On short notice, rising seiyuu personality Hayami Saori substituted for Takahashi Mikako on her radio show on Tuesday, with Mikako-san out due to illness.
The 20-year-old Hayamin has often been called "ugly" by posters on 2channel and elsewhere. This video, however, is eliciting a huge number of "cute" comments. I've previously thought that she looked odd in still photos, but elegant and charming in videos. Commenters keep mentioning her lovely movements.
Her intelligence (she is attending university) and poise are just part of the equation. She has a nice speaking voice, but I think she has the prettiest singing voice of all seiyuu, for sure, and maybe of anybody, anywhere.
Now she is spreading across the airwaves, with a weekly radio show of her own, a show with Yuuki Aoi, and now this.
Takahashi Mikako is one of the biggest seiyuu radio personalities, with a show that has gone on for years. To replace her is a big deal. Now some commenters are hoping Mikako will rest for a couple more weeks.
Mikako is currently hosting four shows, including her main show, Mikako no Payopayo, this show, and two others.
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