A Tokyo native, Ayumi Fujimura is no stranger to the world of voice acting. Affiliated with Ken Production, she has held many leading roles including heroine Audrey Burne (Moneva Zabi) in Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Shion in Naruto: Shippuden the Movie, and Azaka Kokutou in The Garden of Sinners. She has held other roles as well such as Haru in Gingitsune, Mataro Mankanshoku in Kill la Kill, Keiko Kamakura in Danchi Tomoo, Chiharu Harukaze in Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties and Striker in Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet.
Kakihara debuted as a voice actor in 2003 and won “Best Male Newcomer” at the First Seiyu Awards ceremony in Japan. Since then, he has amassed a considerable number of leading roles in his career, voicing the likes of Fairy Tail's Natsu Dragneel, Gurren Lagann's Simon, Linebarrels of Iron's Koichi Hayase, BlazBlue's Jin Kisaragi & Hakumen, and Saint Seiya: the Lost Canvas' Pegasus Tenma. As a supporting cast member, Kakihara has been featured heavily in Blue Exorcist (Amaimon), Digimon Xros Wars Season 2 (Ryouma Mogami), Minami-ke (Fujioka), Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (Shima), and Toriko (Tom). Kakihara plays Angelo Sauper in an ongoing OAV, Mobile Suit Gundam UC.
As a music artist on Lantis and Bandai Visual's Kiramune label for voice actors, Kakihara has released three albums and two singles. He has also performed the openings for Brave10, a Fairy Tail OAV, Sengoku Paradise Kiwami, and the Angel's Feather OAV.
Michael Sinterniklaas was born in France and is a French American voice actor, director, and script writer. He is most known for his roles as Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dean Venture in the Venture Brothers, and Kenji Koiso in Summer Wars . His other roles include Moritaka Mashiro in Bakuman, Satoshi Osugi in Eden of the East, Leo in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Orphan’s true form in Final Fantasy XIII.
Michael is originally from France but relocated to America when he was 10 years old. Michael graduated from the Performing Arts High School in New York and went on to attend college in North Carolina. During that time, Michael starting work at Southwynde and Coastal Carolina Studios. Since then he has worked for 4Kids Entertainment, DuArt Film and Video, Bandai Entertainment, FUNimation Entertainment, and started his own 350 title entertainment studio called NYAV Post. Michael currently lives in New York City.
Stephanie Sheh was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and is a Chinese-American voice actress, writer, producer, and director. She is most known for her roles as Orihime Inoue in Bleach, Eureka in Eureka Seven, and Hinata Hyuga in Naruto. Her other roles include Miho Azuki in Bakuman, Yui Hirasawa in K-ON!, and Rebecca Chambers and Julia Chang/Jaycee in the Resident Evil and Tekken video games respectively.
Stephanie went to University of California Los Angeles and started as a producer learning the logistics of the industry before she started acting. She has since worked for Geneon Entertainment, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Bandai and FUNimation Entertainmant, as well as NYAV Post. Stephanie has also been nominated for “Best Voice Actress in an Anime Comedy” by the American Anime Awards under her alias of Jennifer Sekiguchi for her performance as Kirie Kojima in Girls Bravo. Stephanie currently lives in Los Angeles, is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and works with one of her best friends as a wedding photographer.
Grey Delisle is a voice actress, singer songwriter, actress, and comedian. She has voiced both bad girls (such as Princess Azula in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Vicky the Babysitter in The Fairly Odd Parents, Mandy in the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy) as well as heroines (Kimiko Tohomiko in Xialin Showdown, Sam Manson in Danny Phantom, Frankie Foster in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends). If you've ever watched Nickelodeon, you've probably heard her shout "Frederator!" at the end of various cartoons.
In addition to the vast amount of cartoons she's voiced (seriously, check out her wikipedia-- She's in everything!!), Grey has released 7 studio albums, and been the voice for the female wizard in Diablo III, Nova in Starcraft II, and played several other female characters in video games.
He is the terror that flaps in the night! He is-- Jim Cummings!
Jim Cummings is a Voice Actor and Singer, impressively bringing life to more than 400 characters over the course of his career, including Darkwing Duck, Ed the Hyena (Lion King), Ray the Firefly (The Princess and the Frog), Winnie the Pooh, and Tigger too!
You can hear him as Pete, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Ed, and Julius when playing Kingdom Hearts-- and if you ever watched Earthworm Jim as a kid, he's the voice for Psychrow and Bob the Killer Goldfish!
Is there a more fitting guest for Kawaii Kon then the voice of Kon? Quinton Flynn, the voice behind everyone's favorite Mod Soul-- in addition to the hot head Axel of the Kingdom Hearts games and Raiden of the Metal Gear series, will be making an appearance at Kawaii Kon. He's voiced over a hundred characters throughout his career, including: Iruka-sensei and Deidara in Naruto, Marcus Damon in Digimon Data Squad, Carl/Phantom in Blood+, Shingo Shouji in Initial D, Kolyat Krios (Mass Effect), and Henry (No More Heroes).
Rich has been featured in anime, cartoons, video games, and live action and animated movies. His roles include Zim (Invader Zim), Daggett (Angry Beavers), Billy (Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy), and Alpha 5 (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) in addition to many others.Check him out at Kawaii Kon 2014!
We are proud to announce that local comedian Augie T will be hosting Kawaii Kon 2014!
As a small child, Leah Rose began creating her own cosplays. Eventually all of the sewing and gluing paid off, and in 2006 she began her journey as a professional cosplayer. A huge fan of gaming, anime, and comic books, she only cosplays characters she loves and prides herself on finding inexpensive ways to create.
In addition to being an established cosplayer, Leah is also an experienced MC, promoter, judge, journalist, on-screen personality, and holds the Triforce of Wisdom. Best known for her cosplays of Rogue, Princess Mononoke, Billy Tucci's Shi, and being part of a popular Suckerpunch group as Amber.
Leah's upcoming costumes and events can be found on her facebook page at facebook.com/leahroseaz