Guests: Anime

Cassandra Lee Morris

Cassandra Lee Morris

Cassandra Lee Morris is an American voice actor who has brought dozens characters to life for video games, anime and animation. Some of her fan-favorite roles include Leafa in Sword Art Online, Morgana in Persona 5, Kyubey in Madoka Magica, Nami in League of Legends, Taiga in Toradora and Edea Lee in Bravely Default. She is also the voice of Frankie Stein in Monster High, Kiazuki in Hanazuki, and Bubbles in Popples. She plays Lexi in the web series CONfessionals. Cassandra is also an award-winning audiobook narrator.

When she isn’t in the voiceover booth, she’s live-tweeting shows (@SoCassandra) or posting obsessively on Instagram (@cassandra.morris) and Facebook (/ilovecassandralee).

Jad Saxton

Jad Saxton

Jād (jade) Saxton is a voice, stage and film actress, currently starring as Mira in Dimension W on Toonami’s Adult Swim and streaming in Funimation broadcast dubs FairyTail (Carla), Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (Mary), and Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn (Takumi). She is currently directing Touken Ranbu-Hanamaru.

Jād is best known for her work as Yuki in Wolf Children, Adèlie in Space Dandy (Toonami), Hatchin in Michiko & Hachin (Toonami), Nona in Death Parade, Koneko in High School DxD, Young Nico Robin in One Piece (all at FUNimation), Akatsuki in Log Horizon (Sentai Filmworks) and Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Okratron 5000).

Recent roles Jād is excited about: Lisa Mishima in Terror in Resonance, Ai Hibiki in Rolling Girls, Yoriko Kosaka in Tokyo Ghoul, Ringo Kinoshita in No-Rin, Constance Raveau in Gangsta, Miku Izayoi in Date A Live II, Ludmila Lourie in Lord Marksman and Vanadis, Un in Show By Rock!!, Sio Ogura in Nobunagun, Jeanne D'Arc in Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, Alfreed in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Koyomi Hiiragi in Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Onikiri in Kamisama Kiss, Komissa in Psycho-pass, Yuri Flostre in Sky Wizards Academy, Lisette Norden in Unbreakable Machine-Doll, Shizuno Urushibara in World Break, and Kaoru Harishima in Yurikuma Arashi.

Oldies but goodies: Steins; Gate (Faris Nyannyan), Is This a Zombie? (Haruna), Hagani (Sena Kashiwazaki), Fam The Silver Wing (Fam), Eureka Seven AO (Elena Peoples), Karneval (Tsukumo), Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar (Lashara Earth), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (April), Shangri-La (Karin Ishida), A Certain Scientific Railgun (Komoe), A Certain Magical Index (Komoe), Aria The Scarlet Amo (Reki), B Gata H Kei – Yamada’s First Time (Mayu Miyano), Freezing (Arnett McMillan), Okami-san & Her Seven Companions (Mimi Usami), Ghost Hunt (Masako Hara), Baccano! (Eve Genoard), Strike Witches (Perrine-H Clostermann), and Soul Eater (Jacqueline O. Lantern Dupré).

When Jād isn’t voice acting, she can be seen on stage at various theaters throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. For a full list of her work, please visit http://www.animenewsnetwork.com.

To keep up with Jād, please visit:

“Jad Saxton Voice Actress” on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/jadsaxton

“Jad Saxton” on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/jadbsaxton

“Jadarade” on Instagram

Austin Tindle

Austin Tindle

Austin Tindle is a writer and actor living in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Orlando, Florida, raised in Austin, Texas and attended UTD on academic scholarship, where he almost became an Electrical Engineer. At 19 he was cast as Romeo and changed majors the same day. Maybe you've seen him on stage around Dallas at Kitchendog Theatre, WaterTower Theatre, Theatre Three, Stage West, Shakespeare Dallas, Project X, Second Thought Theatre, Nouveau 47, Upstart Theatre, and many others.  But he’s probably most well-known for his work with Funimation Studios, where he has voiced many characters including Ayumu Aikawa in “Is this a Zombie?”, Accelerator in “A Certain Magical Index”, Shu Ouma in “Guilty Crown”, Marco Bodt in "Attack on Titan", Karma in "Assassination Classroom", and Kaneki in "Tokyo Ghoul". And Austin has been a proud member of the Couchsurfing community since 2011. He just really loves couches.

Leah Clark

Leah Clark

Leah Clark is an American voice actor primarily associated with FUNimation productions.

This year she has been heard in the broadcast dubs of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi); Sakura Quest (Maki); Tsugomomo (Kokuyou); Touken Ranbu (Gokotai); Show By Rock (Ailane); Shonen Maid (Miyako); Fuuka (Suzuka); Alderamin On the Sky (Haroma); Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA (Aria), Keijo (Ayako); Izetta: The Last Witch (Elizabeth), and Yuri On Ice (Mari).

