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Yuri Lowenthal & Tara Platt To Attend Anime Boston 2019

Earlier today, Anime Boston announced that voice actors Tara Platt and Yuri Lowenthal will attend their 2019 event as guests of honor. The two actors are the tenth and eleventh confirmed western guests, respectively, and join the following:

  • Yoko Shimomura
  • Billy Kametz
  • Greg Ayres
  • Tara Sands
  • Johnny Yong Bosch
  • Kenji Kodama
  • Naohiro Ogata
  • Yoichi Kato
  • Richard Epcar
  • Ellyn Stern
  • Leah Clark
  • Kara Edwards
  • Lisa Ortiz

Platt an Lowenthal are a husband and wife duo, who have been married as of 2002.

Yuri Lowenthal Headshot

Yuri Lowenthal has been active in the entertainment industry since 1998. During his third year attending The College of William & Mary, Lowenthal studied abroad in Osaka. Following his graduation, he worked as a Coordinator of International Relations with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET), while continuing to pursue ventures in acting. He spent six years in New York, performing in the theatre, as well as in indie films.

He moved to Los Angeles to take on additional roles. There, he took a voice acting class with Tara Platt. His first voice acting role was Bakunetsumaru in 2004’s Superior Defender Gundam Force. Since then, he’s gone on to voice more than three hundred roles in anime and other works, including:

  • Alucard (Castlevania franchise)
  • Cecil Harvey (Final Fantasty IV)
  • Derek Stiles (Trauma Center series)
  • Haseo (.hack//G.U.)
  • Hayate (Dead or Alive)
  • Luka (Bayonetta)
  • Luke fon Fabre (Tales of the Abyss
  • Marth (Fire Emblem)
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto franchise)
  • Yosuke Hanamura (Persona 4)
  • Suzaku Kururugi (Code Geass)
  • Shinra Kishitani (Durarara!!)
  • Marco Nogata (FLCL Progressive)
  • Riddhe Marcenas (Mobile Suit Gundam UC)
  • Barnaby Brooks, Jr. (Tiger & Bunny)

 Tara Platt Headshot

Tara Platt has been active in the entertainment industry since 2004. She earned her Bacherlor of Fine Arts at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts in 1999, before studying in London. Upon returning to North America, Platt moved to New York, where she worked off Broadway, before moving to Los Angeles.

She co-founded independent film company Monkey King Productions with her husband Yuri Lowenthal in 2004, and co-wrote two books: Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It’s Like Behind the Mic Voice-Over Voice Actor: The Extended Edition.

Through her career, Platt has voiced more than one hundred fifty roles, including:

  • Anna Williams (Tekken)
  • Elizabeth (Persona 3)
  • Mitsuru Kirijo (Persona 3)
  • Oichi (Samurai Warriors franchise)
  • Ranmaru Mori (Samurai Warriors franchise)
  • Raine Sage (Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World)
  • Temari (Naruto franchise)
  • Vert (Green Heart) (Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise)
  • Washimi (Aggretsuko)
  • Caster (Fate/stay night)
  • Yukihana (Kanokon: The Girl Who Cried Fox)
  • Marida Cruz (Mobile Suit Gundam UC)
  • Ikuko Tsukino (Sailor Moon Crystal)
  • Barasuishou (Rozen Maiden franchise)
  • Agnes Joubert (Tiger & Bunny)

Anime Boston will be held at the Hynes Convention Center from April 19 – 21.

Source: Anime Boston (Press Release)

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