Special Guests

MICHAEL SINTERNIKLAAS – CASTING AND VOICE DIRECTOR
Michael Sinterniklaas is a 21 year veteran of the audio industry and founded the bi-costal post production studio NYAV Post in 1999 after serving as Audio Lead for Wanderlust Interactive. A classically trained actor, Michael studied at London’s Italia Coti stage school, New York’s High School for the Performing Arts and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Today he brings his classical theater training to barre as an actor and director of voice-over. Michael has voiced directed many games, animated television series and feature films, two of which have received Oscar nominations. He was the Casting Director and Voice Director for Just Cause 3, and had his hand in much of the storytelling. Michael is an avid photographer and has a guitar collection with over 30 instruments. Once upon a time, he was ranked one of the top 20 Quake players in the world.

藤田峻輔 SHUNSUKE FUJITA – GAME PRODUCER
Shunsuke Fujita, game producer from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. has been actively producing titles at BANDAI Namco from 2010. He is one of the rising producer who has been involved in many special effects genre titles, including Godzilla, AKB series, the Ultraman series, Kamen Rider series, Super Sentai series and more! His involvement with Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 played a part in the game development. His favourite character from the Naruto series is “Might Guy”. He will bring us some updates on Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 here at Game Start!

小菅 寛史 HIROSHI KOSUGE – GAME PRODUCER
Supervising producer Hiroshi Kosuge, game producer from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. is ‘the man’ for EXVS series. He has been playing an active role in producing various titles at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Under his guide, Gundam EXVS series will be seeing its first English localized version next 2016 and he’s excited to bring more news to Southeast Asia fans!

TUNA – COSPLAYER
Hailing from South Korea, TUNA is a versatile cosplayer who excels at portraying characters from anime and video games. Her repertoire includes Love Live! School Idol Project, The [email protected], Sword Art Online, and popular game franchises Dynasty Warriors, Tekken and Touhou Project.

JOHNNY (JUNKERS COSPLAY INC) – COSPLAYER
Johnny is a Navy veteran turned cosplayer. He creates costumes as a hobby for both fun and profit. Starting cosplay in 2011 with few tools and resources he was given the chance to work on a team to create a promotional piece for Bioware’s Mass Effect 2 at San Diego Comic Con 2011.

KARIN (ACANTHASTAR COSPLAY) – COSPLAYER
Karin, better known as Acanthastar Cosplay, is a self-proclaimed nerd who enjoys portraying her favourite characters from video games. She has cosplayed characters from the popular MOBA game League of Legends, and Samurai Warriors, and most recently did a kickass job as Tracer from Blizzard’s soon-to-be-released team-based shooter Overwatch. Singapore marks her South-East Asian convention debut.

AYAKI (GENTLE LOVE)
A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, AYAKI is a versatile pianist with excellent techniques across contemporary jazz and classical piano. He has performed with other famous players such as, MALTA, Takeshi Inomata and Tesuo Sakurai (Casiopea).

NORIHIKO HIBINO (GENTLE LOVE)
A graduate of Berklee College of Music and recipient of “Distinguished Alumni” award, Norihiko Hibino is best known in the gaming industry for his work on Konami’s Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders video game series, particularly as the composer of the soundtracks for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.