Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Erica Mendez as a 2018 Guest of Honor!

Chicago native Erica Mendez is longtime anime and video game fan turned voice actress. She has been fortunate to play some fan-favorite characters, including: Ryuko in KILL la KILL, Gon in Hunter x Hunter, Aladdin in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Yuuki in Sword Art Online II, Sailor Uranus in the new Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon, Akko in Little Witch Academia, Diane in Seven Deadly Sins, Nico in Love Live, and Mash in Fate/Grand Order.

You can also hear her in OK K.O. Let’s be Heroes, Re:ZERO, Fate/Apocrypha, Your Lie in April, Anohana, Erased, Tales of Berseria, Fire Emblem Warriors, Fire Emblem Heroes, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Danganronpa Ultra Despair Girls, Danganronpa V3, Radiant Historia, Kakegurui, Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, Gundam: IBO, Gundam SEED (2017 dub), Yuki Yuna is a Hero, A Lull in the Sea, Fairy Fencer F, Street Fighter V, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Akiba’s Beat, Trails of Cold Steel II, and more.

Voice acting isn’t the only way she keeps herself busy: She has also ventured into script adaptation and has done work on Little Witch Academia, Sailor Moon SuperS, and Fate/Apocrypha.

Erica graduated from DePaul University with a degree in animation. She currently resides in Los Angeles. It’s always a pleasure for her to return to her hometown, especially to attend ACen, the con that helped further her interest in the world of anime.

Visit to check out her full list of credits. You can keep up with Erica’s role announcements and incoherent rambling by following her on Twitter @tsunderica.