Invited Guests

Cherami Leigh Unable to Attend FanimeCon 2022

May 07, 2022

We are sad to announce that Cherami Leigh, one of our voice acting Guests of Honor, is no longer able to attend FanimeCon 2022 due to scheduling conflicts. Apologies to all our attendees who were looking forward to meeting Cherami this year, we know there were several of you out there who were very excited to have her join us at FanimeCon 2022.

With any luck, we’ll be able to invite Cherami to FanimeCon as a Guest of Honor again in the near future. Thank you for your understanding and we hope that you’ll enjoy the rest of our Guests of Honor line-up!

Keisuke Ueda
[Virtual Guest]

April 26, 2022

Keisuke Ueda is an actor and singer best known for his performances on stage, particularly in “2.5 Dimensional Musicals,” stage shows based on 2D media such as anime and manga.  Born on September 5, 1989 in Osaka, he landed his first lead role in 2007, in a musical adaptation of Shonen Onmyoji.

Since then, Mr. Ueda has played a central role in numerous stage productions. His notable characters include Sangaku Manami (Yowamushi Pedal), Japan (Hetalia), Choromatsu (Osomatsu-san), Zenitsu Agatsuma (Demon Slayer), and Yuma Kuga (World Trigger), among others. Most recently, he could be seen on stage as Chifuyu Matsuno in Tokyo Revengers: Bloody Halloween, and Hisoka Mikage in MANKAI STAGE “A3!” ACT 2 ~ Spring 2022~.

In addition to acting on stage, Mr. Ueda has expanded his activities to include roles in TV dramas and movies, and voice acting in anime and games. Notably, he provided the voice for Heine Wittgenstein in the anime, The Royal Tutor, as well as portraying him on stage in the musical adaptation.

Though already active as a singer through musicals, he made his major debut as a solo artist in 2018 with his first single, “START LINE ~Toki no Wadachi~.” He followed this with the release of two albums: Voice of.. in 2019, and canvas in 2021.

This June, Mr. Ueda will once again be reprising his role as Chuya Nakahara in the stage play, Bungo Stray Dogs: STORM BRINGER. He will be joining FanimeCon for the first time as a virtual guest via a pre-recorded panel. Come and learn more about the world of 2.5D musicals and get a chance to win special prizes!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/uechan_0905

Official Information: https://twitter.com/NiconicoUeda

David Vincent

April 11, 2022

David Vincent is an award-winning professional voice actor and TV producer based in Los Angeles. He has lent his voice to hundreds of animations including series, movies, and video games, as well as guest star appearances on hit TV shows such as The Mentalist and NCIS. His recent roles are Kento Nanami in Jujutsu Kaisen, and as the Talking Sailor Uniform SENKETSU, on the hit TV Series KILL LA KILL airing on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. He can also be heard in the mega-hit video game SUPER SMASH BROS. as the character Robin, who he also plays in Fire Emblem: Awakening. David is a lead talent behind the virtual signing platform Streamily.

David’s other well-known credits include:
Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez in BLEACH
Gilgamesh in FATE / ZERO
Gilgamesh in FATE/STAY NIGHT: UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS
Li Xingke in CODE GEASS
Gaia in MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM: THE ORIGIN II
Narrator in JOJO’S BIZZARE ADVENTURE
Van in GUN X SWORD
Seiji in DURARARA!!
Arthur Auguste Angel in BLUE EXORCIST
Duval in ONE PIECE
Rebel Alliance voices in STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT
Jin Kisaragi and Hakumen in the hit video game and Anime series BLAZBLUE
Marshall Law and Forest Law in the hit video game franchise TEKKEN
T-Hawk in the STREET FIGHTER video game franchise
Raymond Vester in RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS
Richter Belmont in CASTLEVANIA
Keiss in FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: THE CRYSTAL BEARERS

Social:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidvincentva/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidvincentva
Streamily: https://streamily.com/davidvincent

HokuProps

April 07, 2022

HokuProps is led by propmaker Chad Hoku and seamstress Sammy Hoku. Chad’s background in 3D has him designing cosplays digitally before utilizing different fabrication techniques to make armor, props, and all kinds of costume components. Sammy’s love for cosplay at a young age led her to study fashion and costume design as an adult, and she uses this knowledge to cover all sewn elements for their cosplay projects. HokuProps is best known for their Lionhardt cosplay which won grand prize at TwitchCon’s first Cosplay Contest in 2016 and for co-founding the Ultimate Online Cosplay Championship in 2020 with Tock Custom.

Social Media:
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Youtube
Tiktok

Alvin Zhou

April 04, 2022

Alvin Zhou is a video creator that enjoys showcasing genuine stories about food and the people who make it. He’s currently having a lot of fun cooking up different dishes from various anime for Anime with Alvin (a show on Babish Culinary Universe), creating short films about chefs in the restaurant industry, and every now and then, making little videos about the food he cooks at home on his personal channel. At night, Alvin loves playing video games (especially Genshin), browsing watch websites, watching movies/anime/Twitch, listening to NieR soundtracks, playing piano, and sometimes baking.

