St. Pete Comic Con 2023 Hosts Gumball from the Amazing World of Gumball and Fushi from to Your Eternity (AKA Jacob Hobkins)

Voice actor Jacob Hopkins — aka Gumball from the Amazing World of Gumball and Fushi from To Your Eternity — is appearing at St. Pete Comic Con 2023 on January 7-8 at the Coliseum. The event, which will honor anime, comics, and games as well as the cosplay it inspires. It will features anime voice actors, comic artists, and creators as well as a roster of Florida’s top anime cosplayers.

Hopkins is at St. Pete Comic Con both days and is available for photographs and autographs (prices announced at the convention). 

Hopkins Most Beloved Characters

In anticipation of Hopkins’s appearance at St. Pete Comic Con, Florida Comic Cons, a news media website that covers conventions and cosplayers in The Sunshine State, posted a blog that ranks its 6 favorite Hopkins characters. Below is a preview of the blog, which includes more character info and videos.

Favorite Character #1

Gumball from the Amazing World of Gumball

Hopkins landed his first voice over role at the age of 11 with Gumball from the Amazing World of Gumball. He started in season 3 and continued to voice gumball till season 5. 

"We should enjoy every moment of our life, 'cause it can be very long or very short"
- Gumball

Favorite Character #2

FUshi from To Your eternity

Fushi was Hopkins first anime role. Getting a lead in an Anime was a major goal that Hopkins set for himself, so he was very excited to land Fushi

"I’m sure some of it will be bad, but I still want to learn about the world."
-Fushi

Favorite Character # 3

Matahiko Nekota from Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniison

By voicing Matahiko Nekota, Hopkins shows how he can voice more than just young characters while voicing this friendly 28 year-old bar manager. 

"Speaking of Uramichi, is all that stuff I heard about him true... you know, like knocking out an aligator barehanded at training camp?
- Matahiko Nekota

Favorite Character #4

Suichiro Oishi from The Prince of Tennis

Suichiro Oishi is the vice captain of the tennis team who often puts others before himself. 

"Okay, it’s a promise! Let’s definitely go to the Nationals together!"
- Suichiro Oishi

Favorite Character #5

Axel from Dreamworks Dragons: Rescue Riders

Hopkins reveals his love for the How to Train Your Dragon series in an interview with CBR, and his excitement to play the morally grey character Axel Finke. 

"Thanks for dropping by. Always a pleasure seeing my former Rescue Mates."
-Axel Finke

Favorite Character #6

Shun Kamiya from Tribe nine

Shun Kamiya is the best Extreme Baseball player and Neo-Tokyo and the leader of the Minato Tribe. 

"Isn't XB the most exciting thing?"
-Shun Kamiya

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