Since 2008, SMASH! has been committed to bringing the guests from across the world to discuss anime and manga, meet with fans, and share their experiences. These guests come from a wide range of backgrounds ranging from voice actors, mangaka, anime industry professionals, voice actors, vocaloid producers, cosplayers, and much, much more!

Check out past guests on our History page.


Omori Takahiro Animation Director

Takahiro Omori (大森 貴弘) is a Japanese animation director, storyboard writer and a stage director. He has served as the primary director for a number of works throughout his career.

Notable Works

guest-image Baccano!
guest-image DRRR!
guest-image Natsume Yuujinchou Natsume's Book of Friends
guest-image Gakuen Alice Alice Academy
Ryotaro Okiayu Voice Actor (Japan)

The second guest for SMASH! 2018 is Japanese voice actor Ryotaro Okiayu (置鮎 龍太郎) from Aoni Production.

With a career that spans over twenty years, RYOTARO OKIAYU has worked on numerous titles across the anime, dubbing, and gaming industries. He is particularly well known for his depictions charismatic, masculine characters.

Many generations will recognise his works and he is best known for his roles as Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist), Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach), Akio Furukawa (Clannad), and Tezuka (Prince of Tennis) among others.

Notable Characters

guest-image Scar Fullmetal Alchemist
guest-image Byakuya Kuchiki ⁽¹⁾ Bleach
guest-image Akio Furukawa Clannad
guest-image Tezuka Kunimitsu Prince of Tennis
Mon Cosplayer

SMASH!’s first guest for 2018 is Taiwanese cosplayer Mon. Mon is known for her cosplays of a wide range of popular female characters including Hatsune Miku, Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Annie from Attack on Titan. Mon also indulges in the occasional male character such as Yurio from Yuri on Ice and Ciel from Black Butler.

Mon is a regular guest at conventions around the world and SMASH! 2018 will mark her first appearance in an Australian convention.

Notable Cosplays

guest-image Hatsune Miku Vocaloid
guest-image Annie Leonhart Attack on Titan
guest-image Madoka Kaname Madoka Magica
guest-image Yuri Plisetsky Yuri on Ice!!!
And more... Coming soon™