Christopher Bevins & Rachel Robinson Announced for Anime Boston 2018

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Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its fifth round of North American guests of honor today. Voice Actors Rachel Robinson and Christopher Bevins will be appearing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA on March 30 through April 1, 2018.

A born-and-raised Angeleno, Rachel Robinson has spanned the spectrum of video games, animation, national commercials, promos, and anime. In gameland, she’s best known for her role as Oerba Yun Fang in Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2, and Lightning Returns. She is robot ADA in Fallout 4: Automatron, Protoss matriarch Vorazun in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Goetia in Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nova in There Came an Echo, and Time Patroller in DBZ: Xenoverse.

Recent anime roles include: Cal Shekar in Taboo Tattoo, Chitose Oribe in Sakura Quest, Gundula Rall in Brave Witches, Mauve in ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept, Hiroko in Yuri on Ice!!, Anastasia in Drifters, Os Cara Stauffenberg in Project Itoh: Harmony, and Namazuo in Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru – her first recurring boy role. She is also Diamondback/Rachel Leighton in Marvel Disk Wars: Avengers, Farangis in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, and Sakura Ohgami in Danganronpa: The Animation. Her known villains include Zorin Blitz in Hellsing Ultimate, Empress Megaria in Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, Cameran in Sailor Moon, Lidvia in A Certain Magical Index II, and many others.

Since 2001, Christopher Bevins has acted in, directed, cast, produced, and/or adapted scripts for over 200 anime projects. His anime acting credits include Japan in Hetalia, Nine in Terror in Resonance, Nino in ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., Yogi in Karneval, Twenty Faces in Trickster, Sero in My Hero Academia, Nico in Tokyo Ghoul, Hiroshi in Michiko & Hatchin, Rasputin in Drifters, Narsus in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Hanamori in Princess Jellyfish, Johnny Gill in D.Gray-Man, Joe in Prison School, Hagakure in the Danganronpa anime series, Apollo & Amata in the Aquarion series, Lafitte, ChouChou, & Lasso in One Piece, Lahar in Fairy Tail, Shishi Wakamaru in Yu Yu Hakusho, Bee the Puppy in Dragon Ball Z, and Beck the Dog in BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. Chris has also worked on several video games, most notably as Dhalsim in Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V, as well as various background characters in Borderlands 2.

Previously announced guests include FLOW, Asaka, Greg Ayres, Monica Rial, Hideyuki Tomioka, Katsuyuki Sumizawa, Hirokatsu Kihara, Michihiko Suwa, Kaoru Wada, Kaiji Tang, Josh Grelle, Amanda C. Miller, and Jez Roth.

About Anime Boston: With nearly 26,000 attendees in 2017, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2018 is scheduled for Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

Hideyuki Tomioka & Katsuyuki Sumizawa Appear at Anime Boston 2018

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Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its third round of Japanese guests of honor today.  Senior Managing Director of SUNRISE Inc. Hideyuki Tomioka and Screenwriter Katsuyuki Sumizawa will be appearing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on March 30 through April 1, 2018.

Hideyuki Tomioka joined SUNRISE to help with the production of Fang of the Sun Dougram as a part-timer.

He was the producer for many popular shows, including Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, After War Gundam X, INUYASHA, and STEAMBOY.

“We are extremely pleased to host Hideyuki Tomioka at Anime Boston. His credits include some of my personal favorites, such as Inuyasha, Turn A Gundam, and Steamboy,” said Victor Lee, Convention Chairman.  “However, for Anime Boston, his most important credit may be Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, since our first convention, in 2003, featured the English voice actors of all five Gundam pilots!”

Katsuyuki Sumizawa is an anime screenwriter and novelist. He has worked on various shows, including Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin, Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon, Yu Yu Hakusho, Macross 7, Inuyasha, and Naruto.  He also penned the novel Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Frozen Teardrop.

Victor Lee added, “Katsuyuki Sumizawa has written scripts for some of the top titles over the last 20 years, including Dragonball Z, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Inuyasha, Macross 7, Naruto and, of course, Sailor Moon. His writing has influenced how we see anime in the West. Getting the opportunity to ask about the creative process is always a treat!”

Previously announced guests include FLOW, Asaka, Greg Ayres, and Monica Rial.

About Anime Boston: With nearly 26,000 attendees in 2017, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2018 is scheduled for Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

Attack on Titan US Premiere at Anime Boston 2014

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aot_ab14Anime Boston welcomes ADR Director Mike McFarland and other special guests to present the US English dub premiere of ATTACK ON TITAN. Stay tuned for more information!

Series Synopsis

When the man-eating giants called Titans first appeared, humans retreated behind massive walls. After a hundred years of safety, a colossal-sized Titan smashes through the defenses, unleashing a flood of giants and carnage in the streets. Eren Jaeger watches helplessly as one of the creatures devours his mother.

He vows to kill every Titan walking the earth. Eren and his surviving friends enlist to fight against the insatiable monsters. The future looks bleak, but there’s more to Eren than meets the eye: he may be humanity’s last hope against extinction.

From the director of Death Note and High School of the Dead comes the series Anime News Network calls “an intense, visceral, and graphic thrill ride.”

About Mike McFarland:
Mike McFarland got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Goemon in Lupin The Third (Movie Specials), Ritsu Sohma in Fruits Basket, Lt. Jean Havoc in Fullmetal Alchemist, Cain in Trinity Blood, Buggy the Clown in One Piece, “Ranka” Fujioka in Ouran High School Host Club, Tybalt in Romeo x Juliet, Leo in Burst Angel, Estonia in Hetalia, as well as various roles in Yu Yu Hakusho, Nerima Daikon Brothers, Kodocha, Desert Punk, Black Cat, Kiddy Grade, Shin Chan, The Galaxy Railways, and many others.

As an ADR/Voice Director, Mike has worked on such series and films as Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Dragon Ball Z, Vexille, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino, Yu Yu Hakusho, Mushi-Shi, Case Closed, Dragon Ball, Eden of the East, Trinity Blood, Evangelion: 1.11, 2.22, and 3.33, One Piece, currently airing on Toonami. His latest project is Attack on Titan. ADR Scriptwriting credits include Fullmetal Alchemist, Kodocha, Trinity Blood, Solty Rei, Mushi-Shi, One Piece, and the uncut versions of Dragon Ball Z.

Video Game credits include work on Borderlands 2, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Halo Wars, Stuntman: Ignition, Aeon Flux, Bloodrayne 2, Roadkill, Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley, numerous Dragon Ball Z titles, as well as the role of Paul Phoenix in Street Fighter X Tekken.

Mike is also an accomplished improv comedian, musician, and has appeared in numerous commercials and independent films, including The Rage Within, House Of The Generals, Placebo, and the award-winning Shtickmen.

About Anime Boston:
Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2014 is scheduled for Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society:
The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is an organization dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.