Anime Expo is going on right now and I’m super jealous of the people who get to see Shukashuu and the rest of Aqours in person… ;(
Anyways, today’s very late post is a Seiyuu Spotlight!, the segment on the Alfredeo Blog where I talk and praise some of the hard-working seiyuu we see around the anime industry. While the main purpose of this segment is to appreciate the voice actors and actresses with their hard work, this can also help you possibly pick out your next anime to watch in the future.
Have you ever watched a show with a female character who is short in height, child-like even though they are a teenager, and just super kawaii?
You probably watched a show with Kana Asumi voicing that character.
The 34-year-old married seiyuu has definitely been in quite a bit of anime.
I personally know her from different slice-of-life shows such as being Popura Taneshima from Working!!, Komari Koshigaya from Non Non Biyori, Chihiro Kosaka from The World God Only Knows and Miya Tachibana from Amagami SS.
But, you may also know her from other anime like being Nyaruko from Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, Yuno from Hidamari Sketch and Marika Tachibana from Nisekoi, only to name a few.
Her voice is definitely unique. A high-pitched, happy sounding voice. Whenever I hear her voice in a show that she’s in, I immediately think, “oh, that’s the person who voiced Popura in Working!“. It’s definitely very memorable since I really enjoyed Working! and her being the main character’s sister in Amagami SS.
I was going to say that in some of her roles she changes her voice up a little, but apparently I was wrong. She usually uses the same voice for all of her major characters, which isn’t a bad thing, but I thought she had a role that was a little bit different. Either way, I like the way she voice acts.
I really need to watch the third Madoka Magica movie…
Lastly, I’ll talk about her singing abilities when it comes to the openings, endings or insert songs. I really like her voice when she sings, and she can sing, that’s no lie. She has the usual kawaii voice that lure you into liking those kinds of songs. Here’s an example, the ending of Miya Tachibana’s episode from Amagami SS. If I had to say, this is one of my favorite endings in that show even though she wasn’t a main character.
Kana Asumi has been in a lot of shows; has worked with other very popular voice actors and actresses such as Rie Tanaka, Yui Horie and even the great Kana Hanazawa; and overall, she is a great voice actress. I hope to eventually watch other anime with her in it and wish that she’ll still be successful in the future.
MyAnimeList Page: https://myanimelist.net/people/817/Kana_Asumi
What roles of Kana Asumi do you enjoy? Leave it in the comments below!
Thanks for reading!!! 😀