Guests

Uncle Yo

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Karl “Uncle Yo” Custer has followed AnimeNEXT to the BoardWalk. For 8 years, he has toured anime, comic book and video game conventions to celebrate the convergence of geek culture and pop culture in his longform “rantcore” style reminiscent of Carlin, Black, and Oswalt. All five of his albums are available on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, or just grab the new DVD from him in person. Playwright, puppeteer and previous podcaster, Yo show runs Youtube’s fantasy puppet series, Dungeon Crawlers as well as making several cameos alongside Channel Awesome.

Erica Mendez

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Erica is best known for her roles as Ryuko Matoi in “KILL la KILL”, Aladdin in “Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic” and Yuuki Konno in “Sword Art Online II”. Other animation credits include Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus in the new VIZ Media re-dub of “Sailor Moon”, Akari Sakishima in “A Lull in the Sea”, Diane in “Seven Deadly Sins”, Fu Inubozaki in “Yuki Yuna is a Hero”, Mametchi in the “Tamagotchi Friends” webisodes, various characters in “Blood Lad”, and Cloud E. Sky in the one-hour animated special “Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A Prep School”.

Her video game works include Pac in “Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures”, Nagisa Shingetsu in “Danganronpa Another Episode”, Eryn in “Fairy Fencer F”, and Annie in “Skullgirls 2nd Encore”. You can also hear her in other titles such as “Disgaea 5”, “Xenoblade Chronicles X”, “Omega Quintet”, ”Demon Gaze”, “Operation Abyss”, ”Hyperdevotion Noire”, “Atelier Escha & Logy”, “The Witch and the Hundred Knight”, “Ar nosurge”, “Dust: An Elysian Tail”, and “Heroes of Newerth”.

Visit ericamendezvoice.com to check out her full list of credits. You can also keep up with Erica’s role announcements and incoherent rambling by following her on Twitter @tsunderica.

Todd Haberkorn

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Todd Haberkorn has been on stage, on set, and behind a mic for many years. Not only is Todd an actor in LA, he works as a producer, writer, and director as well. And he’s even been an action figure or two. Haberkornmobile sold separately.

In the world of anime, Todd got his first major start in Suzuka as Yamato Akitski. From there, he went on to voice roles such as Jadeite from Sailor Moon, Natsu from Fairy Tail, Italy from Hetalia, Ling Yao from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Cheren from Pokemon, Allen Walker from D. Gray Man, Hikaru Hitachin from Ouran High School Host Club, Death The Kid from Soul Eater, and many others.

As far as video games go, you’d recognize his voice in the Call of Duty Series, Defiance, World of Warcraft, Street Fighter IV, Ghostbusters, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Borderlands 2, and Rage to name a handful. His voice makes sure to get its marathon training in as an award winning narrator for audiobooks. Do a Google search and you’ll find everything from thrillers and young adult to zombie sagas and children’s books. 

As far as on camera is concerned, when he isn’t working on films, industrials, and television projects for other companies, Todd does work with his company Out of the Office Productions. This is one aspect of a long history of on camera work in narrative film, commercials, and shorts.  When he isn’t fighting digital monsters in video games or trying to save the day on film, Todd travels the U.S. and internationally making appearances at gnarly pop culture conventions as a guest to meet super cool fans and sign autographs. He is represented by The Horne Agency, Jeff Zannini Management, Johnson Talent Agency, and William Morris Endeavor.