Please join us in welcoming one of our special guests, Micah Solusod!

Micah SolusodDespite his general inability to fly, Micah Solusod is a professional 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, Tagoma in Dragonball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Mizuki in Kamisama Kiss,older Ame in Wolf Children, Black in Blood Blockade Battlefront, Bea in Space Dandy, Seido Takizawa in Tokyo Ghoul, and most recently, Nikolai Krasotkin in the Project Itoh film, The Empire of Corpses!

Currently, he can be heard in FUNimation’s Broadcast Dubs as Gakushu Asano inAssassination Classroom and Ayumu Kadowaki in Prince of Stride: Alternative. It’s likely he’s done more but who’s counting?

When he’s not busy posting unhelpful voice acting tips on Twitter, Micah works as the lead artist for Painapple Studio.


Stalk him on the internet:

Twitter: @maioceaneyes

Please join us in welcoming one of our musical guests, Psyche Corporation!

Psyche CorporationPsyche Corporation is a fairytale cyber/steampunk band fronted by a former Ladies of Steampunk model and programmer who has toured nation-wide, enthralling audiences with her catchy dance moves and haunting vocals. The band is named after a dream manufacture group from a future where neural implants allow people to download dreams from the Internet. Songs deal in dystopian themes as well as more lighthearted filk works, such as “Perl-Operated Boy”. The musical style spans genres of trip-hop, electro-rock, and world music.

Please join us in welcoming one of our special guests, Alexis Tipton!

Alexis TiptonAlexis Tipton has been working in the dubbing industry since 2008 and has loved every minute of it. She can be heard in over 150 titles so far with more announcements on the way. Most notably, she was recently announced as the new voice of Merle for the FUNimation redub of The Vision of Escaflowne. Some of her other DVD/FUNimation Broadcast dub credits include Haru Ichinose (Riddle Story of Devil), Chu Chu (Show by Rock!), Hana Midorikawa (Prison School), Honey (Space Dandy), Maria (Maria The Virgin Witch), Kureha Tsubaki (Yurikuma Arashi), Kofuku (Noragami), Anya Hepburn (Soul Eater NOT!), Saya Kisaragi (Blood C/The Last Dark), Inori Yuzuriha/Mana Ouma (Guilty Crown), Rika Shiguma (Haganai), Kurumi Tokisaki (Date A Live), Julia Crichton (FMA: The Sacred Star of Milos), Moka Akashiya (Rosario+Vampire), Musubi (Sekirei), Mizuki Himeji (Baka and Test), Fukurou (One Piece), Yomi Isayama (Ga-Rei: Zero), Sun Seto (My Bride is a Mermaid), Chibi Japan/Kumajiro (Hetalia), and many more (full list of credits can be found on Anime News Network).

On top of anime dub work, her voice can also be heard in a handful of video games including Tales of Zestiria (Alisha), Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (Beatrix and Sarine), DBZ Xenoverse (Gotenks-Trunks), Borderlands 2, and more. She can also be heard in several foreign live action film dubs (Ip Man, War of the Arrows, Tai Chi Zero/Hero, Ice Man, and more). She has also provided vocals for various character songs and a few of FUNimation’s trailers. She has been a stage actress most of her life and is currently studying opera and film. She resides in Dallas, Texas but also works in Los Angeles, California.  Follow Alexis on Twitter @AlexisTiptonVA.

Anime USA Welcomes Jad Saxton

Jad SaxtonJād (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).

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

To keep up with Jād, please visit:
“Jad Saxton Voice Actress” on Facebook,
“Jad Saxton” on Twitter
“Jadarade” on Instagram

Anime USA Welcomes Kate Oxley

 Kate Oxley With well over 100 anime characters under her belt, Kate Oxley is best known for her roles in movies and series such as, Psycho Pass (Akane Tsunemori), Darker Than Black (Misaki Kirihara), Shin­Chan (Lollipop), Dragon Ball (Pasta), One Piece (Carrot), Negima (Makie Sasaki), Peach Girl (Momo Adachi), and Full Metal Alchemist (Cathetine Elle Armstrong). You may have also heard her voice in video games such as Dragon Ball (Colonial Violet), Guitar Hero 3 (Various), One Piece (Carrot), and Lux­Pain (Mika Nozaki). Kate was born and raised in Southern California, then moved to Texas and attended Baylor University for Theatre Performance. She currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas, where she teaches art and theatre to the best students ever. She enjoys blowing bubbles with her babies, tending to her succulent garden, and playing “war” with her husband. Also macaroons. She enjoys Macaroons.

Please welcome our first educational guest, Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe!

Sarah Hodge-WetherbeSarah Hodge-Wetherbe’s dad took her to her first Star Trek convention as a child, sealing her future as a card carrying geek. By day, she is a library associate with the Springfield city library.  In her secret Identity as Geekgal,  she tours around new England lecturing on various aspects of geek culture. She’s performed for all sorts of venues from The Norman Rockwell Museum to the Massachusetts library association. She advises ignoring the dog park, thinks Bruce Banner is the best Avenger, and wants to be Yomiko Readman when she grows up.

Anime USA Welcomes Charles Dunbar

Charles DunbarJoin us in welcoming back Charles Dunbar to Anime USA 2016!

Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are but one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokemon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin, never expecting his coursework in cultural anthropology to ever intersect with his burgeoning fandom identity. This was only the first of many instances when the Universe decided to troll him hardcore for his obliviousness. After spending years attending his local SF con, Charles began attending anime cons in earnest in 2007, bumping them up drastically while undertaking fieldwork for his MA in Anthropology, where he researched and wrote on fandom, convention culture, and the changing dynamic of anime fan practices. He never stopped attending, coming back year after year to both indulge his love of anime conventions, and educate his fellow fans on all manner of mythology, Japanese sacred culture, fan cultures, and whatever else grabs his interests. He is currently working on a series of short books based around his lectures, writing yokai stories, and adapting his lectures for Youtube. You can read his ideas and ruminations at or via   

We’re excited to have him returning this year, and we hope you can join us in welcoming him back this October!

Anime USA Welcomes Professor Shuguy

Professor ShyguyPlease join us in welcoming Professor Shyguy to Anime USA 2016!

Professor Shyguy’s music can be best described as; high energy, chiptune-electro-rocking, 8-bit, epically vocalized, highly danceable, theatrical nerd-pop.  Singing 50% about video games and the other 50% is anything from Space/Time to English Language gymnastics.  He has just released his third album of original music in the form of a Pop-Opera.  His performance consists of singing, playing guitar, keyboards, and sometimes drums.  Sometimes three of those things at the same time.

We’re excited to have him with us this year and hope you can join us in welcoming him this October!

AnimeUSA Welcomes Anna Fischer

Anna FischerRounding off our guest announcements is Anna Fischer, fine art and cosplay photographer extraordinaire! She’s taken her talents around the world, from Iceland to Malibu and everywhere in-between! She’s worked for publications such as Anime Insider, Time Out New York, The Wall Street Journal and more! You’ll be able to learn the tricks of the trade as she hosts several panels on photography, including how to take advantage of our hotel for shots!

Welcome Back Kyoko Okamoto!

Kyoko OkamotoKyoko Okamoto, a demonstrator and lecturer of the koto, will be returning once again to Anime USA! Bringing years of experience, she teaches the Ikuta school of koto all around the DC Metropolitan area. Her lecture and recitals have attracted numerous college and community audiences up and down the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, and New England area! She has also recorded for the Smithsonian Institution, National Symphony Orchestra, and numerous Western artists! Hear a live lesson of the koto from a master in person only at Anime USA!