Voice Actor David Lodge to Make First Personal Appearance

Veteran voice actor David Lodge, celebrated by anime fans for his portrayals of Jiraiya the Toad Sage ninja in the Naruto franchise and Kenpachi Zaraki, Captain-Commander of the Soul Society in Bleach, will be making his first ever personal appearance this year. Retailer Wild West Weebs of Arlington, Texas, producers of the Weeb Con anime convention, will be hosting David Lodge at their Arlington store location on March 26, 2022.

David is very excited to be making his first ever public personal meet and greet appearance, allowing fans a chance to obtain autographs, selfies, and ask him their burning questions concerning his illustrious career spanning three decades.

He shares, “I am compelled by a Large Lodge Legion of FAN-tastic humans… who love my work in anime to finally meet and greet them in person. Frankly, I was just too busy with work and family life, and now my wife is tired of my face!”

A longtime fan of David’s work, Wild West Weebs owner Jeremy Owens is thrilled to host David. “Growing up I watched Naruto and Bleach on Toonami religiously. Bleach was always my favorite of the big 3 and Kenpachi was the first really cool character introduced. Jiraiya was my favorite character throughout the Naruto series. Although I have never met David his characters impacted me and many others. Hosting him at Weeb HQ is like hosting a childhood hero. Thirteen-year-old Jeremy is smiling somewhere with David’s iconic voice in the background, ‘The Tale of Naruto Uzumaki.'”

Since stepping into the booth, David has voiced numerous anime characters including Puppetmon in Digimon Adventure, Nene and Deathroy in Blue Dragon, Shigemori Sumimura in Kekkaishi, Kaoru Kaidoh in The Prince of Tennis, and Dr. Shima in Paprika.

David has worked on original animated series and movies including Family Guy, Boss Baby, Tutenstein, Goldie & Bear, the Transformers franchise, and many others.

David’s appearances in video games include Fake Igor and Warden in Persona 5, Jeralt and the Narrator in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and General Nazgrim & Archimonde in World of Warcraft. David is beloved by Power Rangers fans for voicing numerous characters including Villamax in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and Loki in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue.

David works in all areas of voice over. His Narration of the Fall of Freemark in Anthem is notable and his trailer work on Final Fantasy VII-E3 2015 Trailer PS4 has 16 Million views. Check out his trailers and all sound files at: DeanPanaroTalent.com.

Wild West Weebs, an anime collectibles and Funko Pop retail store is located at 4211 S Cooper St #129, Arlington, Texas. David is appearing in store March 26, 2022 beginning at 10 a.m. CDT. For more information, visit: https://wild-west-weebs.myshopify.com/.

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