host Club, Heroic Age, Initial D, Blassreiter, Ga Rei: Zero, Hero Tales, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Fractale, Deadman Wonderland, Steins;Gate and Dragon Ball Z Kai.In early 2010 he teamed up with Terri Doty and Stephen Hoff to launch That Anime Show, a web-based chat show centered on colorful, often diabolically unhinged interviews with friends and colleagues within the dubbing industry, all episodes of which can be downloaded for free at https://thatanimeshow.com/Ever the workaholic, Tatum is currently burning the midnight oil on a number of exciting projects due for release later this year. And before you ask, the “J” stands for… Well, it stands for whatever you’d like it to.

Sonny Strait

PRESENT MIC

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Sonny Strait is most recognized as the voice of Krillin on the wildly popular, animated TV show Dragon Ball Z and as an illustrator for, arguably, the most famous, independently published comic book series Elfquest. Strait has over 20 years of experience in the arts.As a voice actor, Strait is considered to be one of the most recognized voice actors in the business. Besides Dragon Ball Z’s Krillin he has worked on many popular animated characters including Usopp in One PieceMaes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Cartoon Network’s laid back, robot host Toonami TOM. Last year he took the lead role of Koro Sensei on Assassination Classroom.As a comic book artist he has 17 published works to date including his débuted self-published series Mr. Average featured in The Comics Journal and also worked Elfquest which was published by both WARP Graphics and DC Comics. he’s considered one of the top Elfquest artists from its over 30 year history. He is currently coloring Elfquest; The Final Quest for Dark Horse Comic.In 2007, he wrote and illustrated a graphic novel about a reluctant punk rock, faerie princess named Goat. The book, called We Shadows, was published by Tokyopop and was nominated by The American Library Association for Best Graphic Novel in 2008. The book received glowing reviews in many trade magazines including Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Play and Anime Insider.As a director he has work on many notable productions including Dragonball, Lupin III, Prison School and most recently Escaflowne.

Joel McDonald

YUGA AOYAMA

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Joel McDonald directs dubs. Sometimes he even acts in them. He will now act in this one. Try to act surprised.

Caitlin Glass

MINA ASHIDO

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A voice actress and ADR director, best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist, Caitlin has been working in the anime industry since 2004. In 2008, Caitlin directed the widely popular fan-favorite, Ouran High School Host Club, as well as playing Haruhi Fujioka. Caitlin also lends her voice to Rose in Tales of Zestiria, Elma in Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Cammy White & Decapre in the Street Fighter IV &V series of video games.Other well-known roles include Petra in Attack on Titan, Diancie in Pokémon’s Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Hannah in Black Butler II, Miria in Baccano, Satellizer in Freezing, Vivi in One Piece, Evergreen in Fairy Tail, Yakumo in School Rumble, and Kim in Soul Eater.2015 was a big year for Caitlin, adding Kirigiri in Danganronpa: The Animation, Miho Amakata in Free!, Lilith in Absolute Duo, Michael in Maria the Virgin Witch, Kimi in Tokyo Ghoul, Mitsuko in Yurikuma Arashi, Hanayo in Selector Infected WIXOSS, Erica in Gangsta,  Himeko in The Rolling Girls, Natsume in Tokyo Ravens, Rumina in Mikagura School Suite, Makina in Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Young Ragna in BlazBlue Alter Memory, Minami in D-Frag, Ami in Noragami Aragoto, and Retoree in Show By Rock to her already prolific list of anime roles.This year is shaping up to be exciting as well, with the releases of Lord Marksman and Vanadis (Eleonora & ADR Director), Love Live! School Idol Project (Maki Nishikino & ADR adaptive script writer), and the highly anticipated video game Battleborn, in which Caitlin portrays the dark elf ranger, Thorn. You’ll also hear her as Hitomi in FUNimation’s new dub of The Vision of Escaflowne and Kyoko in Skip Beat!, coming soon from Pied Piper, Inc.Caitlin’s directing credits include Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Chaos;HEAd, Gunslinger Girl- Il Teatrino, Linebarrels of Iron, Murder Princess, Suzuka, One Piece, Absolute Duo, Maria the Virgin Witch, Riddle Story of Devil, Show by Rock, Noragami Aragoto, Garo The Animation and Prince of Stride: Alternative, all as an ADR Director for FUNimation Entertainment. She has also lent her adaptive writing skills to Bang Zoom! Entertainment for such titles as Durarara x2, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, and A Lull in the Sea.For a complete list of her work, check out https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Caitlin-Glass/You can follow Caitlin on Facebook at Caitlin Glass Voice Actor, @caitlinsvoice on Twitter, and glasscaitlin on Instagram!

