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December 16 - 18, 2022



AnimeCon.org/Anime Midwest's winter convention in Chicago.

Guests at Chicago Con

Join us for autographs, panels, and more! Guests at C+A+D are awesome people who come to share fandom, voice acting experience, and culture with everyone attending. Guests are announced as they accept our invitations to participate in our convention. Please note that the guest list may change at any time due to guest's other personal obligations. We are excited to welcome some of the best voice actors and performers to our annual convention.

Masahiko Otsuka

Masahiko Otsuka

Hiroki Arai

Hiroki Arai

Simon Dohi

Simon Dohi

Sato Akihiro

Sato Akihiro

Chida Takafumi

Chida Takafumi

Samurai Dan and Jillian

Samurai Dan and Jillian

Kiba Walker

Kiba Walker

Cole Feuchter

Cole Feuchter

Gareth West

Gareth West

Robert L. Mungle

Robert L. Mungle

John Swasey

John Swasey

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

V is for Villains

V is for Villains

Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson

EpicLLOYD

EpicLLOYD

Jay Hickman

Jay Hickman

Quinton Flynn

Quinton Flynn

JAPANNA anna GOLDSKY

JAPANNA anna GOLDSKY

Jennie Kwan

Jennie Kwan

Kimberly Yates

Kimberly Yates

The Microphone Misfitz

The Microphone Misfitz

Masahiko Otsuka

Masahiko Otsuka

Masahiko Otsuka started his career at Studio Ghibli as an assistant director for “Pompoko” and “Whisper of the Heart”. He later moved to Studio GAINAX to assist in the production of “Neon Genesis Evangelion” as an episodic director. After directing his own series “Petite Princess Yucie”, he joined the production of “GURREN LAGANN” as assistant director. In 2011 he established Studio TRIGGER with several of his associates from GAINAX. Since then, Masahiko has been participating on and off in the creative process of TRIGGER’s project. His latest work includes the script for "Cyberpunk Edge Runners.

大塚雅彦

スタジオジブリにて『平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ』、『耳をすませば』の監督助手を務め、ガイナックスの『新世紀エヴァンゲリオン』で初演出、以後のガイナックス作品の多くにに演出として参加。『ぷちぷり*ユーシィ』で監督『天元突破グレンラガン」副監督。
2011年のTRIGGER設立後も会社経営の傍ら時折スタッフとして参加。最新作『サイバーパンク エッジランナーズ』脚本。

Hiroki Arai

Hiroki Arai

Hiroki Arai is an animator at Studio TRIGGER who was born in Tokyo in 1992 and graduated from Tokyo University of Technology, and has worked at TRIGGER for many years. Notable projects that Hiroki Arai has participated in include Little Witch Academia, SSSS.GRIDMAN, PROMARE, BNA (Animation Director), and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Animation Director).

荒井 洋紀(あらい ひろき)
1992 年生まれ、 東京都出身。
株式会社トリガー所属。アニメーター。東京工科大学卒業。
参加作品に『リトルウィッチアカデミア』『SSSS.GRIDMAN』『プロメア』
『BNA ビー・エヌ・エー』にて初作画監督。『サイバーパンク・エッジランナーズ』作画監督など。

Simon Dohi

Simon Dohi

土肥 志文(どひ しもん)
1990 年生まれ、 福岡県出身。
株式会社トリガー所属。アニメーター。
多摩美術大学卒業。
参加作品に『SSSS.GRIDMAN』モニター内グリッドマン3Dモーション『BNA ビー・エヌ・エー』にて初作画監督。『SSSS.DYNAZENON』インナースペース設定、メカ作画監督、『サイバーパンク・エッジランナーズ』作画監督など。

Simon Dohi is an animator at Studio TRIGGER. Simon was born in Fukuoka prefecture in 1990 and he graduated from Tama Art University. Notable projects that Simon Dohi has participated in include SSSS.GRIDMAN (GRIDMAN 3D motion monitor), BNA (Chief Animator), SSSS.DYNAZENON (Inner-Space setting//Mech Animation Director), Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Animation Director).

