Anime voice actor Vic Mignogna visits March 22

Anime ranks as one of the most visionary and visually stunning film genres around with millions of rabid fans worldwide.

But who gives these animated characters their life and voice?  One voice behind the visual is renowned anime voice actor Vic Mignogna who visits Northeast State on Thursday, March 22 to discuss this popular film and art form.

Vic Mignogna

Mignogna delivers two presentations at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Regional Center for the Performing Arts on the main campus.   Mignogna is veteran actor best known as the voice of Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist. His other well-known roles are as Broly in Dragon Ball Z and Ikkaku Madarame in the classic Japanese television series Bleach.  His voice work appears in more than 80 anime titles including Streetfighter, A.D. Police, Shadow Skills, and many others.

Edward Elric

Originating in Japan decades ago, the word “anime” comes from the Japanese abbreviated pronunciation of “animation.”  Why is anime so popular?  Mignogna explains how the genre’s stories and characters reflect the human condition as any great story should do.

His presentation is a multimedia event for anime enthusiasts and novices.  Both presentations are free and open to the public.  The event is presented by the Northeast State Cultural Activities Committee.  For information, contact 423.279.7669 or jpkelly@northeaststate.edu.

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