Anime voice actor Chris Guerrero who voices popular characters like Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord and Shadow from Sk8 the Infinity is scheduled to appear at a new anime convention in St. Petersburg, Florida called “Anime St. Pete” on September 17-18 at the Coliseum. Also, Guerrero voices characters in long-standing anime shows like One Piece and Fairy Tail.
Chris Guerrero began his professional voice acting career in 1993, but his first significant role was the Narrator in Toriko. With almost 30 years of voiceover experience, he’s lent his voice to many popular characters.
Our 8 Favorite Chris Guerrero Characters
In honor of Guerrero appearing at Anime St. Pete, Florida Comic Cons presents our 8 favorite Guerrero characters (in order).
- Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord
- Shadow from Sk8 the Infinity
- Takeuchi from Mars Red
- Ifrit from That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
- Lavender from Dragon Ball Super
- Kenji Tsuragamae from My Hero Academia
- Ichiya from Fairy Tail
- Gecko Moria from One Piece
Favorite character # 1: Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord
Ainz Ooal Gown, formerly Momonga, from Overlord was Guerrero’s first lead role in an anime. Ainz is the Overlord of Nazarick and seeks to protect it above all else. He is cold, calculating, and known to lie when necessary. Underneath his harsh exterior, though, is hidden nobility. His friends are dear to him. Ainz sees himself as their guardian and attempts to be someone they can look up to.
Favorite character # 2: Shadow from Sk8 the Infinity
In Sk8 the Infinity, an incredibly well-received show of 2021, Guerrero voiced Hiromi Higa, also known as “Shadow,” by the underground skateboarding scene. By day, Hiromi is a polite flower salesman that loves serving his boss. By night, Hiromi takes on his “Shadow” persona and becomes rowdy, loud, and violent. Listening to Guerrero change his speaking manner for both sides of Shadow is so fun to watch!
Favorite character # 3: Takeuchi from Mars Red
Guerrero’s most recent character on our favorites list is Takeuchi from Mars Red. In a world where vampires are lurking around every corner, this mad scientist turned vampire has an immortal brain and a deranged personality.
Favorite character # 4: Ifrit from That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Chris Guerrero was able to bring out his inner monster for the role of Ifrit from That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. Ifrit is the Greater Flame Spirit who had possessed Shizue Izawa. As the series goes on, we see some very endearing moments between Ifrit and other monstrous characters.
Favorite character # 5: Lavender from Dragon Ball Super
Lavender from Dragon Ball Super is the middle brother in the Trio of Danger and another villainous role for Guerrero. He faces off against Gohan in the Tournament of Power.
Favorite character # 6: Kenji Tsuragamae from My Hero Academia
Chris Guerrero also occasionally portrays more serious characters. My Hero Academia‘s Kenji Tsuragamae is the Chief of Police and a strict abider of the law. He makes his first appearance in the Field Training Arc informing the students on how to properly adhere to the rules so they can become successful heroes.
Favorite character # 7: Ichiya from Fairy Tail
Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki makes quite the impression in Fairy Tail. One of Guerrero’s more comedic characters, Ichiya is a member of Blue Pegasus and the leader of the Trimen. He is an eccentric womanizer and believes himself to be more handsome than he is.
Favorite character # 8: Gecko Moria from One Piece
Chris Guerrero plays the swashbuckling antagonist, Gecko Moria in One Piece. Gecko is the captain of the Thriller Bark Pirates. He uses his shadow to fight, but ultimately prefers to use his subordinates to fight instead. He believes he can become the Pirate King by relying on others.
Meet Chris Guerrero at Anime St. Pete
You’ll have the chance to meet Chris Guerrero at Anime St. Pete in St. Petersburg, Florida September 17-18. Anime St. Pete is a brand new con and St. Petersburg’s first anime convention! It’s being held at The Coliseum, the same venue St. Pete Comic Con was held at in January 2022. Anime St. Pete tickets are on sale, and vendor booths are available.
Anime St. Pete goes big with a line-up of six popular anime voice actors
The new con is going big with six anime voice actors. In addition to Guerrero, five others have been announced. Here are the voice actors scheduled for Anime St. Pete:
- Dallas Reid, who voices Asta from Black Clover and Zack from Angels of Death (below, first row left)
- Bryson Baugus, who voices Shoyo Hinata from Haikyu!! and Falco Grice from Attack on Titan (below, first row right)
- Aaron Dismuke, who voices Tamaki Amajiki from My Hero Academia and Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist (below, second row left)
- Jill Harris, who voices Noelle Silva from Black Clover and Chiyo Yumehara from The Disastrous Life of Saiki K (below, second row right)
- Ryan Bartley, who voices Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Young Kyojuro Rengoku from Demon Slayer (below, third row)
Anime St. Pete featuring the best anime cosplayers in the state
Also, Anime St. Pete features a roster of the top anime cosplayers in Florida, all of whom have appeared (or scheduled to appear) in Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine. Two of the guest cosplayers have been announced, with four more to be shared by late-April. The guest cosplayers are judges in the various contests. And each has a booth with merch (stop by and say hi!)
- Crystal River cosplayer @Abradorable, who is featured in the March, 2022, issue of Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine. (first image below)
- Largo cosplayer @DanaduhBuffalo, who is featured in the February, 2022, issue of Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine. (second image below)
Anime St. Pete offers fans four exciting contests
Additionally, the new anime convention is offering four contests, which includes two popular staples and two innovations. The two fan favorites are a cosplay contest and a lip sync competition. And the two new challenges include an Anime Fan Art Competition and an Anime Tiktok Film Festival. Awards include cash prizes, cool medals, and free tickets to upcoming cons in Florida.
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Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine published by Florida Comic Cons
Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine, published by Florida Comic Cons, attends many conventions in Florida in search of talented cosplayers. The magazine is published seasonally. In addition, Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine publishes special editions, photo galleries and blogs of conventions we attend. The magazine is free.
Monthly issues focus on cosplayers and the characters they have chosen to portray. Cosplayer photos and interviews as well as character images and backgrounds are loaded in the monthly magazines.
Convention blogs and special editions
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