Anime St. Pete 2022 hosts Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Young Kyojuro Rengoku from Demon Slayer (aka voice actor Ryan Bartley)

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Voice actor Ryan Bartley — aka Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Young Kyojuro Rengoku from Demon Slayer — is appearing at Anime St. Pete 2022 on September 17-18 at the Coliseum. The new event, which will honor anime and the cosplay it inspires, features anime voice actors, voice directors, and creators as well as a roster of Florida’s top anime cosplayers.

Bartley is at Anime St. Pete both days and is available for photographs and autographs (prices announced at the convention). In addition, she is on the anime voice actor panel with a fan Q&A on Saturday.

And Anime St. Pete early bird tickets are available ($20 single day, $30 weekend pass limited time), and vendor applications are being accepted

Bartley’s most beloved characters

In anticipation of Bartley’s appearance at Anime St. Pete, Florida Comic Cons, a news media website that covers conventions and cosplayers in The Sunshine State, posted a blog that ranks its 8 favorite Bartley characters. Below is a preview of the blog, which includes more character info and videos.

Favorite character #1


Komugi in Hunter x Hunter, was one of Bartley’s first roles in an anime.

Favorite character #2


In Demon Slayer, which had the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time, according to, Bartley voiced young Kyojuro Rengoku.

Favorite character #3


One of Ryan Bartley’s favorite anime is Mob Psycho 100, in which, she voices Tsubomi Takane.

Favorite character #4

ram FROM re:zero

Ryan Bartley plays the stand-offish, fan-favorite, Ram from Re:Zero.

Favorite character #5

rei ayanami FROM neon genesis evangelion

In 2019, Netflix released a new English dub of the classic Neon Genesis Evangelion where Bartley was cast as Rei Ayanami.

Favorite character #6

angela carpenter FROM carole and tuesday

Like Bartley, Angela from Carole and Tuesday is also a talented actor.

Favorite character #7

gilda FROM the promised neverland

In The Promised Neverland, Bartley plays Gilda, a smart and reserved girl who wants to help her friends.

Favorite character #8

anne FROM jojo’s bizarre adventure

Ryan Bartley reveals how much fun it was to play Anne from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure because they have opposing personalities.

read the entire florida comic cons blog

Click here to read the entire Florida Comic Cons blog on Ryan Bartley.