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 . In 2019, she won the Best New Actress Award in the 13th Seiyu Awards with Manaka Iwami, Tomori Kusunoki, Coco Hayashi, and Rina Honnizumi.
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 (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 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.
Hondo was born in Aichi Prefecture on March 6, 1996.She had an interest in anime from a young age, in particular the Naruto series. 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". 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. She would then start auditioning for various acting and modelling jobs, but she did not initially consider voice acting as an option. As she had a desire to perform in front of people, upon entering high school, she joined her school's theater club.
Anime is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from or associated with Japan.
Naruto (ナルト) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who searches for recognition from his peers 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.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. In pursuit of this career, she enrolled at the Japan Narration Actor Institute. After completing her training, she became afiliated with the voice acting agency I'm Enterprise. She made her voice acting debut in 2015, playing minor roles in series such as Aoharu × Machinegun. 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 .
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.
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 ; "Ima wa Mijikashi Yumemiyo Otome"(今は短し夢見よ乙女). The following year, she played the roles of Hikari Takanashi in Interviews with Monster Girls , Kon Tatsumi in Urara Meirocho , and Minoa Asagaya in Anime-Gataris . In 2018, she played the roles of Kanami Etō in Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko , Koyume Koizuka in Comic Girls , Hitomi Mishima in Hinamatsuri , Kohaku Tsukishiro in Iroduku: The World in Colors , and Sakura Minamoto in Zombie Land Saga .she and the other main cast members of Girlish Number also performed the series' opening theme "Bloom" and ending theme
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 into eighteen tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation produced by Xebec ran from October 6 to December 22, 2016.
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.
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.
|2015||Aoharu x Machinegun||Yūka|
|Diabolik Lovers More, Blood||Melissa|
|Lance N' Masques||Student|
|Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama||Kokoro Yotsuba|
|Magical Somera-chan||Kukuru Nonomoto|
|Please Tell Me! Galko-chan||Yabana|
|BBK/BRNK||Laetitia Nilgiri Swanson|
|Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle||School Girl|
|The Asterisk War 2nd Season||Maria|
|Shōnen Maid||Hiroshi Takei, Antaro, Kuromame|
|Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars||Yuinshiel Asteria|
|91 Days||Luce Lagusa|
|Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School||Aiko Umezawa|
|Magical Girl Raising Project||Sumire|
|BBK/BRNK 2: The Gentle Giants of the Galaxy||Laetitia Nilgiri Swanson|
|Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On||Hanako|
|Girlish Number||Yae Kugayama|
|Poco's Udon World||Nozomi Tanaka|
|2017||Urara Meirocho||Kon Tatsumi|
|Interviews with Monster Girls||Hikari Takanashi|
|Kirakira PreCure a la Mode||Miku Kenjo|
|Battle Girl High School||Kanon Kōgami|
|Love and Lies||Kizuna Nejima|
|2018||Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko||Kanami Etō|
|School Babysitters||Midori Sawatari, Yuki Ushimaru|
|Märchen Mädchen||Ariko Kasumi|
|Comic Girls||Koyume Koizuka|
|Magical Girl Site||Mikari Izumigamine|
|Chio's School Road||Yuki Hosokawa|
|RErideD: Derrida, who leaps through time||Mayuka|
|Zombie Land Saga||Sakura Minamoto|
|Boarding School Juliet||Nia Pomera|
|Iroduku: The World in Colors||Kohaku Tsukishiro|
|2019||Mini Toji||Kanami Etō|
|That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime||Tear|
|Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba||Shigeru Kamado|
|Hensuki: Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as she’s a cutie?||Mizuha Kiryū|
|2016||Pop in Q||Daren|
|2017||Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama Movie – Kiseki wo Okose♪||Kokoro Yotsuba|
|2018||Mirai||Mirai Ota (Baby)|
|2015||Battle Girl High School||Kanon Kōgami|
|Idol Connect Asterisk Live||Chino Haneda|
|Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey||Firis Mistroot|
|2017||Song of Memories||Kanon Hiiragi|
|Project Tokyo Dolls||Sakura|
|Yashiro ni Ho e to||Hachiman Hakodate|
|Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings||Firis Mistroot|
|2018||Grand Chase: Dimensional Chaser||Cindy|
|Memories Off -Innocent Fille-||Kotori Miki|
|Onsen Musume: Yunohana Collection||Uika Atami|
|Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation||Fiona|
|Judge Eyes||Tsukino Saotome|
|2019||Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World||Firis Mistroot|
Haruka Tomatsu is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer, employed by Music Ray'n. Tomatsu made her voice acting debut in 2007, and is known for her roles as Asuna in Sword Art Online, Mileina Vashti in Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season, Aoba Tsukishima in Cross Game, Saki Rukino in Valvrave the Liberator, Lala Satalin Deviluke in To Love-Ru, Zero Two in Darling in the Franxx, and Haru Okumura in Persona 5. She received the Rookie of the Year award at the 3rd Seiyu Awards in 2009, and the Synergy Award at the 9th Seiyu Awards in 2015.
