A highly accomplished vocalist, Diana Garnet got her start winning "Best Foreign Singer of J-pop" in the televised singing contest "Nodojiman The World: Spring 2013." She recently took home the title of Best Female Singer from another televised singing competition, "The Karaoke Battle." Her striking tone, expansive range, and formidable arsenal of techniques along with her unique perspective as one of the few foreign entertainers in the industry, come together to create a force to be reckoned with in Japan's music scene.
In addition to music, Garnet is also one of the few bilingual voice actors currently active in the industry, bringing life to many characters in both English and Japanese. She also hosts several educational radio programs and lends her voice to many characters in NHK's institutional English educational radio show, "Kiso Eigo 1."
In recent years, Garnet has made many appearances on TV, from educational programs and variety comedy to monomane (impressions) and showcases on subculture. In March 2017, Diana made news when she began hosting her first regular TV show, NHK's educational program "Igo Focus," a show about the 4,000-year-old game of Go. In Spring 2018, she appeared on-stage for the first time in "Sarachi 14," a long-running skit-based production from Omori Company, calling upon her skills not only as an actress and singer, but also as a martial artist. Having caught the acting bug, she's since begun pursuing more acting roles, appearing in various commercials and the TV drama "Shiba Kouen" with more to come soon! She's also featured in a variety of shows highlighting sub-cultures in Japan; Formerly as host of "Otaqueeen" English and currently as a regular contributor and host of cosplay and otaku-culture show "PandrettaD."
A frequent guest at anime conventions all over the USA, Garnet has also travelled to China, the Philippines, Myanmar, and England to spread her love of J-pop, anime, and music. Always excited to share her experiences with others and give back to the community that gave her so much growing up, Garnet takes any opportunity she can to engage with the audience: going above and beyond the call of duty, hosting Q&A sessions, panels, and helping other guests whenever needed.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
Kawaii Kon 2020 - August 7-9, 2020 in Honolulu, HIConvention Cancelled Kawaii Kon 2020 - May 15-17, 2020 in Honolulu, HIConvention Postponed
- Ohayocon 2020 - January 10-12, 2020 in Columbus, OH
- Otakon 2019 - July 26-28, 2019 in Washington, DC
- Ohayocon 2019 - January 11-13, 2019 in Columbus, OH
- AniMinneapolis 2018 - May 25-27, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN
- Ohayocon 2018 - January 26-28, 2018 in Columbus, OH
- NekoCon 2017 - November 3-5, 2017 in Hampton, VA