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Describe Ayako Kawasumi here, [[VerbalTic gyabo~!]]

One of the more prolific female Japanese voice actors, Ayako Kawasumi (born March 30, 1976) had a decent start in the 90's but really boomed after 2000. She has a great versatility in her voice, and whereas her early roles are either {{Genki Girl}}s or [[GirlNextDoor everyday-sweet-neighbor]] friends, her later roles show a wider range. Her role as Saber on ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' made her one of the most popular seiyuu to this day.

In addition, Ayako Kawasumi is a skilled pianist. Has a big-sisterly friendship with younger but no-less-popular seiyuu Creator/MamikoNoto. Has had MANY couple roles with Creator/TomokazuSeki. Chiaki's hatred for Nodame? Requited by Gilgamesh towards Saber. Also has "[[RelationshipVoiceActor relationships]]" with Creator/RieKugimiya, Creator/RinaSato, Creator/SatoshiHino, and Creator/RyokoShiraishi.
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!!Notable roles by Ayako Kawasumi:
* Aguri Yukimura in ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom''
* Ai Suotome in ''Manga/CrayonShinChan''
* [[StarMakingRole Akari Kamigishi]] (and [[ActingForTwo her mother Hikari]]) [[note]] when she appears in episode 12 of ''Remember My Memories'' [[/note]] in ''VisualNovel/ToHeart''
* Alice [[spoiler:and the Will of the Abyss]] in ''Manga/PandoraHearts''
* [[OnlySaneMan Anego]] in ''Anime/DaiMahouTouge''
* Angie Thompson in ''Videogame/TraumaCenter: Second Opinion''
* [[YamatoNadeshiko Aoi Sakuraba]] in ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi''
* Asami Onohara in ''Manga/MyWifeIsAHighSchoolGirl''
* Athena a.k.a. "A-tan" in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''
* Atoli in ''Franchise/DotHack''
* Aty in ''VideoGame/SummonNight'' and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2''
* [[CloudCuckoolander Ayumu "Oosaka" Kasuga]] in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' (web short only)
* [[DamselInDistress Beatrice Portinari]] in the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/DantesInferno''
* Blood Leopard in ''LightNovel/AccelWorld''
* Chikage in ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess''
* Chikane Himemiya in ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', and later her {{Expy}} Kaon in ''Anime/ShatteredAngels''
* Chizuru Minamoto in ''LightNovel/{{Kanokon}}''
* Elie in ''[[Anime/RaveMaster Groove Adventure Rave]]''
* Elmina in ''Anime/PetitePrincessYucie''
* young Elsa Einstein (Gwendolyn Ellis) in the Japanese dub of ''Series/{{Genius}}''
* Erina Pendleton in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
* Eve in ''Anime/EighteenIf''
* Fuu in ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo''
* Grune & [[spoiler: Schwartz]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia''
* Gwendolyn in ''VideoGame/OdinSphere''
* Haruka Luciela in ''Anime/MatoiTheSacredSlayer''
* Harumi in ''[[Manga/DororonEnmaKun Dororon Enma-kun Meera Mera]]''
* Heinrike Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein in ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' (probably CastingGag since Heinrike looks so similar to Saber)
* Henrietta in ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''
* Hikari in ''Anime/ThisUglyYetBeautifulWorld''
* [[VictimOfTheWeek Hillary West]] in the Japanese dub of ''Series/ColdCase''
* Hinako Shijou, Aoi Kusanagi and Kaoru Watabe in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''
* Hotaru in ''Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight''
* Ira Blanc Neige Gardenias in ''Anime/ShiningTearsXWind'' (actually succeeding the role from Music/MegumiHayashibara)
* Isolde Schelling in ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis''
* [[KingInTheMountain Ixpellia]] and [[NightOfTheLivingMooks the Mariage]] in ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX''
* Jeanne d'Arc the 30th in ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'' (She looks so similar to Saber it might as well be a CastingGag for Kawasumi. And Caster kept calling Saber Jeanne in Fate/Zero whenever he's around her. Double CastingGag.)
* Julia in ''VideoGame/RuneFactory2''
* Kaede Shiranui in ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden''
* Kanako Ohno in ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}''
* Kaori Misaka in ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}''
* [[CavalierCompetitor Kay]] in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''
* Kazumi Yoshida in ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''
* Kluke in ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'' (video game only)
* Lafiel in ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars'' and its sequels
* Laura Owen in ''Manga/KingOfThorn''
* Laura Stuart in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''
* Lecia in ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy''
* Leina of ''Anime/QueensBlade''
* Leona in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''
* [[AmbiguousGender Lion Ushiromiya]] in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry ~ Nocturne of Truth and Illusions''
* [[PlayingAgainstType Lucrezia Borgia]] in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''
* Machiko in ''Anime/DeathParade''
* Mahoro in ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}''
* Marl in ''Manga/FairyTail''
* Matsuri Sakuragi in ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow''
* Maya/Kaya Sakashiro in ''Manga/{{Keijo}}''
* Mayuko Chigasaki in ''Anime/NieaUnder7''
* Megumi "Nodame" Noda in ''Manga/NodameCantabile''
* [[MysteriousWaif Melfina]] in ''Anime/OutlawStar'' (Her StarMakingRole)
* Kurumi Matsumoto in ''Anime/SeraphimCall''
* Miharu Sena Kanaka in ''Manga/GirlsBravo''
* Mika Iwakura in ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''
* Mikan Natsu in ''Anime/{{Potemayo}}''
* Miketsu in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]''
* Minako Ayuzawa in ''Manga/MaidSama''
* Miu Nomura in ''Anime/{{Piano}}''. She also composed and performed the [[AnimeThemeSong theme tune]] for that series.
* Moffle in ''LightNovel/AmagiBrilliantPark''
* Morgan Le Fay in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''
* Natsuki Mogi from ''Manga/InitialD''
* [[TheChick Nell Jones]] in the Japanese dub of ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''
* Ooyodo, Unryuu, Isokaze, Kamikaze, and Midway Princess in ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' (A special case with Isokaze as she apparently uses her Saber voice for her, thus earning her the FanNickname "[=SaberKaze=]")
* Otsuu Tsurugaya in ''LightNovel/OokamiSan''
* Ruriko Ikusawa in ''VideoGame/GateKeepers''
* Rinon (or Leena if you're watching the English Dub) in ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury''
* [[LadyOfWar Saber]] a.k.a. [[spoiler:Altria/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Artoria/Arturia]] Pendragon]] in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', ''Literature/FateZero'', ''Anime/FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks'', ''Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya'', ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm'', and ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder''.
** Also Saber's various alternate selves: Saber Alter, Archer (Swimsuit version), Lancer, Lancer Alter, Alter Rider (Swimsuit version), Alter Rider (Santa edition), Mysterious Heroine X (Assassin), Mysterous Heroine X Alter (Berserker), and Saber Lily. This is all played for laughs in the [=GudaGuda=] Order Drama CD where she switches between Saber, Saber Alter, Saber Lily and Mysterious Heroine X, all with slightly different voices, on the fly. She's on record of wanting to voice variants in every class so she can fill her own Grand Order team with them.
** Fou and female Merlin in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder''.
* Saki Tenjouin in ''Manga/ToLoveRu''
* Sara Werec in ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry''
* Shinatama in the Japanese dub of ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}''
* Silmeria in ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile2Silmeria''
* Susan in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''
* Tomomi Saikyo in ''LightNovel/LadiesVersusButlers''
* Torahime in ''MuramasaTheDemonBlade''
* Ulrika Mulberry in ''VideoGame/ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy''
* Urara (Ursula) in ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}''
* Winter Schnee in the Japanese dub of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''
* Franchise/WonderMomo and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfValkyrie Sabine]] in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''
* Yukari Miyako in ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun''
* Yulie Ahtreide in ''VideoGame/WildArms4''
* Yuriko Aoki a.k.a. Kou Aoki in ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}''