Saori Hayami is a Japanese voice actress, singer and narrator. She is represented by the agency I'm Enterprise. As a singer, she is signed to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Japan. In 2016, she won the 10th Seiyu Awards for Best Supporting Actress. Her major voice roles include Yukino Yukinoshita in My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Ayase Aragaki in Oreimo, Shirayuki in Snow White with the Red Hair, Miyuki Shiba in The Irregular at Magic High School, Shinoa Hiiragi in Seraph of the End, Kotoha Hanami in Witchy PreCure!, Urara Shiraishi in Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Yotsugi Ononoki in Monogatari, Aila Jyrkiäinen in Gundam Build Fighters, Wako Agemaki in Star Driver, Shōko Nishimiya in A Silent Voice, and Yumeko Jabami in Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler.
Nao Tōyama is a Japanese voice actress and singer affiliated with the agency Intention. Before joining Intention, she was affiliated with Arts Vision. She debuted as a voice actress in 2010, and played her first main role that year as Kanon Nakagawa in the anime series The World God Only Knows. She is also known for her roles as Chitoge Kirisaki in Nisekoi, Yui Yuigahama in My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Karen Kujō in Kin-iro Mosaic, and Rin Shima in Laid-Back Camp. In 2019, she won the Best Supporting Actress Award with Yū Serizawa and the Game Award in the 13th Seiyu Awards.
Ai Kayano is a Japanese voice actress. From her debut until 2014, she was represented by the Pro-Fit talent agency; she is represented by Office Osawa since 2015. After debuting as a voice actress in 2010, she played her first lead role as Meiko "Menma" Honma in the 2011 anime television series Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. She is also known for her lead roles as Inori Yuzuriha in Guilty Crown, Mashiro Shiina in The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, and Shiro in No Game No Life. She has also performed opening, ending, and insert theme for various anime she has acted in.
Maaya Uchida is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer who works for I'm Enterprise. In February 2014, she won the Best New Actress Award in the 8th Seiyu Awards. She debuted as a singer under Pony Canyon with the song Soushou no Innocence, which is produced by Tomita Akihiro. Her younger brother is Yuma Uchida, who is also a voice actor working in the same company. She made television appearances, including in Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger with the role of Hakase Hiroyo.
Suzuko Mimori is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer from Tokyo and represented by Hibiki Cast. Mimori is best known as the voice of Umi Sonoda from Love Live! franchise and as the voice of Hikari Kagura from Revue Starlight.
Sora Amamiya is a Japanese voice actress and singer from Tokyo, affiliated with Music Ray'n. After passing an audition held by Music Ray'n, she made her voice acting debut in 2012. She played her first main role as Kaori Fujimiya in the 2014 anime television series One Week Friends. She is a member of the music unit TrySail, along with voice actress Momo Asakura and Shiina Natsukawa.
Saori Ōnishi is a Japanese voice actress from Chiba Prefecture who is affiliated with I'm Enterprise. After beginning her voice acting career in 2012, she played her first main role as La Folia Rihavein in the anime series Strike the Blood. She is known for her roles as Eriri Spencer Sawamura in Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, Aiz Wallenstein in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Vignette April Tsukinose in Gabriel DropOut. She won the Best Supporting Actress award and the Personality Award along with Ayane Sakura at the 12th Seiyu Awards in 2018.
Rie Takahashi is a Japanese voice actress and singer from Saitama Prefecture who is represented by the agency 81 Produce. Having debuted as a voice actress in 2013, she played her first main role as Futaba Ichinose in the anime Seiyu's Life!, where she also became part of the musical unit Earphones.
