Welcome to the SunnyCon Anime Expo 2019 guests page. Here you can find information on who will be guesting at our next Liverpool event. Check out below and this page will be updated as we announce guests in the run up to the event.


Stephanie Young is thrilled to be working with Funimation as a voice actress and singer.  Her voice acting credits include the lead role in the highly anticipated release of Claymore portraying “Clare”, “Nico Robin” in One Piece  (new dub with Funimation), “Junko” in Desert Punk, “Elfriede” in Moonphase, “Miranda Maverick” in Solty Rei, “Sophia” in Aquarion,“Kagero” in Basilisk,  “Lecty Leque” in Heroic Age,  “Flanca” in Gunslinger Girl, “Oruha” in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, “Nora” in Witchblade, “Echidna Parass” in Black Cat, “Nanako” in Crayon Shin-chan, “B.B.” in Glass Fleet, “Jane” in Grappler Baki Maximum Tournament, “Yahagi” in Mushi-shi, “Mana” in Negima, “Female Rogue” in Ragnarok, “Dr. Kozuki” in Rumbling Hearts, “Itoko Osakabe” in School Rumble, “Mireille” in Trinity Blood, “Aki Abe” in Hell Girl, “Reika Tachibana” in Balder Force Exe Resolution, “Xavier Tatum” in Shuffle, “Mrs. Tomita” in Kodocha, Hanahana in XXXholic, and “Shika” in Samurai 7.  Her game credits include “Fiona” in Spike Out and “Selket” in Unreal Championship II, The Liandri Conflict.  Stephanie can also be heard singing theme songs for Dragon Ball GT, Negima, and Tsubasa. With Illumitoon, Stephanie recorded “Paf Shining” in AM Drive and “Karen” in B’tx.


As an actress, Stephanie has appeared in numerous film, television, voice over, and national commercial/print projects. She is currently working on the exciting webisode series, created in a graphic novel style, Scout Six, where she plays the lead role of detective Scout Six! Stephanie is a two-time nominee for the Dallas Theatre League’s Leon Rabin Award for her work in the Dallas Theatre Community. As a singer/songwriter, Stephanie enjoys lending her signature, soulful vocals to the Dallas-based pop/jazz band, The Brehms.


David Matranga has been working as a voice actor for over 15 years voicing over 100+ roles. From his first lead role as Orphen in Orphen all those years ago, to more recent work in the popular simuldubs, voicing Shoto Todoroki in My Hero Academia, Bertholdt Hoover in Attack on Titan, Kiota in Black Clover and Luke in Garo Vanishing Line, David has been featured in many of the most well known and beloved shows in anime. He has worked for studios such as ADV Films, Funimation, Sentai Filmworks, Sound Cadence Studios and Okratron 5000.


He recently completed the first season of Golden Kamuy playing Tanagaki, and the reboot of Saiyuki with Saiyuki Reload Blast where he stepped back into the shoes of the gun-toting priest, Genjo Sanzo, one of his first lead roles all those years ago. The last few years he has voiced the roles of Ushio in Ushio & Tora, Junker in Planetarian, Silva in Monster Hunters Stories: Ride on, Subaru in Brothers Conflict, Usui Takumi in Maid Sama and Wave in Akame Ga Kill, to name a few. Matranga reprised his role as Briareos in the recent CG-animated Appleseed Alpha and Appleseed XIII: Tartaros & Ouranos films. He also starred in the new Netflix Captain Harlock (Space Pirate Captain Harlock) CG film for its North American theatrical run. His career since 2014 has covered a lot of ground overall. He was the handsome pink-haired doctor Akari in Karneval, Rio Satomi in Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, the Majestic (but not very nice) Prince Jiart, cyborg builder Dr. Easter in Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust, and Tomoko’s annoyed brother Tomoki Kuroki in WATAMOTE.


Other popular titles include: Tomoya in Clannad, Hideki Hinata in Angel Beats, General Rico in Starship Troopers: Invasion, Halo Legends, Briareos in Appleseed, Appleseed Ex Machina, and Appleseed The Series, Saiyuki, Orphen, Le Chevalier D'Eon, Gilgamesh, Colorful, 5 Centimeters Per Second, High School Of The Dead, and Super Milk Chan to name a few. Genjo Sanzo (Saiyuki), Hisashi Igo (High School of the Dead). His more popular early anime roles include Orphen in Orphen and Sanzo in Saiyuki.

In addition to his prolific list of anime voice work, he also works consistently in the video game and commercial voiceover world, and still spends much of this time on theatrical stages around the country. Fun Fact: He also did the motion capture for the role of General Rico in both animated Starship Troopers films and the character of Briareos in CGI animated Appleseed Alpha. For updates and fun rants, FOLLOW HIM on Twitter @davidmatranga1 and IG @matrangadavid.


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