Anime California announces Kira Buckland and Cherami Leigh Kuehn
Orange County, CA – November 21, 2013 – The hottest anime convention to crash-land in the Los Angeles area, Anime California, announced today that Kira Buckland and Cherami Leigh will be attending the 2014 convention. Anime California will be held from August 22-24, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Over 4,000 anime fans are expected to converge on the convention to celebrate anime, and professional gaming.
Kira Buckland began voice acting at the age of sixteen after having been introduced to the online voiceover community. She got her start voice acting in flash animations and games, and started getting noticed in the industry after winning Anime Expo 2007′s Voice Actor Idol.
After moving to Southern California from her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska, she soon landed her first anime roles as Kanae in “Five Centimeters Per Second”, Eri in “AIka R-16″ and Nimka in “Moribito”, and began voice acting in video games such as Castle Crashers, Luminous Arc 2, and Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires. Her big break came when she landed the role of the final boss Bloody Marie in “Skullgirls”. Most recently, she can be heard as Izumo Kamiki in “Blue Exorcist” and Madoka Kyouno in “LaGrange”. Recently, Kira was cast in the hit anime series Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, as Ren Kougyoku!
Cherami Leigh Kuehn is an American actress and voice actress who is affiliated with Funimation Entertainment/OkraTron 5000 and Bang Zoom! Entertainment. She has provided voices for a number of English-language versions of Japanese anime series, as well as video games.
She is involved in very notable roles such as, Gaige in Borderlands 2, Asuna from Sword Art Online, Lucy from FairyTail, Elicia Hughes in Full Metal Alchemist : Brotherhood, Kneesocks from Panty and Stockings, and so much more.
Anime California is unlike any other anime convention, as it packs a two-punch with a stunning combination of anime and Japanese-centric activities with the epicness of professional eSports video gaming. Guests will include famous voice actors, including those mentioned and more to be announced, and those already announced such as Chris Patton, in addition to hundreds of events. The convention will feature major-level video game tournaments with hundreds of participants, in addition to some epic concert events.