Baltimore, MD (July 18, 2012) – Voice actor Trina Nishimura to appear at Otakon 2012.
Trina Nishimura has become more and more involved in the anime scene over the past few
years, primarily working with FUNimation Entertainment. Trina was first cast in Desert Punk as
the little hungry girl Namiko and has refused to leave the FUNimation property ever since. Her
most notably awesome credits include: Black Cat (Tanya), Claymore (Flora and Sophia), Jyu
Oh Se (Tiz), Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple (Shigure Kosaka), Speed Grapher (Yui), season
one and two of Negima!? (Lingshen Chao and Motsu), Sasami: Magical Girl Club (Ayane),
Baldr Force Exe (Tsukina Sasagiri), School Rumble and YurippeSchool Rumble: 2nd Semester
(Akira Takano), Baccano! (Rachel), Sgt Frog (Ghost Girl), Case Closed: The Last Magician
of the Century the Movie (Natasha Kosaka), Nabari no O (Juji Minami), and the ever popular
Witchblade (Shiore Tsuzuki).Having completed work as Nadie in El Cazador de la Bruja, the
final installation in BeeTrain's "girls with guns" trilogy, Trina has finally been able to leave the
FUNimation premises having proven her voice acting abilities.
Since her departure she has been called back as Meifong Liu in Blassreiter, Kaaya in Tower of
Druaga, Akeno in My Bride is a Mermaid, Karen Nishiyama in Bamboo Blade, Luna in Cashern
Sins, Lia Dragonell Sands of Destruction, Mizune in Soul Eater, Francesca Lucchini in Strike
Witches, Oriku in Oh! Edo Rocket, Suzuri in Rideback, Capella Titus in Birdy the Mighty Decode,
Lan Fan in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Sakuya in .hack//Quantum, Sohara in Heaven’s
Lost Property, Hisca in Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike, Milly in Trigun: Badlands Rumble, and
her most anticipated role to date as Mari Makinami Illustrious in Evangelion 2.22.
Otakon 2012 will be held July 27 – 29 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore,
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its nineteenth 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. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore,
Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over
31,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 85,000 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.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp
For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2012, see http://www.otakon.com/