Asta from Black Clover and Zack from Angels of Death (aka voice actor Dallas Reid) to appear at Florida convention

Anime voice actor Dallas Reid who voices popular characters like Asta from Black Clover and Zack from Angels of Death is scheduled to appear at a new anime convention in St. Petersburg, Florida called “Anime St. Pete” on September 17-18 at the Coliseum. Also, Reid voices popular characters in beloved anime shows like My Hero Academia and Dragon Ball Super.

Dallas Reid is an actor who first debuted in 2013, with their first lead role following shortly after in 2015. They played Kimito Kagurazaka in Shomin Sample. Since then, Reid has been cast in many popular shows.

Our 8 Favorite Dallas Reid Characters

In honor of Reid appearing at Anime St. Pete, Florida Comic Cons presents our 8 favorite Reid characters (in order).

  1. Asta from Black Clover
  2. Haruki Bando from Cheer Boys!!
  3. Juzo Honenuki from My Hero Academia
  4. Zack from Angels of Death
  5. Yamatonokami Yasusada from Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
  6. Hiyori Tomoe from Ensemble Stars!
  7. Kimito Kagurazaka from Shomin Sample
  8. Liquiir from Dragon Ball Super

Favorite character # 1: Asta from Black Clover

Asta, the protagonist of Black Clover, is Reid’s most noteworthy role. Asta is born into a world of magic without an ounce of magical power. Despite his lack of magical ability, he is determined to become the Wizard King. Through hard work and various trials, Asta must fight not only to prove himself as a wizard, but also to save his kingdom from dangerous foes. Asta’s catchphrase, “I’m not done yet,” can be heard in the clip below as he saves his pseudo-brother, Yuno.

 

Favorite character # 2: Haruki Bando from Cheer Boys!!

In Cheer Boys!!, Reid voiced Haruki Bando. Haruki was raised in a family of judo martial artists, but when he goes to college, he sets out to create an all-boys cheer squad. Although timid, Haruki has a tenacious personality and kind heart. He wants nothing more than to help his friends achieve greatness.

 

Favorite character # 3: Juzo Honenuki from My Hero Academia

One of the most positively received anime of the past decade is My Hero Academia, in which Reid voices Juzo Honenuki. Juzo is a member of class 1-B. He got into U.A., the elite school for aspiring heroes, on a recommendation. The super quirk he possesses is called softening and it can soften any non-living, solid matter. His superhero alter-ego name is Mudman.

Favorite character # 4: Zack from Angels of Death

Dallas Reid plays the impulsively violent Isaac “Zack” Foster from Angels of Death. Zack is the deuteragonist of the show and a vicious murderer. Introduced as an enemy, Zack becomes an unlikely ally to our protagonist, Rachel Gardner. Reid’s performance is filled with all the fun vocal work that comes with voicing a chaotic serial killer.

 

Favorite character # 5: Yamatonokami Yasusada from Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru

In 2016, Funimation announced the English dub of Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru. Dallas Reid was cast as Yamatonokami Yasusada in the project. Yamatonokami is a sword forged by a swordsmith in the year 1655.

 

Favorite character # 6: Hiyori Tomoe from Ensemble Stars!

Like Reid, Hiyori Tomoe from Ensemble Stars! is also a performer. Hiyori performs as a a singing idol in front of many people, while Reid acts behind the scenes. Hiyori is of a noble bloodline and he’ll be sure to let you know. His outgoing, upbeat, and charismatic nature makes him the perfect person to draw in a crowd.

Favorite character # 7: Kimito Kagurazaka from Shomin Sample

In Shomin Sample, Reid plays Kimito Kagurazaka, a commoner forced to enroll in a school for wealthy and influential girls. Kimito is calm and kind-hearted. After meeting a girl who longs to be popular, he sets out to help her. Kimito’s selfless attitude is charming and naturally draws people to him.

 

Favorite character # 8: Liquiir from Dragon Ball Super

Dallas Reid makes a powerful impression as Liquiir from Dragon Ball Super. Liquiir is a jovial God of Destruction from Universe 8. He is proud of his strength and readily welcomes battles. However, when worlds are destroyed and people die, he still shows respect for the lives lost.

Meet Dallas Reid at Anime St. Pete

You’ll have the chance to meet Dallas Reid at Anime St. Pete in St. Petersburg, Florida September 17-18. Anime St. Pete is a brand new con and St. Petersburg’s first anime convention! It’s being held at The Coliseum, the same venue St. Pete Comic Con was held at in January 2022. Anime St. Pete tickets are on sale, and vendor booths are available.

Anime St. Pete logo

Anime St. Pete goes big with a line-up of six popular anime voice actors

The new con is going big with six anime voice actors. In addition to Reid, five others have been announced. Here are the voice actors scheduled for Anime St. Pete:

  • Chris Guerrero, who voices Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord and Shadow from Sk8 the Infinity (below, first row left)
  • Bryson Baugus, who voices Shoyo Hinata from Haikyu!! and Falco Grice from Attack on Titan (below, first row right)
  • Aaron Dismuke, who voices Tamaki Amajiki from My Hero Academia and Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist (below, second row left)
  • Jill Harris, who voices Noelle Silva from Black Clover and Chiyo Yumehara from The Disastrous Life of Saiki K (below, second row right)
  • Ryan Bartley, who voices Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Young Kyojuro Rengoku from Demon Slayer (below, third row)

   

 

Anime St. Pete featuring the best anime cosplayers in the state

Also, Anime St. Pete features a roster of the top anime cosplayers in Florida, all of whom have appeared (or scheduled to appear) in Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine. Two of the guest cosplayers have been announced, with four more to be shared by late-April. The guest cosplayers are judges in the various contests. And each has a booth with merch (stop by and say hi!)

Abradorable is a guest cosplayer at Anime St. Pete

DanaduhBuffalo is a guest cosplayer at Anime St. Pete

Anime St. Pete offers fans four exciting contests

Additionally, the new anime convention is offering four contests, which includes two popular staples and two innovations. The two fan favorites are a cosplay contest and a lip sync competition. And the two new challenges include an Anime Fan Art Competition and an Anime Tiktok Film Festival. Awards include cash prizes, cool medals, and free tickets to upcoming cons in Florida.

Anime St Pete Cosplay Contest graphic      Anime St Pete Lip Sync Competition

Anime St Pete Fan art contest graphic      Anime St Pete Tiktok Film Festival Contest

Need help finding conventions in Florida?

Florida Comic Cons provides the Con Calendar, a curated calendar of upcoming conventions. Each convention listing includes in-depth info about the event like guests, artists and cosplay contests. In addition, there are lots of helpful links for things like buying tickets, registering as a vendor and learning more about characters.

Florida Comic Cons Con Calendar graphic

 

Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine published by Florida Comic Cons

Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine, published by Florida Comic Cons, attends many conventions in Florida in search of talented cosplayers. The magazine is published seasonally. In addition, Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine publishes special editions, photo galleries and blogs of conventions we attend. The magazine is free.

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Monthly Issues

Monthly issues focus on cosplayers and the characters they have chosen to portray. Cosplayer photos and interviews as well as character images and backgrounds are loaded in the monthly magazines.

Convention blogs and special editions

Convention special edition magazines, photo galleries and blogs showcase cosplayer photos and provide news reports about conventions we attend.