Guests

Welcome to our guests for NDK 2016!

Chris Bevins

Bevins-Headshot-200x300Since 2001, Christopher Bevins has recorded, cast, directed, produced, acted in and/or adapted scripts for over 100 anime series, movies and specials. His voice directing credits include King of Thorn, Princess Jellyfish, Sengoku Basara, .hack//Quantum, Heaven’s Lost Property, The Sacred Blacksmith, Samurai 7, Speed Grapher, Mongolian Chop Squad (with Taliesin Jaffe), Witchblade, El Cazador de la Bruja, Burst Angel, and Dragon Ball GT. Chris’ recent and upcoming voice directing work includes Michiko & Hatchin, Last Exile – Fam, The Silver Wing, Jormungand, and Aquarion EVOL.

Christopher is also an accomplished voice actor, with roles such as Japan in Hetalia, Mercutio in Romeo x Juliet, Apollo in Aquarion, Amata in Aquarion EVOL, Fastener in Panty & Stocking, Hiroshi in Michiko and Hatchin, Lahar in Fairy Tale, Kenji in Initial D, Nicholas in Baccano!, Shishi Wakamaru in Yu Yu Hakusho, Lafitte and Shu Shu in One Piece, Bee the Puppy in Dragon Ball Z, and Beck the Dog in Mongolian Chop Squad. He has also played various characters and critters in Steins;Gate, Toriko, Shiki, Sgt. Frog, Soul Eater, Black Butler, Shin chan, Fruits Basket, Big Windup!, Fullmetal Alchemist (both series), Ouran High School Host Club, Dragon Ball, Case Closed and many more. Chris has also worked on several video games, most notably as the English-language voice of Dhalsim in Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, and Street Fighter x Tekken. You can also shoot him numerous times as several cannon-fodder characters in Borderlands 2.

Follow Christopher on Twitter @VoiceofBevins

 

Johnny Yong Bosch

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Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.

 

After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun.  He later went on to voice Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Kiba in Wolf’s Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haurhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara and Yukio in Blue Exorcist, Sasori in Naruto, Guren in Tenkai Knights, Nobita in Doraemon, Artemis in Sailor Moon, Nagate in the Netflix Original “Knights of Sidonia”, Nate in Yokai Watch, Orga in Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans and many more.

 

Johnny’s voice can also be heard in numerous video games. Providing voices for Nero in Devil May Cry 4, Kuhn in .hack//G.U., Adachi/Narukami in Persona 4, Almaz in Disgaea 3, Emil in Tales of Symphonia, Guy in Tales of the Abyss, Firion in Final Fantasy Dissidia, Bumblebee in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Yang in Street Fighter IV, Zero in Marvel VS Capcom 3. Yukimura in Sengoku Basara, Torian Cadera in Star Wars The Old Republic and Kung Jin in Mortal Kombat X.

 

Johnny’s also the frontman for the band Eyeshine. Winners of Ford Motor Company’s world wide band search and produced by Grammy Award winning producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Elton John, John Mayer…etc.). They’ve played Warped Tour and Ernie Ball’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival as well as having their music chosen for promotional use in the Call Of Duty Endowment project. Eyeshine is also known for recording the song “Love Psalm” with Mary Elizabeth and Akira Yamaoka for the game Silent Hill: Book of Memories.

 

www.twitter.com/johnnyyongbosch ;   www.facebook.com/johnnyyongbosch

Richard Epcar

Richard EpcarRICHARD EPCAR – is one of the hardest working men in show business, having voiced over 500 characters in Games, Animation and Anime.
Best known as the voice of Batou in Ghost in the Shell, The Joker in several Batman games including Injustice: Gods Among Us, (Fighting Game of the Year!) Raiden in Mortal Kombat X and Ansem in Kingdom Hearts. Voted one of the Top 20 Video Game Voice Actors of all Time and Top 20 Anime Actors of all time by IMDB!

Starting out in Robotech, you’ve heard him in Legend of Korra, Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure, Batman Unlimited as Commissioner Gordon, Peabody & Sherman, Blood Lad, Lupin he Third, Monster, Naruto, Bobobo-Bobobo, Transformers, Bleach, Kenshin, SAO II, Durarara, GTO, A Lull in the Sea, HunterXHunter, Gundam, Macross, DC Super Friends, Cyber Soldier 009, Lucky STar, Digimon, 7 Deadly Sins, X-Men, Gunda Unicorn, Babylon 5, and Power Rangers to name a few and He’s directing and voicing the all new Lupin the Third!

