LOS ANGELES, CA – (February 16, 2011) – Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Anime Expo 2011 — North America’s largest anime and manga event — has announced popular anime voice actor and singer Vic Mignogna as an official Guest of Honor when it returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center and Nokia Theater from July 1 – 4, 2011.
As part of Anime Expo’s largest exhibition and program ever, Mr. Mignogna will participate in fan meet-and-greets, autograph sessions and attendee panels. Fans will also have a chance to hear him perform his most famous songs and anime themes in a live concert.
An actor on stage and screen since the age of eight, Vic Mignogna began his career in anime about 10 years ago as Vega in “Streetfighter II.” Since then he has been in more than a 150 shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in “Fullmetal Alchemist,” Tamaki Suou in “Ouran High School Host Club,” Fai in “Tsubasa Chronicle,” Dark in “DN Angel,” Ikkaku Madarame in “Bleach,” Obito in “Naruto”, Death Scythe in “Soul Eater” and many more. Currently Mignogna is playing Zero in “Vampire Knight,” and Yoshimori in Adult Swim’s “Kekkaishi.” Mignogna has also voiced roles in a large number of video games including “Soul Calibur,” “Disgaea,” “DBZ,” “Persona III,” “FMA” and more.
As a professional music composer, singer and producer, he has written and produced hundreds of songs for TV, radio and CD. He sings the theme songs for shows like “One Piece” and “DBGT,” and has produced several CDs of his own original music. Mignogna regularly writes, produces and directs video and film productions of all kinds. Among his recent credits is the popular web series “Star Trek Phase II,” for which he serves as an actor and director. He returns to Anime Expo 2011 after participating as a judge in the AX Idol competition in 2010.
About Anime Expo
Held annually in Los Angeles, Anime Expo is North America’s largest anime and manga event. Anime Expo gives fans the rare opportunity to meet and hear from some of the most famous anime, manga and musical artists from Japan and get into the action through everything from costume play, karaoke and video competitions to exclusive screenings, non-stop video gaming competitions and the wildly popular Masquerade, in which fans transform themselves into their favorite characters through creative costuming, accessories and make-up and put on their own show before an audience of thousands. AX 2011 will be held July 1 – July 4, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To register or for more information, please visit www.anime-expo.org.
About the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property, Anime Expo®. For more information, please visit www.spja.org.