Ai Nonaka

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Ai Nonaka
Ai Nonaka.jpg
Ai Nonaka at Otakon 2012, on July 28, 2012
Native name 野中 藍
Born (1981-06-08) June 8, 1981 (age 32)
Sawara-ku, Fukuoka, Japan
Other names Ai-pon (藍ぽん?)
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 2000-present
Website
www.starchild.co.jp/artist/nonaka/index.html

Ai Nonaka (野中 藍 Nonaka Ai?, born June 8, 1981 in Sawara-ku, Fukuoka) is a Japanese voice actress. She currently works for Aoni Production and was formerly a member of the voice actor unit Drops, which included fellow voice actor Akemi Kanda, Tomoko Kaneda, Mariko Kōda, and Ryōko Shiraishi. In high school in Fukuoka, she was head of the drama club and her ambition was to play male roles in the famous all-female Takarazuka Revue.

Personal & career[edit]

Nonaka's initial interest in voice acting started after watching Yu Yu Hakusho. While self-proclaiming that she really would have preferred an acting career, but due to her height, as well as her interest in anime, she ultimately pursued voice acting after high school and graduated from the 21st batch of students from the Tokyo branch of Aoni's Seiyū Coaching School.[1]

In December 2009, she announced both on her blog and web radio, "Radio Kouza Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou Dai Ichi" (ラジオ講座よくわかる現代魔法第一?) episode 30,[2] that she has passed and acquired level 2 certification in aromatherapy. This was again announced while Nonaka was featured in the January 25, 2010 broadcast of Anison Plus.[3]

Nonaka has a regular column, "Ai-pon no O'Toriyose Hyaku Sen" (アイぽんのお取り寄せ100選?), in monthly voice magazine, Seiyū Animedia (声優アニメディア?). She has been featured three times in Anison Plus since the program started in July 7, 2008 (28-Jul-2008, 26-Jan-2009, 25-Jan-2010).[4]

Notable voice roles[edit]

Anime[edit]

2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013

Games[edit]

Drama CD[edit]

2009
  • Koroshiya San (Kyuu Onna san)
  • Toradora! Drama CD Vol. 2 (Kihara Maya)
  • Drama CD Himawari (Ariesu)
  • Drama CD Persona (Ayase Yuka)
  • Bouso Rettou Seishun Hen - Chihou no Jidai ga Yatte Kita! (Higuchi Kyouko)
  • Transistor Teaset - Denki Gairozu (Ooshiro Kagami)
  • Yggdra Unison (Pamela, Emilia)
2010
  • MM! (Shizuka Sado)
2011

Discography[6][edit]

Singles[edit]

Release date Title
28 December 2005 Yume no Drive
4 October 2006 Tokimeki no Kotoba (トキメキの言葉?)
4 October 2006 Love Messenger
8 August 2007 Cheer Ruuga! (チアルーガ!?)
9 September 2007 Koi no Museum (恋のミュージアム?)
10 October 2007 Ureshinaki (ウレシ泣キ?)
14 January 2009 Datte Anata Wa Anata Da Kara

Albums[edit]

Release date Title
1 February 2006 Ai no Uta
6 December 2006 Shiawase no Iro
12 March 2008 Namida no Kiseki
22 April 2009 Supplement

Compilation albums[edit]

Release date Title
27 January 2010 Airenjā

DVDs[edit]

  • Ai Pon the Films (Released March 3, 2007)
  • Ai Nonaka's "No Tear x No Live 2008" (Released August 6, 2008)

References[edit]

External links[edit]