The Crew

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THE HOSTS

Terri Doty

Standing in the booth, after voicing her first character in Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE in 2008, Terri Doty knew what she wanted to do – make nachos. And that she wanted to keep working in the world of anime.

Since then, she has lent her voice to a multitude of characters, like, Yoshiki Shimizu (The Blue Ranger) in Level E, Alice Kiriki in Okamisan & Her Seven Companions, Virgo/Jellal Fernandes (young) in Fairy Tail, Ohara in Deadman Wonderland (which aired on Toonami), Tsunami in Fractale, Yuuka Koyama/Yuuji Sakamoto (young) in Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts, Nella/Jiji in Dance in the Vampire Bund, Kamika Todoroki in Corpse Princess (aka Shikabane Hime), Naia in The Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Festum in Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Heaven & Earth, and Maria in Black Butler, just name a few.

Terri interned at Funimation Entertainment shortly before graduating college. Then she was offered a job as Voice Director for such shows as Big Windup!, RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne, Corpse Princess, Rideback, and Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts. She has also written adaptive scripts for Corpse Princess and Initial D: Fourth Stage.

 

J. Michael Tatum

Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be described as freefall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.

Discovered by Funimation warhorse and visionary ADR director Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in the hit English language dub of Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. Other characters the man still can’t believe he’s had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in XXXHolic, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano!, Both God Eneru and Dalton in the new dub of One Piece, Komui Lee in D-Gray Man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Lawrence Kraft in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai, and Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. His vocal “stylings,” much to the chagrin of drama teachers everywhere, he’s sure, have also been featured in Romeo X Juliet, Speed Grapher, Trinity Blood, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Black Cat, Nabari no Ou, Ghost Hunt, School Rumble, The Tower of Druaga, Aquarion, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, Shuffle, Shigurui, Glass Fleet, Mushishi, Soul Eater, along with feature-length films such as Vexille and Summer Wars, among many others.

And as if being involved with so many awesome shows wasn’t enough, in late 2007 the fluky so-and-so tempted fate by officially branching out into ADR directing and adaptive scriptwriting for Funimation as well. His ADR directing credits to date include Aquarion, Jyu-oh-Sei, Romeo X Juliet, Big Windup, Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne and Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess), while his writing credits include substantial work on Ouran High School Host Club, Heroic Age, Initial D, Blassreiter, Ga Rei: Zero, Hero Tales, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Fractale and Dragon Ball Z Kai.

 

THE ENGINEER

Stephen Hoff

Stephen has been perfecting his skills as an audio engineer for the better part of a decade. His career began by attending Media Tech (formerly known as Dallas Sound Lab) and interning at Eagle Audio. Its worth mentioning that Stephen is just one of several Funimation Entertainment regulars in the audio scene that also studied there. Other Dallas Sound Lab alumni include: Kenneth Thompson, Andrew Tipps, Adrian Cook, and Nathanael Harrison.

For the past several years, Stephen has had the fortune of working on several anime titles: Fractale, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, & Steins;Gate with Colleen Clinkenbeard, Black Butler (both seasons) with Ian Sinclair, Linebarrels of Iron with Caitlin Glass, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone with Mike McFarland, and Sgt. Frog with Joel McDonald. Other credits include Fairy Tail, Heroic Age, Initial D, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Full Metal Alchemist, Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino, and One Piece.

Along with anime, Stephen has a fondness for doing sound for live venues & film. He has engineered at Fort Worth’s Ridglea Theater and Deep Ellum’s Red Blood Club. You can occasionally catch Mr. Hoff running sound for Stephanie Young’s band, The Brehms (www.thebrehmsband.com). His film work includes the low budget film, Kodie.

14 Responses

  1. Jaki :}D says:

    Loves That Anime Show’s Hosts and Engineer.

  2. I just recently started listening to this podcast and have added it to my short list of favorite anime podcasts( along with Anime Pulse and Anime World Order). Terri and J. Michael have a chemistry that is unparalleled and I love listening to you guys. Voice actors/directors who are HUGE anime fans is a spin that I really like, because it takes me back to when I started watching anime before I went into the Navy and retired (started with Gatchaman, Go Lion and Diarugger in the 70′s)…yeah, showing my age. I will continue to look forward to hearing your ‘casts and as a representative of the retired military anime community, we crusty guys and gal salute you on a job well done and continue to keep it up. Thank you

    Montel Thompson aka Lupin the 23rd

  3. Angie says:

    I just found your site and shows tonight. You guys are so funny. I love your work in the anime’s I have seen so far (new to that also).
    I am going to listen to them all now. I love them. :P

  4. Washu says:

    I know what the J stands for ;)

  5. Kelly says:

    The J stands for Fedora, because Tatum’s just tht awesome, and anything is possible for him.

  6. Mim Cates :)) says:

    This is the funniest thing to ever hear on the internet. These people are freaking hilarious and make me want to be a voice actress! n_n I also love how they don’t even really talk about anime at all. They talk like how my friends and I do when we just chill out and be random.

  7. D says:

    Wow, I’m a big fan of Mr Tatum and I didn’t know this existed! Sweet! Thanks guys for putting effort into making this! :) Just made my day!!

  8. Megan says:

    Ichave recomended this to all of my anime friends. We all listened to an episode together and the loved it! You guys are hilarious and awesome! Keep up the good work.

  9. Chelsea P says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your show its so fun and delightfully deliciously vulgar! Just listening to you guys I feel like I’m there shenaniganizing with you all I love it! If I had the chance I think you guys would be like my soul friends. Listening to you guys reminds me of conversations I had with my friends. The guests are amazing and its and extra treat to get to hear my favorite voice actor ever J.Michael Tatum spew his beautiful awesome voice juice all in to my ears. I can not wait for the next show!!!

  10. Chelsea P says:

    I forgot to add that you guys are also HILARIOUS!!!

  11. Naty Quin says:

    I just have to say both of you are awesome!! I’m a big fan of both of you. I have been listening for a while now, but recently you guys acquired a new fan in my son. He is 10 and LOVED the Halloween 2012 special that i let him hear. Now he want to listen to all of them lol We really enjoyed being listing to it on Halloween Night and i think it will be awesome tradition to have every year:D

  12. Onyx says:

    BEST THING EVER!!!!! I want to be a voice actor just to be able to work with you guys!

  13. Jeddikah says:

    ohh! what i wouldn’t give to spend a few hours in a room with these three awesome earthlings! there are only two possible outcomes. I would eaither learn more then my school & teachers could ever hope to teach me. or die of laughter. ^.^ you guys are awesome! and sure know how to brighten the day of your fans & listeners.. <3

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