I've been half-following her blog ever since, but she hasn't really had another role until this year. Now, however, she has suddenly appeared as Kuroyuki-hime ("Snow Black"), one of the leads in the very popular new anime Accel World.
Will this launch her as a seiyuu? I like her work here, but 2channel doesn't. The argument in her thread is between seiyuu otaku who find her amateurish, and fans who say she is doing a good job. She is not a highly skilled and polished seiyuu, with great variety in her voice, but for me she is giving the character a good presence.
Misawa is from Yamanashi prefecture, in the mountains just west of Tokyo. She won the grand prize in the 2008 Kadokawa x Up-Front Style idol seiyuu audition. Most of her work since then has been idol-related, rather than as a seiyuu. Now she is 19 and beginning her second year of university. She is with the agency Style Cube, the same agency as Ogura Yui and Ishihara Kaori.
Her first role was as Yuri in Shangri-la, in 2009, and she had a couple of minor roles in Kaitou Reinya in 2010. But she had no roles at all in 2011, her first year at university. Now she reappears with this major role opposite Kaji Yuuki, in an anime that has become the most popular new anime of this season.
We'll see where she goes from here. In any case, here are a few photos. She has skin outbreaks, a big nose, and a certain awkwardness about her. But she is nevertheless an extremely attractive human being:
|Trying on one of a Kuroyuki-hime cosplayer's wings, at an Accel World live event|
|Doing a bridge is a physical talent she first demonstrated at her 2008 audition|
|Last week she tried out a burger and black tea at a chain she was unfamiliar with: Freshness Burger.|