The AnimeIowa Guests Team welcomes Kohei & TiA as our musical guests for AnimeIowa 2019!
TiA is a Recording Artist in Japan who did the ending theme “Ryuusei” for Naruto, as well as “Promise” which was used as the second opening for Yakitate!! Japan. Her first album received a Gold Disc Award, and she won McDonald’s Gospelfest 2016 as the first Japanese female artist, and has been featured in the New York Times, FOX TV, and NY1 in 2018.
Kohei is an international ambassador singer (commended by IFA United Nations) who hails from Tokyo, Japan. He is also an Apollo winner in 2014, and a finalist in McDonald’s Gospelfest for the years of 2016, 2017, and 2018. He has served as an official emcee at Japan Fes in 2017 and 2018, and has been featured on television with appearances on the Steve Harvey Show and M-On TV with Japanese recording artist The Rampage from Exile Tribe.
Kohei is releasing his new songs ‘All About You’, ‘Power to the People’, and a cover of the Naruto song ‘Haruka Kanata’.
“It’s the end of an era! It’s been an amazing 15 year run, but all good things must come to an end… we’re shutting down the AnimeIowa Forums and converting them for staff use only. (CLICK HERE for full details.) The Forum Team thanks all of our wonderful Boardies, members, and visitors who have used the AnimeIowa Forums. Your participation and support have kept our Forums a fun and safe place to visit, and have continuously improved the AnimeIowa convention. We encourage everyone to continue their year-round AnimeIowa preparations via our website, e-mail list, Facebook and Con-goers pages, and other social media sites.”
The AnimeIowa 2019 Guests Team is pleased to announce that for the first time ever, we’ll be having a fashion Guest of Honor with 50%DANGEROUS!
50%DANGEROUS is a fashion brand that creates one-of-a-kind fashion ensembles for musicians, celebrities and fans of fashion. The designers find inspiration for their ensembles through Japanese street fashion, pop culture, and androgynes styles. Get ready to see their latest collection on the runway in a fashion show like no other. For more information visit 50DANGEROUS.COM
Ever wanted to run a panel with friends or have an interest in seeing something done at AnimeIowa? Then step right up and submit your ideas anytime from December 3rd through April 26th!
For more information visit the AnimeIowa Panel Submissions page.
The Guests Team is happy to announce that Daniel Mohr will be returning as a Guest of Honor for AnimeIowa 2019!
Daniel “Stitch” Mohr – Comic artist, author, and actor who was born and bred in Minnesota. Daniel is also known as that guy over there in the hat. He has been acting for over 20 years in both community theater and professional performances, and specializes in improvisation. He has been heard to say he will do anything for a laugh, and has proved it more than once. Ask him about being lit on fire, multiple times. For almost a decade he has worked with his puppet companion Wolfie, and they have been called equal opportunity offenders however they promise to behave at least five minutes every day. Currently he lives with his wife in St Paul, where they run Mohr Creations together selling his artwork and her custom made fine jewelry. Daniel has also begun his own publishing company, Wolfie B Bad Productions, which publishes his comic collections, “Everyday Gods”, “World Wide News”, “Life is a Natural One”, and soon the new comic “The Adventures of Bastian and Mushu”.
The AnimeIowa Guests Team is pleased to announce that J. Michael Tatum will be a Guest of Honor for AnimeIowa 2019!
Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be called free-fall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.
Discovered by Funimation warhorse Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, France in the Hetalia franchise, Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss, and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. More recently, Tatum can be heard in the epic My Hero Academia as Teyna Iida.
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And although the Marketplace has not officially opened for the 2019 convention. They have opened to take applications of interest.
What is an application of interest? It is the information portion of the application form and most of the paperwork required to apply for the marketplace. When you fill out an application of interest you will receive the information on pricing, booth sizes and the information you need before we release it to the general public. Just think of it as holding your place in line.
You can find the link to the Application of Interest form in the Vendor/Artist information page here on the website.
From all of us at AnimeIowa, we hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, and are looking forward to the Holiday season coming.
The Guests Team is pleased to announce that Wolfie B. Bad will be returning as a Guest of Honor for AnimeIowa 2019!
Wolfie was born into the post-apocalyptic world of 2175. The planet had been decimated by the Sub vs Dub Wars, a war that began with an internet flame war over the proper way to watch anime. While racing go carts with an Italian Plumber and his strange dragon-like frenemy, Wolfie had to swerve to miss hitting a strangely dressed girl scout yelling something about righting wrongs, and triumphing over evil, saying that meant Wolfie. Luckily he had recently acquired a Keyblade and was able to fight the pigtailed girl and her friends to a standstill. Before the final battle could commence, a large robot landed. It appeared to be the combination of five Wolfie’s, even though the paladin pilots said they were lions, but Wolfie knew better. The leader of the Paladins said that they were there to send Wolfie back in time to stop the Sub vs Dub Wars and save the Earth, but they over shot the mark and he landed in 2011. Wolfie felt that he needed to find a way to get back to the future, but got bored, so he joined the entertainment industry instead.
AnimeIowa is pleased to announced Lauren Landa as a 2019 Guest of Honor!
Within the world behind the mic, she is most known for roles such as the ninja beauty, Kasumi in Dead or Alive 5; the seductive Litchi Faye Ling in the popular fighting games BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, as well as the sequels BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, and Continuum Shift Extend; Chrono Phantasma; the badass Kyoko Sakura in Puella Magi Madoka Magica; the enthusiastic Yan Leixia in Soul Calibur V; the deadly Little Queen in Tales of Graces; the valley girl racer in pink, Boiboi, in REDLINE; the adorable zombie Squigly in Skullgirls; kind hearted Leia in Tales of Xillia; the innocent Chubo Sonken in IkkiTousen: Great Guardians, the quiet Annie Leonhardt in the hit anime series Attack on Titan, One in “DrakenGard 3”, Nora in “Noragami”, Sailor Neptune in the VIZ Media’s Sailor Moon, Merlin in “The Seven Deadly Sins” and many more!
She has also had several other roles in anime and video games such as Leeza, (Blazing Souls Accelate), Arf and Chrono Harlaown (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha/ A’s), Kirche Van Zerbst, (Familiar Of Zero) Aegil, Cotton, Sasha (Rondo of Swords), Lila (Summon Night Twin Age), Rina (Luminous Arc 2), Yoko (Sakichi Satô’s Tokyo Zombie), Sy-Fy channel’s anime addition (Monster) and more!
Our Guests Team is pleased to announce that Crusher-P will be coming to AnimeIowa 2019!
Crusher-P Is a freelance musician who has created numerous pieces of music for arcade rhythm games by Sega, Konami, Taito and numerous others. In addition to this, Crusher-P has composed numerous record-breaking VOCALOID songs including “Again” which has received over 3.5 million views on YouTube. Her most famous song is “ECHO” which has over 25 million views on YouTube and 4.5 million views on Niconico, while also receiving numerous remixes, covers, and even a Japanese novelization.
You can find her online through her YouTube channel Crusher-P or on Twitter @CCrusherP.