Kaede Hondo

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Kaede Hondo
Native name
本渡 楓
Born (1996-03-06) March 6, 1996 (age 22)
Occupation Voice actress
Years active2015–present
Agent I'm Enterprise

Kaede Hondo(本渡 楓,Hondo Kaede, born March 6, 1996) is a Japanese voice actress from Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. She is affiliated with I'm Enterprise. After starting her voice acting career in 2015, she was cast in her first main role that year as Kokoro Yotsuba in the anime series Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama . She is also known for her roles as Yae Kugayama in Girlish Number , Minoa Asagaya in Anime-Gatari , Kanami Eto in Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko , Koyume Koizuka in Comic Girls , Hitomi Mishima in Hinamatsuri , and Sakura Minamoto in Zombie Land Saga .

Voice acting in Japan Japanese voice actor or actress

Voice acting in Japan is acting as a narrator or as an actor in radio plays or as a character actor in anime and video games. It also involves performing voice-overs for non-Japanese movies and television programs. Because Japan's large animation industry produces 60% of the animated series in the world, voice acting in Japan has a far greater prominence than voice acting in most other countries.

Nagoya Designated city in Chūbu, Japan

Nagoya (名古屋) is the largest city in the Chūbu region of Japan. It is Japan's fourth-largest incorporated city and the third-most-populous urban area. It is located on the Pacific coast on central Honshu. It is the capital of Aichi Prefecture and is one of Japan's major ports along with those of Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Yokohama, Chiba, and Kitakyushu. It is also the center of Japan's third-largest metropolitan region, known as the Chūkyō metropolitan area. As of 2015, 2.28 million people lived in the city, part of Chūkyō Metropolitan Area's 10.11 million people. It is also one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world.

Aichi Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Aichi Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region. The region of Aichi is also known as the Tōkai region. The capital is Nagoya. It is the focus of the Chūkyō metropolitan area.

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Biography

Hondo was born in Aichi Prefecture on March 6, 1996. [1] [2] She had an interest in anime from a young age, in particular the Naruto series. [3] She became interested in acting and modelling after an incident during her fifth year of elementary, when a woman came close to her saying she has "a face that goes well with makeup". [2] [3] Not knowing immediately what that should mean, she made some research on her own later, and came to believe she was told she has a face suitable for an actress or a model. [2] [3] She would then start auditioning for various acting and modelling jobs, but she did not initially consider voice acting as an option. [3] As she had a desire to perform in front of people, upon entering high school, she joined her school's theater club. [2]

Anime Japanese animation

Anime is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from or associated with Japan.

<i>Naruto</i> Japanese manga and anime series

Naruto (ナルト) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who searches for recognition from his peers and the village and also dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village. The story is in two parts, the first set in Naruto's pre-teen years, and the second in his teens. The series is based on two one-shot manga by Kishimoto: Karakuri (1995), which earned Kishimoto an honorable mention in Shueisha's monthly Hop Step Award the following year, and Naruto (1997).

While in high school, Hondo acted in school plays and also participated in activities such as swimming, basketball, soft tennis, and softball. [1] While in her third year of school, one of her instructors was a radio personality, and her experiences with them and the club influenced her to decide to become a voice actor. [3] In pursuit of this career, she enrolled at the Japan Narration Actor Institute. [1] [2] After completing her training, she became afiliated with the voice acting agency I'm Enterprise. [4] She made her voice acting debut in 2015, playing minor roles in series such as Aoharu × Machinegun. [1] [5] Later that year, she was cast in her first main role as Kokoro Yotsuba, the protagonist of the anime series Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama . [1] [6]

Soft tennis variant of tennis, played with soft rubber balls instead of hard yellow balls.

Soft tennis is a racket game played on a court of two halves, separated by a net. Like regular tennis, it is played by individuals (singles) or pairs (doubles), whose object is to hit the ball over the net, landing within the confines of the court, with the aim of preventing one's opponent from being able to hit it back. Soft tennis differs from regular tennis in that it uses soft rubber balls instead of hard yellow balls.

I'm Enterprise Co., Ltd. (株式会社アイムエンタープライズ) is a voice talent management firm in Japan.

<i>Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama</i> television series

Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama is a fantasy slice-of-life anime series produced by OLM, Inc., based on both the series of toys and Media Franchise created by Bandai Namco Holdings. The series focuses on Kokoro Yotsuba, a fifth grader who accidentally witness a small god born from her treasured color pencil set, and must be bound through a contract in order to keep his existence a secret. The series was directed by Norio Nitta and written by Michihiro Tsuchiya with character designs by Shinobu Ookawa. The series aired on all TXN stations in Japan on October 1, 2015 to June 28, 2018, replacing Tamagotchi! on its initial timeslot. The series uses a few elements from Shinto Animism, regarding the Cocotamas.

