The Manly Battleships

mb_logo_2016-1024x1024The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving guys and gals that have formed the greatest programming group on the east coast convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their powers with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to form the new titan at the front of the con scene. The Fleet’s arsenal offers a lot of a lot, and a little of everything! From the “stay fun” academic to over-the-top panels; high quality times are to be had under the Fleet’s banner. No matter your pleasure, there’s a Manly Battleships® event that’s right for you!


Guest Announcement Kohei and TiA


koheiKohei is a singer/MC from Tokyo Japan. He is usually working and touring alongside Japanese Recording Artist TiA known for the ending theme for “NARUTO” & “Yakitatte Japan”. When performing solo he is still a power house of entertainment as he’s won first place at the world famous Apollo theater, and was a finalist out of 20,000 contestants in McDonald’s Gospelfest 2016, 2017, 2018.

Kohei is an official MC at Japan Fes which is the biggest Japanese street event in east coast. He has performed at Anime Expo LA, Anime California, Animinneapolice, San Japan, Houston Japan Festival, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri, San Francisco Cherry blossom festival, Saikou con, Delta H Con, Animanga Expo, JFAX, Grand Rapids Asian Festival, Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival, New York Comic Con After Party and Anime NYC After Party in 2018. He has also performed many times in festivals of Germany and Italy as well, from 2012-2014, Opened up for R&B Legend Case, Lyfe Jennings, Lil mama and Raekwon from Wu Tang Clan in 2015. Has even hosted a music event at the Jay-Z’s Mom’s restaurant.


tiaTiA is a Recording Artist in Japan and did an ending theme for famous anime “NARUTO” “Yakitatte Japan” and TV theme songs. TiA won a Gold Disc award, won McDonald’s Gospelfest in 2016 and was featured on New York Times, Fox TV, NY1 in 2018.

TiA is releasing a new album “Miracle” from Sony Music in June 2019

Guest Announcement: Kristen McGuire

Kristen McGuire 2019 PicKristen McGuire is a professional voice actor, ADR Director and Script Adapter for Funimation Productions. When it comes to voice work, Kristen has worked on over a hundred different titles, but she is most well known for her roles as Tatami Nakagame in My Hero Academia (Currently airing on Toonami), Milim Nava in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Loop Nishigori in Yuri!! On ICE!, Young Nora in RWBY, Hinano Kurahashi in Assassination Classroom, An Onoya in ReLIFE, Tama in Magical Girl Raising Project and Rin Toyama in New Game! She has also provided voices for several video games, including 88 Heroes, Xeno Crisis and Dizzy Hearts.

As a script writer, she has adapted several titles for English including but not limited to Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Love Live! Sunshine!, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Highschool DXD Hero, and Magical Girl Raising Project. As an ADR director, she has directed shows such as Citrus and Gamers!, and served as an assistant director on both elDLIVE and Tsukigakirei.

Currently she works as a full-time script adapter for Funimation and likes to create her own comics in her spare time.

Guest Announcement: Samurai Dan

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, running a traditional samurai training center in Iowa, and have a combined 35 years of experience.

Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.”

Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.