Adam Gibbs known for Parasyte and Tokyo Ghoul:re to appear at Sunshine City Scare

Adam Gibbs is a voice actor well known for his role as Shinichi Izumi in Parasyte and Kuki Urie in Tokyo Ghoul:re. The characters he’s known for playing are either “jerks with hearts of gold” or “deadpan snarkers.”

And he has worked with the Sentai Filmworks and Funimation in anime, (and he has a passion for theater). Gibbs is a Houston based actor who is also an avid woodworker, cook, and instrumentalist. He also enjoys being a private acting coach and a teaching artist. 

Sunshine City Scare is a horror convention on May 13-14 in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Coliseum and surrounding areas. And the new convention will broaden the definition of a traditional horror con by going beyond movie horror and adding anime horror, video game horror, and a very special guest. 

Adam Gibbs Headshot

In honor of Gibbs making an appearance at Sunshine City Scare, here are 8 of our favorite characters he voices.

Favorite Character #1:

Shinichi Izumi from Parasyte

Shinichi is the main protagonist of Parasyte. His right arm is infected with a parasite named Migi.

“I cant cry anymore. I feel like I’ve lost something. An important part of human being. I wonder if something’s wrong with my heart.”

Shinichi Izumi from Parasyte

Favorite Character #2:

Kuki Urie from Tokyo Ghoul:re

Urei is an Associate Special Class Ghoul Investigator and squad leader to his Quinx squad. Urie likes to portray himself as level headed. He always appears to take work very seriously.

“That’s right. Back then, what I really resented was my own powerless self. My tiny little self. And my tiny little heart. Too small to hold all that emotion, so it had to shift the blame onto someone else. But now, I’m grown. I’ve come for you. I’ll hold it all.”

Kuki Urie from Tokyo Ghoul:re

Favorite Character #3:

Hiroomi Nase from Beyond the Boundary

Hiroomi is one of the main characters in Beyond the Boundary and is a Spirit World Warrior. his abilities manifest through the scarf which is why he is always cold.

“If you keep trying to reason with yourself instead of listening to your feelings, you’ll never be able to feel true happiness.”

Hiroomi Nase from Beyond the Boundary

Favorite Character #4:

Hyakkimaru from Dororo

Hyakkimaru is a traveling ronin, searching for his missing body parts that were stolen from him by demons at birth. As he travels, he must defeat the demons with his body parts, once they are defeated, his body parts will grow back.

Watch the opening theme from Dororo here.


Hyakkimaru from Dororo

Favorite Character #5:

Koshi Sugawara from Haikyuu

Sugawara Koshi (Suga) is a third year student at Kursuno High School. He plays on the volleyball team as a setter.

“If we go for what’s somewhat safe here, it’ll mean we never changed.”

Suga from Haikyuu

Favorite Character #6:

 Phoenix Ikki from Saint Seiya

Pheonix Ikki is a bronze saint of Phoenix. He first appears as an antagonist in the series before he later becomes a powerful ally. Though Ikki is considered a bronze saint his power level is above most silver saints.

Watch the voice lines of the Phoenix Ikki Valir Skin from Mobile Legends here.

Pheonix Ikki from Saint Seiya

Favorite Character #7:

Uramichi Omota from Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniison

Uramichi is the exercise leader and host in the educational show Together With Maman. When in front of the children at work, he tries to make sure he seems optimistic and cheerful, despite the fact that he is gloomy in real life.

“It’s precisely because nothing good happens that I need to at least smile.”

Uramichi Omota from Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniison

Favorite Character #8:

Ryota Suzui from Kakegurui

Ryota is the protagonist of Kakegurui. Ryota is an average teen boy in all aspects. He is intelligent however, and is easily able to understand the gambles happening in front of him almost immediately

Watch this video where Ryota and Yumeko meet for the first time.

Ryota Suzui from Kakegurui

anime horror subgenre

Gibbs is part of Sunshine City Scare’s anime horror subgenre that is jam-packed with anime voice actors who portray major characters from the most popular shows such as Chainsaw Man, Demon Slayer, Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan, Dangonropa: The Animation, Parasyte, and more.

Anime horror characters at Sunshine City Scare

4 voice actors who portray the following characters will be at Sunshine City Scare:

  • Denji from Chainsaw Man
  • Pochita from Chainsaw Man
  • Future Devil from Chainsaw Man
  • Enmu from Demon Slayer
  • Kuki Urie from Tokyo Ghoul:Re
  • Gabi Braun from Attack on Titan
  • Furlan Church from Attack on Titan: No Regrets
  • Jazz from Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun
  • Celestia Ludenburg from Dangonronpa: the Animation
  • Shinichi Izumi from Parasyte

Anime horror maid cafe

How will a cute and adorable maid cafe transform into scary and creepy? Miria Maid Cafe, Orlando’s only stand-along maid cafe, will add horror to everything they do at Sunshine City Scare from desserts and games to dancing and performances. And the group, which will be at the con both days, will also be performing on the main stage.

video game horror subgenre

The video game horror subgenre at Sunshine City Scare brings big-time characters from big video games through big-name voice actors. It’s gonna be big! Characters from video games and shows based on video games include: 

  • Claire Redfield from Resident Evil 2
  • Alessa from Silent Hill
  • Little Sister from Bio Shock 2
  • Celestia Ludenburg from Dangonronpa: the Animation

horror in movies & tv subgenre

Sunshine City Scare celebrates horror in movies & TV with 2 live-action actors who have played roles in major horror movies.

First is actor Jodelle Ferland who is most known for her portrayals of children in horror movies like Alessa in Silent Hill, Patience Buckner from Cabin in the Woods, Emily from Dark Matter, and Aggie from ParaNorman  (and some may remember her as the innocent child turned vampire Bree from Twilight).

Second is Casper Van Dien who is widely known for his roles is cult classics like Tim Burton’s horror flick Sleepy Hollow and the sci-fi/action/horror movie Starship Troopers as well as several vampire movies including Modern Vampires and Vampire 3000. 

and a very special guest

Monster High creator Garrett Sander is making his first convention trip to Florida at Sunshine City Scare 2023! And in a huge announcement, Sander will be signing Monster High dolls FOR FREE at Sunshine City Scare both days. Attendees can bring their own Monster High dolls, or purchase the dolls from a choice of several vendors that will be stocked up. 

Contests and programming

This first-of-its-kind horror con will also feature five contests with a total of $1,500 in cash prizes. There will be two cosplay contests (Craftsmanship on Saturday and Runway on Sunday), as well as a lip sync contest, a fan art competition, and a Tiktok film festival. In all, Sunshine City Scare will feature more than 25 hours of panels and programming.


Sunshine City Scare 2023 is sponsored by Florida Comic Cons, a news site that covers comic, anime, sci-fi, horror, and pop culture conventions; and Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine, a free monthly magazine that spotlights cosplay throughout the state from features and interviews to photos from recent conventions; and Anime St. Pete, which is on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the historic Coliseum in beautiful St. Petersburg.

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