The life of any anime fan is always fun as they are not only introduced to compelling stories but also many intriguing characters. These characters often remain with us for a long time especially if they manage to inspire important decisions related to life in general. However, what is even cooler about it all is that these beloved characters as well as their stories are created by human beings. Here are the top 10 popular anime voice actresses in 2022.
Not only this but the entire production crew of any anime help in making the anime great in their own ways. Voice Actors and Voice Actresses are such hardworking people that manage not only to give our favorite characters a voice but also to help portray their emotions through their words. Below mentioned are the most popular anime voice actresses that you should know of.
In the anime world, there are many such voice actors and voice actresses that have gained popularity for voicing many famous characters. What is even more interesting about voice actors and voice actresses is that besides voice acting, most of them have also starred in dramas and films and have also released their own albums. Regardless of whichever character they voice, it is important to note that they are one of the most integral parts of making any anime.
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The first person on the list who is one of the most popular voice actresses in the industry is Kana Hanazawa. Although she joined the industry in 2012, she has managed to voice many famous characters. Some of them include Akane Tsunemori, the main protagonist of Psycho-Pass, Lucy Maud Montgomery from Bungou Stray Dogs, Mayuri Shiina from Steins; Gate, and Rize Kamishiro from the Tokyo Ghoul series. She also has been working on some upcoming projects. Among these projects, voicing the character Mitsuri Kanroji from Demon Slayer is something many fans have been looking forward to.
Kana Hanazawa was born on the 25th of February 1989 in Tokyo, Japan. She became famous as a junior idol which in turn gave her many acting contracts. Kana Hanazawa married another voice actor, Kensho Ono, in the year 2020. She also has provided her voice for the Japanese dub of Emma Bloom from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and the main character Heidi from Heidi.
Another popular and talented voice actress in anime is Romi Park. She has been active since 1993 and has managed to voice many characters. These include Toushirou Hitsugaya from Bleach, Hange Zoe from Attack on Titan, Rei Batsubami from Kakegurui, Temari from the Naruto series, and Switzerland from Hetalia, Naoto Shirogane from Persona 4, and Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist.
Romi Park was born in the year 1972 on the 22nd of January. She is half-Korean and half-Japanese and was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and can also speak Korean fluently. Romi Park also acted in the musical Les Miserables as Madame Thenardier.
The next popular anime voice actress is Ayane Sakura. She is best known for voicing the character Ochako Uraraka from My Hero Academia. Not only this, but she has also voiced one of the most disliked characters in recent times, Gabi Braun from Attack on Titan. Other characters that she has voiced include Nao Tomori from Charlotte, Yotsuba Nakano from 5-toubun no Hanayome, Iroha Isshiki from Oregairu, Nero or Secre Swallowtail from Black Clover, and Tsubaki Sawabe from Your Lie in April.
Ayane Sakura was born on the 29th of January 1994 in Tokyo, Japan. At the 12th Seiyu Awards, she won an award for best supporting voice actress.
Aoi Yabusaki, better known as Aoi Yuuki, is a voice actress that has been around the anime industry since 1996. The most famous character that she voiced is Tanya Degurechaff from the Isekai Quartet anime series. Besides this character, she has also voiced many famous characters like Tsuyu Asui from My Hero Academia, Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Victorique de Blois from Gosick, Tatsumaki from One Punch Man, Kayo Hinazuki from Erased, Yuuki Kono from Sword Art Online Season 2, Kotatsu Tamaki from Fire Force and Diane from the Nanatsu no Taizai series.
Aoi Yuuki was born on the 27th of March 1992. She began her career in 1996 at the very young age of 4. She is one of the most talented people in the industry as she does not only act, voice act, and sing but also produces amazing illustrations of the characters she has previously voiced.
Another prominent voice actress in the anime world is Maaya Sakamoto. She has voiced many famous characters like Ciel Phantomhive from Black Butler. Other characters that she has voiced include Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran Koukou Host Club, Shinobu Oshino from the Monogatari Series, Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell, Echidna from Re: Zero: Starting Life in Another World, Shinra Kusakabe from Fire Force, Merlin from Nanatsu no Taizai and Eto from the Tokyo Ghoul series.
