SMASH! 2016 is getting closer and closer and we’ve just heard the exciting news of a second guest being confirmed. Japanese voice actress AI NONAKA has been confirmed as attending SMASH! this year. I’ve included all the important information below straight from the press release.
Sydney, NSW, June 6th, 2016 — Sydney’s #1 Japanese pop-culture convention, SMASH! Sydney
Manga and Anime Show, continues to surprise fans by expanding its spectacular guest list. Following
the guest announcement of Naruto voice actor Hideo Ishikawa, SMASH! is ecstatic to reveal the
second official guest for SMASH! 2016: Japanese voice actress AI NONAKA.
AI NONAKA is a prolific Japanese voice actress and singer who is best known for her roles as Kyouko
Sakura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), Noramyako (Doraemon), and Mansherry (One Piece).
Some of Nonaka’s recent anime roles include Tirami (Amagi Brilliant Park), Ichijou (Paniponi Dash to
Kafuka in Gofu Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei), and Imae Megumi (WataMote).
SMASH! President Andrew Qiu believes the attendance of a second voice actor at SMASH! 2016
demonstrates the “growing community of passionate manga and anime fans” within Australia.
“Year after year, voice-acting guests are a huge hit amongst SMASH! attendees,” Qiu said.
“With Australian fans well-informed of Japan’s latest animation releases, there is a significant demand
to bring Japanese voice talent from Japan. In doing so, SMASH! is the perfect platform for fans to meet
the actors behind the characters they love, and share their love for pop-culture in a unique way.”
Fans will have the opportunity to meet Miss Nonaka at the convention, and attend a special Q&A panel.
SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2016 is a two-day convention to be held at Rosehill
Gardens on August 20th and 21st. For more information, visit www.smash.org.au.