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November 8, 2011

News for Anime USA 2011:

Anime USA 2011 announces latest voice actor guest, Tony Oliver

Arlington, VA-November 1, 2011-Anime USA 2011 announces Tony Oliver as a Voice Actor Guest for this year's convention on November 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA.

TONY OLIVER began his career over 25 years ago as an actor on stage and on camera, performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. His first foray into television was as the lead voice in the popular animated series "Robotech" as Rick Hunter. In 1998, he started a decade long run with Saban Entertainment.

In 1992, Tony was tapped to help create a new kind of children's television show. The result was the mega children's hit, "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers". Tony not only served as the development producer but also wrote the pilot episode, produced the network presentation and story edited the first season. He has also been the Executive Produce for the significant run of the show.

In 1999, Tony left Saban Entertainment but has continued to develop, produce, voice and direct numerous projects for TV, Film, Video Games, and New Media include ".hack//GU" a multi-player online video game; "Daigunder", an anime series for ABC Family/Disney; and "Gurren Lagann" a breakthrough anime series airing on the Sci Fi Channel, "Aussie & Ted" a live action family feature film, "Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers" which premiered on screens nationwide,as well as voice directing numerous video games.

Tony's many voice acting credits include, "Hoodwinked 2", Lupin in "Lupin the 3rd", Hibiki in Vandread", Gojyo in "Sayuki Reload", Harry in "Gun Grave", Ranmaru in "Tokko", Shinbo in "Cho-bits", Ulquiorra in "Bleach" and Saba in the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" as well as voices in video games such as "World of Warcraft", "Everquest", "Neverwinter Knights", "Xenosaga", "Magna Carta II", "Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight", "Basara 3" and"BlazBlue". He has recently adapted, directed and performed in the English dubs of "K-ON!" and "Squid Girl.

Further information about Anime USA can be found at, including details about our still-open pre-registration program.

About Anime USA: In 1999 Anime USA began as a northern Virginia convention started by fans, and in 2004 become a non-profit educational organization. Our mission is to educate the public about and promote Japanese arts and popular culture. As in the beginning, we remain a convention of fans, by fans, and for fans. Anime USA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.