BACK-ON is a hybrid rock band that blends a variety of music genres. Unified by KENJI03’s piercing vocal melody and TEEDA’s mixture of English and Japanese rap, BACK-ON is a group of four childhood friends from Tokyo, Japan that enjoys discovering new rock sounds.
Since forming the band, BACK-ON has not only had concerts within Japan, but also overseas including America, Germany, Canada, Europe, Brazil, Taiwan, and Mexico, gaining high acclaim for their sophisticated and aggressive live performances.
BACK-ON has previously released songs with GReeeeN under the collaborative band BAReeeeeeeeeeN. Individual BACK-ON members have also collaborated with artists such as Koda Kumi and SoulJa. Additionally, the band has composed songs for other artists and is esteemed for their song composition.
In recent years, the band has sung both theme songs of the anime series Gundam Build Fighters, spanning two seasons, as well as the theme song of its new sequel, Gundam Build Fighters Try. To be in charge of three consecutive Gundam series theme songs is a noteworthy accomplishment.
On October 5, 2014, BACK-ON performed a successful concert at the Akasaka BLITZ music venue. The band is currently on its Japan & World Tour 2015.
Main Anime and Game Collaboration Works
-Air Gear (Opening)
-Eyeshield 21 (Opening and Ending)
-Fairy Tail (Opening)
-Gundam Build Fighters (Opening)
-Gundam Build Fighters Try (Opening)
-One Piece (Opening composer)
-Tales of the World Mythology 2 (Opening)
-Tales of the World Mythology 3 (Opening)
-Gundam G Generation Frontier (Opening)
-Gundam Breaker (Theme Song)
-Gundam Breaker 2 (Theme Song)
While in New York, Cindy Robinson played leading roles on hit Broadway shows such as Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”, “Peter Pan”, and the Tony Award winning production of “Carousel” at the Lincoln Center.
After moving to Hollywood, her talents were used to bring life to animated characters in many video games (Skyrim, Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us, Saints Row IV, Mass Effect 2, among others) and television shows (Sonic Boom, Naruto, Bleach, Guard of the Sacred Spirit, to name a few).
Aside from voicing characters in the digital realm, Cindy is regularly featured in television series (Gotham, House of Lies, and the Good Wife) and has been featured on the big screen (Drive, The Equalizer, White House Down, and The Purge).
Christopher Smith is “the guy you’ve heard but haven’t heard of.” He started his career in the original Robotech and Captain Harlock series’ as the third-guy-from-the-left-who-screams-when-he-blows-up. Since then, he’s worked on 100+ projects that it’d be difficult to not have heard him while enjoying your favorite shows and video games.
Fans of Phineas and Ferb would have heard him as Luke Skywalker in their Stars Wars crossover episode while anime fans would have heard him as the voice of many characters across various titles.
In the anime world, some of his works have included: Oruo (Attack on Titan), Spandam (One Piece), King of Midlands in Berserk, Major Peter Soyuz (Full Metal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos), Matoko Kibune, Rose, and Wonderweiss (Bleach), Kittan (Gurren Lagann), Ishidate, Akhaboshi, Ibiki, and Shuura in (Naruto), The Puppeteer (Ghost in the Shell).
For fans of video games, he has voiced The Joker (Lego Batman games and the movie Lego Batman: DC Heroes Unite), Brock Lesner, Shamus, and Kane (WWE Smash City), Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, and TMNT’s Leonardo (Hero Portal), Saranish Steiner (Bravely Default), Albus (Skullgirls), Rufus in Street Fighter 4 (Super SF, & SFXTekken), Superman (Mortal Kombat vs DC), Emperor Mateus (Final Fantasy: Dissidia/Dissidia: Duodecim), Tenebrae (Tales of Symphonia 2), as well as Fandrel Staghelm, Mal’Ganis, and many others in World of Warcraft.
Between the listed titles above and the many others on Christopher’s credits, you’ll definitely heard of him.
Affectionately known as “Aipon,” Ai Nonaka has been an anime fan since childhood and became interested in voice acting after an encounter with Yu Yu Hakusho. Miss Nonaka was captain of her high school’s drama club and initially aimed to become a takarazuka actor, but later decided to pursue a career in voice acting. With memorable roles like Fuuko in the tear-jerking CLANNAD, the overly positive Kafuka in the Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei series, and the spear-wielding Kyoko in Madoka Magica, there’s no doubt that fans are pleased with her choice to become a voice actress. FanimeCon is proud to host Miss Nonaka’s first appearance in the Western United States.