New Guests Announced For Liberty City Anime Con!

Believe it or not, the Liberty City Anime Con is around the corner and there are still some tickets remaining for the folks who are interested. Yesterday we got a press release announcing some new guests to the proceedings and I am sharing that with you below. Read on.

The Press Release:
We have a few voice actors who have never yet appeared at a con in New York City to announce, along with some returning favorites! Get your tickets for this year!

Robert L. Mungle is a voice actor for Funimation, ADV Films, Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks, and OkraTron 5000. The Right Reverend Robert L. Mungle founded The Whiskey Brothers in 1998. Since then, while the line-up has changed, it has been his outrageously loud voice that has led the group. Mungle has taken the stage everywhere from sold out theaters to seedy strip clubs. His IMDB page boasts over 100 different anime roles, from “Ghost Stories” to “Lady Death” to “Excel Saga.” He was born in Houston and you might recognize him from any of tons of anime roles, some of which include Amanojaku from Ghost Stories, Mr.8 from One Piece, Matsushita from Angel Beats, and Pedro Domingo from Excel Saga. He’s appeared in Akame ga Kill!, 009-1, Broken Blade, Gantz, Halo Legends, and many others.

Rachelle Heger is a LA based voice actress who has been a part of various video games, anime, and animated series. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachelle moved to the west coast to pursue voice over. Rachelle is most well known for her work as “Sucy” in Little Witch Academia and Little Witch Academia 2: The Enchanted Parade. Other roles include “Mittens” in Lala Loopsy Girls, “Olivia” in Lego Friends, “Truffles” in Disney Palace Pets, “Pearl” in the upcoming game Undead Darlings, “Gundromeda” in Heroes of Newerth, and various voices in Persona 5. Rachelle has also provided additional voices for RuneStory, Persona 4: The Animation, and Kill la Kill. In addition to voice acting, Rachelle is also a singer, and a part of re:TYE on YouTube who sing English covers of anime songs. As well as working in the anime industry, Rachelle has been a long time fan of anime and video games, and loves to keep up to date on the newest titles.

Marcus Stimac: Marcus Stimac is a voice, theater and film actor currently living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Milwaukee, Marcus moved to Dallas to study theater at Southern Methodist University, and after graduating stayed in Dallas to pursue other acting opportunities. He is very thankful to have had the chance to work on many great and memorable Animes. Marcus is mostly known for his voice work at Funimation Studios where he has played Dr.Hogback in One Piece, Saito in Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Terasaka in Assassination Classroom, Kazama “Dragon” Ryiuchi in Ping Pong the Animation, Amata Kihara in A Certain Magical Index, Warcry in Fairy Tail, and Cornet in Space Dandy!. If you don’t see him in an Anime you can always find him acting on a local Dallas stage , performing Shakespeare in a bar playing, or playing the accordion under a bridge. Marcus is starring in the first feature length virtual reality film “Manslaughter: VR” for the Oculus Rift entertainment system. He is a fan of many different shows, some his favorite animes include Cowboy Bebop, Yu Yu Hakusho, and One Piece.

Theresa Buchheister: Theresa Buchheister is a voice actor and director, having worked on countless projects over the years. Most recently, Theresa was Aliana, one of the baddies of Team Flare in Pokemon. She directed the 18th Pokemon film – Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, as well as the 18th season and half of the 19th season. She directed Season 7 of The Winx Club and directed Seasons 1 and 2 of World of Winx, as well as voicing a bunch of guest characters. She has directed multiple episodes of Robocar Poli, Bears!, Rolando Locomotiv, Pooches, Moonzy, and more that she cannot talk about yet! She has also worked in audiobooks, radio, video games, commercial, and, especially, weird theatre. She directs with Audioworks for voiceover, teaches at SAG and runs Title:Point (theatre company), Vital Joint (venue), The Exponential Festival.

Lia: The exceptionally beautiful and wildly talented Japanese artist known as Lia began her singing career at age 15, when she moved from Japan to the United States. During her stay in America, she was chosen to be a vocalist of the game, TV, and theatrical version of the “AIR” visual novel theme song, “Tori no Uta,” which means “Birds Poetry.” Because of her transparent voice quality and outstanding ability to sing everything from pop, classical, to jazz, she became known as the Diva of Crystal Voice. Even after returning to Japan, she received offers from multiple agencies who wanted to utilize her abilities in their various projects. Her popularity has continued to soar because of her singing of theme songs of popular anime episodes, video games, and other musical projects.

In 2010, Lia won third place during the first week of Oricon (Japanese singles popularity chart) with the theme song, “My Soul, Your Beats” of the anime series, “Angel Beats.” During that same year, she won first place in the Independent Chart Section of the Billboard Japan Awards, as well as first place in the 43rd Oricon Annual Ranking anime tie-up singles. She also won a Grammy award for her assistance with the vocals on the album, “Calling All Dawns.” In 2014, she sang the theme song, “JUSTITIA” for the animated television series, “Wizard Barristers.” and the theme song, “Days” for the TV series, “Mekakucity Actors.”

In 2015, she sang a song called “Timeless Tomorrow,” which was used as the theme song of the iOS/Android game app, “Final Fantasy Legends: The Space -Time Crystal.” In that same year, she sang another theme song, titled “Heartily Song,” of the PC game, “Angel Beats! – 1st Beat-”. She also went on to sing the theme song, “Bravely You,” of the 13-episode animated series, “Charlotte.” “Bravely You” won fourth place in the first week of the 2015 Oricon and first place in the first week of the Billboard Japan Anime Chart.
Michael A. Zekas

Jersey Boy-turned-Texan Michael A. Zekas is a voice actor with Funimation, Media Blasters, KOEI Tecmo, Aphmau, and many other creators from around the world. Check out his performances as Kasper Linz in Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, Katze in Ai no Kusabi, Koyuken in Hakyu Hoshin Engi, and his breakout role Cliff Strive in Holy Knight. Select games include Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi as Oda Nobunaga, Anima Gate of Memories: The Nameless Chronicles, and Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory as well as Slam Fighter II and the upcoming Red Star Azimuth from Austin-based Team Dogpit. Michael also works as a part of StarMan Studios as a director, audio engineer, talent coordinator, and head of communications. When attempting to not work, you can find him hunting for a good cup of coffee, showing off his puppies, or posing fabulously like a Joestar. Stay in touch on Twitter and other social media!

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m not the biggest study on the names behind the Anime spectaculars that the fans are super educated on. I posted this to help rally the folks who are interested in attending. At the time of this writing, I’ve just put in for my credentials and hope to be wandering and exploring with the rest of you. Let’s see what happens. They do a great job of things here so if you are a fan of Anime and Manga, you’re going to want to come.

Official Websites:
Liberty City Anime Con:
Marcus Stimac: no website
Michael Zekas:
Rachelle Heger:
Robert Mungle:
Theresa Butchheister: no website

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