Kōtarō Nishiyama is a Japanese voice actor from Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. He is currently affiliated with 81 Produce. His major roles are Atsushi Kinugawa in Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!, Sakutaro Kirara in Jewelpet: Magical Change, Kazunori Uesugi in Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note and Yoshiharu Hisomu in Kiznaiver. In 2018, he won the Best New Actor Award at the 12th Seiyu Awards.
Urara Meirocho is a Japanese four-panel manga series by Harikamo, serialized in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Miracle! since 2014. It has been collected in six tankōbon volumes. An anime television series by J.C. Staff aired in Japan between January and March 2017.
Aina Suzuki is a Japanese voice actress from Hokkaido. She is affiliated with IAM Agency. She is known for her roles as Mari Ohara in Love Live! Sunshine!! and Jashin-chan in Dropkick on My Devil!, as well as her activities as a member of the idol group Aqours.
Lynn is a Japanese voice actress from Niigata Prefecture affiliated with the agency Arts Vision. She was born to a Japanese–American father and a Japanese–Brazilian mother in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. After becoming interested in entering the entertainment industry early in life, she made her debut as a voice actress in 2011. Originally playing supporting characters, she played her first main roles in 2014. She is known for her roles as Nozomi Kaminashi in Keijo! and Fuuka Akitsuki in Fuuka.
Sayaka Harada is a Japanese voice actress from Chiba Prefecture who is affiliated with Clare Voice. After aspiring to become a voice actress early in life, Harada made her debut in 2015. She played her first major role as the lead female in the original net animation Tawawa on Monday, and later played the role of Chiya in the 2017 anime television series Urara Meirocho. She has also played roles in the anime television series Aho-Girl, UQ Holder, and The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls.
Yume Miyamoto is a Japanese actress, voice actress and narrator from Fukuoka Prefecture. She is affiliated with Himawari Theatre Group. Debuting as an actress during her early childhood, she would then begin acting in television dramas, live-action films, and dubs of foreign movies. As a voice actress, she is known for her roles as Megumi Amatsuka in GJ Club, Rumia Tingel in Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor, and Rikka Takarada in SSSS.Gridman. She also voiced Lilo in the Japanese dub of the cartoon series Lilo & Stitch: The Series.
Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou is a four-panel romantic comedy manga series by Nekoume. It follows Aki Shiina who, wanting to reaffirm his identity as man after being teased for his feminine looks, moves to the Sunohara-sou lodging house in Tokyo to enroll in a new school. He forms a crush on Ayaka, Sunohara-sou's proprietor, and is frequently teased by her and the other girls living there. The series is serialized in Ichijinsha's seinen manga magazine Manga 4-Koma Palette since 2014, and has also been collected in three tankōbon volumes. An audio drama was released on July 22, 2016, and an anime television series adaptation by Silver Link premiered from July 5 to September 20, 2018.
Tomori Kusunoki is a Japanese voice actress who is currently affiliated with the Sony Music Artists agency. She made her voice acting debut in 2017, and in the same year she was cast in her first main role as Kirara, the heroine of the Japanese mobile game Kirara Fantasia. She has also been cast in main roles in Märchen Mädchen and Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online. In 2019, she won the Best New Actress Award with Manaka Iwami, Coco Hayashi, Rina Hon'izumi, and Kaede Hondo.
Miyu Kubota is a Japanese voice actress, singer and idol from Saitama Prefecture. She is a member of i☆Ris. Kubota is affiliated with 81 Produce and Avex Pictures.
Magical Sempai is a Japanese manga series by Azu. It has been serialized in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Magazine since February 2016 and has been collected in five tankōbon volumes. The manga is published digitally in English by Kodansha USA under the Kodansha Comics imprint. An anime television series adaptation by Liden Films is scheduled to premiere in July 2, 2019.
Anime News Network (ANN) is an anime industry news website that reports on the status of anime, manga, video games, Japanese popular music and other related cultures within North America, Australia, Southeast Asia and Japan. The website offers reviews and other editorial content, forums where readers can discuss current issues and events, and an encyclopedia that contains a large number of anime and manga with information on Japanese and English staff, theme music, plot summaries, and user ratings.