Team Four Star
YouTube Guest / Parody Group
Team Four Star is a fan-based parody group, conceived in 2008. It’s the main production, DragonBall Z Abridged, started humbly. After many conventions and over 2 million subscribers on Youtube, they have found themselves humbled and excited at what the future holds. With no signs of stopping and aspirations high, they’re all excited for the future and hope to continue to grow, produce, and explore a medium that has brought them, and many of the followers, joy.
San Japan in 2018 will be bringing out the following from Team Four Star: Scott “KaiserNeko” Frerichs, Lawrence “MasakoX” Simpson, Ben “hbi2k” Creighton, and Kirran Somerlade.
Scott “KaiserNeko” Frerichs
is a Texas-based, California-native voice actor, graphics designer, and writer. Co-founder of TeamFourStar, he is the director, editor, and co-writer for DragonBall Z Abridged, providing the voices for King Kai, Trunks, Burter, Korin , Yajirobe, Garlic Jr., Zarbon, and various side characters in the series.
He’s also provided voices for several indie video game projects, professional MOBA-games Heroes of Newerth and Smite, Ernest in Gearbox’s competitive first-person shooter Battleborn, as well as anime titles including Hiroshi the Sword in Fairy Tail, Gundam Tanaka in Dangan Ronpa 3: Despair Arc, and various other anime titles!
Lawrence “MasakoX” Simpson
was cut and pasted together to become TeamFourStar’s lead motion graphics artist, editor for Final Fantasy VII Machinabridged, the voice of Dragonball Z Abridged’s Son Goku and Son Gohan as well as being the team’s token British guy! One of its founding members, Lawrence started off his internet career in 2006 with the classic parody Naruto: The Abridged Series.
Since then, he has become a professional post-production multi-tasker who has worked for clients such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and Morphy Richards. When not being a serious editor however, Lawrence likes to read bad fanfiction to the masses, review anime and voice act for other internet series such as TOME and DEATH BATTLE, where he reprised his role as Son Goku in his tussles with Superman.
Check out his YouTube channel for all his own personal wheelings and dealings! http://www.youtube.com/MasakoXtreme
Ben “hbi2k” Creighton
is an Arizona native who has been with Team Four Star from the beginning. He moved to Texas in 2016 so that he could physically track down his teammates and force them to get to team meetings on time. Back in the day, he created and completed abridged series based on Berserk, Gantz, and Escaflowne. With Team Four Star, he is best known as the voice of Nail, Farmer With Shotgun, King Cold, and Alexander Anderson, and he also does all kinds of behind-the-scenes admin stuff to make the whole team run smoothly. Well… smoothly. …He also likes to make up words. And string them together into song lyric form.
is the supreme overlord of Team Four Star’s gaming branch and a world record speedrunner. As a master-class orator, he plays the esteemed role of the World Tournament Announcer in Dragon Ball Z Abridged. He also appears in many other online parodies and reviews. He has co-written multiple episodes of Dragon Ball Z Abridged and a few of the movie specials and one-offs. Thanks to his degree in English he knows how to words really good. He thinks he can play the guitar, speak Japanese, and make the yucks. If you’ve heard of a Kirran on the Internet, it’s probably him.
This guest group will be at San Japan for all 3 days of the convention. All autographs are free. All autographs will take place at their vendor booth located in the dealer room.