AnimeNEXT is proud to announce as its first guest for 2017, John Swasey.
John started down the road of anime in 1997, when he landed his first role in Golden Boy from ADV Films. Since then, John has gone on to voice hundreds shows and characters with FUNimation, ADV Films, Switchblade Films, Sentai Films, Okratron 5000, Gearbox, Seraphim Digital and Illumitoons. John has roles such as:
- Undertaker in Black Butler
- Salvador in Borderlands II (Video game)
- Gendo in Evangelion
- Sgt. Hauser in Halo (Video game)
- Lord Death in Soul Eater
- Hoenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist
- Sir Crocodile in One Piece
- Dodoria in Dragon Ball Z Kai
- Kogoro in Sgt. Frog
- Huang in Darker than Black
- Hades in Fairy Tail
- Zachary in Attack on Titan
- Aramaki in Ghost in the Shell
- Jinnouchi in Summer Wars
John is also very excited to be playing one of the title roles in Funimation’s theatrical release (March 2016) of Mamoru Hosoda’s film, The Boy and the Beast. John plays the Beast, Kametesu.
John has also directed shows such as Welcome to the N.H.K., AirGear, Wandaba Style, St. Seiya, Shadow Skill, E’s Otherwise, Michel, Jinki Extend and Shinobi (live action co-directed with longtime pal, Kyle Jones).