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.
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.
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.
⁽¹⁾ © Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot
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.