Performance Guests

Ani-Idol Dallas

Time to shine! ~ Come celebrate idols at Anime Dallas’s 1st idol festival, ANI-IDOL FESTIVAL! Ani-Idol Dallas will be showcasing wonderful performances from idols all over the DFW area! Bring your best energy, lightsticks/penlights and chants to this great first time event! ~ Let’s see all idols and the audience sparkle! We really hope to see you there!

Assuming Positions: A Positively Nerdy Podcast!

Under the banner of a scandalous name, a new era of certified non-toxic fan culture has emerged. Two nerds, aided by their legion of Positrons and a whole lot of pizza, have arrived to bring positivity back to fandom!

Kevin and Mykie delve into various pop culture discussions, going down dorky rabbit-holes to debate and deconstruct the things they love to see how they work, and what makes them so cool.

If you share their love of a good story, have an affinity for the odd or unusual, and get a kick out of digging into the nitty gritty of what makes certain pieces of pop culture fascinating then listen in, grab a slice of pizza and chat along with us!

Kevin and Mykie have been entertainment guests, featured hosts, moderators and celebrity interviewers at numerous conventions including A-Kon, Anime Dallas, Fandom Legacy, FenCon, and the Lone Star Game Expo.

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Caleb Hyles

Caleb Hyles first made waves when he released his cover of “Let It Go” on YouTube in 2014. Millions of homes around the world were enchanted by his riveting and theatrical covers of Disney, Broadway, anime, and pop-rock hits. YouTube allowed for Caleb’s vast talents and warm, infectious personality to shine through with every cover, and fans quickly fell in love.

Over the years of pouring himself into his work and creating exciting, diverse content for his fans, Caleb has amassed a close-knit fanbase consisting of 1.5 million YouTube subscribers and over 1 million monthly Spotify listeners. Fans eagerly seek out Caleb’s larger-than-life voice taking on their favorite songs and breathing new life in them.

And fans aren’t the only ones to take notice of Caleb’s massive talents. Television shows and video series like RWBY and Nintendo Minute have called on Caleb to sing for them.

With momentum at an all-time high, Caleb is looking to embark on the next step of his journey. Sharing more of himself than ever before, January 2022 saw the release of his first original works with his album, “In One Breath”. Don’t miss your chance to embark on this new adventure with him.

Dallas Sumo Club

Dallas Sumo Club is a national and international award winning competitive sumo wrestling team and nonprofit organization. Our mission is to grow and foster the education and awareness of Japan’s national sport throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, around Texas, across the United States and all over the world.

The Folding Chairs Comedy Troupe

Sketch Comedy That Makes You Chortle, Guffaw, & Snort.

We started in community theater and have grown to create hilarious online content and perform live wherever we can. *Please no more alleyways. They are scary and there is often broken glass.

We have a few consistent members, but like an amoeba we morph and change, bringing in new performers, seasoned veterans, and reluctant strangers we just met. Ultimately, The Folding Chairs Comedy Troupe is here to kick out as much sketch comedy as this big, bad world can handle.

Goisagi Taiko

Goisagi is a fast-paced taiko group from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.  Goisagi means Night Heron in Japanese, a bird which inspired the group. Founded in 2013, by Sean Ibanez, Goisagi members share over 30 years combined taiko and percussion experience that has entertained and astounded audiences at marathons, corporate team building events, sports intermissions, weddings, and festivals. The four core members of Goisagi are Sean Ibanez, who also builds the taiko and composes; Kena Sosa, performer and Public Relations; Jay Cantu, performer and sound engineer; and Kris Wong, performer and creator of Goisagi merchandise. Goisagi performs only originally composed music with visual choreographed movements that make their taiko set unique and invigorating. The group is also open to creating team building classes, workshops, and collaborations with other percussion or musical groups.  Goisagi can be found on their Youtube channel for videos, on Facebook and Instagram for contact and updates, as well as Soundcloud.

Kohei Hattori 

Kohei is a IFA United Nations international ambassador singer (Commanded by United Nations) who performs at the Anime conventions, Japanese festivals, and Asian festivals in the US.
He’s recorded the songs for widely renowned company ‘Aniplex Japan’ in May of 2021 including a song now featured in the anime called “Tokyo 24th Ward”

Official MC at Japan Fes in NYC 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Official MC at Houston Japan Festival 2018, 2019 and 2023


Providing multiple mainstage performances, Norsefyre creates engaging themed stage events incorporating a multitude of skills including aerial silks, juggling, acrobatics, LED spinning, and more. As the name suggests, Norsefyre also provides fire acts – due to insurance and safety requirements, no fire performances will be possible this year.

Norsefyre is a collaboration between artists, instructors, and performers which creates wonderful opportunities for the performing arts community. As well as inspiring and entertaining audiences all over the USA, Norsefyre has several touring academy instructors who travel and teach circus arts to aspiring performers and the casually interested alike.

PAiDA Live in Concert — Let’s Save the World! 

PAiDA the Space City Idol has been performing idol and anisong music around the world since 2014 and has amassed nearly 50k followers on TikTok with her creative song translations from English to Japanese. With the debut of her EP “.first contact.” last year, she began to put in motion a grander plan of saving the Earth, and maybe humanity if we can clean up our act in time. 

Ready Player Drag

Ready Player Drag is an all-ages, pop culture encompassing drag show created by voice actor and drag performer Kiba Walker (Salem Moon). Composed of drag entertainers from the DFW area who also celebrate all things anime, gaming, comics and more, this troupe travels all over the country spreading the message and art form of drag for audiences of all types. Powered by Powell Talent.

Texan Heat Nerdlesque

Established February 12th, 2016, Texan Heat Nerdlesque is one of the first nerdlesque-centric troupes based in Texas! Proudly queer-owned, we aim to share performances from individuals just as diverse as the fandoms where each of us reside! For Anime Dallas 2023, we will be presenting our final show before our troupe says their farewells and moves on to greater endeavors. Come see your favorite husbandos, waifus, and spouses one last time as we take our final bows!