Louisiana's MechaCon Hosts Singer/Actress Mari Iijima

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The MechaCon convention has announced that Mari Iijima, the singer and voice actress known for playing Lynn Minmay in both the Japanese and English dub versions of The Super Dimension Fortress Macross science-fiction anime series, will appear as a guest at the July 16-18 event in New Orleans.

Iijima contributed songs to later Macross projects and had her own independent music career. Her debut album, Rosé, was produced by composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. In 2006, Iijima returned to Macross to reprise her role as Lynn Minmay in the English dub. In doing so, Iijima made history by becoming the one of the first Japanese voice actresses to reprise a major role in the English dub of a Japanese anime. Iijima currently lives in Los Angeles.

Iijima is also appearing at the SacAnime convention in Sacramento, California in September, and she recently attended Pittsburgh's Tekkoshocon in April.

Other guests at MechaCon include five voice actors from the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood dub: Chris Cason (Gluttony), Mike McFarland (Jean Havoc), Vic Mignogna (Edward Elric), Wendy Powell (Envy), and J. Michael Tatum (Scar).

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