Anime North Texas 2023: Anime Icons Behind the Scenes

A Glimpse Behind the Anime Curtain

Anime North Texas 2023 was not just another event, for those who were able to attend, it was an was an opportunity for fans to meet and ask questions of their favorite voice actors. While anime offers a world of escapism and entertainment for its viewers, understanding the voices behind the characters brings a deeper appreciation.

Spotlight: Trina Nishimura’s Anime Journey

Anime North Texas 2023 features Voice actress Trina Nishimura.

For anime enthusiasts, Trina Nishimura is a recognizable voice behind some of the most iconic characters. She’s celebrated for voicing Mikasa Ackerman in ‘Attack on Titan’, Kyoka Jiro in ‘My Hero Academia’, Kurisu Makise in ‘Steins;Gate’, and notably, Mari Makinami Illustrious in the “Rebuild of Evangelion” film series. These roles, especially her portrayal of strong female leads, have solidified her reputation in the anime industry. During the Anime North Texas panel, Trina delved into her storied career. She reflected on the nuances of each character, discussed the challenges and rewards of the voice acting world, and expressed heartfelt gratitude for the consistent love and support she’s received from fans worldwide.

Colleen O’Shaughnessy: A Versatile Voice

Anime North Texas 2023 hosted Voice actress Colleen O'Shaugnessey.

Colleen O’Shaughnessy has lent her voice to a myriad of memorable characters across both anime and animation. She’s notably recognized for voicing Tails in various “Sonic the Hedgehog” series, including ‘Sonic Boom’, and for her portrayal of the determined Wasp/Janet Van Dyne in ‘Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’. Additionally, her roles as Sora Takenouchi in “Digimon Adventure” and Jazz Fenton in “Danny Phantom” further attest to her versatility and depth in the industry. At the Anime North Texas event, Colleen delved into her expansive career. She highlighted the intricacies of voice acting and expressed the unparalleled satisfaction of bringing characters to life.

Voice Acting in a Changing World

The world is constantly evolving, and so is the anime industry. The year 2020 brought with it changes and challenges. At the panel, both Trina and Colleen provided their perspectives on how the voice acting industry and they themselves adapted during that time. They touched upon the importance of resilience, the embrace of new technologies, and the ever-growing global love for anime.

Exclusive Footage from Anime North Texas

For those who couldn’t attend Anime North Texas 2023 in person, we have ensured no fan will miss out. Exclusive footage from the event offers a comprehensive look into the discussions, revelations, and heartfelt moments shared on that day.

Author: Jeremy

Jeremy was first introduced to anime with heavily edited versions of Mazinger Z (aka Tranzor Z in the US), GoLion (aka Voltron) and Macross (aka Robotech) while growing up in the 1980's. Since then his tastes have evolved into a fairly eclectic mix of anime with a soft-spot for underdog shonen stories, psychological/cyber-punk stories and select love comedies. Jeremy was also the head organizer of Anime Souffle anime club in Los Angeles. It was at an Anime Souffle meeting where he met Michael Huang and eventually was invited to join as a guest co-host for Scattered Cells Podcast episode #6 in February of 2007. Afterwards he became an official part of the Anime Diet crew.

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