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Anime USA Welcomes Voice Actor, Christopher Corey Smith

Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece, Gurren Lagann voice actor to appear at Anime USA 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jul. 20, 2013 — Anime USA announces the appearance of voice actor, Christopher Corey Smith, at this year's convention on September 13–15, 2013. Smith, also credited under the names Christopher Smith, Chris Smith, and Chris Kent, is the voice anime fans have heard, but haven't heard of. Smith began his voice acting career with incidental characters in Robotech and Captain Harlock. He can be heard as Spandem in One Piece, John Balks in Future Diary, Raizer Phoenix in High School DxD, Major Peter Soyuz in Fullmetal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos, and many others.

Smith has also worked as voice talent for numerous other anime series, such as:
Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society
Gurren Lagann
Persona 4

In addition to anime, Smith's voice brought life to video game characters. Most recently, fans heard him taunt Batman as the Joker in Lego Batman 2 and Lego Batman: The Movie. He also voiced Molag Bal and Foresworn Briarheart in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Hotshot in Defiance, and the Emperor in Final Fantasy: Dissidia.

Additional video game credits include:
Tales of Symphonia 2
• Operation Flashpoint 2
• Dragons Dogman
• Mortal Kombat vs. DC
• Street Fighter
• Star Wars: Empire at War
• World of Warcraft and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Smith looks forward to meeting attendees of Anime USA 2013! For biographical information and photographs, please visit Anime USA's Voice Actor page at: http://animeusa.org/guests/voice-actors/

About Anime USA: Anime USA began in 1999 as a 3-day Japanese animation convention in northern Virginia. It was started by fans and in 2004, became a non-profit educational organization. Anime USA's mission is to promote, as well as educate the public about Japanese arts and popular culture. As in the beginning, Anime USA remains a convention of Otaku, by Otaku, for Otaku. Anime USA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit.

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