Gaku Space's story is that of legend!
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Gaku decided to forgo a baseball career to pursue his passion for acting. Relocating to Los Angeles, he studied acting and became an advanced martial artist in Filipino Kali and Japanese sword fighting.
In 2014, he landed a lead role in the live-action series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist by Capcom as Gouki and followed that up with his best known role as Genji from Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch.
Not stopping there, His other voiceover credits include X-Men: Destiny, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and Heroes of the Storm.
Gaku has also had guest roles in episodes of Westworld, How I Met Your Mother, and Shake It Up.
Nev Pearce spoke to Gaku for the Everblack Nerdcast about his amazing career, Supanova, working with Blizzard, what he treasures most from his fans and his own collection of Genji memorabilia!
Check it out HERE:
From Middle-earth to Sydney and Perth, U.S. pop culture mainstay and The Lord of the Rings lead Elijah Wood is leaving The Shire and heading to Australia for Supanova Comic Con and Gaming in June!
Best known as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's epic fantasy trilogy, and star of the Netflix cult hit Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, plus a slew of other gaming, film, TV and animation credits to his name, Wood has been confirmed as a Supa-Star guest for Supanova’s Sydney (21–23 June) and Perth (29–30 June) events.
In addition to Elijah’s star power, and fresh from a stint on Star Trek: Discovery as the beloved Captain Christopher Pike, Anson Mount has also been confirmed. Mount is also known for his roles on Inhumans and the western drama Hell on Wheels, and has featured in Lost, Smallville and more.
Both new guests join previously confirmed Supa-Stars Stephen Amell (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, TMNT: Out of the Shadows), Robbie Amell (The Flash, The Tomorrow People), David Ramsey (Arrow, The Flash, Dexter), Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie), Gaku Space (Overwatch), Dragon Ball Super: Broly’s Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel (Sydney only), Metal Gear Solid’s David Hayter and Paul Eiding (sponsored by Armoured Heaven), plus many more including stars from the original Mad Max franchise.
Supanova is a celebration of fandom, where the worlds of film and television, fantasy, comic books, anime, sci-fi, cartoons, books, gaming and collectables comes to life! There’s something for everyone, including ‘cosplay’ (costume-role play), fan clubs, musical performances, creative master classes, celebrity Q&As, wrestling, tournaments, competitions and an expo full of shopping possibilities.
Other guests scheduled to attend include:
Barbara Feldon (Get Smart)
Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island)
Italia Ricci (Supergirl, Designated Survivor)
Steve Bisley (Mad Max, The Great Gatsby, Water Rats)
Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max, Mad Max: Fury Road, Farscape)
Joanne Samuel (Mad Max, Skyways, The Sullivans) – Sydney Only
Paul Johnstone (Mad Max, Yo Gorilla, Running on Empty) – Sydney Only
Roger Ward (Mad Max, Stone, Water Rats, Boar) – Sydney Only
Tim Burns (Mad Max, Patrol Boat) – Sydney Only
Dan Green (Yu-Gi-Oh!, Sonic)
Eric Stuart (Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Shannon McCormick (Red vs. Blue, RWBY)
Bryce Papenbrook (Attack on Titan)
Julie Kagawa (Author - Iron Fey, Talon, Shadow of the Fox series)
Simon Bisley (Comic Creator - Lobo, Batman/Judge Dredd, ABC Warriors)
Donny Cates (Comic Creator - Venom, Thanos, Doctor Strange)
Humberto Ramos (Comic Creator - Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man, Champions)
Megan Hutchison (Comic Creator - Rockstars, Will O’ the Wisp, Vesna)
SUPANOVA BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Supanova Comic Con & Gaming began in Sydney in 2002 as a completely home-grown Australian production showcasing sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, gaming, anime, manga, cosplay and much more. The brainchild of Founder & Event Director, Daniel Zachariou, Supanova is run by diverse and passionate individuals drawn from their respective genre fields of obsession thus making them the perfect team to deliver these events. Supanova takes place in six cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast), and is Australia’s leading and largest event of its kind with close to 200,000 fans expected to attend the Supanova events in 2019.
Supanova is a celebration of pop culture created by the Supanova family, for your family, to “bring out the inner geek” in fans of all ages.
Sydney: June 21-23, 2019 | Sydney Showground, Olympic Park
Perth: June 29-30, 2019 | Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Tickets available through http://www.supanova.com.au