Monica Rial

TSUYU ASUI

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Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 15 years and she is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the USA. She has lent her voice to over 350 anime including: Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Rin), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman Wonderland (Shiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), FMA Brotherhood (May Chang), Hetalia (Belarus), Michiko & Hatchin (Michiko), One Piece (Tashigi/Karu/Kuina), Ouran Host Club (Renge), Panty and Stocking (Stocking), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Tsubasa (Sakura), Watamote (Tomoko), and many more. You can catch her as Bulma in Dragonball Z Kai as well as in the movie “Battle of Gods”. She can also be heard in Funimation’s new broadcast dubs as Ginko in Yurikuma Arashi, Misaki in Death Parade, Yukina in Rolling Girls, Kaede Kayano in Assassination Classroom, and Yona in Yona of the Dawn. She has also appeared in several video games including Ms. ‘Splosion Man, Tribes Ascend, Smite, Borderlands 2, and the Borderlands Pre-Sequel.

Kyle Phillips

DENKI KAMINARI

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Kyle Phillips has been a multi-faceted part of the Funimation process for over 8 years, starting at ADR Engineer, which blossomed his ever-growing interest in voice acting, and finally landing at ADR Director. Some of his work includes:As an ADR director, Kyle started out as the Assistant Director for Tyler Walker on Fairy Tail, Tokyo ESP and the broadcast dub World Break. After that he moved on to direct his own shows which includes the broadcast dubs Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Dance with Devils and Dagashi Kashi.As an actor, he brings life to Marco in One Piece, Jason the reporter in Fairy Tail, Sosuke Sugaya in Assassination Classroom, Genshiro Saji in the High School DxD series, Hakkun in Show By Rock!! and Kai in Snow White with the Red Hair among many more. With hundreds of recording hours logged in as an actor, he’s provided a voice in some capacity for a lot of what Funimation has produced in the last 8 years.

Justin Cook

EIJIRO KIRISHIMA

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Christopher Bevins

HANTA SERO

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Since 2001, Christopher Bevins has directed, cast, produced, acted in, and/or adapted scripts for over 150 anime series, movies and specials. His anime acting credits include Japan in Hetalia, Nine in Terror in Resonance, Yogi in Karneval, Apollo in Aquarion, Amata in Aquarion EVOL, Hanamori in Princess Jellyfish, Joe in Prison School, Fastener in Panty & Stocking, Hagakure in Danganronpa: The Animation, Narsus in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Lahar in Fairy Tale, Sherlock Holmes in Soul Eater, Lafitte and Shu Shu in One Piece, Shishi Wakamaru in Yu Yu Hakusho, Bee the Puppy in Dragon Ball Z, and Beck the Dog in BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. He can also be heard as various characters and critters in Tokyo Ghoul, Space Dandy, Attack on Titan, Toriko, Steins;Gate, Baccano!, Fullmetal Alchemist (both series), Ouran High School Host Club, Sgt. Frog, Black Butler, Big Windup!, Shin chan, Fruits Basket, Case Closed and many more. Chris has also worked on several video games, most notably as Dhalsim in Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V, as well as various background characters in Borderlands 2.

In his primary job as a Voice Director, Chris has assumed casting and directing duties on Michiko & Hatchin; Princess Jellyfish; Danganronpa: The Animation; Ping Pong: The Animation; Nobunagun; Karneval; The Devil is a Part-Timer!; BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (with Taliesin Jaffe); Sengoku Basara; Aquarion EVOL; Jormungand; Last Exile – Fam, The Silver Wing; King of Thorn; Heaven’s Lost Property; Samurai 7; Speed Grapher; Witchblade; Burst Angel; and Dragon Ball GT. His most recent directing work includes GANGSTA., The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Yurikuma Arashi, and Terror in Resonance.

Follow Christopher Bevins on Twitter @VoiceofBevins

Brina Palencia

MINORU MINETA

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Brina Palencia is an actress working primarily in Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA. She has voiced numerous characters for anime and video games. Some of her anime highlights include: Touka in Tokyo Ghoul, Natsuki in Summer Wars, Chibitalia in Hetalia, Ciel Phantomhive in Black Butler, Holo in Spice and Wolf, Yumi Azusa in Soul Eater, Rei Ayanami in Evangelion 1.0 and 2.0, Chiaotzu and Puar in Dragon Ball Kai, Juliet in Romeo x Juliet, Tony Tony Chopper in One Piece, Tamama in Sgt. Frog, Ennis in Baccano, Mikoto in School Rumble, Georgie in Shin Chan, Eve in Black Cat, Moro and Zashikiwarashi in xxxHolic. In the land of gaming she can be heard as Mad Moxxi in Borderlands and Tales From the Borderlands, Elle in Tales of Xillia, Gerda and Paper Lad in Comic Jumper, Moogle/Dungeon Hero X in Final Fantasy Fables, the main player in Mushroom Men and The Maw, and various characters in The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Duke Nukem Forever, Guitar Hero III and IV, Stunt Driver 2, Ghostbusters, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and Street Fighter 4.

She has also served as the ADR Director for Moon Phase (eps 21-26), School Rumble, Black Blood Brothers, and xxxHOLiC (the movie and eps 1-8), Assistant ADR Director for Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, D Gray Man, and Dragon Ball Kai, and Music Director for Space Dandy, Negima!?, My Bride is a Mermaid, Rosario + Vampire, and Dragon Ball Kai.

On camera she is best known as Sophia from the CW series Starcrossed, Ana on Season 4 of The Walking Dead, Jody Evans on Season 7 of Castle, and Kayla Bates in the web series The Troubadoors. Brina was also featured on The Good Guys, Chase, the web series Board With Life, and served as co-host for Gamestop TV for 3 years. She can also be seen in several indie films: https://www.imdb.me/brinapalencia

Mike McFarland

MASHIRAO OJIRO

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Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Goemon in Lupin The Third (Movie Specials), Ritsu Sohma in Fruits Basket, Lt. Jean Havoc in Fullmetal Alchemist, Cain in Trinity Blood, Buggy the Clown in One Piece, “Ranka” Fujioka in Ouran High School Host Club, Tybalt in Romeo x Juliet, Leo in Burst Angel, Estonia in Hetalia, as well as various roles in Yu Yu Hakusho, Nerima Daikon Brothers, Kodocha, Desert Punk, Black Cat, Kiddy Grade, Shin Chan, The Galaxy Railways, and many others.
As an ADR/Voice Director, Mike has worked on such series and films as  Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Dragon Ball Z, Vexille, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino, Yu Yu Hakusho, Mushi-Shi, Case Closed, Dragon Ball, Eden of the East, Trinity Blood, Evangelion: 1.11, 2.22, and 3.33, One Piece, currently airing on Toonami, as well as his latest project, Attack on Titan. ADR Scriptwriting credits include Fullmetal Alchemist, Kodocha, Trinity Blood, Solty Rei, Mushi-Shi, One Piece, and the uncut versions of Dragon Ball Z.

Video Game credits include work on Borderlands 2, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Halo Wars, Stuntman: Ignition, Aeon Flux, Bloodrayne 2, Roadkill, Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley, numerous Dragon Ball Z titles, as well as the role of Paul Phoenix in Street Fighter X Tekken.
Mike is also an accomplished improv comedian, musician, and has appeared in numerous commercials and independent films, including The Rage Within, House Of The Generals, Placebo, and the award-winning Shtickmen. For more information, check out his web site at www.mikemcfarland.com, “like” his fan page on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter @MikeMcFarlandVA.

Trina Nishimura

KYOKA JIRO

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Brandishing her voice just as Mikasa wields her blade; Trina Nishimura has sliced her way through the voice over world over the past few years.

From meager beginnings as the little hungry girl Namiko in Desert Punk, to her much anticipated and lauded appearance as Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan; Nishimura’s agile voice has brought her critical acclaim, and unprecedented fan support. To date, she has voiced over 100 different characters in movies, television shows, and video games.

