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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
Her break out role was probably Sengoku Nadeko 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
, Yoko Hikasa
, Yui Ogura
and Yuka Iguchi
Tropes associated with her
- Casting Gag: Twice as Kuroneko expies Noir from Dog Days and Kobato from Boku Wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai
- Young Anri from Durarara looks suspiciously similar to Nadeko Sengoku.
- Ink Suit Actress: Anri, Mayu, Mayuri and Kozue has virtually the same haircut as her pic above. She grew out her hair since that picture was taken though.
- A deliberate example is Akane Tsunemori, who was explicitly designed to resemble her new look.
- The Danza: In Denpa Onna To Seishun Otoko.
- Large Ham: Ichiko Sakura.
- Name's the Same: Twice with four different names Kobato/Mayu/Shiori/Chiaki
- Pigeonholed Voice Actor: Moe and the Shrinking Violet archetype, like her senior Mamiko Noto. Some have criticized that she has limited voice range, only because many of her shows like to cast her into that position. She is quite capable for Playing Against Type such as Yandere Shiro from Deadman Wonderland, snarky Sugar and Ice Personality Kuroneko, freaky otaku Tsukimi from Kuragehime, Genki Girl Kureha from Mayo Chiki!, Handicapped Badass Ace Pilot Action Girl Ayase Shinomiya in Guilty Crown, Shameless Fanservice Girl Zessica Wong from Aquarion Evol and recently the newest heroic CPU Iris Heart.
- Relationship Voice Actor: With her fellow Ro-Kyu-Bu! members in addition to the anime of the same name. She shares a few roles with:
- Hiroshi Kamiya: Durarara!!, Bakemonogatari, Angel Beats!, Blue Exorcist, Zegapain, Kobato, Break Blade, Gundam AGE
- Yoko Hikasa: Infinite Stratos, Moshidora, Seikon No Qwaser, Dog Days, Inu X Boku SS, Sketchbook, Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin, Campione
- Yuka Iguchi: Bakemonogatari, Mayo Chiki!, Boku Wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai, To Love-Ru Darkness
- Yui Ogura: Ore Imo, .hack//Quantum, Inu X Boku SS, Campione, Aquarion Evol, Hyperdimension Neptunia V
- Ayana Taketatsu: Ore Imo, Guilty Crown, The World God Only Knows, Date A Live Rinne Utopia
- Hiro Shimono The World God Only Knows, Kannagi, Megane No Kanojo, Basquash!, Binbogami Ga, Danball Senki W, Kotoura San,
- Marina Inoue: Freezing, Boku Wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai, Infinite Stratos, Tales Of Hearts, Danball Senki W, Date A Live Rinne Utopia
- Eri Kitamura: Last Exile, Potemayo, Blassreiter, Kyouran Kazoku Nikki, Bakemonogatari, Angel Beats!, Durarara!!, Kuragehime, Freezing, Blue Exorcist, Mayo Chiki!, Black★Rock Shooter, Rewrite, Danball Senki W
- Yuuki Kaji: Ro-Kyu-Bu!, Guilty Crown, Blue Exorcist, Danball Senki W, Aquarion Evol
- Yuuichi Nakamura: Ore Imo, Basquash!, Guilty Crown, Danball Senki W, Aquarion Evol
- Mamiko Noto: Ro-Kyu-Bu!, Freezing, Black★Rock Shooter, SKET Dance, Sengoku Collection
- Kouki Uchiyama: Infinite Stratos, Guilty Crown, Aquarion Evol, Binbogami Ga, Zetsuen No Tempest