Featured Guests

The Sangawa Project 2018 is proud to announce special guests Tony Oliver and David Vincent! Additionally, we are proud to showcase two fan-favorites, singer/songwriter Nancy Kepner and Anime Anthropologist Charles Dunbar!

David Vincent

David Vincent is an award-winning voice actor and director based in Los Angeles. He’s given voice to hundreds of animation, anime episodes and video game titles, and also appeared as a guest star on TV shows including The Mentalist and NCIS.

David can currently be heard as the narrator in the hit series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and as Phinks in Hunter x Hunter on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. He recently starred as the talking sailor uniform Senketsu on the hit TV series Kill la Kill, and just completed directing the series Katsugeki Touken Ranbu. David also stars in the mega-hit video game Super Smash Bros. as the character Robin from the Fire Emblem franchise. Super Smash Bros. won Favorite Video Game at the 42nd annual People’s Choice Awards.

David is also co-founder of Unlocked: The Anime & Pop Culture Streaming Network

Follow David Vincent on Twitter: @davidvincentva

Tony Oliver

Tony Oliver was named to IMDB’s top 20 all time Anime Voice Actors list, taking roles in successful titles such as Hoodwinked Too, The Muppet’s Wizard of Oz, Rick Hunter in Robotech, Lupin in Lupin the 3rd, Hibiki in Vandread, Gojyo in Sayuki Reload, Harry in Gun Grave, Ranmaru in Tokko, Shinbo in Cho-bits, Ulquiorra in Bleach, as well as voices in video games such as Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring, Dynasty Warriors, World of Warcraft, Everquest, Neverwinter Knights, Xenosaga, Magna Carta II, Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, Basara 3, BlazBlue, and Bravely Default. He can currently be heard in new episodes of Lupin the 3rd on Cartoon Network and as Minato, the 4th Hokage in Naruto. Though his career in voice acting continues, Tony offers an impressive range of accomplishments in writing and directing. In 1992, he was tapped to help create The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as the development producer and head writer. Additionally, he wrote the pilot, Co-Produced the series, directed the voice actors and played the voice of Saba.

Since leaving Saban Entertainment in 1999, Tony has continued to develop, produce and direct numerous projects including .hack//GU, Gurren Lagann, and Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers, Love Live (both the series and the movie,) Charlotte and God Eater. More recently he co-adapted and directed the English releases of Fate/Zero and Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks, in which he also voices the character of Lancer. Tony is currently directing Fate: Apocrypha, a Netflix Original, Hunter X Hunter, and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure for Cartoon Network, and has two soon-to-be-announced Netflix Original animated series premiering in the spring and summer of 2018.

Like Tony on Facebook: http://facebook.com/tonyolivervoiceactor

Dan Coglan, a.k.a. “Samurai Dan”

Sangawa Project 2018 is proud to announce Dan Coglan, a.k.a. “Samurai Dan” and his wife, Jillian.

They are the acknowledged masters of marital… er, MARTIAL mayhem. This dynamic duo travels the civilized portions of the U.S., bringing their unique show to curious and horrified audiences alike.

In addition to their high-energy, mostly safe stage shows (where razor sharp blades and barbs fly) the couple teaches historical and hysterical panels on the way of the warrior. Offering a wide range of lectures and interactive workshops, Dan and his lethal love Jillian are guaranteed to provide con attendees fun and fulfillment.

Due to a supreme lack of filter, Dan also performs standup comedy, and lives to embarrass his wife onstage, in censored and uncensored settings.

A storyteller at heart, Dan is finishing his third horror novel, and offers insights into the creative process with panels for the aspiring writer as well.

Check them out at http://www.facebook.com/SamuraiDanAndJillian

Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities,” was published soon after, and focused on anime convention participation, including stereotyping, spending habits, cosplay and con culture. Be sure to check out Charles Dunbar’s website Study of Anime to keep up to date with his latest adventures.

Nancy Kepner

Nancy Kepner loves to joke with her friends about the ridiculous things that happen in anime and the surrounding fandom.  It’s easy for her, because at heart she’s just a huge fan who sets her love of all things anime to music.  Armed with a guitar and clever song lyrics, Nancy Kepner has performed at numerous conventions original songs like “The Explaining Anime to Your Parents Song” and “They Found Out About my Yaoi”.  She currently has three albums full of these hilarious songs available for purchase on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon.  You can also find her all year round on her YouTube channel, HeartfeltHumor, delighting viewers with original guitar compositions, live performances, and the occasional music video.  If there’s something ridiculous that happens in the anime fandom Nancy has probably written a song about it.  And if she hasn’t, let her know!  She loves suggestions!  If it’s weird enough, she may write the song you suggest the moment after you suggest it. Then you’ll feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Wow!