Sato Akihiro

Sato Akihiro

佐藤 皓宏(さとう あきひろ)
1995 年生まれ、大阪府出身。
株式会社トリガー所属。アニメーター。
東京造形大学卒業。
参加作品に『BNA ビー・エヌ・エー』『SSSS.DYNAZENON』『サイバーパンク・エッジランナーズ』など。

Sato Akihiro is an animator at Studio TRIGGER. Sato Akihiro was born in Osaka in 1995 and graduated from Tokyo Molding University. Notable projects that Sato Akihiro has participated in include BNA, SSSS.DYNAZENON, and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.

Chida Takafumi

Chida Takafumi

千田 崇史(ちだ たかふみ)
1991 年生まれ、 東京都出身。
株式会社トリガー所属。アニメーター。
明星大学卒業。
参加作品に『スター・ウォーズ: ビジョンズ』『サイバーパンク・エッジランナーズ』など。

Chida Takafumi is an animator working for Studio TRIGGER. Born in Tokyo in 1991, Takafumi graduated from Meisei University. Notable project Chida Takashi has participated in include STAR WARS: VISIONS and Netflix hit series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.

Samurai Dan and Jillian

Samurai Dan and Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.

With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both large and small.

Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.”

Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.

Kiba Walker

Kiba Walker

Kiba Walker is an actor and performer based out of Dallas, Texas. His most notable roles in anime, such as Haikyu (Koganegawa, Komi), My Hero Academia (Cider House Leader), Saint Seiya (Scylla Io), Black Clover (Paplo Espuma), Skate-Leading Stars (Irie), Back Arrow (Gote), Thetitan’s Bride (Caius Lao Bistail), Horimiya (Tanihara), Junji Ito Collection (Tsukano), Cells At Work!! (Mumps Virus), Cautious Hero (Kebono), Kono Ototomare (Naoya), Bofuri (Christmas Rose), And Case Fileno.221 Kabukicho (Diana). You Can Also Hear His Voice In Fruits Basket, Radiant, One Piece, To Love Ru, O Maidens In Your Savage Season, Akudama Drive, and many more.

In video games, his voice can be heard in Genshin Impact(Xu Liushi/wyratt/zexuan), Camp Buddy(Keitaro/yoshinori), Full Service (Sota), To Trust An Incubus (Kenta), Mister Versatile (Syd), Earthlock(Amon/gnart), Popup Dungeon (Dj Mute/thrilla Killa/centrian/nunchaku Ninja/tinkerer), Something In The Dark (Francis Hale/father Karver), Gyee (Caius), and many others.

His works include ISHIDA & ASAKURA and THE TITAN’S BRIDE. He also is a full-time drag performer, under the name SALEM MOON. You can follow him on Twitter at @justkibawalker or on Instagram at @kibathevoice or @salemmoondrag

Cole Feuchter

Cole Feuchter

Cole Feuchter is new to the scene but rising fast. His most notable work is on GameStop TV, a frequent content creator for ALL-IN. He’s also known for his work on shows such as THE SAINT’S MAGIC POWER IS OMNIPOTENT and AKUDAMA DRIVE.

His most notable video game work includes: Legend of the Phoenix as DUGUXIN, SONG YU, and ZHEN QI, Soul Land Reloaded as WAR GOD DAI MUBAI, ZHAO WUJI, YOUNG OSCAR, and YU XIAO GANG, Full Service as LENGA VALENTINE, Camp Buddy as NAOTO HAMASAKI/ARCHER SPRINGFIELD, Mister Versatile as LASCIVION, CHEF, FISHMONGER, SHINOBI JIJI, INQUISITOR, SWISS HAND and MECHANIC in Popup Dungeon, THE SPEAKER in The Divine Speaker, MOMO in Dear Monster, and additional voices in Contra Returns. He is the English dub voice of ASAKURA in Ishida & Asakura. If you want to learn more about Cole, you can check out his Twitter @LordAzria or his website at colefeuchter.com.

Gareth West

Gareth West

Gareth is an actor, model, and voice actor based out of Texas. He is known for such Anime roles as; Ittetsu Takeda in Haikyu, Seiya Takehaya in Tsurune, Kanichi Konishi in Food Wars, Haruka Shinozaki in My Girlfriend Is Shobitch, Lizard Misty in Saint Seiya, 2D in Golden Time, Akihiro Tsukaba in Chihayafuru, Tomoaki Yamagishi in O Maidens In Your Savage Season, and Dinkuron in Log Horizon. He is also currently playing the role of Jason Lee Scott the Red Power Ranger in the upcoming release Red Rising: A Power Rangers Fan Film. When not making anime voices or acting, Gareth enjoys basically anything nerdy under the sun. So whatever it is you are into, chances are you can come up and geek out. Because there is nothing he likes more than getting enthusiastic, and making new friends!

