This weekend, Novemeber 11th to the 13th, Sailor Moon fans will be able to meet voice actors from the original and new dubs of Sailor Moon at Fan Expo Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Center. In attendance from the English dub of the original Sailor Moon anime will be Linda Ballantyne, the voice of Sailor Moon, and Susan Roman, the voice of Sailor Jupiter. Fans will also be able to meet Cherami Leigh, the voice of Sailor Venus from the new dub of the original Sailor Moon anime and Sailor Moon Crystal.
Though not one of the main cast fans will also be able to meet Ryo Horikawa from the original Japanese version of Sailor Moon. He is best known as the voice of Vegeta from Dragonball Z but he also provided the voice of some guest characters in the original Sailor Moon anime. In Sailor Moon S episode 119 he voiced Thomas Harris, a DJ who was targeted by Mimete of the Witches 5 . In Sailor Moon SuperS episode 140 he played Yoshiki Usui, a fashion designer who was targeted by Fish Eye.
The main panel to catch is “Sailor Moon Celebration Panel with Stars Linda Ballantyne & Susan Roman” on Saturday at 12pm. You’ll be able to see Cherami Leigh at the “Q&A Session with the Stars of Fairy Tail: Cherami Leigh, Chris Sabat, Jamie Marchi & Eric Vale” Sunday at 11:30am. Ryo Horikawa has three panels. Friday at 5pm is “E-manga Promotion with Ryo Horikawa”, Saturday at 4:30pm is “Dragon Ball Z with Ryo Horikawa & Chris Sabat & Eric Vale” and finally Sunday at 12:30pm is “Anime Q&A with Dragon Ball Super’s Ryo Horikawa”.
Will any you be at this convention? Who are you most looking forward to meeting?
This coming weekend, August 22nd to the 24th, there are a few Sailor Moon related guests appearing at AniRevo, Anime Revolution, a convention in Vancouver. The main actor that fans will be interested in is Megumi Ogata, who supplied the voice of Sailor Uranus in the original Japanese version of Sailor Moon. Viz Media will also be at the convention hosting a number of panels. Stephanie “Sugar” Lyn Beard, the English voice of Rini, was previously announced a guest but will be unable to attend.
In addition to playing Sailor Uranus, Haruka Tenou, in Sailor Moon S and SailorStars Megumi Ogata also supplied the voices of Young Mamoru in the Sailor Moon R movie, Petz in the Sailor Moon R season as well as a number of smaller roles and monsters of the week.
Charlene Ingram, senior manager of animation marketing, will be representing Viz Media and hosting a number of panels. On Saturday Viz will be hosting two panels. The Viz Media panel takes place Saturday at 5pm and the Viz Animation panel will be taking place at 9pm. On Sunday at 1pm there will be a screening of episodes 8 and 10 of Viz’s new Sailor Moon dub. These episodes feature the introductions of Sailor Mercury and Sailor Mars. Fans will be able to hear Kate Higgins as Sailor Mercury and Cristina Vee as Sailor Mars.
Next weekend, June 27th to the 29th, Linda Ballantyne, the voice of Sailor Moon, Toby Proctor, the voice of Tuxedo Mask, and John Stocker, voice director for the S and SuperS seasons of the Sailor Moon dub, will be at Northwest Fan Fest at UBC in Vancouver.
The weekend’s Sailor Moon related events includes an autograph and photo op session on Friday at 2pm, a guest meet and greet dinner on Friday for gold pass holders, the Sailor Moon Voice Actors Panel on Saturday at 1:30pm. Although not strictly Sailor Moon related, the Sailor Moon voice actors will having a History of Animation and Voice Over in Canada on Sunday at 10:30am.
Legendary anime voice actor Kappei Yamaguchi will be a guest of honor at Anime Revolution in Vancouver August 16th to the 18th. Kappei Yamaguchi provided the voice of Artemis in the live action Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon series. He has also provided voices for many iconic anime characters such as Inuyasha and Ranma.
Kappei Yamaguchi joins Sailor Moon voice actor Toru Furuya, Tuxedo Mask from the anime series, who was previously announced as a guest.
Toru Furuya, the original Japanese voice of Tuxedo Mask from the Sailor Moon anime, will be making an appearance at the Anime Revolution anime convention in Vancouver August 16th to the 18th 2013.
Toru Furuya not only provided the voice of Tuxedo Mask as well as many other anime characters but he is also slated to reprise his role in the new Sailor Moon anime which was originally scheduled to be released this summer. He will be the guest of honour at the Anime Revolution convention, which last year played host to a number of Sailor Moon voice actors from the English dub in their celebration of the 20th Anniversary.