Anime Expo 2016 has announced that voice actor Tetsuya Kakihara will be a guest at their next convention. He will host a panel on July 3, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. PDT, and will also have autograph sessions at 5:00 p.m. PDT that day.
Kakihara was born in Germany in 1982, but began studying voice acting in Japan in 2001. Kakihara’s credits include Graf Eisen and Laevatein in the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise, Mercutio in Romeo X Juliet, Simon in Gurren Lagann, Tomoe Enjō in Kara no Kyōkai, Kōichi Hayase in Linebarrels of Iron, Mizuki Asami in Cross Game, Angelo Sauper in Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Kōji Mihama in Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live, Jinpachi Tōdō in Yowamushi Pedal, Natsu Dragneel in Fairy Tail, and Amatsu Ida in Prince of Stride: Alternative. He has also performed theme songs for a number of anime where he has voiced a main role.
Anime Expo will be taking place July 1-4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.