Denver gears up to host anime talent for Nan Desu Kan

Attendees at Nan Desu Kan 2011 – Photo: Chris Gilstrap (

By, Heather Maloney

As the largest convention in Colorado and the surrounding states, Nan Desu Kan draws Animefans from across the world.  Nan Desu Kan, or NDK, is a celebration of Japanese animation. Attendees spend the weekend meeting guests from the industry, displaying their cosplay talent and sharing in their fandom with 21,000 of their closest friends. The amazing team spends the entire year planning an amazing event and inviting special guests. This year there is no shortage of amazing talent being featured at the event.

Chuck Huber

Best known for his portrayal of Hiei from “Yu Yu Hakusho”, Chuck Huber has voiced numerous characters in anime and video games. He has starred in many video games such as “Aeon Flux”, “Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir” and “Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley”. In addition to his voice acting, Chuck Huber has directed shows such as “Buccano!”and “Dragon Ball Z”.

J Michael Tatum

A voice actor, director and writer for many anime series, J Michael Tatum is also a fan at heart. As one of the hosts of “That Anime Show”, he and Teri Doty have been creating the popular podcast for over two years. Beginning with his role of Rikichi in “Samurai 7”, he has starred in many programs such as “Blood Brothers” and “Vexile”.

Patrick Seitz

A popular voice actor, Patrick Seitz has been involved in over 100 projects. His talent can be heard in many programs such as “Bleach”, “One Piece”, “Hellsing” and “Paradise Kiss”. In addition to his anime career, Patrick Seitz has also starred in many popular video games such as “Mortal Kombat”, “Diablo 3”, “Final Fantasy XIII” and “Tekken 6”.

Brina Palencia

An amazing voice actor, Brina Palencia is known for her many anime and video game characters. Her extensive list of characters includes Sora in “Oh Edo Rocket”, Grad Cleric in “Dragon Age: Legend of the Seeker”, The Grand Cleric in “Dragon Age: Origins” as well as Chiaotzu and Puar in “Dragon Ball Kai”. In addition to her amazing list of voice roles, she has also made on screen appearances on shows such as “The Good Guys”. In the world of video games she has starred in many titles including “Ghostbusters: The Video Game” and “Street Fighter 4”. Recently she is gaining acclaim for her web series “The Troubadoors”.

For additional information about NDK and the guests attending, please visit the Nan Desu Kan site.


Published by: Heather Maloney

Heather Maloney is an avid Doctor Who and British science fiction fan. She attends the Gallifrey One Convention in Los Angeles annually, and facilitates the Doctor Who Panels for the Starfest Convention in Denver. During her active Doctor Who Fandom, she has met four Doctors, countless companions and numerous Doctor Who actors, writers and directors. Contact Heather at

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