Anime Midwest Announces Manabu Ohtsuka as Guest

Anime Midwest has announced that members of anime studio MAPPA, including CEO Manabu Ohtsuka, will be guests at their next convention.

Former Madhouse producer Masao Maruyama founded MAPPA. The studio has been the main animation studio for such anime as Kids on the Slope, Terror in Resonance, Yuri!!! on Ice, Rage of Bahamut Genesis, Garo the Animation, DAYS, the first three seasons of the Teekyū anime, and In This Corner of the World. Maruyama stepped down as CEO in April 2016 and founded his new Studio M2 in the same year.

Ohtsuka began his career in the anime industry as producer in Studio 4°C, working on such titles as Genius Party and the “Have I Got a Story for You” of the Batman: Gotham Knight anthology collection. Maruyama invited Ohtsuka to work for MAPPA when Maruyama founded the studio in 2011, and Ohtsuka has since worked as an animation producer on many of the studio’s titles. Ohtsuka’s credits include Kids on the Slope, Teekyū, Terror in Resonance, Rage of Bahamut Genesis, Garo the Animation, DAYS, and Yuri!!! on Ice. When Maruyama stepped down as CEO in April 2016, Ohtsuka took over as producer and CEO.

Anime Midwest will be taking place July 7-9, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Source: ANN

Anime Midwest Announces Four Anime Guests

Anime Midwest has announced four anime guests for its forthcoming convention:

  • Maxey Whitehead: Whitehead’s credits include Dende in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Crona in Soul Eater, King Kazuma in Summer Wars, and Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
  • David Matranga: Matranga’s credits include Tomoya Okazaki in Clannad, Briareos in Appleseed, and Bertholdt in Attack on Titan.
  • Genevieve Simmons: Simmons’ credits include Mikoto Urabe in Mysterious Girlfriend X, Subaru Konoe in Mayo Chiki, Masazumi Honda in Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, and FNC in Upotte!.
  • Juliet Simmons: Simmons’ credits include Midori Tokiwa in Tamako Market and Madoka Harumi in Dog & Scissors.

Anime Midwest will be taking place July 3-5, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Anime Midwest Announces Three Anime Voice Actors as Guests

Anime Midwest has announced three American anime voice actors as guests for their next convention: Chuck Huber, Chris Cason, and Joel McDonald.

Huber’s credits include Garlic Jr. and Android 17 in Dragon Ball Z, Hiei in Yu Yu Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Mohji in One Piece, and Shou Tucker in Fullmetal Alchemist.

Cason’s credits include Tien Shinhan and Mr. Popo in Dragon Ball Z, Gluttony in Fullmetal Alchemist, Holy Roman Empire in Hetalia – Axis Powers, and Hanai in School Rumble.

McDonald’s credits include Meow in Space Dandy, Brief in Panty and Stocking, Poland in Hetalia, and Jacuzzi Splot in Baccano!

Anime Midwest will be taking place in Chicago, Illinois from July 3-5, 2015.

Anime Midwest Announces Alexis Tipton as Guest

Anime Midwest has announced that anime voice actress Alexis Tipton will be a guest at their next convention. Tipton’s credits include Saya Kisaragi in Blood-C, Julia Crichton in Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, Sun Seto in My Bride Is A Mermaid, and Chibi Japan/Kumajiro in Hetalia.

Anime Midwest will be taking place July 4-6, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.

Anime Midwest Announces Caitlin Glass as Guest

Anime Midwest has announced that anime voice actress Caitlin Glass will be a guest for their next convention. Glass’ credits include Winry Rockell in Fullmetal Alchemist, Evergreen in Fairy Tail, Kim in Soul Eater, Vivi in One Piece, and Maya Ibuki in the Neon Genesis Evangelion reboot movies.

Anime Midwest will be taking place July 4-6, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and Rosemont Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Anime Midwest Announces Greg Ayres as Guest

Anime Midwest has announced that anime voice actor Greg Ayres will be a guest at their next convention. Ayres’ credits include Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Koyucki in BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, and Negi Springfield in Negima!

Anime Midwest will be taking place July 4-6, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.

Anime Midwest Announces Raj Ramayya as Guest

Anime Midwest has announced that Raj Ramayya will be a guest at their next convetion. Ramayya has collaborated with Yoko Kanno as a member of The Seatbelts, and sang “Ask DNA” and wrote “Cosmic Dare (Pretty with a Pistol)” from Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. Ramayya also sang and wrote the lyrics for “Strangers” from Wolf’s Rain.

Anime Midwest will be taking place July 4-6, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.

Anime Midwest Announces Two More Guests

Anime Midwest has announced that voice actors Laura Post and Michelle Ann Dunphy will be guests at their next convention. Post’s credits include Rosalia in Sword Art Online, Bosbos in Redline, and Eri Watabe in Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne. Dunphy’s credits include Jun Suzuki in K-ON!, Margaret in Persona 4: The Animation, and Momoko Takamichi in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha.

Anime Midwest will be taking place July 4-6, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.