Thursday, August 26, 2010
Now she shows up with a new role in episode 8 of Shiki, the outstanding noitaminA horror anime, where she plays the second dangerous young girl to appear, after Sunako, who is played by Yuuki Aoi (the star of YumePati).
The rise I predicted a few days ago is beginning sooner than I expected.
Here is Mayu-chan, knocking on the door of stardom at the same young age as Yuuki Aoi, who played Yumeno Koto in Onegai My Melody at 11.
And I think Mayu-chan is even more accomplished at this age than Ao-chan was. The slight flatness in her voice her must be intentional, since I don't hear it in YumePati.
Mayu-chan's presentation is at least as weird as her character: aggressive, shrill, and oddly timed. And it is in a kind of old-fashioned Japanese reminiscent of Koshimizu Ami in Spice & Wolf. I especially like her first words, pronouncing sumimasen ("excuse me") as sumimasenu.
The confidence of her performance hardly sounds like someone so young. Watch for more of her. She's on her way.