Talents Zeno Robinson, Arthell Isom, Anairis Quiñones, A.J. Beckles and Jordan Bentley gave a panel at Anime NYC 2021 to discuss their careers and the challenges they faced as black creators in the anime industry, which historically has lacked diversity.

Zeno Robinson is a voice actor known for his work in My Hero Academia, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, Young Justice, Hawks, Big City Greens, Pokemon, The Owl House, Attack on Titan and many more.

Arthell Isom is a background artist who has worked on Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse, XXXHOLiC, Gintama: The Movie and more.

Anairis Quiñones is a voice actress known for her roles in RWBY, Rainbow High, Attack on Titan, Wonder Egg Priority, Horimiya, Record of Ragnarok, Re: Zero, Starting Life in Another World, My Street: Phoenix Drop High (Lucinda) and many more.

A.J. Beckles is a voice actor known for Baki Hanma, Tokyo Revengers, High Guardian Spice, Kemono Jihen and more.

Jordan Bentley is the owner of Hypland, an anime-themed streetwear brand that collaborates with popular anime brands such as Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh and Hello Kitty.

Panel moderated by Victoria Johnson

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About Kyle Williamson

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." He has also interviewed hundreds of actors, authors and cosplayers and has moderated panels for conventions such as Wizard World, Retro Con, Terrificon, Farpoint and Shore Leave to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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