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Anime Boston 2022 Announces LAVA Trio as Latest American Guests

Anime Boston 2022 Announces LAVA Trio as Latest American Guests

Laughs, massive punches, and masks galore can be expected at this year's Anime Boston, as the LAVA trio -- Max Mittelman, Ray Chase, and Robbie Daymond -- will appear at the Hynes Convention Center on Memorial Day weekend.

Well known as the voice of Saitama in One-Punch Man, Max Mittelman has also given life to other fan-favorite characters such as Ryuji in Persona 5, Arataki Itto in Genshin Impact, King in The Seven Deadly Sins, Sabito in Demon Slayer, and Atsushi in Bungo Stray Dogs. Other notable projects include Borderlands 3 (Troy Calypso), Fire Emblem (Leo, Gray, Kaden, Forrest, Gordin), Hunter x Hunter (Meruem), Boruto (Konohamaru), and Mob Psycho 100 (Ritsu).

Ray Chase is perhaps best known as Sukuna in Jujutsu Kaisen, Tengen Uzui in Demon Slayer, Eve in NieR: Automata, Bruno Bucciarati in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Roy in Fire Emblem, and his most celebrated dual role as the Subway Announcer and Mara in Persona 5. Other roles Karamatsu in Mr. Osomatsu, Mitsurugi in Soulcalibur VI, Gendo Ikari in Neon Genesis Evangelion, Puri-Puri Prisoner in One-Punch Man, and Howzer in The Seven Deadly Sins. He’s also joined the casts of “Attack on Titan,” “Your Name,” “Berserk,” “Mob Psycho 100,” “Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans,” “Blue Exorcist,” “Fairy Tail,” and many others!

Robbie Daymond might be most well-known as the most prolific voice of Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal. He’s also played countless lead and fan-favorite roles such as Mori Jin in The God of High School, Megumi in Jujutsu Kaisen, Mitsuki in Boruto, Mumen Rider in One-Punch Man, Flect Turn in My Hero Academia, and Killer T-Cell in Cells at Work! He’s also voiced characters in other anime such as Demon Slayer, Attack on Titan, BNA: Brand New Animal, Naruto Shippuden, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Lupin the 3rd.

Max, Ray, and Robbie are also the  founding members of the comedy and gaming troupe, Loud, Annoying, and Very Annoying (LAVA), who will be performing at this year's convention. They join previously-announced guests Keith Silverstein, Lauren Landa, Greg Ayers, Brittany Lauda, and Matt Shipman. Anime Boston 2022 takes places at the Hynes Convention Center on May 27th-29th. For more information, visit their official website!

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