Fun fact: every day, Alvin eats half a box of spring mix for lunch. One of those big ones, too. He says it helps satisfy his voracious appetite, but his pleasure of eating out says otherwise. If you give Alvin a can of Spindrift, he will become your friend immediately. 

Social Media:
Anime with Alvin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcLTe8MoAV4&list=PLopY4n17t8RAHz5OSGQP6I9z7UZqAZ4WW
Alvin’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsdD3quGf01RWABJt8wLe9g
Alvin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alvin.zhou/

Xanthe Huynh

March 31, 2022

Xanthe Huynh is a voice actor working out of Los Angeles. Her years of theater training aided her in the voice acting competition at Anime Expo called AX Idol, where she was discovered. After making it as a finalist, she was invited by Bang Zoom! Entertainment to come in for an audition and has been working since!

Some of her anime roles include Ai Narata (Kageki Shoujo), Menma (Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day), Palla-Palla (Sailor Moon Eternal), Platelet (Cells at Work), Hanayo Koizumi (Love Live School Idol Project), Alluka (HunterxHunter), Hermit Mio (Edens Zero), Maquia (Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms), Ui (K-On!), Sachi (Sword Art Online), Yuna Yuki (Yuki Yuna is a Hero), Hidomi (FLCL: Progressive), Fuyumi (Blood Lad), Bebe/Nagisa (Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion) Mato Kuroi/Black Rock Shooter (Black Rock Shooter), Momoi Satsuki (Kuroko’s Basketball) Keroli (Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-Kun), Siesta (The Detective is Already Dead), Mizuki (The Irregular at Magic High School), and Biwa (The Heike Story).

She’s also recognized for video games such as Haru Okumura (Persona 5), Marianne Von Edmond (Fire Emblem: Three Houses), Altina (The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel), Eir (Fire Emblem: Heroes), Kanon (Neo: The World Ends with You), Kyoko Amazawa (Lost Judgment), Meruru (Atelier Meruru), Willo (Paladins), Cooking Cat (A Hat in Time), Mystic Enchantress Nu Wa/ Spirit Guide Artio (SMITE), Vatista (BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle), Maestra (Phantom Breaker Omnia), Miwako (13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim), and Erika (Pokemon Masters).

Follow Xanthe on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @itsxanthor

More info can be found at XanthesVoice.com

Aoi Yuki
[Virtual Guest]

March 28, 2022

Born March 27 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, Aoi Yuki got her start as a child actor at age 4. Currently affiliated with Aoni Production, she got her first voice acting role at age 5, and has since risen to become one of the most recognizable names in anime.

Ms. Yuki has over a hundred credits to her name, including notable characters such as Madoka Kaname (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), Tamaki Kotatsu (Fire Force), Tsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia), Tatsumaki (One-Punch Man), Diane (The Seven Deadly Sins), and Iris (Pokemon: Best Wishes!). Her game credits include several Fate/Grand Order characters, Futaba Sakura (Persona 5), Lumine (Genshin Impact), Taiho (Azur Lane), Lysithea (Fire Emblem: Three Houses), and Istina (Arknights).

In 2012, Ms. Yuki received the Best Actress Award at the Sixth Annual Seiyu Awards. We are excited to have Ms. Yuki make her first appearance at FanimeCon. Ms. Yuki will be making a virtual guest appearance at a pre-recorded panel where attendees can win special prizes! If you’d like to submit questions for her panel, please do so on the FanimeCon 2022 Twitter and Facebook posts by April 10th, 2022. Please send her lots of love!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/staff_aoi

Maguma

March 21, 2022

Matthew “Maguma” Lewis is a 32 yr 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! Throughout the years, he has participated in award-winning Masquerade performances, a variety of events, and many cosplay panels. Additionally, he has participated in cosplay centered TV shows, has worked with anime productions, video game companies, volunteered at conventions from coast to coast, and served as 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.

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VampyBitMe

March 17, 2022

VampyBitMe is back for her fifth year at FanimeCon!

Linda Le (a.k.a. VampyBitMe) grew up in Oklahoma before moving to California where was discovered by Kotobukiya and Danny Choo after being featured in OTACOOL 2. Since then her costumes have been a worldwide success! She has been featured on Marvel.com and CNN’s, “24 Hours in the Life of a Worldwide Cosplayer,” as well as partnering with Capcom, Bandai, DC, and various game companies in order to bring characters to life through cosplay.

She continues to travel the world excited to talk about armor making, building Gunpla, creating new art work and streaming her passions on Twitch. Currently Vampy is a Host for Bandai Namco Collectables Hobby as well as the Social and Community Manager for the new FPS title GUNDAM EVOLUTION. She loves meeting passionate people in all different walks of life, and loves to keep up the positivity in the hobby and gaming industry.

Social Media:

Twitter: twitter.com/VampyBitme

Twitch: twitch.tv/vampybitme

Instagram: instagram.com/vampybitme

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VAMPYBITME/