Guests: Anime

Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson

 

The yes-it’s-true-born-and-raised-in-Los-Angeles-because-someone-had-to-be Rachel Robinson’s voice spans the arenas of video games, animation, national commercials, promos and now, most recently, anime.

She is likely best known for her role as Oerba Yun Fang, of Final Fantasy XIII, reprising it in Final Fantasy XIII-2 and for the third and last time in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy. Despite popular opinion she is in fact not Australian; but is happy she was able to convince people otherwise. She will also be voicing Vorazun, in Blizzard’s much anticipated StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, and plays Nova in the just-released There Came an Echo, an already well-received voice-controlled strategy game starring Wil Wheaton.

Other new game roles include the Time Patroller in DBZ: Xenoverse; Dread Queen Serqet and Medusa skins in Smite, and coming soon; The President in Bombshell. Additional noted roles (including but not limited to): Argonian Guildmaster Sees-All-Colors and Hagraven - The Elder Scrolls Online, Charr Rox Whetstone + ancillaries - Guild Wars 2, Celsius - Tales of Xillia (1 and 2), Holly Whyte - Bravely Default, Commander Nowak – Q.U.B.E.: Director’s Cut, Female Veteran – Defiance, Sara Sidle – CSI: Fatal Conspiracy, and currently about 12 roles in Firefall that range in dialect and volume from Texan to Australian to Irish to Mid-Atlantic to Ukranian and tons in between.

In anime, she was just announced as Ohgami in Danganronpa: The Animation (which we sat on for a year!), Haruka in The Rolling Girls and Commander in Nobunagun. She is also in several of Funimation’s other current simuldubs including Tokyo Ghoul and Yurikuma Arashi. She continues on her known villainous path, voicing Cameran in Sailor Moon (Viz) and Misako in Psycho Pass II. She’s barked as Nazi vampire Zorin Blitz in Hellsing Ultimate; cajoled as Empress Megaria in Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters; and kiah’d as Uncho Kan'u in Ikki Tousen. Other warblings include Queen Elizabeth II - Hetalia: The Beautiful World; Lidvia Lorenzetti - A Certain Magical Index II, Yuki Mizushima - The Devil is a Part Timer!, various roles in both Attack on Titan and Space Dandy, and currently many other projects that are still, maddeningly, under wraps.

Arbitrary oddity presents a claymated Pamela Anderson and Verne Troyer in Celebrity Death Match, 2 bitchy girls in American Dad!, Vera Cortez in the online comic companion piece to Dead Space, and Mary; Mother of Jesus, in That Darn Jesus in Universal Remote; as well as many other auxiliary hither-and-yon  characters. Rachel also writes, sings, and paints. Portraits or walls.  She has a BFA from Syracuse University in Film/Art with concentration in writing, is a classically trained pianist, an excellent driver and knows the military alphabet.

She is happy to be returning to ConnectiCon for the 4th time, and since it was the first con she guested at, it’s a little extra special.

Follow Rachel’s occasionally entertaining tweets: @larynx_lynx

Or get more info on projects and appearances on FB: Rachel Robinson Voice Actress

Carlos Ferro

Carlos Ferro

Carlos Ferro is one of the leading voice acting talents working in the industry today. A star of the award-winning, best-selling GEARS OF WAR, GEARS OF WAR 2 and GEARS OF WAR 3, Ferro is known to video game fans worldwide as the voice of COG soldier Dom Santiago. In addition to his work on GEARS, he is also known as the voice of Michael Corleone, head of the Corleone family in THE GODFATHER II and Leonardo da Vinci in ASSASSIN”S CREED 2, ASSASSIN’S CREED BROTHERHOOD and ASSASSIN’S CREED ASCENDANCE. Ferro has lent his voice to such well-known properties as FINAL FANTASY, BEWARE THE BATMAN, SCOOBY-DOO, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, JUSTICE LEAGUE, SPAWN, REIGN: THE CONQUERER, X-MEN: NEXT DIMENSION, TONY HAWK’S AMERICAN WASTELAND, SCARFACE: THE WORLD IS YOURS, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, INDIANA JONES AND THE STAFF OF KINGS, RANGO THE VIDEOGAME as well as the popular SAINTS ROW and UNCHARTED franchises. Anime fans know him as the evil Thomas Waltham from GOLGO 13: QUEEN BEE. Ferro is also an accomplished actor and club DJ who has starred in landmark television shows such as STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION and tours under his DJ moniker “the Domfather.”

Christopher Bevins

Christopher Bevins

Since 2001, Christopher Bevins has directed, cast, produced, acted in, and/or adapted scripts for over 100 anime series, movies and specials. His anime acting credits include Japan in Hetalia, Yogi in Karneval, Apollo in Aquarion, Amata in Aquarion EVOL, Fastener in Panty & Stocking, Gandhi in Nobunagun, Life Cool in Yurikuma Arashi, Hagakure in Danganronpa: The Animation, Lahar in Fairy Tale, Sherlock Holmes in Soul Eater, Lafitte and Shu Shu in One Piece, Shishi Wakamaru in Yu Yu Hakusho, Mercutio in Romeo x Juliet, Hanamori in Princess Jellyfish, Bee the Puppy in Dragon Ball Z, and Beck the Dog in BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. He can also be heard as various characters and critters in Space Dandy, Attack on Titan, Toriko, Steins;Gate, Baccano!, Fullmetal Alchemist (both series), Ouran High School Host Club, Sgt. Frog, Black Butler, Big Windup!, Shin chan, Fruits Basket, Case Closed and many more. Chris has also worked on several video games, most notably as the English-language voice of Dhalsim in the Street Fighter IV franchise, as well as numerous cannon-fodder characters in Borderlands 2.

 

Chris’ primary job is as a voice director, with casting and directing duties on Michiko & Hatchin, Princess Jellyfish, Karneval, Hetalia: The Beautiful World, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (with Taliesin Jaffe), Sengoku Basara, Aquarion EVOL, Jormungand, Last Exile – Fam, The Silver Wing, .hack//Quantum, King of Thorn, Heaven’s Lost Property, Samurai 7, Speed Grapher, Witchblade, El Cazador de la Bruja, Burst Angel, and Dragon Ball GT. His most recent directing work includes Danganronpa: The Animation, Ping Pong: The Animation, Yurikuma Arashi, Nobunagun, and Unbreakable Machine Doll.

 

Follow Christopher on Twitter @VoiceofBevins