Washington, D.C. (July 10, 2017) –Michael Sinterniklaas, a veteran of the anime industry who has worked as an ADR director, actor, voice actor, script writer, sound engineer, mixer and producer, will be a guest at Otakon 2017, according to Otakorp Inc.In 1999, Sinterniklaas founded NYAV Post, a bicoastal recording studio that has worked on over 500 anime and non-anime titles.
Sinterniklaas is a prolific actor and has voiced a countless roles in anime, with his most recent major role being Taki in the award winning movie by Makoto Shinkai, “your name.” His other roles include Dagger in “Black Butler: Book of Circus“; Netherlands in “Hetalia“; Xellos in “Slayers Revolution” and “Evolution-R”; Gasud in “Jormungand“; Kenji in “Summer Wars“; Jessie’s Seviper, Joshua, and Kennedy in “Pokémon“; Lucemon in “Digimon“; Ivan Karelin/Dark Magician and Mahad in “Yu-Gi-Oh!“; Origami Cyclone in “Tiger & Bunny“; Sarutobi Sasuke in “Sengoku Basara“; Sora and Utakata in “Naruto“; Jared/Jess in “Speed Racer: The Next Generation”; Luppi/Nnoitra Jiruga in “Bleach“; Angelo in “Gundam: Unicorn”; Age in “Patema Inverted“; Masakazu Masaki in “Time of Eve“; and Takeru in “FREEDOM.”
Outside of anime, Michael is also well known as the voice of Dean Venture in “The Venture Bros”; Leonardo in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2003); Mikey Simon in “Kappa Mikey”; and even Funshine in “The Care Bears.” He has also appeared in video games such as “Final Fantasy XIII,” “Excom,” “GTA V,” “The Lego Movie Game,” “Xenoblade” and is the lead, Yew Geneolgia, in “Bravely Second,” to name a few.
As a voice director, Michael has worked on many anime, American series, and feature releases with his most recent feature titled “your name.” Other anime include: “Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn,” “Berserk,” “Magic Users Club,” “Ah! My Goddess,” “Samurai Deeper Kyo,” “Slayers Revolution,” “Slayers Evolution-R,” and “Giant Robo,” and the recent video game release of “Just Cause 3.” He’s also directed several non-anime shows and movies, including the recently released “Phantom Boy,” “Peter Rabbit,” “Super Friends,” “Robotomy,” and the Oscar-nominated movies “A Cat in Paris” starring Anjelica Huston, Marcia Gay Harden, and Matthew Modine, as well as “Ernest and Celestine” starring Forest Whitaker, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Jeffrey Wright and McKenzie Foy.
When he’s not busy at work, Michael enjoys photography, guitars, synthesizers, and “Doctor Who,” with Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor being his favorite regeneration.
Otakon 2017 will be held from August 11 to 13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-fourth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Historically, Otakon has drawn up to 34,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.
For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see: http://www.otakorp.org/
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