BOSTON, Mass. - February 26, 2004 - The New England Anime Society is pleased to announce that voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch, Melissa Fahn, Cynthia Martinez, and Chris Patton will be Guests of Honor at Anime Boston 2005, New England's largest anime convention, the weekend of April 29th through May 1st, 2005.
Johnny Yong Bosch made his debut as Adam, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He appeared in over 200 episodes and both big screen versions of the series. Heís also known for his voice work as Vash in Trigun, Kaneda in Akira, Reiji in Gate Keepers, Claus in Last Exile, Clair in Heat Guy J, Sakaki in Witch Hunter Robin, Mike in Please Twins and Kiba in Wolf's Rain. Johnny has recently completed his directorial debut on a live action horror film called Devon's Ghost with Artist View Entertainment. Aside from acting and directing Johnny has an alternative rock band called Eyeshine.
Melissa Fahn grew up in Southern California the youngest of four very talented siblings. Melissa has since voiced many beloved characters including Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV in Cowboy Bebop, Rika in Digimon, Gaz in Invader Zim, Etsuko Sarutobi in Kikaider, Tachikoma in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Compl ex, Kaede Misumi in Please Teacher!, Eri Ninamori in FLCL, and many others. In the Fall of 2000, Melissa was asked to take part in a workshop for the new musical, "Wicked". In the Broadway production, Melissa performed in the ensemble and understudied as Glinda. Prior to "Wicked", she graced stages from Los Angeles and Denver to Paris and Avignon, France in Hal Prince's "3hree", "Gilligan's Island the Musical", and the rock-opera "Vox Lumiere". Melissa was nominated for a prestigious Denver Critics Circle Award as Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Maria in "West Side Story". Most recently, she has performed as Tillie in the musical murder mystery, "Redhead", and as Marty Maraschino in the Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities'
production of the classic "Grease!"
Cynthia Martinez was first introduced to anime when ADV cast her in her first acting/voice acting role ever as the dragon slayer sorceress Lina Inverse in Slayers. Since then she has voiced a variety of roles such as Sora in Kaleido Star, Hermes in Kino's Journey, Poemy in Puni Puni Poemy, Hiroko in RahXephon, Mikako in Voices of a Distant Star, Yuna in Galaxy Fraulein Yuna, Hikaru in Princess Nine, Hikaru Amano in Nadesico, Harue in Super Gals, Mint in BASTof Syndrome, Meek in Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat, Pike in Princess Tutu, and Kaho in Sister Princess. Other titles include Gravion, Aura Battler Dunbine, All-Purpose Cultural Cat-Girl Nuku Nuku, Azumanga Daioh, Excel Saga, Najica Blitz Tactics, Neo Ranga, Noir, Nurse Witch Komugi, and Those Who Hunt Elves.
Chris Patton has been acting since the age of nine and providing voices for ADV Films for the last five years. Some of his roles include Joshua Christopher in Chrono Crusade, Shiro Sugino in Chance Pop Session, Sousuke Sagara in Full Metal Panic, Ayato Kamina in RahXephon, Sasame in Pretear, Rei Otohata in Super Gals, Yushiro Gowa in Gasaraki, Eiji Shigure in Gravion, Eustis in Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, and Daley Wong in Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040.
Chris can also be found in titles such as Angelic Layer, Aquarian Age, Aura Battler Dunbine, BASTof Syndrome, Case Closed, E's Otherwise, Excel Saga, Full Metal Alchemist, Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Nadesico, the Neon Genesis Evangelion director's cut, Peacemaker Kurogane, Princess Nine, Puni Puni Poemy, Saint Seiya, Saiyuki, Slayers Premium, Spriggan, Super Milk Chan Show, Tree of Palme, and many others. Beyond anime, Chris can be heard as Obitsu in the live action Gamera II: Attack of Legion movie and Ventus in the Unlimited Saga video game.
About Anime Boston:
Anime Boston, held annually in Boston, Massachusetts, is the largest Japanese animation convention in New England. The three-day event will be held April 29 through May 1, 2005 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. Anime Boston 2005's comprehensive programming schedule includes a concert from Yoko Ishida, anime screenings, a dealers' room, masquerade, art show, artists' alley, game shows, music video contest, karaoke, dances, video games, role-playing games, panels hosted by fans, industry representatives and special guests, and more. More information about Anime Boston is available at www.animeboston.com.
About The New England Anime Society:
Founded in 2001, The New England Anime Society Inc. is a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.
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