Robert L. Mungle

Robert L. Mungle

Robert L. Mungle is a voice actor for Funimation, ADV Films, Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks, and OkraTron 5000. The Right Reverend Robert L. Mungle founded The Whiskey Brothers in 1998. Since then, while the line-up has changed, it has been his outrageously loud voice that has led the group. Mungle has taken the stage everywhere from sold out theaters to seedy strip clubs. His IMDB page boasts over 100 different anime roles, from “Ghost Stories” to “Lady Death” to “Excel Saga.” He was born in Houston and you might recognize him from any of tons of anime roles, some of which include Amanojaku from Ghost Stories, Mr.8 from One Piece, Matsushita from Angel Beats, and Pedro Domingo from Excel Saga. He’s appeared in Akame ga Kill!, 009-1, Broken Blade, Gantz, Halo Legends, and many others.

John Swasey

John Swasey

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. 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 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, the Captain in Halo (VG), Lord Death in Soul Eater, Hoenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, Salvador in Borderland II, Kogoro in Sgt. Frog, Huang in Darker than Black, Vulcan in Orphen, Ken in Kaleido Star, Captain Ahab in Hakugei The Legend of Moby Dick, Rikudoh in RahXephon, Mister in Coyote Ragtime Show, 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.

In 2004, John jumped to the other side of the “mic” to direct. Among the shows he has directed are 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.

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has been screaming into microphones for close to 22 years now! With over 376 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He is honored to return to his role of Son Goku this year in Saiyuki Reload Zeroin, having worked on the Saiyuki franchise for over 20 years. He can currently be heard as Yu Nishinoya in Haikyu, and as Chai in Shenmue The Animation on Adult swim. Some other recent roles include Chota Segawa in Alice in Borderland (OAV), Sho Utsumi in SSSSGridman, Frost in DragonBall Super, Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers : Traitor of Mars, Jiro in Concrete Revolutio, Ryuuou Edogawa in Doreiku, Koji Koda in My Hero Academia, and he even makes an appearance as Popuko in Pop Team Epic.

He is proud to be a part of the new “Pink Harvest” productions from Sentai Filmworks, in the roles of Izumi Sena in Lovestage, and Yabase in Hitorijime My Hero. Some other recent favorites include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, Doug in Gangsta, Zenji Marui in Food Wars, Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and Kouichi Sakakibara in Another. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tomoki Sakurai in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Negi Springfield in Negima.

Of all of his many roles, his favorite will always be the real life role of “Little Brother” to a guy with a big Sippy Cup, and an even bigger heart – who touched the world with his "Love and Laughter”.

V is for Villains

V is for Villains

A new breed of entertainment. The intimate story. Epic visual stylings. That’s what you’re about to experience when getting ready for a V is for Villains concert. V is for Villains is a new breed of entertainment. Mixing the visual styles of Steampunk, Carnival and Noir, with the musical taste of Nine Inch Nails, Prodigy, and your favorite film score; V is for Villains will take you on a journey through the imagination that your mother couldn’t prepare you for. Most groups often say that they intend for “world domination”… V is for Villains might actually mean it…

Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She speaks fluent Japanese, and does voice work in both English & Japanese.
She is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro, Sarah Bryant from Virtual Fighter, as well as Joy and Xiuying in Shenmue II. She not only does video game voices, she has also done the voice of Badtz Maru (from Hello Kitty) and commercials for many internationally renown companies as Nissan, Panasonic, Sony, United etc. Lisle did dubbing for two live action ULTRAMAN films, which were just recently in theaters here in the US. And she will be doing more work this year with the Ultraman franchise. Lisle acted alongside Bill Murray in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost In Translation”, and had a lead role in the award winning indie film "Kamataki”. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she continues to do voice work, and also works as an interpreter. Lisle has interpreted for everyone from Keanu Reeves to best-selling author Marie Kondo to anime director Makoto Shinkai and Love Live Sunshine. She is also a local media correspondent for Japan, covering high-profile events like The Grammys, Academy Awards, Emmys and Golden Globes. And she does a monthly entertainment news show for Japanese television Lisle is also the assistant producer of the upcoming film, "Black Hat”. Most of Lisle’s panels are focused on Japanese culture, as well as about the VA world and working in Japan. (and yes, OF COURSE that includes many Engrish stories!!) Lisle is also excited about the 2020 Olympics being hosted in her home city, Tokyo, and has recently started doing quite a bit of work related to that. And when Lisle isn’t busy working or running around the country doing cons, you might find her in her pink boxing gloves trying to save the world Nina Williams-style.

