Thursday, July 07, 2011

Seiyuu Video: Hayami Saori Hosting Takahashi Mikako's Radio Show

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.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Toyosaki Aki Does the Weather on TV

Toyosaki Aki (Yui in K-On, member of Sphere, etc., etc.) is doing the voice of a cartoon character on the weather part of NHK's flagship evening news program, News Watch 9.

The weather lady speaks with Haru ("Spring") as they forecast the weather.

Click here to see a brief movie of them on-screen. Here are photos of Haru-chan and Aki-chan, and a screenshot from the show: