We’re excited to announce that we’ll be presenting the My Hero Academia Season 4 Premiere at Anime Expo 2019! Special guests Kaori Nazuka (Japanese voice of Toru Hagakure), David Matranga (English voice of Shoto Todoroki), Patrick Seitz (English voice of Endeavor), Ricco Fajardo (English voice of Mirio Togata), Kellen Goff (English voice of Overhaul), Jason Liebrecht (English voice of Dabi), and Justin Cook (English voice of Eijiro Kirishima) will be joining the event.
Date: Saturday, July 6
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
Room: LACC\Main Event (Hall B)
Due to high demand for this event, attendees must have an admission wristband in order to enter Main Events (Hall B) when doors open. Main Events admission wristbands will be free and distributed by Anime Expo on a “first come, first serve” basis. Please see their Program Room Policies for more information.
About Kaori Nazuka
Japanese voice of Eureka, from Eureka Seven, and Toru Hagakure, from My Hero Academia.
Kaori Nazuka is a Japanese actress and voice actress best known for her role in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Nunnally Lamperouge) and Eureka Seven (Eureka). She will be reprising her role as Eureka in the upcoming U.S. theatrical release of ANEMONE: EUREKA SEVEN HI-EVOLUTION.
You can also see Ms. Nazuka in other shows such as UFO Baby, Amnesia, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Fruits Basket, D.Gray-man, Les Miserables: Shojo Cosette, To Love-Ru, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fairy Tail, and Pop Team Epic.
About David Matranga
David Matranga has been working as a voice actor for over 18 years, voicing over 100+ roles. From his first lead role as Orphen in Orphen all those years ago, to more recent work in the popular SimulDubs, voicing Shoto Todoroki in My Hero Academia, Bertholdt Hoover in Attack on Titan, Kiota in Black Clover and Luke in GARO -VANISHING LINE-, David has been featured in many of the most well-known and beloved shows in anime. He has worked for studios such as ADV Films, Funimation, Sentai Filmworks, Sound Cadence Studios and Okratron 5000.
About Patrick Seitz
Between voice acting, script-adapting, and directing, Patrick Seitz has had the pleasure of working on hundreds of different video games and anime series over the past 20 years.
His voice credits include Endeavor (My Hero Academia), Franky (One Piece), Jiren (Dragon Ball Super), Germany (Hetalia), Dio (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), Gamagoori (Kill La Kill), Artanis (StarCraft 2), Arthas Menethil and Garrosh Hellscream (World of Warcraft), Scorpion (Mortal Kombat), Ragna (BlazBlue), Chopin (Eternal Sonata), and Olberic (Octopath Traveler) as well as incidental work in a panorama of other high-profile games, including Spider-Man, DMC5, Soulcalibur 6, Batman: Arkham Knight, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Sunset Overdrive, The Last of Us, and films like Inside Out and Monsters University.
Seitz’s script-adapting credits include the English dubs of the animated feature films Summer Wars and Wolf Children, as well as series such as Aggretsuko, Anohana, Your Lie in April, Romeo X Juliet, Garo, The Future Diary, Deadman Wonderland, Hellsing Ultimate, and Space Dandy. Directing credits include a bevy of Japanese RPGs (e.g. Rune Factory 4; Fire Emblem Awakening, Heroes, and Warriors; SMT: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker), freelance work on a variety of Blizzard Entertainment properties, and various dubbed anime series (e.g. Aggretsuko, Anohana, Your Lie in April, Monster, Girls Bravo).
About Ricco Fajardo
A California native, Ricco Fajardo likes to do it all – sing, act, dance, circus arts, gymnastics, writing, composing, parkour, improv – if it’s physical, creative and/or performance based, odds are he is into it . With his BA from the University of California Irvine and MFA from Southern Methodist University, Ricco has trained extensively in classical text and musical theatre. He has had the honor to perform at such theatrical venues as the Dallas Theatre Center, The Guthrie, and American Players Theatre. A self-proclaimed video game and anime nerd, Ricco is delighted to voice characters at FUNimation and OkraTron5000.
About Kellen Goff
Since middle school, Kellen Goff studied musical theater and animation, which led to his discovery of a new love: voice acting. Now going on 12 years, Kellen has played a variety of roles spanning video games, animation and commercials. His notable roles include Overhaul (My Hero Academia), Funtime Freddy and Fredbear (Five Nights at Freddy’s), Mansaku Nijimura (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable), Jormungundr (SMITE), and Lucky Bat (UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure). Other anime projects he’s worked on include (but are not limited to) Mob Psycho 100, Cells at Work!, Hunter x Hunter, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online, Kakegurui, Ingress: The Animation, Berserk, and Sirius the Jaeger. As for animation and video games, Kellen has provided his voice for Hearthstone, Playmobil:The Movie, Swan Princess, A Hat in Time, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr, Star Trek Online, Shadowverse, and more.
Kellen has also done audio engineering work for multiple projects, including (but not limited to) Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, and Blade Runner: Revalations.
About Jason Liebrecht
E. (Ernesto) Jason Liebrecht has been working as an actor & performing artist based in Austin, TX for over a decade. As a voice actor, he has voiced quite a range of characters; some favorites include (but are not limited to): Champa in Dragon Ball Super, Dabi in My Hero Academia, Beast Titan (& human 😉 in Attack on Titan, Yato in Noragami, Suwa in Orange, Dr. John Watson in Empire of Corpses, Souhei in Wolf Children, Takizawa in Eden of the East, Hei/BK201 in Darker Than Black, Principal Ench in Shin Chan, Lavi & Millenium Earl in D. Gray-man, Train in Black Cat, Luck in Baccano!, Syaoran in Tsubasa & Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Jeice in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Lucci in One Piece & Finnian in Black Butler.
In the realm of gaming, he can be heard as Champa & Tapion in the DBZ game universe, Lo Wang in Shadow Warrior & Shadow Warrior 2, Mordecai in Borderlands 2 & The Pre-Sequel, Bane, Hawkman & Eclipso in DC Universe & Abel in Street Fighter IV & X Tekken, among others.
About Justin Cook
Justin Cook began work at FUNimation nearly 20 years ago as the ADR engineer on Dragon Ball Z. Since then he has voice directed episodes of Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho, Fruits Basket, Kiddy Grade, and the features Mass Effect: Paragon Lost & Strike Witches: The Movie. He has worked as a Producer for FUNimation since 2003 and has produced hundreds of dubs for FUNimation, including the 2019 theatrical film Dragon Ball Super: Broly and has helped pioneered the Simuldub. His voice acting work includes the characters Eijiro Kirishima in My Hero Academia, Hatsuharu Sohma in Fruits Basket, Chiba from Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Captains Bellamy & Kid in One Piece, and Raditz, Super Buu & Dende in the Dragon Ball franchise, as well as Yusuke Urameshi in Yu Yu Hakusho.