Official Guests for 2019


Guests of Honor

Jerry Jewell

Jerry Jewell

With almost 200 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows.  He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, Lau in Black Butler and most recently, Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!! on Ice.

He can currently be heard as Principal Nezu in My Hero: Academia and Moblit Berner in Attack on Titan. 

Other popular roles include Lyon in Fairy Tail, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Taira in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Kaworu Nagisa in the Evangelion movies: 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, Happiness Bunny in Shin-Chan, Rin Tsuchimi in Shuffle, Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom, Kusuo Saiki in (The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K, and as Usagi in Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War, Dragon Ball, Ouran High School Host Club, One Piece, Soul Eater and a lot of other things that he may or may not remember or admit to.

Having worked as a voice actor for FUNimation since 2001, Jerry took on a different role in 2011, that of ADR Director.  His first show was Blood C, followed by Shakugan no Shana III, Toriko, We Without Wings, Senran Kagura, Kamisama Kiss, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, episodes 313 – 324 of One Piece, Is This a Zombie?, Free! Eternal Summer and Orange, and more recently Star Blazers: 2199 & 2202.

Jerry is honored to have the opportunity to work with a very talented and dedicated group of people at FUNimation, that take the quality of what they do very seriously.  Well...seriously enough.

Official Website: www.sillygingermonkey.com

Facebook Fan Page: Jerry Jewell Fans

Twitter: @VAJerryJewell


 Kazha

Kazha

Kazha is a power rock trio from Japan founded by a Japanese Singer/Songwriter Kazuha Oda and a guitarist Hideki Matsushige. Kazuha is a classically trained singer who has been working in various fields of music industry from Classic to Heavy Metal. Her work has appeared on the iTunes Top 100 charts of numerous countries for a significant amount of time. 

After releasing Kazha's first album "Overture" in 2010, they had their first North America tour debuting at Asian Heritage Street Celebration in San Francisco playing with the American Hip Hop group "Far East Movement". Since then, the band have been touring around the world, appearing at various festivals and Anime conventions. Kazha also have been performing at local venues including The World Famous Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles. They have been sharing stage with national acts such as Gilby Clarke, George Lynch, Trapt, LA Guns, and Y&T until now.

Kazha continue their musical adventure armed with their strong belief in their music and aspirations of achieving their goal. Their music combines the softness of a falling feather and the heaviness of a hurricane. Kazha represents a new future of the world music: a fusion of cultures and musical view points that create their sound.


Chris Kluwe

Chris Kluwe

Chris Kluwe is a former NFL player who spent 8 years with the Minnesota Vikings, setting multiple team records, wrote an acclaimed collection of short stories and essays titled "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies," is the lead designer of the tabletop card game "Twilight of the Gods," once engaged in a swordfight with Bigfoot, advocates relentlessly for social justice and empathy, and is a huge nerd at heart who occasionally lies in his bios to see if anyone is actually paying attention. You can find him on Twitter @ChrisWarcraft, where he is constantly Not Mad Online.