Saturday, December 15, 2007

Young VA Hayami Saori Gets New Role

Hayami Saori 早見沙織, 16, played heroine Momoka in Touka Gettan, and sang the ED. She was outstanding at both, in my opinion.

Now she has been tapped for one of the four main roles in a new anime, Wagaya no O-inari-sama 我が家のお稲荷さま("Our House's Fox Spirit"), about a household protected by a powerful fox spirit so magical it is played by two seiyuu, Yukana and Nakamura Yuuichi (Tomoya in Clannad).

Hayami-san plays a character called Kou, a clumsy young priestess whose job is to protect the household and keep an eye on the fox. She uses water-magic.

The show is slated to begin in April. Also in the cast are Horie Yui, Ono Daisuke, Mizushima Takahiro (Romeo) and Kano Yui.

The director will be Iwasaki Yoshiaki, who directed Sky Girls, Zero no Tsukaima 1, Inukami, Bottle Fairy, Gokujou Seitokai, and Sensei no Ojikan. The lead writer is one of the big names in the field, Yoshida Reiko (Saiunkoku, RomeoxJuliet, Marimite, REC, Shinigami no Ballad, Canvas2, etc.). The anime is based on a prize-winning light novel by woman author Iwamura Jin.

Hayami-san currently has a secondary role in the OVA Koharu Biyori, and appeared briefly in a bit role in Clannad. She also plays a character called Nelly Olson in the new PS2 game SD Gundam GGeneration Spirits.


Totali said...

Woo! That sounds promising. Unfortunately, Koharu Biyori was kind of a disappointment in general ;). I'm very read to see more of this girl's talent. I'll never forget Momoka. :D

hashihime said...

Maybe I didn't have very high expectations, but I found Koharu Biyori fairly enjoyable. I didn't hear Hayami-san, though. I hope she gets to say more in ep2.