Tuxedo Mask ready for first Supanova
ROBBIE Daymond is only a recent addition to Japanese anime Sailor Moon's cast.
For this reason, he's all the more excited to travel to the Gold Coast and Melbourne Supanova events next month.
"It's my first time in Australia," Daymond said.
"I guess all I have in my head are pretty much stereotypes."
Daymond joked that he expected a kangaroo to pick him up at the airport.
"This is my first year doing conventions because of a few roles I've had just recently last year.
Daymond said he didn't expect to have a fair shot at the role of Tuxedo Mask, who supports the Sailor Moon protagonists in saving the world.
"I had never been asked to do any anime before," he said.
"It's got such a great fan following."
While his character quite often ends up saving the ditzy heroine Sailor Moon, Daymond said he was happy to be in a supporting role.
"The show is so female-centric and female-empowering, and that's a big thing I love about it," he said.
"I think women play a supporting role too often.
"It's really awesome to see a female hero being supported by a male character."
Daymond said the schoolgirl-turned-heroine Sailor Moon, along with her posse of sailor scouts, was unique because she could save the world one minute, and act like a regular teenage girl the next.
"Not only is she a hero in the traditional sense, she's able to be a girl," he said.
After meeting some fanatical followers of the show at conventions in the US, Daymond said he expected to see plenty of Sailor Moon Cosplay at Supanova.
Daymond said voice acting was an immensely unique industry to work in.
"I can literally be a cartoon duck one minute, and Tuxedo Mask half an hour later," he said.
Supanova is on from April 17-19 at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. More info at www.supanova.