Voice Over Guest
Kira Buckland is a voice actress born and raised in Alaska and currently based in southern California. She is best known as the English voice of “Jolyne Cujoh” in her favorite series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean.
Some of Kira’s popular video game credits include NieR: Automata (2B), Genshin Impact (Kuki Shinobu), Soulcalibur VI (Talim & 2B), BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Heart), River City Girls (Kyoko), Street Fighter V (Falke), Fire Emblem Heroes(Eirika & Katarina), Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice (Trucy), Tales of Zestiria (Edna), Danganronpa 2 (Hiyoko Saionji), Danganronpa V3 (Kirumi Tojo), Disgaea 5(Seraphina), Dead or Alive 5 & 6 (Honoka), Dislyte (Brynn), Persona 5 Strikers (Kuon Ichinose), and many more.
Anime credits include Kakegurui (Mary), Demon Slayer (Mitsuri), Edens Zero (Rebecca), YashaHime: Princess Half- Demon (Setsuna), JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (Reimi), Komi Can’t Communicate (Makeru), Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle (Princess Syalis), Tower of God (Yuri), Magia Record (Iroha), Love Live: School Idol Project (Umi), Accel World(Kuroyukihime), Blue Exorcist (Izumo), Sailor Moon (Mimete), Hunter x Hunter(Zushi), and ReZero (Beatrice). Kira’s other interests include coffee, cats, classic rock, fighting games, and Pokemon GO. She is also the founder of the Voice Acting Club, a community linking voice talent and content creators around the world.
Kyle McCarley grew up (but not really) in Kansas and moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to study acting. After getting hooked on playing World of Warcraft with his buddies, he co-wrote, co- directed, and voiced several characters in a fan-made online radio play loosely set in that universe. Once he finished his Theatre degree at the University of Southern California, he decided to further pursue that passion in the form of a career in voice acting. Kyle’s voice can now be heard in anime, video games, cartoons, audiobooks, live action dubs, TV and radio commercials, industrial ads, and even a talking toy plunger.
Notable anime credits include Mikazuki Augus in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama in Mob Psycho 100, Narancia Ghirga in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Tadano in Komi Can’t Communicate, Red Blood Cell AA2153 in Cells at Work: Code Black, Koku in B: The Beginning, Ryo in Devilman Crybaby, Joe Shimamura, a.k.a. 009, in Cyborg 009: Call of Justice, Aoba Kuronuma in Durarara!!x2, Shinji Matou in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Ryota Watari in Your Lie in April, Helbram in Seven Deadly Sins, Claudia Hodgins in Violet Evergarden, John Steinbeck in Bungo Stray Dogs, Iruka Umino in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Gran in Granblue Fantasy: The Animation, Kirii in Blame!, Joichiro Nishi in Gantz: O, Silas Norman in The Asterisk War, and Ikuya Ogura in Ajin: Demi-Human. Kyle also voiced the role of Simon in Cartoon Network’s Infinity Train, Red Son in LEGO Monkie Kid.
Kyle’s video game credits include Android 9S in NieR: Automata, Alm in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Harry Potter in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Lugh in Redemption Reapers, Wataru in Scarlet Nexus, Hal in Astral Chain, Zeke in God Eater 3, Gatekeeper in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Ei Sekigahara in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Baron in Shadowverse, Wizard Cookie in Cookie Run Kingdom, Hyde from Under Night In-Birth in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Zeroken in Disgaea 5, Haruto Higurashi in Zanki Zero, Daniel in Unepic, Seilong and Kir in Summon Night 6, Oz, the Trickster in Atlas Reactor, and various characters in Elder Scrolls Online, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Last of Us Part 2, Legends of Runeterra, Final Fantasy XV, Tales of Berseria, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, Grand Kingdom, and Omega Quintet.
Kyle also moonlights as a board game streamer as the host of The Board & Barrel (www.bnbtable.top).
Voice Over Guest
Jeannie Tirado is an LA-based voice actor, known for voicing Kujou Sara in Genshin Impact, Byleth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Android 21 in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Rose Winters in Resident Evil: Village, Vex in League of Legends, Norman in The Promised Neverland, Koala in One Piece, Zera in Fairy Tail, and Katarina Claes in My Next Life as a Villainess amongst many more titles.
Raised in Orlando, Florida and classically trained in piano and voice, Jeannie got her start in the studio recording album vocals for artists— which turned into commercial voice over— which turned into anime and video game madness!
She is currently repped in LA, and can be heard in national tv and radio commercials, on streaming services, and even in the air as the pilots assist voice for a private British air charter! Jeannie can’t wait to announce what more adventures she’s gotten her voice into (announcements coming soon!) but is now having an absolute blast living her dream!
Voice Over Guest
Howard Wang is a voice actor, ADR director, and ADR script adapter. And an audio engineer. And also a video game developer. Howard has lent his voice to characters like Langa in SK8 the Infinity, Xie Lian in Heaven Official’s Blessing, Narciso Anastasia(Anasui) in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Shihai Kuroiro/Vantadark in My Hero Academia, Tsutomu Goshiki & Rintaro Suna in Haikyu!, Falkner in Pokémon Masters, Whitley Schnee in RWBY, Tsuneo Suzukawa in Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, Louis James Moriarty in Moriarty the Patriot, Pelleas in Fire Emblem Heroes, Tatsuya Himuro in Kuroko’s Basketball, Wakiya Murasaki in Beyblade Burst Surge, Hajime Kokonoi in Tokyo Revengers, Mojito and Pancéa in Dragon Ball Super, Kakushi Goto in Kakushigoto, and many more!
In terms of voice directing, Howard is the ADR director for the new dub of The Prince of Tennis series, and has assisted with titles like Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, Gleipnir, Kemono Friends, and more. Writing wise, he’s adapted the scripts for various titles, such as Nichijou: My Ordinary Life.
As a professional video game developer with a degree in game design, Howard previously worked at Riot Games as the VO Audio Designer on VALORANT. When all of the things mentioned above aren’t keeping him busy, Howard enjoys cooking, mobile gacha games, and trying to get his cat to love him.
“You know me. Jump first, knit a parachute on the way down.” Kendra Cassidy, A Quiet Revolution (The Artemis War 3)
Adam Gaffen is the author of the near-future, LGBTQ-inclusive science fiction series The Cassidy Chronicles. The heart of the universe is the indomitable Kendra Cassidy and her wife, Aiyana, as they struggle to drag humanity to the stars. The series The Artemis War consists of four books, concluding with the award-winning “Triumph’s Ashes.” A prequel, a memoir (written by Kendra), and a collection of stories round out the Cassidyverse. A new series in the universe has been launched with “The Ghosts of Tantor,” which was recognized as one of the top 25 Indie Books of 2022.
He lives in Colorado with his wife, five dogs, five cats, and wonders where all the time goes.
Winner of the Top 25 Indie Books of 2022 (The Ghosts of Tantor) and 2021 (Triumph’s Ashes)
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