As anyone who reads this blog knows, I've been a big fan of Yuuki Aoi for the past year or so, and of Hayami Saori for 2-3 years. Now it appears that anime producers have become fans, too.
Those two and Taketatsu Ayana are the busiest of all seiyuus this fall. Left to right: Hayami Saori (age 19), Taketatsu Ayana (21), Yuuki Aoi (18).
Each of these three young seiyuus will be in five new TV series this fall. And that doesn't count OVAs: Saorin has roles in three OVAs, Ayachi 2, and Ao-chan one.
Both Hayami and Taketatsu work for I"m Enterprise, one of the two big sister agencies involved in a roles-for-sex scandal a few years ago. One of the seiyuus with four roles also works for I"m Enterprise: Yahagi Sayuri (age 23).
There was talk recently that Ayachi had surpassed Saorin as the young seiyuu I"m Enterprise was promoting most. Now it appears they are promoting them both pretty well.
Seiyuus with four roles in fall series are Fukuyama Jun, Hanazawa Kana, Okamoto Nobuhiko, Sugita Tomokazu, and Yahagi Sayuri.
Those with three roles are Abe Atsushi, Fujimura Ayumi, Itou Kanae, Koshimizu Ami, Nabatame Hitomi, Sakurai Takahiro, Shimono Hiro, Toyosaki Aki, and Yoshino Hiroyuki.
Yahagi Sayuri, Hanazawa Kana, and Koshimizu Ami are also among my favorite voices. In fact, I like all the voices in those lists.
These numbers struck me as I was working on the database I use to create my seasonal preview posts. The fall post will be up in ten days.
None of this takes into account whether these are starring roles are not, but just for the record, Hayami Saori will star in Star Driver and Sora no Otoshimono Forte. Taketatsu Ayana will star in MM and Ore no Imouto Konna ni Kawaii wake ga Nai. Yuuki Aoi will star in Yumeiro Patissiere Professional, Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls, and Pokemon Best Wishes. Their other roles are largely major supporting roles. Ao-chan is also in the continuing series Shiki.
By the way, I've started calling Hayami Saori "Saorin." She asked people on an interview show to call her that instead of Hayamin, so it seems that of her two nicknames, that may be the one she prefers. Saori is apparently her real name, whereas Hayami isn't her real surname.
Same for calling Taketatsu Ayana "Ayachi," instead of Aya-nyan. Yuuki Aoi calls herself "Yuuki," but seemed pleased to hear fans shouting "Ao-chan" at events.