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Candid Conversations with Jeremy Inman

Introduction In 2022, the BN’K on Tour team spoke with Jeremy Inman, a seasoned voice actor and director known for his work in anime voice dubbing and voice directing. From sharing insights about his experiences in the industry to discussing personal passions, Jeremy provides a candid look into his life and career. The following interview is a highlight of my full video interview available here: Candid Con-versations with Jeremy Inman at AFO 2022 Getting Started in the Industry Q: How did you get into voice acting? A: I was working as a full-time fireman paramedic. I had done acting before, but my initial exposure to voice acting began when a friend mentioned that Chris Abbott needed people for Dragon Ball Z. I auditioned, and a month later, I became Android 16. That marked the start of my journey into voice acting. Q: Was directing a natural progression from voice acting? A: Absolutely. I started directing back in 2004 for FUNimation, working on projects like “Baki the Grappler” and “
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Introduction: In 2022, the BN’K on Tour team spoke with Christina Kelly, a talented voice actor known for her roles in various anime series such as Alice Nakiri in Food Wars, Kozue Matsumoto in Baki, and Mary Saotome in Kakegurui. From discussing the impact of COVID-19 on her work to exploring her passion projects and the challenges of the industry, A shares valuable insights and personal experiences. The following interview is a highlight of my full video interview available here: Candid Con-versations with Christina Kelly at AFO 2022 Getting Through COVID-19 Challenges: Q: How did the height of COVID-19 affect your work life? A: Initially, there was uncertainty, but being in Texas with major studios, the work persisted. Remote recording became common, and interestingly, 2021 turned out to be a great year for voiceover. Anime gained a lot of traction due to the pandemic, which kept work going even though things were shut down. Navigating Social Media: Q: With the rise of social media

Central Florida Comic Con 2024 Review

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Holiday Matsuri 2023 Review

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