Press Releases

March 17, 2011

News for Animazement 2011:

Animazement announces first round of guests

Animazement in Raleigh, North Carolina has announced a number of guests for it's convention taking place Memorial Day weekend, May 27th - May 29th. These guests include:

Hiroaki Hirata: Mr. Hirata has performed as Sanji in "One Piece", Sha Gojyo in "Saiyuki", Benny in "Black Lagoon", Genma in "Naruto", Zuikotsu from "Inuyasha", Iemon Tamiya from "Ayakashi", the Narrator of Digimon Adventure, and many more. As a member of Gekidan Subaru, a theatre company based in Tokyo, he has performed in Kanadehon Hamlet, A Christmas Carol, A Mid night summer dream, and others. Mr. Hirata is also the official Japanese dub-over artist for Johnny Depp, allowing him to provide his voice for the Pirates of the Caribbean series and Kingdom Hearts II video game.

Ryuusei Nakao: Ryuusei Nako has had many voice acting roles, such as Mayuri and Kurotsuchi Mayumi from Bleach, Farfarello from WeiB Kreuz, Freeza from Dragonball Z, Erik from One Piece, Kir from Jing: King of Bandits, and Baikin-man from Anpan-man. He also credits in Voltron, Shonen Onmouji, Saint Seiya, Princess Resurrection, Cowboy Bebop and Bleach.

Jouji Nakata: Most known for his rols of Giroro in Sgt. Frog, Amshel Goldsmith in Blood+, The Count of Monte Cristo in Gankutsuou and Alucard in Hellsing. In addition to his impressive list of voice roles, Mr. Nakata has also worked on dubbing such American movies as American Beauty & Exit Wounds and TV series Sex & the City.

Todd Haberkorn: Todd's voice as lead roles in Sgt. Frog as Keroro, Suzuka as Yamato, Ghost Hunt as Naru, Claymore as Raki, Holic as Wataknuki, D. Gray Man as Allen Walker, Sands of Destruction as Kyrie, Soul Eater as Death the Kid, and some others he can't say right now. A few supporting roles include Itsuki in Shuffle, Ichimoruken in Hell Girl, Firo in Baccano!, Kono in Darker Than Black, Hikaru in Ouran High School Host Club and Khoza in One Piece.

Kyle Hebert: Kyle is no stranger to Animazement. His credits include Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), X Men Arcade (all male voices) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z. Other notable roles include Soul Eater (Masamune), Ouran High School Host Club (Kazukiyo Soga), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow). Kyle also provides voices in numerous video games including Final Fantasy XIII, World of Warcraft, Devil May Cry 4, Dynasty Warriors, and James Cameron's Avatar.

Cherami Leigh: Cherami began her work in the "Anime World" voicing Sae in "Peach Girl", and has since played Aisa, Pepper, and Miss Golden Week in "One Piece," Yaz in "Shin Chan," Primula in "Shuffle," Setsuna and Akira in "Negima," Naomi in "Witchblade," Himawari in "xxxHolic," Makoto in "Sasami: Magical Girls Club," Mai in "Ghost Hunt," Ayano in "Stigma," Road in "D. Grayman," Shijima in "Nabari," Shinooka in "Big Windup," Honoka in "Kenichi," Kirimi in "Ouran Host Club," and recently released "Bamboo Blade" as Tamaki, "Sergeant Frog" as Natsumi, and "Soul Eater" as Patty.