Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Mai Nakahara as a 2019 Guest of Honor!

Mai Nakahara is a Japanese voice actress and singer.  Born in Hyogo prefecture, she moved around Japan and spent a lot of her childhood in Fukuoka and Ehime.  She wanted to be a voice actress from the 5th grade, after watching Tico of the Seven Seas.  After her school years, she studied narration while working full time, and debuted with I’m Enterprise in 2000.

Since her debut, she has voice several lead heroines, including up to 4 in the same season!  You may know her as Mai Tokiha from My-HiME and My-Otome, Nagisa Furukawa from CLANNAD, Rena Ryuuguu from Higurashi: When They Cry, Midori Kasugano from Midori Days, Miina Miyafuji from OnegaiTwins!, Juvia Lockser from Fairy Tail, Watashi (I) from Humanity has Declined, and Saya Mihoshi from Servant x Service.  Furthermore, she was Yuu Kashima from Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Teru Miyanaga from Saki, Yui Takamura from Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, Teana Lanster from the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series, Selnia Iori Flameheart from Ladies versus Butlers!, Nagisa Aoi from Strawberry Panic, Ritsuko Akizuki from iDOLM@STER Xenoglossia, Rena Kunisaki from .hack//Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu, and many many more!

In video games  you’ve probably heard her as Priere from La Pucelle:Tactics and the Disgaea series, Morgan from Tears to Tiara, Estellise Sidos Heurassein from Tales of Vesperia, Nakoruru from The King of Fighters XIV, and recently Akagi from Azur Lane.

This will be Mai Nakahara’s first appearance at a North American convention.  She enjoys cooking and baking bread, and loves dogs. Follow her on Twitter @mai_nakahara!