Invited Guests

Casey Mongillo

April 04, 2024

Casey Mongillo is a voice actor, gamer, and musician based in Southern California. Among their many roles, they are most known for playing Shinji Ikari in the 2019 Netflix dub of Neon Genesis Evangelion, as well as Angel Devil in Chainsaw Man, Emporio in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Scorbunny and Raboot in Pokémon Journeys, and the protagonist in Shin Megami Tensei V. Additionally, Casey is the producer and voice of Bakuryu in the Bloody Roar 2 Redub Project.

Social Media:
@caseytheva on instagram
@CaseyTheVA on X/Twitter


April 02, 2024

MarkMan is a gaming industry veteran from Southern California and the Global Director of Business Development for the Evo event series. Well known for his work in fighting games and within the fighting game community, MarkMan frequently is a host and commentator at fighting game event competitions. In addition, he also works on the hardware side of fighting games by helping develop and design controllers, arcade sticks, and other specialty controllers.

In his free time, Mark is also a collector and curator of fighting game history, arcade sticks, retro games, and sneakers. He enjoys meeting members of the various fighting game communities, and has always been supportive of the community finding careers through their passions and hobbies.

FanimeCon is excited to welcome MarkMan to FanimeCon 2024!

Social Media: 
Twitter: @MarkMan23
Youtube & Instagram: @MarkMan23

Kira Buckland

March 28, 2024

Kira Buckland is a voice actor best known for playing Jolyne Cujoh in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, 2B in NieR:Automata, and Kuki Shinobu in Genshin Impact. Other popular roles include Mitsuri in Demon Slayer, Mary in Kakegurui, Setsuna in Yashahime, Rebecca in EDENS ZERO, Talim/2B in SOULCALIBUR VI, Falke in Street Fighter V, Kyoko in River City Girls, Hiyoko and Kirumi in the Danganronpa series, and many more!

FanimeCon is excited to welcome Kira back as a Guest of Honor for the first time in 10 years!

Social Media:
@killercoffeequeen on Instagram
@kirabuckland on X/Twitter


March 21, 2024

Matthew “Maguma” Lewis is a 34 year-old cosplayer from Los Angeles, California. Since his very first convention at Anime Expo 2005, Maguma has found an overabundance of challenges, joy, and fulfillment in the world of cosplay! Through the years, he has participated in convention programming from award-winning masquerade performances to hosting a variety of events and panels. Additionally, he has participated in cosplay-centered TV shows; worked with anime productions and video game companies; and volunteered at conventions from coast to coast, as well as being a member of the Executive Committee for Animé Los Angeles.

Outside of cosplay, Maguma is a digital artist/character designer and very invested in the fighting game community. This has led him to begin developing his very own fighting game, Burning Souls, combining his love of art and fighting game classics.

Social Media:
Twitter: @MagumaUsagi
Instagram: maguma.usagi


March 12, 2024

Vampy is a cosplayer/Gunpla Builder residing in Los Angeles, California.She has been part of the cosplay and Gundam community for over two decades and loves spreading positivity in cosplay and crafting. She believes anyone can express themselves through the love of creativity and their passions! Besides cosplay, she also works in the games industry and loves streaming her passions on Twitch.She enjoys meeting passionate people in all different walks of life and currently hosts and travels to various shows for games and hobbies as well as meeting other creatives! She can’t wait to be back at FanimeCon 2024!

Yuu Hayashi

March 07, 2024

Born on April 2nd in Kanagawa, Japan, Yuu Hayashi got his start as a child actor with the Gekidan Himawari theater group. He is currently affiliated with Ken Production where he voices anime and game characters, and also provides voices for Japanese language dubs. 

Mr. Hayashi’s most notable roles include Ryunosuke Tanaka in Haikyuu!!, Manjiro “Mikey” Sano in Tokyo Revengers, Michizo Tachihara in Bungo Stray Dogs, and Takuma Ino in Jujutsu Kaisen. He also has roles in MobPsycho 100, Banana Fish, Vinland Saga Season 2, Kuroko’s Basketball, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Go Rush!!

Aside from a successful voice acting career, Mr. Hayashi is also the vocalist for music unit SCREEN mode under the Lantis label. SCREEN mode has provided theme songs for Bungo Stray Dogs 2, Kuroko’s Basketball, Food Wars! The Second Plate, Gingitsune, and more.

FanimeCon 2024 is proud to host Yuu Hayashi’s first ever event appearance outside Asia!

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February 26, 2024

Belladonna began in 2013 when long-time best friends Michelle and Rachel decided to embark on a wild journey to create J-fashion clothing and accessories for the American market.  Since then Belladonna has had the pleasure of showing collections in fashion shows all across the United States, and even a few international shows. Over the years Belladonna has grown and now offers plus size clothing, a large array of kawaii aesthetic jewelry, press-on nails, and everything from elaborate pieces to lolita fashion staples.

Belladonna and their stunning styles can be found at FanimeCon 2024’s J-Fashion programming all weekend. Check them out at the J-Fashion Elegant Fashion Show, the J-Fashion Market, and at panels and workshops throughout the con.