Maaya Sakamoto was born on March 31st, 1980, in Tokyo, Japan. She has been a voice actress for a very long time, since 1988, and thus, begin her career at a very young age. in 2011, Maaya Sakamoto married the voice actor Kenichi Suzumura who has worked alongside her on many projects before. They both had their first child on the 21st of April 2022.
The next voice actress is most famous for voicing the soft-spoken Hinata Hyuga from the Naruto series. Nana Mizuki has also voiced the characters Venessa Enoteca from Black Clover, Rue Kuroha from Princess Tutu, Misaki Kirihara from Darker than Black, Ann Tamaki from Persona 5, Tsubasa Kazanari from Senki Zesshou Symphogear, and Lydia Carlton from
Hakushaku to Yousei.
Nana Mizuki was born in the year 1980 on the 21st of January. She is a trained Enka singer from Ehime, Japan. She has released many albums and voiced many video game characters as well. Nana Mizuki has also worked as a voice actress for Carly Shay and Katniss Everdeen for the Japanese dub of iCarly and The Hunger Games, respectively.
The next voice actress, Junko Takeuchi, has voiced one of the most beloved anime characters of all time – Naruto Uzumaki from the Naruto series. Not only him but she has also voiced another character that is loved by many – Gon Freecss from the anime Hunter x Hunter. She has also voiced characters like Kuromi from Onegai My Melody, Mokuba Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh, Takuya Kanbara from the Digimon series, and interestingly enough, Akamaru from the Naruto series.
Junko Takeuchi was born on the 5th of April 1972 in Saitama, Japan. She has been working in the industry since 1996. Junko Takeuchi also knows how to dance ballet as she took classes when she was a kid. She married the voice actor Kenji Hamada in 2006 and is raising 2 children together.
The next voice actress has voiced many famous main characters. Saori Hayami is best known for voicing the character Yukino Yukinoshita from the Oregairu series. Besides this, she has voiced the characters Shinobu Kochou from Demon Slayer, Nishimiya Shouka from the anime film A Silent Voice, Yumeko Jabami from Kakegurui Shinoa Hiiragi from Seraph of the End, Yotsugi Ononoki from the Monogatari series and Shirayuki from Snow White with the Red Hair. However, her most famous character in recent times is Yor Forger from the ongoing anime Spy x Family.
Saori Hayami was born in Tokyo, Japan, on the 29th of May 1991. She begin her career in 2007 and has not only voiced many main characters but also has released many albums and songs.
Megumi Hayashibara is best known for voicing the character Musashi, better known as Jessie, from Team Rocket in Pokemon. Her voice is recognized among much older anime like Rei Ayanami from the Evangelion series, Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop, Haruko Haruhara from FLCL Progressive, Ai Haibara from Detective Conan, Ranma Saotome from Ranma ½, Anna Kyouyama from Shaman King, Paprika from the anime film Paprika and Pikachu from Pokemon.
Megumi Hayashibara was born in the year 1967 on March 30th in Tokyo, Japan. She has been working in the acting industry since 1986. She studied to be a qualified nurse, however, she switched careers. Besides voice acting, she has also worked as a part-time DJ as well as a manga artist for a magazine.
Lastly, Miyuki Sawashiro is another popular anime voice actress in the industry. She is best known for voicing the character Kurapika from Hunter x Hunter, Himeko Inaba from Kokoro Connect, Shino Asada from Sword Art Online season 2, Celty Sturluson from Durarara!!, Suruga Kanbaru from the Monogatari series, Bishamon from the Noragami series and Kirari Momobami from Kakegurui.
Miyuki Sawashiro was born on the 2nd of June 1985 in Nagano, Japan. She has been active in the industry since 1999. Alongside voice acting, she has also taken up major dubbing roles like Valkyrie from the Avengers/Thor films and Enchantress from Suicide Squad.
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