Otakon 2018 Guests

Below is the Otakon 2018 Guest Line-up!

Check back frequently for new announcements!



Ollie Barder

Editor-in-Chief, Writer, Interviewer

Ollie Balder covers gaming in Japan as well the pop-culture here. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook or check out his YouTube videos. He also founded and continues to manage the mecha gaming site, Mecha Damashii.


Johnny Yong Bosch

Voice Actor

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger onMighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.

Nobutoshi Canna

Nobutoshi Canna

Voice Actor

Canna-san has voiced many of our favorite characters including: Basara Nekki from Macross 7, Cú Chulainn/Lancer in the Fate series, Guts in Berserk, Kabuto in Naruto


Ray Chase

Voice Actor

Ray Chase is an actor who has attached himself to a great many video games and anime in a very short amount of time. In the last few years, fans recognize him as the main character Noctis in FINAL FANTASY XV, Master of Masters from KINGDOM HEARTS...


Robbie Daymond

Voice Actor

Robbie Daymond is a Native-American Voice Artist, Actor, and Performer based in Los Angeles. He works in Anime, western animation, commercials, film, television, audiobooks and videogames.


Serena Dejesus & Roxanne Modafferi

Professional Mixed Martial Artists

Serena and Roxanne are best friends and training partners out of Syndicate MMA in Las Vegas, NV. Serena is the first pro MMA female fighter with autism and Roxanne is a two season The Ultimate Fighter contestant.


Lucien Dodge

Voice Actor

Lucien is a voice actor specializing in characters for animation, video games, commercials, and other media. His animé credits include Zoicite and Motoki Furuhata in the Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal, Waver Velvet in Fate/Zero...


Kanetake Ebikawa

Mechanical Designer

He worked on such renowned titles as Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphansh, Mobile Suit Gundam and Full Metal Panic! among many others.

Josh Grelle

Voice Actor

Josh is a life-long geek and actor with over 200 voice credits in his 10+ year career. His favorite roles include Attack on Titan (Armin), Yuri on Ice (Yuri Katsuki), Princess Jellyfish (Kuranosuke), The Devil is a Part-Timer (Sadao Maou)...

Todd Haberkorn

Actor, Writer, Director, Producer

Todd Haberkorn has been on stage, on set, and behind a mic for many years. Not only is Todd an actor in LA, he works as a producer, writer, and director as well. And he's even been an action figure or two.

Soojin Kang

Voice Actor

We are excited to announce Soojin Kang will be joining us at Otakon 2018 as part of the talent behind Mystic Messenger! Fans of the game will know him as the voice of Ray.

Hirokatsu Kihara

Writer, Producer

Formerly involved with the production desk at Studio Ghibli, Hirokatsu Kihara was involved in the hit anime Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service

Young Sun Kim

Voice Actor

He has voiced several roles from Harry Potter to Ethan Hunt from Mission Impossible and is the voice of Elijah Wood in Korea. He also does quite a few animated roles such as Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle, Saitama...

Cherami Leigh

Voice Actress

Cherami Leigh has been in the industry for 20 years. She has been in over 75 commercials, and has worked on over 100 anime projects including “Lucy” in Fairy Tail, “Asuna” in Sword Art Online, “Road” in D. Grayman,...

Masaya Matsukaze

Voice Actor

We are happy to have Masaya Matsukaze attending Otakon this year! Matsukaze-san has voiced Shin Hyuga Shaing in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, Gaelio Bauduin in Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans, ...


Kyle McCarley

Voice Actor

Kyle McCarley grew up (but not really) in Kansas and moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to study acting. After getting hooked on playing World of Warcraft with his buddies, he co-wrote, co-directed, ...


Tatsuyuki Nagai


He is known for Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphansh and "anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day among many other titles.

Masahiko Otsuka

President of Studio TRIGGER

Initially working in the live-action film industry, Masahiko Otsuka joined the animation industry as assistant director for Studio Ghibli's Pom Poko in 1992. He then moved on to Studio GAINAX; participating in many well acclaimed titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion...


Bryce Papenbrook

Voice Actor

Bryce has performed in numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include Eren in Attack on Titan, Kirito in Sword Art Online & Sword Art Online II, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Chooki & Lydendor in Tenkai Knights, Red in Pokémon Origins...

Sujin Ri


After graduating from the United States with a degree in computer science, she had a goal of developing games for female gamers and started Cheritz. And over the past 6 years, they have developed and launched three games.

Arnie Roth

Music Director

Roth is well known in the world of video game music for his work with Nobuo Uematsu and SQUARE ENIX as Music Director and Conductor of the “Dear Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY,” ...


Eric Roth

Composer, Orchestrator, Producer

Eric is music director and the chief arranger for A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY, the chamber ensemble concert production by AWR Music Productions and Square Enix, the video game developer.


Kyuhyuck Shim

Voice Actor

Kyuhyuck is the voice talent behind Yoosung! Yoosung is the vocal talent behind Hiro from Big Hero Six, Clemont in Pokémon, and is also the voice of your friendly neighborhood Spiderman from Captain America: Civil War!


Naoko Tsutsumi

Animation Producer

Naoko Tsutsumi started her career in the animation industry at GAINAX in 2004, She is one of the earliest member to join studio TRIGGER. As an Animation Producer, she has produced many notable titles such as Kill la Kill...


Nobuo Uematsu

Music Composer

Nobuo Uematsu is one of the most celebrated composers in the video game field. He has achieved global recognition for his work on the FINAL FANTASY series that has been performed by world-class orchestras around the world.

Ho San Yi

Voice Actor

Ho San provides the voice for V! Ho San does a wide range of roles from Ryohei in Hitman:Reborn, Tanaka in Haikyuu, Ishido Shuuji in Thunder 11 Go, Ryu in Kimi no Todoki, and Suigetsu, Shin, and Sora in Naruto!


Yoh Yoshinari

Chief Animator

Yoh Yoshinari made his debut as chief key animator in the critically acclaimed animation series Neon Genesis Evangelion, He has participated in many other popular titles such as GURREN LAGANN...