Ai Maeda is making her East Coast debut at Anime Weekend Atlanta!

Ai Maeda is a Japanese voice actress and singer affiliated with Aoni Production. As a voice actress, she performs under her own name and is most well known for voicing Mimi Tachikawa, one of the original digi-destined in Digimon. She also voices Sailor Pluto in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, Paola from Beet the Vandel Buster, Megumi from Zatch Bell, Karen Minatsuki / Cure Aqua from the Pretty Cure series.

Even non-anime fans may have heard Ai Maeda’s voice – she voices O-Ren Ishii for the anime segment of Quentin Taratino’s film Kill Bill Vol 1!

In the video game world she voices Shion Uzuki from the Xenosaga series, Yue / Aria from Rune Factory 2, Oichi from Samurai Warriors and Chihiro Fushimi from Persona 3. In the Japanese version of the video game anime adaptation Halo Legends, she also voices “Cortana”.

In addition to a prolific career as a voice actress, she also performs as AiM, singing numerous anime themes and stand-alone original music.

You may have heard her music from various OPs and EDs from Digimon Adventures, Digimon Tamers, and Digimon Adventures Tri, as well as insert and ending themes for F-Zero Falcon Densetsu.