Guests


Jason Robinson


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Jason “crybringer” Robinson is:
-Creator, artist, author of “The Demon Mages“, 2-issue miniseries published by Angry Viking Press LLC., plus self-published collections and works online.
-Contractor on “Skullgirls/Skullgirls Encore“; Story Mode line artist on Filia, Painwheel, Big Band, Eliza & Beowulf, plus assorted concepts and in-game assets.

-Promotional artist on “Curses N’ Chaos” by Tribute Games, “Shantae: Risky’s Revenge” by Wayforward Technologies.

-Contributor to doujinshi projects including Utagemusic.net, and “Little Hands” (benefit work for the 2011 Tohoku tsunami disaster.)

-Based in the Washington D.C./Baltimore region.

-Your favorite artist’s favorite artist.



Brittany Lauda


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“Brittany Lauda is a voice actress, casting director and director as well as one half of ‘MB VoiceWorks’. A recent graduate from SUNY Geneseo with a thesis on Japanese Film & Animation, Brittany has been hard at work creating a name for herself within the world of voice over. Most notably, Brittany is the voice of the iconic mean girl of Huniepop- Audrey Belrose. Her voices can also be heard in anime (Queen’s Blade Rebellion, Prince Adventures, Holy Knight), Video Games (Huniepop, Strife, Heroes of Newerth, Lovely Little Thieves, But I Love You, Y2K), and even education apps by Hasbro like My Little Pony and Transformers. Additionally, Brittany was the voice director for the JRPG inspired title ‘YIIK’, and the ADR director for Media Blaster’s first in house title ‘Holy Knight’. Brittany has plenty of exciting news on the way this year, and she is excited to share with everyone her experiences from how she managed a voice over career while in college to what she looks for in her casting process.

Outside of voice over & MB VoiceWorks, Brittany enjoys playing with her Shiba Inu puppy named Raven, collecting Pinny Arcade pins, playing video games, reading comics, losing in League of Legends and rewatching Katekyo Hitman Reborn. ”


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.


C.R.A.Z.Y.O.T.A.K.U.

 


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Ben founded C.R.A.Z.Y.O.T.A.K.U. back in 2003 with the intent of giving convention attendees an unforgetable experience and a forum to make new friends. He now runs it in tandem with his wife Mary. They have also gathered a group of close friends / otaku who help run their C.R.A.Z.Y.O.T.A.K.U. events. Ben, ever seeking to entertain the masses, also created the There She Is Fan Panel and the As The Otaku Grows events. While There She Is is for all ages with a message of true love, As The Otaku Grows is Ben’s chance to entertain the adult fans! What will Ben come up with next? Keep coming to AnimeNEXT to find out!


ELISA

 


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ELISA made her music debut in October 2007, with “euphoric field”, the opening theme song of ef – a tale of memories.

Since then, ELISA has also performed theme songs for notable anime such as VALVRAVE The Liberator, The World God Only Knows, The irregular at magic high school, and A Certain Scientific Railgun. Her latest single “EONIAN” released in November 2014, was the main theme song for the animation movie Expelled from Paradise, the movie was directed by Tsutomu Mizushima the director from Gundam00, and written by Gen Urobuchi the scriptwriter of Puella Magi Madoka Magika.

She has performed in one of the biggest anime song festival, Animelo Summer Live 2008 through 2012. In April 2014, ELISA made her U.S. performance debut in Seattle, Washington at Sakura-Con.

With her inimitable angelic voice, she is now one of a major anime song singer in Japan!

ELISA Official Website: http://www.elisa-smile.com


ELISA Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elisa.smile.official

ELISA Official Twitter Account: @ELISA_0414

 

h.NAOTO- NAOTO HIROOKA

 


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Creative designer Naoto Hirooka was born in 1977 in Hyogo Prefecture. After graduation from Bunka Fashion College, he entered S-inc Co. Ltd. in 1999. In 2000, his brand “h.NAOTO” made its debut.
Resonating to the ideas of extreme “punk,” he expanded his unique fashion views while incorporating Japanese subcultures such as gothic-lolita and visual-kei. The collections, filled with originality, gained much positive critiques and praises from Japan and overseas artists and musicians.
Without limiting to a single category, the brand h.NAOTO endlessly seeks for a new world, and will continue to multiply diversely, and deepen.
h.NAOTO has produced many categories such as NAOTO SEVEN, h.NAOTO FRILL, h.NAOTO Blood, Anarchy and DARK RED RUM after his debut.
Recently h.NAOTO has focused on the series of the Seven Deadly Sins and developed his new category, neo Victorian Steam Punk fashion “h.NAOTO STEAM” in 2013.

h.NAOTO will make a presentation in “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo” in March in 2015.


 

FLOW

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FLOW is the 5 piece mixture rock band with twin vocals, guitar, bass and drums.
Originally formed in 1993 by TAKE and his older brother/vocalist KOHSHI, the band was named FLOW in ’98 and evolved into its current line-up in 2000, after bassist GOT’S, another vocalist KEIGO and drummer IWASAKI joined the siblings.
They released an indie debut album a decade ago in 2001, and since then the 5-piece band’s fast ascent to the top of the mainstream J-Pop scene has been virtually unstoppable. In 2003, they dropped their last indie single ‘Okuru Kotoba’, a New Found Glory-style, punk rock cover of a well-known Japanese tune from the 70s, and sold 270,000 units. That same year, the single’s success with their first major release ‘Blaster’, By the spring of the next year, FLOW has become a household name with at least 7 of their records picked up to be theme songs for commercials and TV shows. Then, in April 2004, ‘GO!!!’ became the opening song for NARUTO – an anime series that was already massively popular in Japan. Needless to say the song became an instant hit and the first of many anime theme songs that FLOW would come to create. ‘DAYS’, the opening song for Eureka SeveN followed by.
‘FLOW ANIME BEST’ includes 10 of these anime theme songs have been released in April 2011 in Japan and in May 2011 in the U.S. The single CD “BRAVELUE” was released in September 2012. This song is being used as the opening theme to the animation ” Eureka SeveN AO”.
Recently they have received offers from a number of Anime Festivals in the world and extend their activities as well as Japan and to other countries.
And finally this year, February 25, 2015, they will release the 2nd anime best album “FLOW ANIME BEST 極-KIWAMI-“. Also be held “FLOW WORLD TOUR 2015 極-KIWAMI-“.
Everyone around the world! See you at the live !
FLOW Official Site – http://www.flow.mu
FLOW Official Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/FLOWofficial.music
FLOW Official Twitter Account – @FLOW_official