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Creator / Aki Toyosaki

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... Oh! Right, the description! Aki Toyosaki (豊崎愛生, born October 28, 1986 in Tokushima, Japan) is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer, best-known for her role as the ditzy guitarist Yui Hirasawa in the anime K-On!. Her actual voice seems to be rather similar to Yui's on that show, judging by interviews (however, she used to hate her high-pitched voice when younger). Toyosaki typically lends her voice to characters that are silly but kind-hearted.

She's also been expanding as a music idol: she joined the J-pop group Sphere in 2009, along with fellow seiyuu Haruka Tomatsu, Ayahi Takagaki, and Minako Kotobuki, releasing a solo single that same year. As a result of her roles, she is in relationships with Minako Kotobuki and Yōko Hikasa, both costars on K-On!, as well as Kanae Itō.

Then she got married somewhere in October 2017 with someone outside the voice acting business.

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Associated Tropes:

  • Cute Little Fangs: One of her trademarks and distinct characteristics is her little fang. Even after fixing her teeth, the fang is still there. Coincidentally, one of her voice roles, Aoi Inuyama, also has such a fang as well.
  • Gamer Chick: One who's into "boyish" games like Grand Theft Auto, no less. In Tokyo Encounter, it's repeatedly stated that Toyosaki is Fangirl of the Xbox and that her favorite game on that is Virtual-ON. She doesn't get to play any of these.
  • Pigeonholed Voice Actor: During the early years after her debut, common roles for Toyosaki were either characters similar to Yui or completely different from Yui (ie. Medaka, Momo), with the notable high pitched-voice being commonplace in her roles. Down the road, however, this trope is being averted drastically, if her roles in Re:CREATORS, Fruits Basket (2019) and The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious will attest.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Compared to her female peers, she's actually pretty damn tall, standing at an impressive 169cm. To put into perspective, that's about the average male height in Japan, give or take an inch.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Has a habit of playing young women who pretend to be/act like grandmas (Yui Hirasawa, Chitose Ikeda, Aoi Inuyama, Tsumugi Ryuukishibara, Popuko), with a creaky old person voice to match.

You can't go just yet! Troper, I challenge you to a duel!