!!Tropes pertaining to her successful career

* ContraltoOfDanger: Is capable of dropping to a deep, mature and sensuous contralto in her post-Chikane career, most notably with Saber, her most beloved role.
* GirlNextDoor: What her typecast was until Chikane broke this trend
* MasterApprenticeChain: She is the mentor of MamikoNoto, who goes on the take KanaHanazawa as ''her'' apprentice, whom in turn mentors SaoriHayami; ''every'' lady in this chain are famed for starting as NiceGirl actresses who graduate onto playing cool/sexy/scary roles with a ContraltoOfDanger.
* TomHanksSyndrome: the role of Chikane in Manga/KannazukiNoMiko allowed her to ''finally'' break her (albeit beloved) typecast as "the sweet and nice GirlNextDoor with a soft voice" (such as a Aoi of AiYoriAoshi and Akari of ToHeart) in romantic comedies; from henceforth, she is as a '''rule''' cast as the serious, mature badass lady with a [[ContraltoOfDanger deep and sexy voice]] such as Saber of FateStayNight.

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--> ''Ayako Kawasumi. [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight I have come forth in accordance with your description.]] \\
[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight I ask of you, troper: Are you my editor?]] ({{beat}}) [[Manga/InitialD Wait, where are you taking me?]] \\
[[Creator/TakumiYamazaki I hope you're ready, because I won't give you back to your troper until I'm satisfied.]]''
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