FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TO ATTEND SMASH! 2016
Sydney, NSW, June 6th, 2016
PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA VOICE ACTRESS AI NONAKA
— Sydney’s #1 Japanese pop-culture convention, SMASH! Sydney
Manga and Anime Show
, continues to surprise fans by expanding its spectacular guest list. Following
the guest announcement of Naruto voice actor Hideo Ishikawa, SMASH! is ecstatic to reveal the
second official guest for SMASH! 2016: Japanese voice actress
AI NONAKA is a prolific Japanese voice actress and singer who is best known for her roles as Kyouko
Sakura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), Noramyako (Doraemon), and Mansherry (One Piece).
Some of Nonaka’s recent anime roles include Tirami (Amagi Brilliant Park), Ichijou (Paniponi Dash to
Kafuka in Gofu Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei),
and Imae Megumi (WataMote
SMASH! President Andrew Qiu believes the attendance of a second voice actor at SMASH! 2016
demonstrates the “growing community of passionate manga and anime fans” within Australia.
“Year after year, voice-acting guests are a huge hit amongst SMASH! attendees,” Qiu said.
“With Australian fans well-informed of Japan’s latest animation releases, there is a significant demand
to bring Japanese voice talent from Japan. In doing so, SMASH! is the perfect platform for fans to meet
the actors behind the characters they love, and share their love for pop-culture in a unique way.”
Fans will have the opportunity to meet Miss Nonaka at the convention, and attend a special Q&A panel.
SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2016 is a two-day convention to be held at Rosehill
Gardens on August 20th and 21st. For more information, visit
SMASH! Media Contacts:
About SMASH! SYDNEY MANGA AND ANIME SHOW:
SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show is a Japanese
pop-culture convention that is devoted to artists, creators and
A driving force in Australia’s anime and manga community that
attracts thousands of visitors every year, SMASH! has
something for everyone. With high caliber guests, exciting
activities such as cosplay, panels, games, and an
extensive Vendors and Artist Market, SMASH! gives fans the
chance to enjoy unique experiences and celebrate their
fandom in a social environment.
SMASH! is run by SMASH Inc, a non-profit organisation created by fans for fans. SMASH Inc aims to
create an open and affordable avenue that serves as a meeting point for fans with an emphasis on art,
creativity and community involvement.