Anime Shogatsu Brings the Bakugan Cast Together Jan 18th 2020 in Toronto Canada

Anime Shogatsu 2020 – January 18th At the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

December 3, 2019 – Toronto Canada –
Anime Shogatsu returns in 2020 to celebrate another Anime New Year! With a new lineup of guests, performances, and open discussions aimed at encouraging awareness of Anime and Japanese culture. Helping to unite Anime Fans in an open exchange of ideas and experiences. Anime Shogatsu is being held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto on January 18th 2020.

Anime Shogatsu's Bakugan Celebration!
Answer the call to brawl! With the new Bakugan Battle Planet's success on channel's like the Cartoon Network (US), YTV (Canada) and Netfilx, Bakugan has returned to popularity in 2019. To celebrate the success of the series Anime Shogatsu brings the voice cast of Bakugan Battle Planet together for their first appearance in 2020!

Bakugan Voice Cast Appearing at Anime Shogatsu 2020:

Julius Cho – As Magnus Black
Deven Christian Mack – As Wynton Styles
Jason Deline – As Drago Margarita Valderrama – As Lia Venegas
Jonah Wineberg – As Dan Kouzo
(bio's included on pages 2 – 3)

Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite characters for a chance to win special prizes at the masquerade costume contests. Attendees are also welcome to attend lectures, workshops, interactive exhibits and shop for collectables at the vendor and exhibit area.

With more guests being confirmed for 2020 Anime Shogatsu is shaping up to be a great time for Anime Fans to come together and celebrate the Anime and Japanese New Year!

We look forward to seeing you in January!

About Anime Shogatsu – an event dedicated to celebrating the Anime and Japanese New year. Showcasing the latest trends in Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Video games, and live performances events. Anime Shogatsu is an event designed to help people of like-minded interests gather in a place where they can express themselves freely, and show their love of Japanese Pop Culture. Anime Shogatsu is hosted at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre 6 Garamond Ct, North York, ON M3C 1Z5 Canada. Visit the website at Social Media Links:,,,

Bakugan Voice Actor Bios:

Julius Cho – A professional tv and voice actor working primarily in Toronto,Ontario Canada. He was trained in Shakespearean acting at the University of Windsor and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree back in 2017.

Julius has always had a love for cartoons and anime and his main influences were Futurama and Digimon. It was at the University of Windsor's Acting Program that Julius discovered he wanted to be just like his voice acting heroes.

Since then, he has lent his voice on such shows as Netflix's BAKUGAN: BATTLE PLANET (Magnus Black), CBC Gem's PEOPLEWATCHING (Martin), Teletoon's DN.ACE (Sammy Rhye), TVO'S PAW PATROL: READY RACE RESCUE (Lionel Lightspeed) while on tv you can see him on CW'S IN THE DARK (Evan) or PBS Kids ODD SQUAD (Double Danny).

Margarita Valderrama – A Colombian-Canadian actor and writer. She was born in Buenos Aires, raised in Bogotá and Mexico City, and has called Toronto home for over a decade. Most notably she's the voice of Lia Venegas on Bakugan: Battle Planet and loves every minute of it! Other TV credits include: Paw Patrol and the upcoming Mrs. America (FX). Her roots are in theatre and she's had had the pleasure of working with various Toronto based theatre companies on new play development, and she's grateful to have been nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for my work in Meet Cute (Roseneath Theatre). Theatre credits include: rochdale (SummerWorks), fearless (fu-gen theatre) and TOUGH! (Canadian REP Theatre). Her first short film script Date Night won the ACTRA Toronto Shorts Competition this summer and premiered at the Toronto Shorts International Film Festival in November. Date Night has also received Official Selection from the Canada Shorts Film Festival and their Award of Commendation.

Jason Deline – With roles that range from goofy neighbour to charming psychopath, Jason's TV & Film credits include "X-Men: Days of Futures Past”, Robert Zemeckis' "The Walk", the CBS series "Beauty and the Beast”, the BBC production "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell", The CW's "Arrow”, as well as recent turns in "Murdoch Mysteries," "Mayday" and CBS' "Star Trek Discovery."

Jason has worked as a Radio Announcer, Creative Director & Producer, Supervising Sound Editor and has written and voiced commercials for such clients as Coke, Subway, Tums, Dodge Ram & Movie Central. In addition to doing voice and Performance Capture in videogames such as "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided", "Chuggington Puzzle Stations" and "NBA Live 18", Jason plays leads in many hit animated series including "Bakugan", "Beyblade", "My Little Pony" and "Chop Chop Ninja." Jason cast and voice directed the animated series "Crack-Duck," and developed the Voiceover for Improvisers workshop at The Second City.

On stage, Jason has done comedic turns in "Little Shop of Horrors", "Anne of Green Gables", and his award-winning performance in "Audience". A seasoned sketch comedian, Jason is a founding member of the sketch comedy troupe Radio Vault. Jason co-wrote television commercials that starred the troupe, and also performed in the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. Jason is married to actress Helena Marie,and they live in Toronto with their dog Charlie.

Deven Mack – A Mississauga native and voice actor in both the Toronto and Vancouver markets. At age 17, he led the charge of young online hobbyists making the leap to the world of TV animation, having performed in numerous cartoons, anime and commercials since 2006.

Debuting as Lab Rat in YTV's GROSSOLOGY and securing his first anime role as Zeo Abyss in BEYBLADE: METAL MASTERS, he's since gone on to be heard in BAKUGAN: BATTLE PLANET (Wynton Styles), MYSTICONS (Malvaron, Baron Dreadbane, Mathis), TOTAL DRAMARAMA (Chef Hatchet), WISHFART (Dez), THE DAY MY BUTT WENT PSYCHO (Zack Freeman) and the titular roles of SUPER DINOSAUR and WINSTON STEINBURGER, among many other series.

He also served as casting and voice director for the hit indie video game, DUST: AN ELYSIAN TAIL.
As an overtly shy youngster with strong basketball aspirations, Mack was a middle school classmate and teammate of the NBA's Stephen Curry. All the while, he remained fascinated with the outlandish worlds and personalities of cartoons and anime (most notably, the Samurai Pizza Cats), subsciously studying and drawing inspiration for the unexpected career in his near future.

With his amateur start as “D-Mac” in 2004 on Newgrounds and eventually YouTube, he found prominence as the DOT DOT DOT viral video narrator, the eeeevil purple little demon Vile from the REINCARNATION series of webgames, and quirky troublemaker Rockoon, whom he continues to write and perform in the webseries and upcoming video game, TOME: TERRAIN OF MAGICAL EXPERTISE.

He would reconnect with his basketball roots in 2017 and 2018, voicing a series of Gatorade commercials featuring former Toronto Raptors star, DeMar DeRozan.

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