2017 Festival Guests:
Despite his general inability to fly, Micah Solusod is a real voice actor and illustrator.
The rapscallion made his anime debut as Malek Werner in Blassreiter and is best known for his role as Soul Evans in Soul Eater. He has shown up in a number of other Funimation titles as Toma Kamijo in A Certain Magical Index, Yuichiro Hyakuya in Seraph of the End, Yukine in Noragami, Midnight in Fairy Tail, teen Coby in One Piece, Wisely in D.Gray-Man Hallow, Tagoma in Dragonball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Mizuki in Kamisama Kiss, older Ame in Wolf Children, Gakushu Asano in Assassination Classroom, Black/King of Despair in Blood Blockade Battlefront, Su-Won in Yona of the Dawn, Bea in Space Dandy, Seido Takizawa in Tokyo Ghoul, and most recently, Nikolai Krasotkin in the Project Itoh film, The Empire of Corpses! It’s likely he’s done more but who’s counting?
Announcing our next guest – Apphia Yu (Ayu)! Ayu writes stuff, and then people read it. Usually in that order. As head of the visual novel group sakevisual, she’s written the award-winning Jisei murder mystery games, and the otome romance Backstage Pass. She also writes the comic Ties That Bind, which is full of fantasy, fighting, and great hair.
Outside of the writing world, Ayu provides voices for characters in anime and videogames. Her work includes Assassination Classroom (Rio Nakamura), Puzzle & Dragons X (Charo), Fairy Tail (Laki Olietta), Selector Infected WIXOSS (Yuzuki Kurebayashi), Shonen Maid (Chihiro Komiya), Robotics;Notes (Airi Yukifune), Noragami Aragoto (Young Ebisu), Barakamon (Tama), A Hat in Time (Hat Kid), and TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise (Whyti). She also served as the voice director of Assassination Classroom Season 2 and The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
She keeps a 4-panel comic about her voice acting life called “My Picture Journal” which you can read at facebook.com/ayuvoice.
We’re excited to make our first guest announcement: Brittney Karbowski! Brittney has voiced over 200 characters including Yuri Nakamura in Angel Beats!, Wendy in Fairy Tail, as well as voices in Attack on Titan, Soul Eater, Love Chunibyo, Muv-Luv, Psycho-Pass, A Certain Magical Index & many others! You can look forward to meeting Brittney on October 22, 2017 at the Rose City Anime Festival!