He’s also in tons of games including: Final Fantasy as Gaius and Ilberd, Saints Row, Arkham Origins, Skyrim, Infinite Crisis as the Joker, Call of Duty- Advanced Warefare, Mad Max, Fire Emblem: Awakening as Walhart, MK vs D.C. Universe as the Joker and Raiden, Stargate SG-1 as Gen. Hammond, Call of Duty- Black Ops, Star Wars, Transformers, X-Com, Command & Conquer, Dead or Alive 3-D, Starcraft as Dark Templar, Dead Space, Xenosaga as Ziggy, Marvel Heroes, World of Warcraft, League of Legends as Xin Zhao, Naruto, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Warriors, Blue Dragon, STar Ocean, Splinter Cell, Guilty Gears, .Hack, Street Fighter, Medal of Honor, Ghost Recon, Baton Kaitos Origins, Space Seige, Spec-Ops, Bayonetta, Catherine, Tekken, Ace Combat and Resident Evil.
Richard has voice directed many games including: Arkham Origins, Dead Island: Riptide, Blue Dragon, Shadow Hearts II, Star Ocean 2, 3, Enemy Territory Quake Wars, Unreal Tournament 3, Jackass the game, Smackdown Vs. Raw and Dead Head Fred,  and voice directed many shows including: Ghost in the Shell 2, Robotech: Shadow Chronicles, Almost Heroes, Jungle Shuffle, The Reef, Grand Master, Noein, Digimon, Lupin the Third, Fighting Spirit, Patlabor 3, Zentrix, Azumi I &II, Fearless, Betty Blue, Iron Monkey, VR Troopers, Power Rangers, Ugly Betty Webisodes, and Old Boy to name a few. He has also voice acted on several big films including: Deadpool, Planet of the Apes, X-Men: First Class, and Resident Evil 3, to name a few..

On Camera Richard has appeared in many shows including: Warehouse 13, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Columbo, Diagnosis Murder, Matlock, Cheers, DAys of our Lives and General Hospital and a lead in the soon to be released Broken Spirits.

 

Eyeshine

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Eyeshine is an American edge rock band from West Hills, California, formed in 2004. The band’s demo album, How About That? (2006), launched them into the underground rock scene with limited success but the band achieved nationwide fame with the release of their second LP album My Paper Kingdom (2009), which received multiple awards, including Elfenworks Social Justice award for their song, “Alone.” In 2011 they recorded “Love Psalm” with Mary Elizabeth and Akira Yamaoka for Silent Hill: Book of Memories. Eyeshine won Ford Motor Company’s worldwide band battle in 2012 and recorded a single with Grammy Award winning producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Elton John, John Mayer…etc.). They have since toured worldwide and self produced over 12 albums. Other notable achievements include winning performance spots on Warped Tour and Ernie Ball’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival as well as having their music chosen for promotional use in the Call Of Duty Endowment project in 2013. www.eyeshine.net

 

Josh Grelle

Grelle_JoshA native Texan and avid anime fan, Josh Grelle has been working in voice work for over 10 years. 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 Armin in Attack on Titan, 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.

 

Lauren Landa

LandaWithin the world behind the mic, she is most known for roles such as the ninja beauty, Kasumi in Dead or Alive 5; the sexy Litchi Faye Ling in the popular fighting games BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, as well as the sequels BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, and Continuum Shift Extend; Chrono Phantasma; the badass Kyoko Sakura in Puella Magi Madoka Magica; the enthusiastic Yan Leixia in Soul Calibur V; the deadly Little Queen in Tales of Graces; the valley girl racer in pink, Boiboi, in REDLINE; the adorable zombie Squigly in Skullgirls; kind hearted Leia in Tales of Xillia; the innocent Chubo Sonken in Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, the quiet Annie Leonhardt in the hit anime series Attack on Titan, One in “DrakenGard 3”, Nora in “Noragami” and most recently, the voice of Sailor Neptune in the VIZ dub of Sailor Moon and Nio in “Riddle Story of Devil”!

 

She has also had several other roles in anime and video games such as Leeza, (Blazing Souls Accelate), Arf and Chrono Harlaown (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha/ A’s), Kirche Van Zerbst, (Familiar Of Zero) Aegil, Cotton, Sasha (Rondo of Swords), Lila (Summon Night Twin Age), Rina (Luminous Arc 2), Yoko (Sakichi Satô’s Tokyo Zombie), Sy-Fy channel’s anime addition (Monster) and more!

 

Chris Patton

me1Chris Patton has been voice acting for over 17 years for companies such as ADV Films, Funimation, Sentai Filmworks, Okratraon 5000, and Du Art.

