Creator: Kana Hanazawa

Kana Hanazawa is a voice actor born in 1989, from Tokyo. She debuted as a voice actress in 2003 but it wasn't until 2006 that she started doing voice work with any regularity and has gone on to have several major roles since then. Many of these make her a Relationship Voice Actor with Haruka Tomatsu. The characters she tends to play are often very timid, soft spoken girls, The Stoic and/or snarky as well as being a source of perverted seiyuu jokes, namely that topless 4koma moment as well as 1 time 100 yen memes.

Her break out role was probably Nadeko Sengoku and the Moe Image Song Renai Circulation from Bakemonogatari. Her popularity steadily rose in 2010 and is on her way to become one of the more prominent seiyuu. She was cast in 5 shows in the fall season of 2010, tied to three other seiyuu in second place in the numbers of roles.

Currently in a Idol Singer group called Ro-Kyu-Bu along with her fellow co-stars/teammates from said show: Rina Hidaka, Yōko Hikasa, Yui Ogura and Yuka Iguchi.

Her American counterparts are Stephanie Sheh, Emily Neves, Brianna Knickerbocker, and Alexis Tipton, as those voice actresses share the same The Quiet One soft-spoken Shrinking Violet typecast (particularly the later where both Emily Neves and Kana Hanazawa share a total of three roles).


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