A2F Fall 2014 Guest Jessica CALVELLO from Attack on Titan!

!!Please note! Jessica will be with us Saturday and Sunday only!!!

Hange Zoe
Hange Zoe from Attack on Titan
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Jessica Calvello Studio Selfie

Jessica started dubbing in 1995 with ADVfilms, with her first project being


3 HUGE LINES in Evangelion.


Some more of her earlier work includes Excel Excel (Excel Saga, V1-3),Fam (Ruin Explorers, Mink (Dragonhalf), Celcia (Those Who Hunt Elves, S1),Yuri (Dirty Pair, OAV 1-5), Karin Aoi (DNA²), Drona (Magical DoReMi), Tsukino (Kare Kano), Comic Party (Eimi), Nanael (Queensblade), Kay the Raichu Trainer (Pokemon), Donna (Virus Buster Serge), Meliroon (Slayers: the Motion Picture), Moto and Poom Poom (Boogie Pop Phantom), and The Lovely Warrior, Honey Kisaragi (New Cutey Honey), in which she was personally cast by Go Nagai for the English dub.

Suigintou from Rozen Maiden

More recent roles include Hange Zoe (Attack on Titan), Hajime (Gatchaman Crowds),

Suigintou (Rozen Maiden Zurücksplen), Black Rabbit (Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren’t they?), Kanako (Maria Holic), Saori (Girls und Panzer), Eclair (Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess), Ekitoku Chouhi (Ikki Tousen), and Rip Van Winkle in Team Four Star’s Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, Ep. 4. NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP.

Eclair from Fairy Tail the Movie

Jessica is also currently working with the talented team over at Cyanide & Happiness!

They probably regret this, but in the meantime, go to their youtube channel to hear her in the upcoming shorts: The Weatherman, Butterfly, God and Satan and Teddy Bear Strip Club (to name a few!)

She’s worked for FUNimation, Sentai Filmworks, ADVfilms, New Generation Pictures, 4Kids Entertainment, DuArt, Headline Studios, Central Park Media, The Right Stuf, International, Media Blasters and more!
Jessica loves to attention whore, so please do your part to keep that part of her healthy and feel free to:

Circle her on Google+
Twat her on Twatter
Find her on FB
Check out her youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/JessicaCalvello
… and love her in all of her glorious damage. VHERE ARE MY MEDS?!

Leah Clark Coming to A2F December 2014

clarkprintblairthrowcancelLeah Clark is a Random Force Of Nature working as a voice actress and script adapter forFUNimation Entertainment negimand voice artist for DuArt Films.

Unfortunately due to a recent work conflict Leah Clark will not be at the December 2014 Arkansas Anime Festival. We hope we will be able to welcome her to a future convention.


She has also worked as a director for FUNimation as well as a stage actress in the Dallas-Ft Worth TX area.

Some of her most memorable voice roles include Nodoka in Negima; Suzuka in Suzuka; RedeToriko; Fuyuki in Sgt Frog; Blair in Soul Eater; Minatsuki in

Fuyuki and Keroro
Fuyuki and Keroro

Deadman Wonderland; Saki in Eden of the East;s Nora in Spice and Wolf;

Nora Ahrendt from Spice and Wolf
Nora Ahrendt from Spice and Wolf

Minami in Baka and Test; Jiji in Princess Jellyfish; Noah in Full Metal Alchemist—Conqueror of Shamballa; Coby and Miss Doublefinger in One Piece; Paris in Shin Chan; Eri in School Rumble; Maron in Dragonball GT; Carlita in Pokemon the Movie: Black/White—Victini and Reshiram; and Maru in XXXHolic.

Other notable works include: Aria in Aria, the Scarlet Ammo; Homura/Kagari in Sekirei; Akane in Rumbling Hearts; Ruby in Rosario + Vampire; Tenhou in Oh! Edo Rocket; Akagawa/Red Ranger in Level E; Hikari in Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (not) Advance; Miyabi in Freezing; Kagura in GaRei Zero; Miya Miya in Bamboo Blade; Doyle in Pokemon; and Mayu Otsuka in Darker Than Black.

princess jellyfish cast
Cast of Princess Jellyfish

This year, Leah can be heard as Murmur in Future Diary; Yu in Guilty Crown;

Giselle in Last Exile-Fam, the Silver Wing; as well as roles in Steins Gate, Wolf Children and Is This a Zombie?!

Some of Leah’s script works include Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt, Suzuka, Peach Girl, Sasami—Magical Girl Club,

Muru Muru from Future Diary

Baka and Test, Strike Witches, and her all-time favorite, B Gata  H Kai/Yamada’s First Time.! !

