Les Claypool was the owner/operator of Magnitude 8 Post from 1989 to 2016. In January of 1992, he was approached by U.S. Renditions and L.A. Hero to provide audio services for their new joint venture of dubbing anime into English. Early “garage studio days” projects included episodes of Orguss, Guyver, Macross II, Ambassador Magma, and Giant Robo.
Quickly outgrowing the garage, Les’ facility eventually grew to encompass multiple rooms and two locations. Anime and game credits include Ace Combat, Akira (2001 Version), Ambassador Magma, Appleseed, Armitage III (series & movies), Big O, Blackjack, Black Magic M-66, Castlevania, Castle of Cagliostro (1999 & 2015), Catnapped, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop (5.1 Remixes), Devil May Cry, Dot Hack, El Hazard, Fist of the North Star, Giant Robo, Ghost in the Shell, GitS: Innocence, Solid State Society, and Stand Alone Complex (52 episodes), Gundam 0080, 0083, and MS 08th Team, Guyver: Dark Hero (music score), Serial Experiment Lain, Legend of Black Heaven, Macross Plus, Ninja Scroll, Orguss 02, Streetfighter II: The Animated Movie (1995 & 2015 versions), Tri-Gun, Wings of Honneamise, and Wolf’s Rain.
Les is currently working on a number of historical panels for convention appearances.