Anime Matsuri Launches New Website and Promo For 2012 Event

New commercial featuring Stephanie Young as Anime Matsuri Mascot, Mirai

Houston, TX, August 23rd, 2011: On April 6th-8th, 2012, Anime Matsuri celebrates its sixth year anniversary with an exciting new website and animated commercial.

To kick off our 2012 campaign, we launched a new website and a new animated short of our mascot Mirai voice brilliantly by Stephanie Young. All the animation and post production was done in-house by AM Studios, the production division of Anime Matsuri. It was a great honor to work with Stephanie and we hope to encourage more events in promoting their guests in new and creative ways. Anime Matsuri Chairman and AM Studios Producer, Deneice Leigh expressed the pre-convention campaign will focus on showcasing some of the incredible talent we have as guests. We will continue to support and promote all our guests in new and exciting ways to the fans.

Check out the new website here:

View the new animated promo here:

Stephanie Young is thrilled to be working with Funimation and Okratron 5000 as a voice actress and singer with a niche voice for dominating females, witches, and queens. Her latest game projects include the lead female vocals in Ms. Splosion Man and Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smilely! Stephanie is the female vocalist in the “Brad” theme song, as well as the voice of the Viking hottie, “Nordya”. Her voice acting credits include the lead role in Claymore portraying “Clare”, “Olivier Armstrong” in Full Metal Alchemist, Brotherhood, “Nico Robin” in One Piece (new dub with Funimation), “Arachne” in Soul Eater, “Juiz” in Eden of the East, “Oise” in Oh! Edo Rocket, “Tamayo Kataokon” in Rideback, “Yoshikawa” in Bamboo Blade, “Junko” in Desert Punk, “Elfriede” in Moonphase, “Mana” in Negima, “Miranda Maverick” in Solty Rei, “Sophia” in Aquarion, “Kagero” in Basilisk, “Sasha Jobson” in Blassreiter, “Lecty Leque” in Heroic Age, “Flanca” in Gunslinger Girl, “Oruha” in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, “Nora” in Witchblade, “Echidna Parass” in Black Cat, “Nanako” in Crayon Shin-chan, “B.B.” in Glass Fleet, “Yuuri Kitajima” in Dragonaut, “Jane” in Grappler Baki Maximum Tournament, “Yahagi” in Mushi-shi, “Female Rogue” in Ragnarok, “Dr. Kozuki” in Rumbling Hearts, “Itoko Osakabe” in School Rumble, “Mireille” in Trinity Blood, “Aki Abe” in Hell Girl, “Reika Tachibana” in Balder Force Exe Resolution, “Xavier Tatum” in Shuffle, “Mrs. Tomita” in Kodocha, Hanahana in XXXholic, and “Shika” in Samurai 7. Her game credits include “Fiona” in Spike Out and “Selket” in Unreal Championship II, The Liandri Conflict. Stephanie can also be heard singing theme songs for Dragon Ball GT, Negima, and Tsubasa. With Illumitoon, Stephanie recorded “Paf Shining” in AM Drive and “Karen” in B'tx.

As a singer/songwriter, Stephanie enjoys lending her signature, soulful vocals, along with her guitarist husband David, to the Dallas-based pop/jazz band, The Brehms ( They recently released their self titled, debut album “The Brehms”, and their single, “Red Dress”, was a finalist in the USA International Songwriting Competition! With a dash of ultra lounge and surfer rock chic, this album rocks with retro flare! Stephanie is also a graduate of Baylor University with a degree in Theatre Performance. Her love of performing lead her to work extensively on the stage, as well as on both sides of the camera with the production house, Blue Logic (, as well as HGTV. As an actress, Stephanie has appeared in numerous film, television, voice over, and national commercial/print projects. Stephanie is a two-time nominee for the Dallas Theatre League's Leon Rabin Award for her work in the Dallas Theatre Community. Stephanie is represented by The Horne Agency.

About Anime Matsuri: Anime Matsuri is an annual Anime and Japanese Pop Culture convention held in Houston, Texas. The 2012 convention will be held on Easter weekend, April 6th – 8th, 2012 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Please visit the website at for more info.

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