Memorable titles and roles include Negima (Nodoka); Fairy Tail/Fairy Tail Zero (Mavis); Soul Eater (Blair); One Piece (Coby/Miss Doublefinger); Eden Of This East (Saki); Baka and Test (Minami); Deadman Wonderland (Minatsuki/Hummingbird); Assassination Classroom (Kanzaki); Suzuka (Suzuka); Rosario + Vampire (Ruby); Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa (Noah); Pokémon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram (Carlita) and Pokémon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom (Carlita)

Leah has also worked as a script writer on such projects as; Panty and Stocking, Suzuka, Peach Girl, Baka and Test, Sasami: Magical Girl Club, B Gata H Kei - Yamada’s First Time; Sekirei, and Strike Witches.

As an ADR director, Leah has worked on Sasami: Magical Girl Club; Shuffle, The Tower of Druaga, and Case Closed.

Leah’s first love was theatre and she trained in music theatre at Circle in the Square in New York.  She performs regularly on stages in the Dallas-FortWorth Area.  Along with regular voice work at Funimation, her voice can also be heard on industrials and video games such as Smite and Borderlands II. She supports her acting habit by working as a commercial and independent film producer.

Follow Leah on Twitter @leahclarkVA; Instagram @leahclarkVA and on Facebook- Leah Clark Actress Fanclub

Joel McDonald

Joel McDonald

Joel McDonald is a voice actor, Oreo enthusiast, and ADR director with Funimation Entertainment. He’s directed Space Dandy, Assassination Classroom, One Piece, Initial D, Sgt. Frog, Deadman Wonderland, One Piece: Film Z, and a dozen or so more.

As an adaptive scriptwriter, Joel has worked with Funimation on projects like DBZ: Kai, Claymore, and Linebarrels of Iron, and with Bang Zoom! on Seven Deadly Sins and Fate/Stay Night.

But wait! He acts, too! He’s Dilandau Albatau in the new Vision of Escaflowne dub, Phichit Chulanont in Yuri!! on ICE, Meow in Space Dandy, Brief in Panty and Stocking, Minato in Sekirei, Poland in Hetalia, Jacuzzi Splot in Baccano!, and Takumi in Initial D. But the gamers among you may have heard him in Borderlands 2 as Captain Flynt, Smite as Mercury, Tales of Xillia 2 as Chronos, Walking Dead: Survival Instinct as Deputy Lee, and as Aoi Tokura in the webcomic Rainy Cocoa.

He’s nice. Come say hi.

Darrel Guilbeau

Darrel Guilbeau

Darrel Guilbeau is a Los Angeles based actor and voice over artist whose most recent roles include Gaeru in Heroes: Legend of the Battle Disks, Hakuryuu Ren in Magi-The Labyrinth of Magic and The Kingdom of Magic, Amaimon in Blue Exorcist, Rikuo in Nura:Rise of the Yokai Clan and Mikado in Durarara!! and Durarara!! X2. He has voiced the lead roles of Gainer Sanga in Overman King Gainer and Ichitaka Seto in I”s and I”s Pure. Other popular roles include Sousuke Kawara in Samurai Champloo, Osamu in Paranoia Agent, Satoshi Hojo in Higurashi, When they Cry, Hikari in The Melody of Oblivion, Kouji in Buso Renkin, Tandor in Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit, Shinya Yanagasawa in The Prince of Tennis, and Seijuro in Zoids Genesis. He has also lent his voice to such anime as Bleach, Boys Be…, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion & R2, Cyborg 009, DearS, Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd Gig, GunxSword, Kamichu!, Kekkashi, Koi Kaze, Rumiko Takahasi Anthology, Space Pirate Captain Herlock, and Stellvia.

In the video game world he recently voiced Yue Jin & Xu Shu in Dynasty Warriors 8. He has also voiced Viewtiful Joe in Marvel vs Capcom 3 and UMVC3, Layle in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles:The Crystal Bearers, Wylfred in Valkyrie Profile:Covenant of the Plume, the Main Ceptor in Culdcept Saga, Taishi Ci in Dynasty Warriors 6, Nagamasa Azai/Mitsuhide Akechi in Warriors Orochi 1 & 2, Lekius in Dawn of Mana, Werman/Duran in Avalon Code, Shu in Blue Dragon Awakened Shadow as well as various voices in Radiata Stories, Legendary, Fantasy Earth Zero and Turning Point:Fall of Liberty.

He has also done voiceovers for live action & animated films, most recently as the golden retriever puppy Snoozer in the film Golden Winter with Hayley Duff, The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale and in the Scifi film The Gunrunner Billy Kane. Other films include Red Water with Lou Diamond Phillips, Witless Protection with Larry the Cable Guy, Bam Bam & Celeste with Margaret Cho, and the Korean comedy Attack the Gas Station.

As an actor, he has had roles on stage, screen, TV, the Web and in commercials. Recently playing Dr. Coleman opposite other anime notables such as Vic Mignona, Todd Haberkorn and Mythbusters’ Grant Imahara in Star Trek Continues now online. Darrel has also had roles in Windtalkers directed by John Woo, Alias with Jennifer Garner, The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow, Nickelodeon’s Victorious, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, You Snooze You Lose with Jamie Farr, Saved By the Bell, Lauderdale, Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2, and Murder in Law among others.