In 2016, Hondo played the roles of Kazane Aoba in Keijo!!!!!!!! and Yae Kugayama in Girlish Number ; [7] she and the other main cast members of Girlish Number also performed the series' opening theme "Bloom" and ending theme "Ima wa Mijikashi Yumemiyo Otome"(今は短し夢見よ乙女). [8] The following year, she played the roles of Hikari Takanashi in Interviews with Monster Girls , [9] Kon Tatsumi in Urara Meirocho , [10] and Minoa Asagaya in Anime-Gataris . [11] In 2018, she played the roles of Kanami Etō in Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko , [12] Koyume Koizuka in Comic Girls , [13] Hitomi Mishima in Hinamatsuri , [14] Kohaku Tsukishiro in Iroduku: The World in Colors , [15] and Sakura Minamoto in Zombie Land Saga . [16]

<i>Keijo</i> (manga) Japanese manga series

Keijo!!!!!!!!, also known as Hip Whip Girl, is a Japanese sports manga series written and illustrated by Daichi Sorayomi. It has been serialized in Shogakukan's shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday since July 2013 to April 2017 and has been collected in eighteen tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation produced by Xebec ran from October 6 to December 22, 2016.

<i>Girlish Number</i> 2016 anime, book and manga

Girlish Number is a Japanese multimedia project. It launched in the March 2016 issue of ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine as a serial novel written by Wataru Watari, with illustrations by QP:flapper and Yamcha. A manga series drawn by Yūki Dōmoto is serialized in Dengeki G's Comic. A 12-episode anime television series by Diomedéa aired from October to December 2016.

<i>Interviews with Monster Girls</i> 2014 manga and anime series

Interviews with Monster Girls is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Petos. The series began serialization in Kodansha's Young Magazine the 3rd magazine in September 2014 and is being published in English by Kodansha USA. An anime television series adaptation by A-1 Pictures aired between January and March 2017.

Filmography

Anime

List of voice performances in anime
YearTitleRole(s)NotesSource [4]
2015 Aoharu x Machinegun Yūka [5]
2015 Diabolik Lovers More, Blood Melissa [5]
2015 Lance N' Masques Student [5]
2015 Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama Kokoro Yotsuba [5] [6]
2015 Noragami Aragoto Tomoko [5]
2015 Magical Somera-chan Kukuru Nonomoto [17]
2016 Dagashi Kashi Girl [5]
2016 Active Raid Girl [5]
2016 Please Tell Me! Galko-chan Yabana [5] [18]
2016 BBK/BRNK Laetitia Nilgiri SwansonAlso The Gentle Giants of the Galaxy [5]
2016 Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle School Girl [5]
2016 The Asterisk War MariaSeason 2 [5]
2016 Shōnen Maid Hiroshi Takei, Antaro, Kuromame [5]
2016 Momokuri School Girl [5]
2016 Handa-kun Miyoko Kinjo [5] [19]
2016 Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars Yuinshiel Asteria [5] [20]
2016 91 Days Luce Lagusa [5]
2016 Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School Aiko Umezawa [5]
2016 Magical Girl Raising Project Sumire [5]
2016 Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On Hanako [5]
2016 Girlish Number Yae Kugayama [5] [21]
2016 Keijo!!!!!!!! Kazane Aoba [5] [7]
2016 Poco's Udon World Nozomi Tanaka [5] [22]
2017 Urara Meirocho Kon Tatsumi [5] [10]
2017 Fuuka Chitose Haruna [5] [23]
2017 Interviews with Monster Girls Hikari Takanashi [5] [9]
2017 Kirakira PreCure a la Mode Miku Kenjo [5]
2017 Battle Girl High School Kanon Kōgami [5] [24]
2017 Love and Lies Kizuna Nejima [5]
2017 Anime-Gataris Minoa Asagaya [11]
2018–2019 Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko Kanami EtōAlso Mini Toji [12]
2018 School Babysitters Midori Sawatari, Yuki Ushimaru [25]
2018 Märchen Mädchen Ariko Kasumi [26]
2018 Comic Girls Koyume Koizuka [13]
2018 Hinamatsuri Hitomi Mishima [14]
2018 Magical Girl Site Mikari Izumigamine [27]
2018 Chio's School Road Yuki Hosokawa [28]
2018 RErideD: Derrida, who leaps through time Mayuka [29]
2018 Zombie Land Saga Sakura Minamoto [16]
2018 Boarding School Juliet Nia Pomera [30]
2018 Iroduku: The World in Colors Kohaku Tsukishiro [15]

Films

List of voice performances in films
YearTitleRole(s)NotesSource [4]
2016 Pop in Q Daren [5] [31]
2017 Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama Movie – Kiseki wo Okose♪ Kokoro Yotsuba [5]

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
YearTitleRole(s)NotesSource [4]
2015 Battle Girl High School Kanon Kōgami iOS, Android [24]
2016 Kantai Collection Oyashio HTML5 [4]
2016 Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey Firis Mistroot PS4, PS Vita [5] [32]
2017Song of MemoriesKanon HiiragiPS4 [33] [34]
2017 SINoALICE Princess IbaraiOS, Android [35]
2017Project Tokyo DollsSakuraiOS, Android [36]
2017 Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings Firis MistrootPS4, PS Vita, Switch [34]
2018Grand Chase: Dimensional ChaserCindyiOS, Android [37]
2018Memories Off -Innocent Fille-Kotori MikiPS4, PS Vita, PC [34]
2018 Onsen Musume: Yunohana Collection Uika AtamiiOS, Android [38]
2018 Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation Fiona PC [39]
2018 Judge Eyes Tsukino SaotomePS4 [34]
2019Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New WorldFiris MistrootPS4, PS Vita, Switch [34]

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