June 16, 2011
News for Anime USA 2011:
Anime USA welcomes Wendee Lee as a guest
As one of the premiere voice artists on the cutting edge of Anime, Wendee Lee has voiced numerous characters for over 300 series, games and films. Best known as the fem fatale FAYE VALENTINE in the hit series "COWBOY BEBOP", Wendee's career includes a wide array of characters ranging from KONATA in "LUCKY STAR", MOEGI in "NARUTO", villainesses on "POWER RANGERS", and RUMI in "PERFECT BLUE" to vamps like SPROCKET in "VIEWTIFUL JOE", MITSUKA in "DearS" and LORETTA in "WILD ARMS". She has voiced such memorable heroines as LADY ARIBETH in "NEVERWINTER KNIGHTS", UMI & PRINCESS EMERAUDE in "MAGIC KNIGHT RAYEARTH", RYOKO in "SAMURAI GIRL: REAL BOUT HIGH SCHOOL", RURIKO in "GATE KEEPERS", SAKURA in "SAKURA WARS", and sisters DA QIAO and XIAO QIAO in "DYNASTY WARRIOIRS".
Creating a niche as 'The Tough Chick', she played MAYA in "TENJHO TENGE", KIVA in "MEGAS XLR", BUZAM in "VANDREAD", BLACK ROSE in ".HACK", FEE in" PLANETES", DOROTHY in "MAR", and KAGERO in "NINJA SCROLL". On the softer side, her roles include CHARLOTTE in "VAMPIRE HUNTER D", ANGEL in "THE BIG O", ANTONIA in "HEAT GUY J", KARASUMA in "WITCH HUNTER ROBYN", "HELLO KITTY, STUMP VILLAGE" and her very first anime role VANESSA LEEDS in "ROBOTEC".
Wendee's diverse collection of characters have enabled her to play multiple roles in "BLEACH", "BRIGADOON", "GTO", "MON COLLE KNIGHTS", and "EVERQUEST II" as well as comediennes KAOLLA SU in "LOVE HINA", TINA in "AI YORI AOSHI", and WEDA in "HARE + GUU". She's also played several male characters such as TK in "DIGIMON", KACHIRO in "PRINCE OF TENNIS", YAHIKO in "RUROUNI KENSHIN" and GENKIMARU in "SD GUNDAM FORCE". Her film roles include THE VELVETEEN RABBIT, LOLA in "RUN LOLA RUN", KEI in "AKIRA", and FEMBOTS in "AUSTIN POWERS".
Currently she is voicing YORUICHI, TATSUKI and URURU in "BLEACH", and HARUHI in "THE MELONCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA", in addition to several interactive game titles, while also voice directing a number of new games, anime, and the hit series "BLEACH".
About Anime USA: In 1999 Anime USA began as a northern Virginia convention started by fans, and in 2004 become a non-profit educational organization. Our mission is to educate the public about and promote Japanese arts and popular culture. As in the beginning, we remain a convention of fans, by fans, and for fans. Anime USA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit.
Anime USA 2011 will be held November 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. For more information and to register for the convention, visit us at www.animeusa.org.