Time to grab those orange jumpsuits and headbands, folks – ’cause we’ve just confirmed that Maile Flanagan, the voice of Naruto, will be the Guest of Honor for Florida Anime Experience 2013.
One of the most watched anime in North America, Naruto is the story of an adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and dreams to become the Hokage – the ninja in his village who is acknowledged as the leader and the strongest of all. Maile not only provides the voice of Naruto in the anime, but also in the very successful line of video games featuring the Naruto universe of characters.
Maile Flanagan received an Emmy in 2006 (also nominated 2007) for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Series for “Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks”. S ome other animated credits include the Oscar-winning film Rango, Ice Age 3, Fish Hooks, Back at the Barnyard, Final Fantasy XIII & XIII-2, many un-aired pilots and more. On camera she has a recurring role on Disney XD’s show “LAB RATS” and “SHAMELESS” on Showtime and has been in Transformers 3, 500 Days of Summer, Yes Man, Evan Almighty, Weeds, Reno 911, ER, Grey’s Anatomy, etc. In her spare time, she does theatre and recently was won an LA Weekly Award for “Female Comedy Performance” for the show “Day Drinkers”.
Florida Anime Experience has worked diligently to keep with our “Legends of Anime” theme for our Guests of Honor:
- 2011 – Spike Spiegel
- 2012 – Sailor Moon
- 2013 – Naruto Uzumaki
We’re thrilled to have Maile join us for our third year!