Some of his credits include Run in Akame Ga Kill, Sousuke Sagara in Full Metal Panic, Keima in The World God Only Knows, Greed in Fullmetal Alchemist (original and Brotherhood), Hajime in Ghost Stories, Ikki in Air Gear, Asura in Soul Eater, and Turles in the Dragonball Z franchise.

Recent credits include Shizumu in Wizard Barristers, Rentaro in Black Bullet, Moral in Hamatora, William Massachussetts in Log Horizon, Suzuki in Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, and Sanpei in Pokemon XY. Altogether, Chris has voiced over 225 Anime titles.

Also since returning to his hometown, Houston, Chris has (on the live stage) played Leon Czolgosz in Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, directed the regional premiere of Green Day’s rock opera American Idiot, and will play Buffalo Bill in the regional premiere of Silence!, the satirical musical spoof of The Silence of the Lambs.

He also narrates tons and tons of Audiobooks, including Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, the Zombie Apocalypse series by Shawn Chesser, and the Audie-nominated The Dorito Effect.

*****This very special 20th Anniversary NDK will mark Chris’s 100th anime convention appearance!*****

 

Rachel Robinson

IMG_3599Since 2000, the born-and-raised-in-Los-Angeles-because-someone-had-to-be Rachel Robinson’s voice, known for villains, authority figures and various accented heavies, has spanned the spectrum of video games, animation, national commercials, promos and anime.

In gameland, she’s likely best known for her role as saucy Aussie Oerba Yun Fang of Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2 and Lightning Returns. Most recently she was announced as robot ADA in Automatron, the first Fallout 4 DLC. She voices Protoss matriarch Vorazun, in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Goetia in Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nova in There Came an Echo, Time Patroller in DBZ: Xenoverse; and Serqet, Medusa and Awilix skins in Smite. Additional noted roles (including but not limited to): Argonian Guildmaster Sees-All-Colors – The Elder Scrolls Online, Charr Rox Whetstone – Guild Wars 2, Celsius – Tales of Xillia (1 and 2), Holly Whyte – Bravely Default, Commander Nowak – Q.U.B.E.: Director’s Cut, with more on the way.

In anime, she joined the extended One Piece family as Kikyo, as well as the eerie clan of Black Butler: Book of Circus as Wendy. She voices Joel Raveau in Gangsta, the Chairperson in Riddle Story of Devil, and Motherglare in Fairy Tail. She is Garak in Snow White with the Red Hair, Quinn Erari (and Nya-Nyaa the Cat) in Sentai’s Wizard Barristers, Farangis in The Heroic Legend of Arslan; and Angelica in Show By Rock!!. In tow, Sakura Ohgami in Danganronpa: The Animation, Haruka in The Rolling Girls, Commander in Nobunagun, and Uncho Kan’u in Ikki Tousen. Her known villains include Zorin Blitz in Hellsing Ultimate; Empress Megaria in Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, Cameran in Sailor Moon (Viz), and Chizuru in Tokyo Ravens. Other warblings include Queen Elizabeth II – Hetalia: The Beautiful World; Lidvia Lorenzetti – A Certain Magical Index II, Yuki Mizushima – The Devil is a Part Timer!, Lori – Free! Eternal Summer, various additional roles in Attack on Titan, Space Dandy, Terror in Resonance, Tokyo Ghoul, Yurikuma Arashi, Prison School, Sky Wizards Academy, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Death Parade, and many other titles with more in the pipeline.

Rachel tapped into the world of ADR localization in early 2015; getting her feet wet with several episodes of Kamisama Kiss II; and was on the writing staff of Show By Rock!!, Snow White with the Red Hair and an as yet still hush-hush major upcoming release, with, again, more upcoming.
Follow Rachel’s occasionally entertaining tweets: @larynx_lynx, or get more info on projects and appearances on FB: Rachel Robinson Voice Actress or at www.rachel-robinson.com

 

 Patrick Seitz

HappySeitzAgainst all odds, Patrick Seitz has been invited back for a mind-melting sixth appearance at Nan Desu Kan—mostly to see if we can trick him into thinking the convention’s always been held in the new location, and his memories of prior NDKs are fundamentally bogus. Sure, it sounds like a stretch, but hey—he’s gullible.