Fans will recall Trina’s many dutiful portrayals in such works as Attack on Titan and Attack on Titan Junior High (Mikasa Ackerman), Soul Eater (Mizune), Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Lan Fan), Trigun: Badlands Rumble (Milly Thompson), Fairy Tale (Sherry), Evangelion 2.22 and 3.33 (Mari), Black Butler (Ranmao), Smite (Chang’e) and the ever popular Steins;Gate (Kurisu Makise), to name a few.

Some other exciting pieces of her work include Luna in Cashern Sins, Francesca Lucchini in Strike Witches, Sohara in Heaven’s Lost Property, Aiko Kudo in Baka and Test, Sakuya in ..hack//Quantum, Sen in Ben-To, Mamitas in Space Dandy, Chain in Blood Blockade Battlefront.

Trina is that rare breed of performer who not only embodies her characters, but also embraces her fans…taking time to make appearances around the world.

Though her voice and talents have taken her, and her characters to every corner of the globe….her heart will always belong to Texas.

Colleen Clinkenbeard

MOMO YAOYOROZU

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Colleen Clinkenbeard is a voice actor and director whose work can be heard in over 100 anime and video game titles. Best known for playing the English voices of Gohan and Android 18 in Dragonball Z Kai, Monkey D Luffy in One Piece, Erza Scarlett in Fairy Tail and Riza Hawkeye in Fullmetal Alchemist, Colleen can also be heard in the video games Borderlands I and II  as Lilith, Patricia Tannis and Captain Scarlett. Two of her favorite roles include Hana in Wolf Children, and Momiji in Good Luck Girl.

As a director, Fullmetal Alchemist is what put her on the map; but she’s also worked on such projects as Black Butler, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, and Steins;Gate.

For a full listing of her work, check her out on Wikipedia.

Cris George

RIKIDO SATO

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Cris George has been rockin’ the anime industry with his talents since 2008. He started as the coolest of the cool recording engineers and worked his way up to director extraordinaire. Along the way, he’s gotten pulled into the booth to voice some truly amazing characters. You might recognize him as the voice of: Bepo from One Piece, Warrod from Fairy Tail Zero, Ugo from Jormungand and many more! On top of all that awesomeness, he’s also the lead guitarist of the band Bullet Machine.

David Matranga

SHOTO TODOROKI

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From his first lead role as Orphen in Orphen, to more recent work such as his role as Bertholdt Hoover in Attack on Titan, Wave in Akame Ga Kill, and Usui Takumi in Maid Sama, David has been featured in many of the most well known and beloved shows in anime, including Wolfman (Wolf Children), Puzzle (One Piece) Genjo Sanzo (Saiyuki), Harlock (Space Pirate Captain Harlock) Briareos (Appleseed, Appleseed Ex Machina, Appleseed the Series & Appleseed Alpha), Tomoya Okazki (CLANNAD), Hisashi Igo (High School of the Dead), Hideki Hinata (Angel Beats) and Tomoki Kuroki (WATAMOTE), General Rico (Starship Troopers: Invasion), Halo Legends, and 5 Centimeters Per Second, to name a few. He is very excited to be voicing Shouto Todoroki in My Hero Academia. He won the 2014 Staff Choice Award for Best Male Vocal Supporting Performance in an Anime Movie/Special as Wolf Man in “Wolf Children” at 2nd Annual BTVA Anime Dub Awards. David also spends a fair amount of time on stage and in front of the camera. He can be seen in the soon to be released Occupy, Texas shot almost exclusively in Dallas, as well as the films Be Not Afraid and The Last Patriot.  He received his formal training at the Yale School of Drama. Follow him on Twitter  @davidmatranga1