As a Director, Leah has worked on Sasami—Magical Girl Club,strike Tower of Druaga, StrAIN, Case Closed (movies) Captured In Her Eyesred w and Countdown To Heaven, and Shuffle.
Leah is also a producer and co-host of The Red Wine Therapist podcast also featuring

Blair soul eater
Blair from Soul Eater

voice actress Jad Saxton. The show is an interactive open, raw, educational, and hilarious discussion of life, love, wine and (ahem) other stuff.

Leah would find it oh so magical and lovely if you would keep up with her on Twitter and

Leah Clark Actress Fanclub: on Facebook


On Twitter: @leahrooo

On Twitter: @redwinetherapst

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Fairy Tail Carla

Jād Saxton from Fairy Tail December A2F Guest!

Jād Saxton from Fairy Tail
Jād Saxton from Fairy Tail

Jād Saxton

is a voice and stage actress, best known for her work with Funimation Entertainment in Wolf Children (Yuki), Michiko & Hachin (Hatchin), Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail Carla
Fairy Tail Carla

(Carla), Last Exile: Fam The Silver Wing (Fam), Eureka Seven AO (Elena Peoples), Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar (Lashara Earth), Steins; Gate (Faris Nyannyan), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (April), Is This a Zombie? (Haruna), and Shangri-La (Karin Ishida). Some of her other credits include: 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),

Jacqueline O'Lantern Dupré
Jacqueline O’Lantern Dupré

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 lending her voice to anime, she can be seen on stage at various theaters throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth region as well as touring all over the U.S. For a full list of her work please visit www.animenewsnetwork.com.

To keep up with Jād, please visit “Jad Saxton Voice Actress” on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jadsaxton)

AND “Jad Saxton” on Twitter. @jadbsaxton

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Samantha Inoue-Harte December 2014 A2F Returning Guest!

samiGrumpycatnewsmShe’s back for a return engagement because we love her and she loves the Arkansas Anime Festival!

Samantha Inoue-harte is an established and varied Entertainment Industry veteran. First and foremost, Samantha is a Producer and Partner at Animetropolis, a boutique transmedia studio that develops and produces compelling cross-cultural creative content with partnering Japanese Anime studios. Animetropolis partnered with IDA (International Digital Artists) as production partner and lead animation unit for a Japanese/American co-produced CG-animated feature adaptation of Tailchaser’s Song, the acclaimed best-selling fantasy novel by author Tad Williams. Tailchaser’s Song is hailed “as fully realized as Watership Down” by TailchaserPublisher’s Weekly and written by “the best author of epic fantasy not named Tolkein” according to The New Yorker, Tailchaser’s Song follows a young ginger tomcat named Fritti Tailchaser on a perilous quest through the wondrous world of whiskery heroes and villains. [Over 3 million copies sold, and over 25 years in print.] 

Samantha is also an accomplished 16 year veteran as a voice actress in over 40 Japanese anime and Video game titles. Samantha’s most recognized roles are in Kingsisle Entertainment’s Pirate 101 and in Sony Online Entertainment’s DC Universe Online as Isis, Sakura Wars as Kohran Ri, Magical Play as Pipin, and Final Fantasy Unlimited as the Chocobo and Cactaur. 

S. Harte as the voice of  Isis
S. Harte as the voice of Isis

Samantha’s resume includes non Anime specific work as well. She has been an Animation Director for SpikeTV on the Fresh Baked Video Games TV series, has been an animator on Kevin Smith’s Clerks: The Lost Episode, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch 2: the Origins of Stitch, Disney’s Villains’ Revenge, Lonestar’s “Mr. Mom” music video, and many more.

Samantha has acted and has been a stunt worker in many on camera features including: Appaloosa, Blacktino, Beatdown, Elvis and Annabelle, Exterminators, Grindhouse: Death Proof, Grindhouse: Planet Terror, How to Eat Fried Worms, Idiocracy, Jonah Hex, Kabluey, Machete, Machete Kills, Man of the House, National Lampoon’s The Stoned Age, No Pain No Gain, Office Space, Shorts, Sin City, Sin City 2, Teeth, The 2 Bobs, Tree of Life, and True Grit.

Samantha also dabbles in Gore FX makeup which can be seen in Teeth, Predators, Shores of Another Sea, and American Idol. And finally, is also an avid Cowboy Action Sharpshooter in her spare time.

Check her out on IMDB

She has an amazing list of accomplishements on Wikipedia

The Anime News network has another amazing list of incredible work

See all our guests here


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