Anime-wise, Patrick voices Germany in Hetalia, Kunzite in Sailor Moon, Griamore in Seven Deadly Sins, Franky in One Piece, Ira Gamagoori in Kill la Kill, Keith Sadies in Attack on Titan, the Penguin Emperor in Daimadaler, DIO in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Agil in Sword Art Online, Laxus in Fairy Tail, Nekozawa in Ouran High School Host Club, Isshin Kurosaki and Kenpachi Zaraki in Bleach, and Grimmer in Monster. On the game side of things, he’s Ragna in BlazBlue, Doug in Xenoblade Chronicles X, Scorpion in Mortal Kombat, Arthas Menethil and Garrosh Hellscream in World of Warcraft, Artanis in StarCraft II, Renekton, Kog’maw and Lucian in League of Legends, Hugo in Ultra Street Fighter IV, Basilio in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Hades and Chaac in SMITE, and Heldalf in Tales of Zestiria.

He was also the dream-sequence pizza-delivery bear in Inside Out. That’s a weird enough credit to get its own paragraph break!

Patrick also adapts scripts and directs games and anime series—the most recent of which was Your Lie in April, invoker of all the tears ever wept. He has a BA and MFA in creative writing, and hopes to collect the rest of the letters someday soon.

 

Ellyn Stern

Ellyn Stern Photo 5_17_16Ellyn Stern is a classically trained actress, voice actress, director and writer, whose career spans from film, to television, to stage. She is widely known for her voice work and the wide range of characters she has played; she has literally voiced hundreds of characters. She started in anime with the original ‘Robotech’ series- in which she played numerous characters. She directed and voiced the new Lupin III, Blue Jacket Series. Lead Voice in animated feature, ‘WRINKLES’, starring Martin Sheen and Matthew Bodine.

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Lead roles – Lupin the III, Blue Jacket Series, May in Limon and Oli, Evil Stepmother in Cinderella, Martha Vist Carbine in Gundam Unicorn, Godzilla, Dorothy in True Crimes, Hong Kong, Masaki Kurosaki, Ichigo’s Mom in Bleach, Miyuki Goto in Noein, Jack’s Mom in Mar, Haraway – Ghost in the Shell 2- Innocence, Rosalind in Armitage III, Lady M in SAMURAI X, Himeno in Fight!! Spirit of the Sword, Sayaka in Metal Fight Miku, Moru in Vampire Princess Miyu, Hiroshi’s Mom in Zenki, The Great Miracle in Zentrix, Parome in Genma Wars, Keiko Misaki in Patlabor 3, and Mini Pato, Digimon, Macross, Bobobobo, Mobile Suit Gundam the Movie Trilog, Bushido Blade 2, Lupin the Third, Fighting Spirit, Technoman, Shadow Hearts, Wings of Honnesmise, Armitage, Little Punk, Honey Bee Hutch, Wisdom of the Gnomes, Macross I, II, III, Tom Sawyer, Captain Schnauzer, Gigi, and many others.

She has voiced lead voices in many live action feature films that have been adapted into English including Academy Award winners ‘Cinema Paradiso’,
‘Belle Epoque’, ‘Eat, Drink, Man, Woman’, ‘Kika’, ‘Mostly Martha’, ‘Babbette’s Feast’, ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’, ‘Fencing Master’, ‘Widow of St. Pierre’, and ‘Amores Perros’, ‘Mission Kashmir’, ‘Iron Monkey’,‘The Emperor and the Assassin’, ‘Onmyoji-Ying-Yang Masters’,‘Le Femme Nikita’, ‘Tae Guk Gi’, ‘Shiri’, Ugly Betty Webisodes, Iron Monkey, Shadow Chronicles, and Old Boy.

In the Game world, Ellyn can be heard in Star Ocean 1 & 2, Blue Dragon, Godzilla, Jade Cocoon, Aero Wings 1 & 2, Super Magnetic Neo, Galerians, Interit the Earth, and Abby.  Find out more about her at ellynstern.com

 

 

 Alexis Tipton

 

Alexis TiptonAlexis 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 DVD/FUNimation Broadcast dub credits include Haru Ichinose (Riddle Story of Devil), Chu Chu (Show by Rock!), Hana Midorikawa (Prison School), Honey (Space Dandy), Maria (Maria The Virgin Witch), Kureha Tsubaki (Yurikuma Arashi), Kofuku (Noragami), Anya Hepburn (Soul Eater NOT!), 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), Chibi Japan/Kumajiro (Hetalia), and many more!

On top of anime dub work, her voice can also be heard in a handful of video games including Tales of Zestiria (Alisha), Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (Beatrix and Sarine), Borderlands 2, and more. She can also be heard in several foreign live action film dubs (Ip Man, War of the Arrows, Tai Chi Zero/Hero, Ice Man, and more). She has also provided vocals for various character songs and a few of FUNimation’s trailers.

She has been a stage actress most of her life and is currently studying opera and film. She resides in Dallas, Texas but also works in Los Angeles, California. Follow Alexis on Twitter @AlexisTiptonVA.

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