Fanime Announces New Guests of Honor

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Fanime celebrates its 25th Anniversary with two more great guests.

Nobutoshi_Canna

Nobutoshi Canna is a veteran Japanese voice actor affiliated with Aoni Production. He started his career as a child actor when he was just three years old. After joining fellow voice actor and sempai Toshio Furukawa’s theater troupe, he was introduced to voice acting where he made his debut in 1991.

Mr. Canna’s notable roles include Lancer in the Fate/Stay series, Kabuto Yakushi in Naruto, Guts in Berserk, Tasuki in Fushigi Yugi, Basara Nekki in Macross 7, and Ban Mido in GetBackers. His amazing voice can also be heard in a number of video games including as Knuckles the Echidna in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Cao Pi in Dynasty Warriors, Takaya Sakaki in Persona 3, and Randy in the Angelique series.

Aya_Hirano

Aya Hirano is a Japanese voice actress, screen actress, singer and television personality affiliated with Grick. She rose to fame in 2006 with her portrayal of the titular character in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya where she also performed many of the series’ memorable songs. Her work on this fan favorite earned her recognition at the 1st Annual Seiyuu Awards where she won Best Rookie Female, and also at the follow year’s awards where she won Best Lead Actress. In addition, she won the Best Singing Award in 2008 for the Lucky Star opening theme, “Motteke! Sailor Fuku,” along with the other main cast members.

Ms. Hirano’s other credits include Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail), Migi (Parasyte -the maxim-), Dende (Dragon Ball Z Kai and Super), Misa Amane (DEATH NOTE), Konata Izumi (Lucky Star), Nobume Imai (Gintama), Reira Serizawa (NANA), and many more. She has a successful music career and often performs the theme song of series she appears in. Ms. Hirano actively performs in musicals and has also appeared on many Japanese TV shows and a number of television series.

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JM has been the publishing editor of J-pop News since 2015. He has covered the pop culture entertainment scene since the 80's when he published fanzines for Doctor Who and Quantum Leap. He is an avid fan of all things J-pop.