Josh Grelle

FUMIKAGE TOKOYAMI

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A native Texan and avid anime fan, Josh Grelle has been working in voice work for almost 10 years now. After starting with ADV Films in January 2004, Josh was quickly bombarded with tons of in-booth experience on a wide range of shows, including Wedding Peach, Steam Detectives, 009-1, and the legendary Gatchaman. He began working for FUNimation entertainment in 2006. Since then, he has starred in numerous titles; his most famous being Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. Other roles include Kyohei in the Wallflower, Kouichi in Linebarrles of Iron, Yuki in Future Diary, Itsuki in Initial D, and Kuranosuke in Princess Jellyfish. More recent roles include Chow from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Nicky in Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Kazuya Aoi in Freezing, Yuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana, Akihisa Yoshii in Baka and Test, and Komatsu in Toriko. Aside from anime, Josh has lent his voice to a number of video games, including Sima Shi in Dynasty Warriors 7, Xbalanque in Smite, Dave in Borderlands 2, and the voice of the “energetic” custom character in Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi.  Josh is represented by The Mary Collins Agency.

Juli Erikson

RECOVERY GIRL

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Juli Erickson (born December 4, 1939) is an American film actress and voice actress. Her early film appearances include Disney Beach Blanket films and a minor role in Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate. She went on to appear in live-action roles in Matlock and Walker: Texas Ranger, and starred as the Pola Negri-influenced character Apollonia Kowalski in the Mariusz Kotowski-directed Holocaust film Esther’s Diary (2010).  She did six episodes of the popular ‘Salem’ series as the Eyeless Witch. Erickson also has a long list of English-language Anime voiceover credits. Some of her notable Anime appearances include the English dub of the hit manga series Fullmetal Alchemist as Pinako Rockbell, and an appearance in the feature film Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone. Also, she voices Amazon, Tsusu and Granny Kokoro in One Piece, Ogen in Basilisk, Setsu in Samurai 7, and Shima in Ouran High School Host Club. She voiced Grandmere in French for Ecole de Paris. Go to the Anime sites for more and continued information. Her and and husband, actor Grant James, have 11 Children, 42 Grandchildren, 30+ great grandchildren and great grandkids that ‘just keep comin’!

Felecia Angelle

HAGAKURE TORU

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Felecia Angelle is a voice over actor and suspected Sea Witch. We can’t pin anything on her for sure, but she’s voicing adorable characters and there’s a mute mermaid making complaints. You do the math. 

Her non-acting hobbies include pretending she could do better than TV cooking show contestants, playing videogames (poorly), and buying more books than she could ever possibly read. You can hear her voice all up in your anime, as well as coming through the TV to sell toys to your kids. 

Her recent work includes The Hero Emilia/ Emi Yusa in The Devil Is A Part-Timer!, Perona in One Piece, Shinoa in Seraph of the End, Nozomi Moritomo in The Rolling Girls, Supreme Kai of Time in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, Aoi Asahina in  Danganronpa: The Animation and Alex Bendetto in Gangsta. 

Felecia’s also recently begun a foray into the world of directing as the Assistant ADR Director for Blood Blockade Battlefront, One Piece, and Attack on Titan: Junior High, the Lead ADR Director for Sky Wizards Academy and Co-ADR Director of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Ian Sinclair

MEZO SHOJI

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Recently announced as the voice of Gija in Yona of the Dawn, Yousuke in Death Parade, and Sousuke in Free! Eternal Summer, Ian Sinclair has been voice acting since he was a sophomore in college, where he studied theatre. Since then he’s been working in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a professional actor in a multitude of arenas. He’s performed on stage, on camera, and, of course, behind the mic.

A few of Ian’s more popular roles include Dandy in Space Dandy, Brook in One Piece, Toriko in Toriko, Nile Dok in Attack on Titan, Whiis in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Ryner Lute in Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Bardroy in Black Butler, Romano in Hetalia, Chuck in Panty and Stocking, Shu in Princess Jellyfish, Dallas in Baccano, Yomotsu Hirasaka (12th) in Future Diary, Alcides in Appleseed XII, Seo in Sekirei, Takeru in Maken-Ki, Kawazu and Bora in Fairy Tail, Ginei Morioka in Rosario + Vampire, Shogo in Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne, Zaki in Claymore, Toyama in Oh! Edo Rocket, Douglas and Steve in El Cazador de la Bruja, Shiro in Okami-san, Daisuke Matsuo in Yamada’s First Time, Marc in Spice and Wolf II, Hasegawa in Baka and Test, Takamy in Fractale, Akoz in Casshern Sins, Toraji in Bamboo Blade, Liam in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Orang in Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, and Colin in Level E, and Hirato in Karneval.

