News SMASH 2013 announces two new guests, Masakazu Morita and LOVERIN TAMBURIN
posted on 2013-05-13 09:32 EDT
SMASH made the announcement of Masakazu Morita attending the event via press-release and through their website. This is in addition to band guests LOVERIN TAMBURIN and previously announced Japanese VA Haruko Momoi. SMASH is a one day convention in Sydney, NSW and their 2014 show will be running on the 10th of August at the Sydney Convention Centre. You can now purchase tickets for the day through their website.
Masakazu MortiaAn experienced voice actor whose most recent role is Wisu in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. Masakazu Mortia has also voiced Barnaby Brooks Jr. in Tiger & Bunny, Tidus in the Final Fantasy X, Keiji Maeda in Sengoku Basara, Auel Neider in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Kazuya Hiramaru in Bakuman. He also won the title of "Best Rookie Actor" back in 2007 in the Seiyuu Awards for his role as Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach. Masakazu hosts a radio show called Bleach B-Station where he interacts with other voice actors from Bleach. There are currently no announcements as to the events that Masakazu will be taking part in.
The Japan Foundation, Sydney is the principal sponsor of SMASH and has created the opportunity for Masakazu Morita to attend SMASH as a guest. You can view the press release from SMASH and The Japan Foundation on the announcement or visit the SMASH website for further information.
LOVERIN TAMBURINFormed as "a.a" in Hiroshima in 1997 before moving to Tokyo in 2001 and renaming as LOVERIN TAMBURIN the band's major debut was in 2006 with 'Aishitageru', the opening theme of Disgea and a year later with 'mo.o' the ending theme of Nanatsuiro Drops. The band has since released a number of covers from Ghibli films, Dragon Ball Z and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The band consists of main vocalist and songwriter Aya, pianist AKIHIRO and support musicians guitarist Fujio Ryo and Fire and Kohta Igarashi on drums. You can view their profile on the SMASH website.
Haruko MomoiHaruko Momoi is a prolific Japanese voice actress that is credited with over 30 roles including Chika Minazuki in Ai Yori Aoshi, Faris Nyannyan in Stiens;Gate, Ai Hayakawa in Final Fantasy: Unlimited, San Seto in My Bride is a Mermaid's and Anise Tatlin in Tales of the Abyss. Momoi has worked her way up by singing and performing on the streets of Akihabara in the late 90's, later releasing singles and formed a partnership with Masaya Koike as UNDER17 to perform songs for games and anime including DearS, Genshiken and Kujibiki Unbalance. After Masaya and Haruko went their seperate ways in 2004, Haruko went onto a solo career, performing songs for D.C. ~Da Capo~, School Days, My Bride is a Mermaid, Yurumates and Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger and has since created her own production label "Akihabara Love Records".