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Please Welcome Kari Wahlgren to Otakon 2019

From Animation to Anime to Video Games, Kari Wahlgren is one of the top voice actresses in Los Angeles.

Her first role as Haruko in FLCL remains a fan favorite, and her voice can be heard in Emmy and Academy Award-winning animated films and TV shows. Major Animation Roles Include Chloe Carmichael in The Fairly Oddparents, Tigress in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Jessica/ Rick’s Spaceship in Rick and Morty, Shandra Jimenez in Gravity Falls, Sheena/Tigress in Carmen Sandiego, Bridget in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Zatanna in DC Super Hero Girls, Starfire in Justice League VS. Teen Titans …

Otakon is excited to announce Elizabeth Maxwell is joining us this year!

Elizabeth Maxwell is an accomplished actress, award-winning voice over artist, and life-long lover of all things geek.

She made her debut in the dubbing world on the runaway hit anime series Attack on Titan (Ymir) and soon after took on the most recent incarnation of The Major in Ghost in the Shell: Arise (Motoko Kusanagi). Other popular anime titles include Dragon Ball Super (Caulifla/Kefla), My Hero Academia (Midnight), Noragami (Bishamon), Fairy Tail (Jenny Realight), Overlord (Albedo), Soul Eater Not! (Shaula Gorgon), Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (Frances Midford), and Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (Ayano Kosaka).

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Otakon is excited to announce E. Jason Liebrecht is joining us for 2019!

E. (Ernesto) Jason Liebrecht has been working as an actor & performing artist based in Austin, TX for over a decade. As a voice actor, he has voiced quite a range of characters; some favorites include (but are not limited to): Champa in Dragon Ball Super, Dabi in My Hero Academia, Beast Titan (& human ;) in Attack on Titan, Yato in Noragami, Suwa in Orange, Dr. John Watson in Empire of Corpses, Souhei in Wolf Children, Takizawa in Eden of the East, Hei/BK201 in Darker Than Black, Principal Ench in Shin Chan, Lavi & Millenium Earl in D. Gray-man, …

Otakon is Pleased to Welcome Erika Harlacher to Otakon 2019

Erika Harlacher is a Los Angeles based voice actress in anime, video games, and cartoons. Some of her most notable roles include: Ann Takamaki (PERSONA 5), Violet Evergarden (VIOLET EVERGARDEN), Elizabeth Liones (SEVEN DEADLY SINS), Ruler aka Jeanne d'Arc (FATE/APOCRYPHA), Kyoko Kirigiri and Kaede Akamatsu (DANGANRONPA games), Kurapika (HUNTER X HUNTER), Yumeko Jabami (KAKEGURUI), Ami Kawashima (TORADORA!), Hailey Anne (YOKAI WATCH), Crusch Karsten (RE:ZERO), Sukuyo Mankanshoku (KILL LA KILL), and many more.

View all the guests we have announced so far on our website at: https://www.otakon.com/guests/

Otakon is happy to welcome TATSUYUKI NAGAI and KANETAKE EBIKAWA

Otakon is excited to announce Director Tatsuyuki Nagai and Mechanical Designer Kanetake Ebikawa will be joining us this year!

Nagai-san is a director for animated movies and TV series and you may know him for Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans and "anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day among many other titles.  Ebikawa-san is a Mechanical Designer who created the mecha designs for Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Full Metal Panic! among many others.

Otakorp would like to thank Sunrise Inc. for helping us bring out this guests!

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Otakon is excited to announce MASAHIKO OTSUKA is joining us this year!

Otakon is excited to announce Masahiko Otsuka President of Studio TRIGGER will be joining us this year!  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 (episode director) and GURREN LAGANN (co-director).  In 2011, Masahiko Otsuka and Hiroyuki Imaishi left GAINAX to establish their own animation company, Studio TRIGGER. Otsuka's most recent works include KILL la KILL and the Little Witch Academia series.

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