Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its first North American guests today. Voice actors Brittany Lauda and Matt Shipman will be appearing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, from May 27-29, 2022.

Brittany Lauda is a voice actress and ADR Director best known for playing Yuzuriha in Dr. Stone, Riko in Made in Abyss, Satoko Houjou in Higurashi GOU/SOTSU, Ichigo in DARLING in the FRANXX, Mai in Nichijou, Cow Girl in Goblin Slayer, Lessar in A Certain Magical Index, Kenya in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Doctor in Akudama Drive, Young Law in One Piece, Sui and Souta in Darwin’s Game, and Mirim in Queen’s Blade (to name a few). You can also catch her voice in Pokemon XY, Rainbow High, My Hero Academia, Tokyo Ghoul:re, SUPER HXEROS, and Interspecies Reviewers; Hasbro apps and games like My Little Pony and Transformers; and various video games like MapleStory, Disgaea 6, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, Shadowverse, Granblue Fantasy, Gundam Battle Operation 2, Battlerite, HuniePop, SMITE, Yokai Kitchen, Heroes Arena, and Minotaur.

As an ADR Director, some of her favorite series she has directed (lead/assistant) include Akudama Drive, Kemono Jihen, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These (both seasons), That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, The Morose Mononokean, and Hensuki: Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as she’s a cutie? She also co-owns Kocha Sound with her husband, Matt Shipman.

Matt Shipman is a voice actor, ADR writer, ADR engineer, and an all-around nerd-guy. He is best known for voicing Chrome in Dr. Stone, Inasa Yoarashi/Sen Kaibara/Mr. Brave/Takeshita in My Hero Academia, Floch in Attack on Titan, Reki Kyan in Sk8 the Infinity, and Hiro in DARLING in the FRANXX. Additionally, he can be heard in Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V as Shay, Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest as Hajime, One Piece as Cavendish, Akudama Drive as Cutthroat, GOSICK as Kazuya Kujo, Saint Seiya as Hägen, A Certain Scientific Railgun T as Gunha, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These as Julian Mintz, Goblin Slayer as Greenhorn Warrior, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru as Higekiri, Black Clover as Alecdora, and many other anime.

Matt writes scripts for FUNimation Entertainment (Warlords of Sigrdrifa, Back Arrow, A Certain Scientific Railgun T, New Game!), Media Blasters (Charger Girl Ju-den Chan, Ai no Kusabi), and Discotek Media (She and Her Cat: Everything Flows) and occasionally assistant directs (Akudama Drive, Kemono Jihen, Minotaur, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?).

He also co-owns Kocha Sound with his wife, Brittany Lauda. Matt plays Street Fighter, loves the Zero Escape and Persona series, watches seasonal anime, plays card games, and loves to talk about all things nerdy.