Additionally, Ian can be heard as the voice of Montana in the video game Battleborn, Whiis in Dragon Ball Z: Xenoverse and Battle of Z, Tyr in Smite, Baron Flynt in Borderlands, Professor Nakayama and Jimbo Hodunk in Borderlands 2, and as the “Cool” custom hero voice in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi. Ian has worked as a director on Initial D, Spice and Wolf II, Black Butler I & II, and the Shana movie.

Eric Vale

TOMURA SHIGARAKI

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Back when people were getting ready for Y2K (remember that?) Eric Vale was getting ready for an audition. Little did he know it would change the course of his career. He was auditioning for an anime series called Dragon Ball Z as the character of Trunks. After booking the role, he dove head first into anime voice over playing over 100 characters for FUNimation Entertainment.

In addition to his voice acting, Eric also spent nearly ten years as a head writer for FUNimation adapting over fifty anime programs such as One Piece, Witchblade, Dragon Ball Z and GT, Desert Punk, and Blue Gender. In addition to scripting anime, Eric has also written the original animated programs Miles Away and Switchback as well as the feature screenplays Chariot, Psychoclops, Max Come Home, The Rialto, Purity, and the TV pilot The Wrong Side.

And because he just canʼt sit still sometimes, Eric dipped his pen in the ink of the literary world and his short story The Beautiful Middle of Nowhere was published in Slice Magazine last year.

In his personal life, Eric’s a husband and father to two children. His son, Quinn, is in college and pursuing a theatre degree (no matter how much dad warned him against it.) His daughter Lily is about 15 years younger than her brother, which makes for an interesting dynamic in the home. One of Eric’s passions in life is to spread awareness about autism and autism research. This is a subject that deeply affects his family and, whether you know it or not, affects each and every one of us. If autism hasn’t touched your life, some day it will.

Like an out of control freight train, Eric continues to barrel forward with many independent projects as a writer and actor. Want to know more about Eric and what heʼs involved with these days? Then follow his every move like a stalker on facebook, twitter, or on his own homepage at the links below.

https://www.facebook.com/ericvale

https://twitter.com/ericvale

www.ericvale.com 

Morgan Berry

THIRTEEN

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Morgan Berry is a voice actor in various anime shows, movies, and video games. She is also a singer and YouTuber under the name “The Unknown Songbird.”She started pursuing voice acting in 2014 after winning a voice acting competition at Todd Haberkorn’s convention “Haber-Kon”. She then went on to study the art of voice acting at KD College, and not too long after started voice acting at FUNimation that same year. Making her official television debut in 2015. Morgan quickly stepped up the industry ladder and has since had the pleasure of voicing in many of her favorite shows.Morgan’s most popular anime roles include the main character Tokaku Azuma in “Riddle Story of Devil“, young Ichirohiko in the award winning film “The Boy and The Beast” directed by Mamoru Hosoda, Ayumu Oozora in “Tokyo ESP“, Jacqueline in “Show By Rock!!“, and Linda in “Hyperdimension Neptunia“. She is also known for her many young boy roles in shows including “Tokyo Ghoul“, “Noragami“, and “The Heroic Legend of Arslan“. Morgan will also be voicing in the video game “Freedom Planet 2” as the main villain Merga. Which will be available on Nintendo platforms in 2017.You can follow Morgan Berry on Twitter @TheMorganBerry

Chuck Huber

KUROGIRI

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Chuck Huber started acting in Anime in the roles of Garlic Jr. and Android 17 in DBZ. Since then he has voiced hundreds of characters including Hiei in YuYu Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt. Frog, Mohji in One Piece, Shou Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist, Han in Blue Gender, Hiro in Shin Chan, Ashe in Black Butler, Reever in D. Gray Man, Hector in Glass Fleet, Yuichi in Initial D., Akai in Oh Edo Rocket, Melt in The Tower of Druaga, Adashino in Mushishi, Eric Nishijima in Darker Than Black, Havel in Trinity Blood, Austria in Hetalia and many more. He has been a writer on Hetalia, Sgt. Frog, Baccano, Spice and Wolf and others.

