Hikasa Youko is pretty handy around the house. She is well known as a seamstress, making some of her own clothes. And for Hallowe'en, on her radio show, she baked a pumpkin pie.
We aren't seeing her in any new anime this fall, but she is well occupied with a three-hour weekly live broadcast radio music show called "A+G Request Digistar" (A＆G REQUEST デジスタ). She and seiyuu Oogame Asuka are hosts of the show:
In her blog, Hyocchi expressed great satisfaction at succeeding in baking the pie, but modestly pointed out that the shape wasn't perfect.
On an episode of the radio show last August 21, Hyocchi lip-synched the K-On 2 ED "No, Thank You", which she sings lead in as a member of Houkago Tea-Time (she plays Mio in K-On). Here is a video of that part of the show:
The audience's and Kame-chan's strong reactions are deserved, don't you think? The song debuted earlier that month at #2 and ended the month #6, selling over 116,000 copies.
Hyocchi will be back in anime in January, starring in Infinite Stratos.
Oogame Asuka (22) is the shortest of all adult seiyuu, at 142cm (4'8"), and seems to put a lot of energy into every inch. She is Daidalos in Sora no Otoshimono Forte, and was Lizleat L. Chelsea in Omamori Himari.
Hikasa Youko (25) is one of the most talented and successful new seiyuu, not only playing Mio, but also Maya in Occult Academy, Shino in Seitokai Yakuindomo, Hana in Seikon no Qwaser, and Hattori in Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou. Here are two more photos, taken this past summer:
Just for good measure, here is a brief video of Hyocchi in action, recording a scene for Occult Gakuin, from a TV ad for the show: