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Lisa Ortiz & Greg Ayres To Attend Anime Boston 2017

Anime Boston’s latest guest reveals are bringing the heat of a thousand Dragon Slaves!

Earlier today, Anime Boston announced that Lisa Ortiz and Greg Ayres will attend this year’s convention as guests. The two actors, which are the eighth and ninth North American guests respectively, join eleven other confirmed guests:

  • Brina Palencia
  • Bryson Baugus
  • Kyle Colby Jones
  • Johnny Yong Bosch
  • Lex Lang
  • Michelle Ruff
  • Naokatsu Tsuda
  • Puffy AmiYumi
  • Sandy Fox
  • Toru Furuya

Lisa Ortiz has been active in the anime industry since 1995, when she made her début as Deedlit in the Record of Lodoss War OVA series. She made her entrance into acting a bit earlier, though, “under the shroud of an attempted auto larceny gone awry.”

Yeah, we’re not too sure on that, either.

Anyway, Ortiz has since gone on to play numerous fan-favorite roles, including:

  • Amy Rose in Sonic X
  • Kuromi Oguro in Animation Runner Kuromi
  • Lina Inverse in The Slayers
  • Nickel Doll in Accel World
  • Shiori in Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Tony Tony Chopper in One Piece

Ortiz is the current director of the Pokémon XY anime dub, and president of post-production studio Noise of O Productions, LLC.

Greg Ayres has been active in the anime industry since 2002, when he voiced Mikhail and Captain in Steel Angel Kurumi. The veteran actor’s gone on lend his voice to over 200 roles, including numerous fan favorites. H is most popular credits include:

  • Ayato Naoi in Angel Beats!
  • Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland
  • Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Clue
  • MonoKuma in Danganronpa
  • Nagisa Haruki in Free! Eternal Summer
  • Negi Springfield in Negima!
  • Son Goku in Saiyuki
  • Yukio “Koyuki” Tanaka in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad

Anime Boston 2017 will be held from March 31 through April 2 at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston hotel.

Source: Anime Boston (Press Release)

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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