EpicLLOYD

EpicLLOYD

EpicLLOYD is a rapper and comedian who lives in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to his original hip-hop music, Lloyd is also known for being the co-creator of the acclaimed YouTube series, Epic Rap Battles of History and Dis Raps for Hire. He’s toured to hundreds of stages all over the world, earned 15 Gold Records, and garnered over 4 billion views and 14+ million subscribers online.

Jay Hickman

Jay Hickman

Jay began his career in anime in the 1990s, when he landed his first role at ADV Films in Master of Mosquiton. Since then, he has appeared in more than 100 titles with studios including ADV Films, Funimation, Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Okratron 5000, and others. As a character actor, Jay has been able to voice a broad variety of colorful roles, with the occasional romantic lead thrown in for good measure. His notable credits over the past two decades are Mechazawa in Cromartie High School, Spitfire in Air Gear, Sho Zama in Aura Battler Dunbine, Shiryu in Saint Seiya, Chuu and Hammond in One Piece, Kagetane Hiruko in Black Bullet, Chief Kurama in Elfen Lied, Koji in Generator Gawl, Toru Watanabe in Excel Saga, The Fool in Kaleido Star, Crusty in Log Horizon, SSS in Madlax, Dera Mochimazzi in Tamako Market, Sanetoshi Watase in Penguindrum, Prince Mytho in Princess Tutu, and Giraffe in Revue Starlight, among many others.

Jay’s voice has also been featured in live action series and films such as Dark Water, Synesthesia, Conduct Zero, The Fuccons, Touching Wild Horses, Gamera – Attack of Legion, as well as in the video game Unlimited Saga. Jay had his Toonami debut playing Dr. Stylish in Akame ga KILL!, followed by Shiro Kuramori in Parasyte – the maxim, and now Joichiro Yukihira in Food Wars!

Quinton Flynn

Quinton Flynn

Quinton Flynn is beloved globally as Axel/Lea from Kingdom Hearts and Raiden from Metal Gear Solid 2, 4 and Rising Revengeance (for which he received a Best Actor Award). Fans Love Flynn as: Kon in Bleach, Iruka Sensai in Naruto, Reno in Final Fantasy, Jhin in League of Legends, Timon in Timon & Pumbaa, and many others!

Quinton’s Classic Legacy Characters: Micky Mouse, Spider-Man, Venom, Human Torch, Jonny Quest, Gollum and more pop up often in his solo comedic improvisational Q&A convention panels along with celebrity impressions, song and audience participation.

His impressions and sound-a-likes have been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as Paul McCartney, Mindhunter as Frank Sinatra, Robot Chicken as Elmer Fudd, Draco Malfoy and Swiper The Fox, The Adventures of Billy & Mandy as Christopher Walken, The Mystery of Natalie Wood as James Dean, Cartoon Hook Ups as Deadpool

Flynn seamlessly shape shifts from the deep, sinister and sexy, mad-scientist, Dr. Krankcase – Skylanders: Trap Team, to the polite and earnest Silver The Hedgehog in the Sonic game series! And his twisted Irish hitman Sir Henry Cooldown provided the right spice in the action-adventure hack and slash video games No More Heroes 1 & 2. He also lent his vocal gymnastics to – Star Wars: The Old Republic, Avatar The Last Airbender, Crash Bandicoot, Mass Effect, World of Warcraft, Batman Arkham City Origins, Lord Of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean to name a few.

Flynn’s Fan Favorite, the lovably nerdy Sheldon Lee, is back in My Life As A Teenage Robot on Amazon Prime! The resurgence of interest in that Nickelodeon animated gem also features Quinton as the heroic Sliver Shell and the despicable Don Prima + more than 50 other incidental voices!! So, Get In Like Flynn!

