Tora-Connect Guests

Kira Buckland is an Alaska-born, California-based voice actress who started her journey in 2004 by voice acting in online projects before transitioning to work in anime and games. She is most known for voicing the lead character “2B” in NieR: Automata, as well as other video games such as Soulcalibur VI (Talim & 2B), BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Heart), River City Girls (Kyoko), Street Fighter V (Falke), Fire Emblem Heroes (Eirika & Katarina), Detective Pikachu (Emilia), Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice (Trucy Wright), Tales of Zestiria (Edna), Danganronpa 2 (Hiyoko Saionji), Danganronpa V3 (Kirumi Tojo), Disgaea 5 (Seraphina), Dead or Alive 5 & 6 (Honoka), Skullgirls (Marie), Paladins (Evie), Puyo Puyo Tetris/Champions (Rulue & Ally), and many more.

Some of her anime and dubbing credits include JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (Reimi), YashaHime: Princess Half-Demon (Setsuna), Demon Slayer (Mitsuri), Kakegurui (Mary), Tower of God (Yuri), Magia Record (Iroha), Love Live: School Idol Project (Umi), Granblue Fantasy (Lyria), Accel World (Kuroyukihime), Blue Exorcist (Izumo), Sailor Moon (Mimete), Hunter x Hunter (Zushi), The Asterisk War (Julis), Magi (Kogyoku), Blood Lad (Hydra Bell), ReZero (Beatrice), and Miraculous Ladybug (Alix/Timebreaker).

Kira loves classic rock, cats, espresso, cosplay, fighting games, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and is excited to travel to new places to meet fans (and catch more Pokemon.) She is also the founder of the Voice Acting Club, a community linking voice talent and content creators around the world.

Follow her on Twitter @KiraBuckland or visit her site at!

Casey Mongillo is a voice actor, gamer and musician based in Southern California. They are most known for playing the role of Shinji Ikari in the 2019 Netflix dub of “Neon Genesis Evangelion” (as well as the two movies "Death and Rebirth", and "End of Evangelion"). Credits also include Scorbunny and Raboot in “Pokemon Journeys”, Floofty Fizzlebean in “Bugsnax”, and Sho Suzuki in “Mob Psycho 100”.

Some of their other roles portrayed are Allister in “Pokemon: Twilight Wings”, Nicol Amalfi in “Gundam SEED” (NYAV Post dub), Zoe, Hex, and Milo Belladonna in “Monster Prom” & "Monster Camp", Selenium in "Vitamin Connection", and Sandboy in “Miraculous Ladybug”. They have also provided various additional voices for games such as Red Dead Redemption, Elder Scrolls Online: Skyrim, Grand Theft Auto, Need for Speed and many more!

Casey is frequently found online playing Fallout 76, retro video games, riding their skateboard, or listening to music on their DAT player.

An extraordinary pair of artists, the Chalk Twins are renowned for their chalk murals of epic proportions. Traveling the world in pursuit of artistic mastery, they are a regular installment at conventions and events across the country where they produce massive chalk masterpieces live. The Chalk Twins are truth in advertising – they are twins, and they work together with soft pastel chalk. When you see them, we encourage you to get down low and talk to them. They would be glad to answer questions and talk about art, geeky stuff, twin stuff – whatever you like. They don't bite. We promise.

Follow them on their adventures across the country and around the world on Twitter or Instagram @chalktwins. Like them on Facebook at, buy prints and originals online at

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.
After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun.  He later went on to voice Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haurhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara and Yukio in Blue Exorcist, Sasori in Naruto, Guren in Tenkai Knights, Nobita in Doraemon, Artemis in Sailor Moon, Nagate in the Netflix Original "Knights of Sidonia”, Makoto Tachibana in Free!, Nate in Yokai Watch, Orga in Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans, Haruo in Hi Score Girl, Kai in Forest of Piano and many more.
Johnny’s voice can also be heard in numerous video games. Providing voices Nero in Devil May Cry 4 and 5 (including motion capture), Kuhn in .hack//G.U., Adachi/Narukami in Persona 4, Almaz in Disgaea 3, Emil in Tales of Symphonia, Guy in Tales of the Abyss, Firion in Final Fantasy Dissidia, Bumblebee in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Yang in Street Fighter IV, Zero in Marvel VS Capcom 3. Yukimura in Sengoku Basara, Torian Cadera in Star Wars The Old Republic and Kung Jin in Mortal Kombat X.
Johnny's also the former frontman for the band Eyeshine and current singer-song writer for the band Where Giants Fall.

Shihori is a pop singer-songwriter, anime songwriter, and pianist from Japan, currently based in New York City.

Shihori made her major debut with her first single "TSUBASA", used as the ending theme song for the TV anime "Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula" in 2007 under the name Sena. Her third major single "Never End Wonderland" got the 5th place in daily rankings of the Japanese Oricon Hit Chart.

Since then, Shihori has composed and sang for movies, video games, TV commercials, and anime including Fairy Tail, The Irregular at Magic High School, Macross Frontier, My Little Pony, Ultraman R/B and many more! Dozens of her songs have made it into the hit chart and 11 of them have received Gold Disc Certification, selling more than one million CDs total. 
Shihori has also written songs for some of Japan's most famous contemporary artists such as Nana Mizuki and Momoiro Clover Z and has collaborated as a lyricist with world-famous music creators such as Kohei Tanaka (composer for One Piece) and Yoko Kanno (music producer and composer of Ghost in the Shell).

Shihori is a frequent performer at venues all over Japan and North America, including Otakon in Baltimore 2010, JIN Festival in Santa Fe 2012, Tekko Con in Pittsburgh 2019, San Japan in San Antonio 2019, and many others. Ever since moving to New York in January 2018, she has held solo concerts in Manhattan and released EP, singles and her 1st self-cover album which includes theme songs for TV anime shows. 

Under the COVID-19 situation in 2020, a charity single "The Real Folk Blues"(organized by Mason Lieberman, lead vocal by Shihori, cover from TV anime show, "Cowboy Bebop") took 6th place on Billboard World Digital chart, and more than $50,000 of its revenue was donated to the DCD foundation and Doctors Without Borders(MSF). This video has been played over a million times.

In 2020, Shihori sang, wrote lyrics and topline for a new skin theme song, "Battle Queen", of a worldwide popular video game, "League of Legends".