Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are but one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokemon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin, never expecting his coursework in cultural anthropology to ever intersect with his burgeoning fandom identity. This was only the first of many instances when the Universe decided to troll him for his obliviousness. He's also been attending cons just as long, and has been a guest lecturer at Katsucon, Ohayocon, Colossalcon, Youmacon, Anime Boston, Otakon, Anime Next, Anime North, and many other shows, often coming back year after year to both indulge his love of anime conventions, and educate his fellow fans on all manner of mythology, Japanese sacred culture, fan cultures, and whatever else grabs his interests. He is currently working on a series of short books based around his lectures, writing yokai stories, and adapting his lectures for Youtube. You can read his ideas at or via

Charles is a guest at ANIMAINE for the first time in 2017

Jeremy Inman


17 years ago Jeremy Inman didn't know what anime was. While working as a firefighter/paramedic he auditioned for a "cartoon" that sounded like fun. Little did he know after getting the part of Android 16 in something called Dragon Ball Z that that's what he'd end up doing in his career. 

Since then Jeremy has voiced classic characters such as Taurus in Fairy Tail and many others. More recently JJ in Yuri on Ice, Yo in Dagashi Kashi, Magellan in One Piece, Ibelde in Endride, Kage in Akibas Trip, Innocentious in Heroic Legend of Arslan, and Yvain in Maria the Virgin Witch.

Jeremy expanded his career into Voice Directing for Funimation in 2004 and has since had the pleasure of working as a director on titles including most recently Saga of Tanya the Evil, ReLife, Gangsta, and Heroic Legend of Arslan to name a few favorites. 

This is Jeremy Inman's first ANIMAINE and we're looking forward to hosting him!

Anthony Bowling

Born in El Paso, Texas, Anthony is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Fine Arts.

He has enjoyed many years acting in numerous stage plays and is currently  performing improvisational comedy every week with Ft. Worth's premiere troupe, Four Day Weekend.

nthony has been working as a voice actor for Funimation since 2014 and has appeared in numerous shows since then. Some of his more notable characters are New Zealand (Hetalia), Alciel (The Devil is a Part-Timer), Junichiro (Ultimate Otaku Teacher), Sugawara (Tsuredure Children), Yuka (Fairy Tail) and Ukyo (Samurai 7) to name a few. He is currently directing the simulcast dub of Knight's and Magic which can be seen at For a full list of his credits you can check out his website or check out his twitter feed @bowling4day.

Greg Ayres

Voice actor Greg Ayres (Samurai 7, Neon Genesis Evangelion) is making his sixth appearance at ANIMAINE. Greg was instrumental in helping get the show off the ground, and we're excited for him to return this year.

Voice actor Greg Ayres (Samurai 7, Neon Genesis Evangelion) is making his sixth appearance at ANIMAINE. Greg was instrumental in helping get the show off the ground, and we're excited for him to return this year.

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With over 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch last summer, in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. His most recent roles include Satoru Asahina in From the New World, Kenji Nakanishi in Say I Love You,
Sion in No. 6, Heisuke Toudou in Hakuoki, Tommyrod in Toriko, Arikawa in This Boy Can Fight Aliens, Tomoki Sakurai in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Volken, in the Book of Bantorra. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in
Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Negi Springfield in Negima. He can also be heard as Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, Hiro Hirono in ef: A Tale of Memories, Abe in Big Windup, Jr. in Xenosaga: The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones of another variety behind “the decks”. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. From packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), he never misses an opportunity to share his love of music with anyone who will listen.

Greg has been part of ANIMAINE since the very beginning, and we’re excited for him to return!

Hall of Fame

Looking back on our guests since 2011

Greg Ayres (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Greg Ayres (Deadman Wonderland, Ouran High School Host Club) is the gold medal winner in ANIMAINE attendance. He's one of our favorite people and he's been a huge part of the convention since its inception.

Terri Doty (2011, 2012, 2015, Bangor 2016)

Terri Doty (RIN; Daughters of Mnemosyne, Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts) came to visit ANIMAINE in our first year back when we were but a seedling. Now that we're, uh, a slightly older seedling, she came to celebrate our fifth show and then the inaugural Bangor show in 2016.

David Williams (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)

David Williams (D.N. Angel, Najica Blitz Tactics) is a veteran of the anime industry whose first credited con appearance was back in 2000. He came to us in 2011 and didn't miss a year since except for in 2015 when he missed a year.

Scott A. Melzer (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)

Scott A. Melzer (This is Otakudom, S.T.E.A.M.) is a real fan's fan. He's been to the show four times and he always brings some great AMVs, fan parodies, and wacky content that we just couldn't get from anyone else.

The Asterplace (2012)

Our one and only musical artist appearance to date, The Asterplace rocked a live show at ANIMAINE 2012.

Tiffany Grant (2013)

Tiffany Grant (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Little Busters) graced us with her presence for the 2013 show, and we have the signed Asuka posters to prove it.

Tia Ballard (2014)

Southern belle Tia Ballard (One Piece, Rosario+Vampire) discovered yankee charm when she came to our 2014 show. Yankee charm and lobsters.

Katherine Zan (2014)

Katherine Zan was our first ever cosplay guest; Zan was also Viz Media's official Sailor Moon cosplayer.

Stephen Hoff (2015)

Audio engineer Stephen Hoff (Black Butler, Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone) helped expand our guest horizons even further when he joined us in 2015.

Monica Rial (2015)

Monica Rial (Dragonball Z Kai, Ouran High School Host Club) came to town in 2015 and town has not been the same since.

Arthur Babinsky (Bangor 2016)

Arthur Babinsky, an original founder of what is now Animaine Inc., was an official guest for our Bangor show.

Adam Crowley (Bangor 2016)

Educator Adam Crowley enlightened the ANIMAINE Bangor 2016 audience with an academic approach to video games.

Carrie Keranen (2016)

Carrie Keranen (Yu-Gi-Oh, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir) became our first west coast guest when she visited in 2016.