Video games Chuck has contributed voices for include Borderlands II, Ghostbusters, The Walking Dead, Aeon Flux, DBZ and more.

As a filmmaker Chuck has acted, produced, written or directed for Arbor Day – The Musical, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti. He plays Colonel Kashoid in the upcoming AmeriGeddon, Dr. McCoy in Star Trek Continues and Dean Hansen in Season 2 of American Crime on ABC.

Alejandro Saab

DETECTIVE TSUKAUCHI

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Since 2012, Alejandro Saab was fascinated by the idea of acting! He pursued this by taking some classes in high school and along the way found something even more that fascinated him.

Alejandro has had the opportunity to learn the art from many prominent voice actors and is finding success along the way! Having been cast in many projects such as Drake in Fairy Tail, Koyuki in Servamp,  Mayor Zao in Freedom Planet as well as being the voice director for Freedom Planet 2, and many other projects

Along with his voice acting career, Alejandro also is a YouTuber known as “KaggyFilms” where he makes anime based content!

If you’d like to know more about Alejandro, he has a twitter, in which you can follow him to your heart’s desire.

@KaggyFilms

John Swasey

MASTER

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John started down the road of anime in 1997, when he landed his first role in Golden Boy from ADV Films.  Since then, John has gone on to voice hundreds shows and characters with  FUNimation, ADV Films, Switchblade Films, Sentai Films, Okratron 5000, Gearbox, Seraphim Digital and Illumitoons just to name a few.  John’s wife once quipped that there are certain actors who might be the “Brad Pitts” of anime but John is the “Kevin Bacon” of anime.

Being more of the character actor type has given John the freedom to voice bazillions of characters such as Undertaker in Black Butler, Salvador in Borderlands II (VG), Gendo in Evangelion, Sgt. Hauser in Halo (VG), Lord Death in Soul Eater, Hoenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, Dodoria in DBZ Kai,  Kogoro in Sgt. Frog, Huang in Darker than Black, Hades in Fairy Tale, Zachary in Attack on Titan, Aramaki in Ghost in the Shell, and Jinnouchi in Summer Wars, as well as roles in the live action films 2009 Lost Memories, Conduct Zero, Yesterday, Jungle Juice, and the Gamera trilogy.  Most recently you can catch John in the broadcast series of GANGSTA as Chad, and Akame Ga Kill as Bols as seen on Toonami.

John is also very excited to be playing one of the title roles in Funimation’s theatrical release (March 2016) of Mamoru Hosoda’s film, The Boy and the Beast.  John plays the Beast, Kametesu.

In 2004, John jumped to the other side of the “mic” to direct.  Some of the shows he has directed include Welcome to the N.H.K., AirGear, Wandaba Style, St. Seiya, Shadow Skill, E’s Otherwise, Michel, Jinki Extend  and Shinobi (live action co-directed with longtime pal, Kyle Jones).  John loves working in the world of anime as a director and voice actor!  Currently John is working with pals Kyle Jones and Jay Hickman on an original animation full length movie called The Perfect Khan. In addition to anime, John has voiced thousands of radio and tv commercials – even acted in a few films. One of the coolest acting jobs was being the Beer Delivery Guy in Dazed and Confused.


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Christopher Wehkamp

ERASERHEAD

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Christopher Wehkamp is excited and grateful to join the all-star cast of My Hero Academia!

He began his voice acting journey at Funimation in 2012 and has since starred as Tenka in Laughing Under the Clouds, Sekizan in All Out!! and in supporting roles as Tatara in Tokyo Ghoul and Sieg in Izetta: The Last Witch.

Christopher grew up in DFW and fell in love with acting in kindergarten after landing the title role in Peter Rabbit. He performed in community theater while finishing his bachelor’s at UNT where he studied Radio, Television and Film.

He currently lives in DFW with his wife, three sons and goldendoodle Yoshi.

