Anime Festival May 5th | 3330 Civic Center Dr Torrance, CA 90503

Lisle Wilkerson

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Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She speaks fluent Japanese, and her voice work is done in both English & Japanese.

She is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro, Sarah Bryant in the games Virtual Fighter & Dead or Alive , Makoto Amhara in Rumble Roses, Gina in Crazy Taxi, as well as Xiuying Hong, Joy, and Yuan from the cult classic franchise Shenmue. As a big Hello Kitty lover, one of her favorite voice acting roles has been playing Bad Badtz Maru, Hello Kitty’s bff!

Lisle also was in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost In Translation”, and had a lead role in the award winning indie film “Kamataki”.

She most recently has been playing Ultraman Mother in in the dubbing for two live action films that are scheduled for release in 2018.

Lisle also does a lot of panel moderating/interpreting, working with people like Keanu Reeves, Japanese filmmaker Makoto Shinkai, Morning Musume, SMAP!, LOVE LIVE SUNSHINE!, Japanese anime studio Studio Trigger, and best-selling author Marie Kondo.

Lisle works as a local media correspondent for various Japanese television networks, covering high-profile events like The Grammys, Academy Awards, Emmys and Golden Globes.

And she is very excited about the 2020 Olympics being hosted in her home city, Tokyo!! And yes, OF COURSE, she is already plotting on how to be involved!