JAPANNA anna GOLDSKY

JAPANNA anna GOLDSKY

”JAPANNA” Anna GOLDSKY じゃぱあんな杏奈ゴールドスカイ is a first-generation immigrant from the far east Asia. She was born and raised in Japan, and she dedicated herself to studying Japanese culture, history, and art. In order to broaden her outlook, she has traveled around the world, learned various cultures, and met people who had different religion, language, and skin color. She found out that open-mindedness to accept the differences is the key to peaceful world with no bullying, no discrimination, and no violence.

JAPANNA Anna GOLDSKY immigrated to America legally, worked hard, passed the US citizenship test, and became an American citizen. She is proud of where she came from and where she is now. She speaks English proudly with Japanese accent. Some people may have prejudice for thick foreign accents, but JAPANNA Anna GOLDSKY instead is hoping you have the open-mindedness and global view to accept different languages, accents, and cultures. JAPANNA Anna GOLDSKY is a Japanese culture expert, brush calligraphy artist, master of contemporary-zen, storyteller, and founder of Japan Shinzen art & culture / UI international. Her mission is to help people reduce frustration and anxiety, and create peace and energy in the soul through her joyful CREATIVE-ZEN art & meditation SOUL-EMPOWERMENT program.

Jennie Kwan

Jennie Kwan

Jennie was then introduced to television as series regular, Samantha Woo, the wacky singing sensation on NBC-TV’s situation comedy, “California Dreams” which aired for five successful seasons. Some of Jennie’s other television credits include The Nanny, Family Matters, Beverly Hills 90210 and Oliver Stone’s mini series “Wild Palms.” Film credits include “Trojan War”

Not being a stranger to the music world, Jennie was a proud member of Hollywood Record’s vocal group, “Nobody’s Angel” who earned their first gold record for performing two songs on the “Princess Diaries” soundtrack in 2002 and was a creator for the pilot, “Nobody’s Angel” for the television network ABC Family. She lends her voice to the character, Suki, on Nickelodeon’s hit animated series “Avatar: The Last Air Bender,” as well as all video games for the series. Jennie has also voiced numerous anime and video games like Capcom’s Street Fighter 6 voicing Chun-LI.

Kimberly Yates

Kimberly Yates

Kimberly Yates’ main gig is as a stage actress. Some her favorite collaborations include playing opposite Jim Parsons in The Cherry Orchard, Bradley Cooper in The Woolgatherer, Sue Galloway in Wonder of the World and her brothers in Settlers of Catan. She also loves voice acting – some titles include Evangelion:3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, Yomiko Readman in R.O.D. Read or Die, Gunsmith Cats, Burn Up!, Samarai Showdown, Dragon Night, Sol Bianca, Blue Seed. She also gets to acting coach some pretty fantastic clients including Jack Whitehall, A$AP Rocky, two time Emmy winner Tamara Braun, John Lutz and Jeff Wright.

The Microphone Misfitz

The Microphone Misfitz

The Microphone Misfitz will entertain you if that is what you came for, from music to dance to a party-good time. Now, if you want quality for your time then let the Fitz engage you in the arts & sciences of the 21st century’s preeminent culture. Based in Chicago, The Microphone Misfitz is more than a band or crew, creating music. They use the pillars of Hip-Hop (turntablism/DJing; MCing; breakin’; graffiti/street art; knowledge & overstanding) and their shared dynamics to enlighten and sustain their audiences and themselves. Kin Solo, DFEX, and Jet Nam (Jet9) are the choreography & movement artists; Ray of Light is the high-octane hype-man & MC; Mel L. is the Graff artist, vocalist, & road DJ; DJ Mar & Mike Knobel (aemka) are the production team; and D-Nick The Microphone Misfit is the lead MC, lyricist & artistic director of the group. The Microphone Misfitz have toured worldwide from grassroots gatherings to South By Southwest; from Algeria to China and elsewhere; Sharing stages with luminaries such as Crucial Conflict, Dead Prez, KRS-ONE, Jeru tha Damaja, Saul Williams, Mega Ran and more. Focused on the themes of living for a healthier state of mind; and uplifting those who are trying to find their path in this world, The Fitz embodies the acronym Healthy Independent People Helping Other People (H.I.P. H.O.P.).

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