Twitter: @ChrisWehkamp

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ChristopherWehkampVoiceActor/

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1204639/

David Wald

TETSUTETSU TETSUTETSU

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David Wald began voice-acting for English dubs of anime in 2004 with ADV Films’ Shadow Skill. In the years to follow, David has continued to voice anime characters for ADV, Sentai Filmworks, and Funimation, including Fairy Tail‘s Gajeel Redfox; Bulat in Akame Ga Kill!; German Luis in GARO: The Animation; Duke Togo in Golgo 13; Berg Katze in Gatchaman CROWDS and Gatchaman CROWDS: Insight; Master Chief in Halo: Legends; “Hero” in Starship Troopers: Invasion; Dr. Ozaki in Shiki; Charlie in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Paulie in One Piece; Reiji in Diabolik Lovers; Teppei in Toriko; Oshtoll in Utawarerumano: False Faces; Welf Crozzo in Is It Wrong To Try And Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?; and Attack On Titan‘s Hannes.

Recent viewers of Funimation’s Simuldubs know David as the voice of Mutsumi in Kiss Him, Not Me!; Dan in Monster Hunter; Riki Nendo in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.; and The Black King in Chain Chronicle.

From outside the vocal booth, David has served as ADR Director and co-scriptwriter for the film AURA: Koga Maryuin’s Last War and began writing English ADR scripts in earnest with Sentai’s release of Diabolik Lovers: More Blood.

Of voicing the role of Snipe in My Hero Academia, David is quoted as saying: “How often, in life, am I gonna get to wear a mask that cool?” And of Tetsutetsu: “I don’t think you can ever really have enough Tetsus.”

Jarrod Greene

HITOSHI SHINSO

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Jarrod Greene is a voice actor and digital video engineer at Funimation. He graduated with a degree in Radio-TV-Film from Texas Christian University, where he worked as a recording engineer and on-air host at KTCU. Jarrod started working for Funimation in summer 2010, and began voice acting in 2012. He currently resides in Denton, TX.

Jarrod’s first major role was playing Coco in Toriko. Soon after, he was cast as Subaru Hidaka in Robotics;Notes Cobra in Fairy Tail, and Reiji Kagami in Tokyo Ravens. More recently, Jarrod has provided the voices of Moguzo (Grimgar, Ashes & Illusions), Tigre (91 Days), Rock (Nanbaka), Kuboyasu (The Disastrous life of Saiki Kusuo), and Anson Sioux (The Saga of Tanya the Evil).

Alexis Tipton

MEI HATSUME

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Alexis Tipton has been working in the dubbing industry since 2008 and has loved every minute of it. She can be heard in over 150 titles so far with more announcements on the way!

Some of her dub credits include Merle (FUNimation Re-Dub of Escaflowne), Kid Trunks (Dragonball Super), Haru Ichinose (Riddle Story of Devil), Chu Chu (Show by Rock!), Hana Midorikawa (Prison School), Tamazo (Puzzle and Dragons X), Honey (Space Dandy), Kazane Aoba (Keijo!!!!!!!!), Maria (Maria The Virgin Witch), Kureha Tsubaki (Yurikuma Arashi), Rena Kariu (ReLIFE), Kofuku (Noragami), Saya Kisaragi (Blood C/The Last Dark), Inori Yuzuriha/Mana Ouma (Guilty Crown), Rika Shiguma (Haganai), Kurumi Tokisaki (Date A Live), Julia Crichton (FMA: The Sacred Star of Milos), Moka Akashiya (Rosario+Vampire), Musubi (Sekirei), Mizuki Himeji (Baka and Test), Fukurou (One Piece), Yomi Isayama (Ga-Rei: Zero), Sun Seto (My Bride is a Mermaid), and many more (full list of credits can be found on Anime News Network).

On top of anime dub work, her voice can also be heard in a handful of video games including NeiR: Automata as Pascal, Tales of Zestiria as Alisha, Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven as Beatrix and Sarine, DBZ Xenoverse as Gotenks-Trunks, Borderlands 2, and more. She can also be heard in various foreign live action film dubs, most notably as Kaoru Kamiya in the live action Rurouni Kenshin trilogy.

Alexis also served as assistant director on Love Live Sunshine and recently made her solo directorial debut with Masamune-kun’s Revenge. She has also provided vocals for various character songs and a few of FUNimation’s trailers. Alexis is also a stage and film actress. She lives and works in Dallas, Texas but also works in Los Angeles, California.

Follow Alexis on Twitter @AlexisTiptonVA.

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