Ai Kayano

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Ai Kayano
Native name 茅野 愛衣
Born (1987-09-13) September 13, 1987 (age 30)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 2010–present
Agent Office Osawa
Notable work
Height 153 cm (5 ft 0 in)

Ai Kayano (茅野 愛衣, Kayano Ai, born September 13, 1987 in Tokyo) is a Japanese voice actress. From her debut until 2014, she was represented by the Pro-Fit talent agency; she has represented by Office Osawa since 2015. After debuting as a voice actress in 2010, she played her first lead role as Meiko Honma in the 2011 anime television series Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day.

Kayano is known for her roles as Inori Yuzuriha in Guilty Crown, Mashiro Shiina in The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, and Shiro in No Game No Life. She has also performed opening, ending, and insert theme for various anime she has acted in.

Biography[edit]

Prior to becoming a voice actress, Kayano wanted to work in a job that would involve "healing people", which led to initially take up a course at a vocational school, and later on she worked in the beauty industry. While working in the beauty industry, she frequently went home late at night due to her busy schedule; because of this, she watched television. She became interested in anime after watching the anime series Aria, and later on she decided that she wanted to become a voice actress. While attending a voice acting school, she continued to work in the beauty industry in order to pay for her tuition.[1]

Kayano made her voice acting debut in 2010 under the Pro-Fit talent agency; her first role in an anime series was in the original video animation Princess Resurrection.[2] She also voiced a number of background roles in the anime series A Certain Magical Index II, including the supporting character Itsuwa.[2] She first played a lead role in 2011 when she voiced Meiko Honma, the main heroine of the anime television series Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. Kayano, together with co-stars Haruka Tomatsu and Saori Hayami, performed the series' ending theme "Secret Base - Kimi ga Kureta Mono (10 years after Ver.)", a cover of a song originally sung by the band Zone.[3] For her role as Menma, she received the Best Newcomer Award at the 6th Seiyu Awards in 2012.[4] In 2011, she also played the role of Inori Yuzuriha in the anime series Guilty Crown.[5]

In 2012, she portrayed the role of Mayaka Ibara in Hyōka;[6] Kayano and co-star Satomi Satō performed the series' ending themes "Madoromi no Yakusoku" (まどろみの約束) and "Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery" (君にまつわるミステリー).[7][8] She also played the roles of Mashiro Shiina in the anime series The Pet Girl of Sakurasou,[9] and Saori Takabe in the anime series Girls und Panzer.[10] She played several roles in 2013, including the roles of Ai Fuyuumi in Oreshura,[11] and Chisaki Hiradaira in Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea.[12]

In 2014, Kayano played the role of Shiro in the anime series No Game No Life;[13] Kayano also performed the series' ending theme "Oración".[14] Later that year, she left Pro-Fit and became a freelancer.[15] In early 2015, she joined the agency Office Osawa.[16] Later that year, she played the roles of Megumi Sakura in School-Live!,[17] and Utaha Kasumigaoka in Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend.[18] In 2016, she played the roles of Darkness in KonoSuba and Rin Tōyama in New Game!.[19][20] In 2017, she played the role of Kirie Sakurame in the anime series UQ Holder,[21] and she reprised the role of Shiro in the anime film No Game No Life: Zero;[22] Kayano also played the role of Shuvi in the film.[22]

In 2016, Kayano hosted a show titled "Kayanomi ~Kayano Ai ga Nihonshu wo Nominagara, Taberu dake~~" (かやのみ 〜茅野愛衣が日本酒をのみながら、食べるだけ〜, lit. "Kayanomi ~Ai Kayano is Eating While Drinking Sake~") at Animate Times' YouTube channel.[23][24] The show focuses on her looking through into various types of sake. The title of show is also combination of her surname Kayano and the Japanese word for "drink", which is "nomi" (飲み).[24]

Filmography[edit]

Television animation[edit]

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

Films[edit]

Video games[edit]

Drama CDs[edit]


Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery (with Satomi Satō) (August 22, 2012)
Track list:
  1. "Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery" (君にまつわるミステリ)
  2. "Fade in/out"
  3. "Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery (Inst.)" (君にまつわるミステリインストルメンタル)
  4. "Fade in/out (Inst.)"

Singles[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award ceremony Award Result
2012 6th Seiyu Awards Best Rookie Actresses Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "B.L.T. Voice Girls". B.L.T. Voice Girls (in Japanese). Tokyo News Service (5): 96. January 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "声優未来予想図 第2回 茅野愛衣さん". Seiyuu Grand Prix (in Japanese). Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Noitamina's C, Anohana Promotional Videos Streamed". Anime News Network. March 11, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ "第六回声優アワード受賞者一覧" (in Japanese). Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Guilty Crown: Lost Christmas PC Game Bundles Anime Short". Anime News Network. March 23, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Sevakis, Justin (March 21, 2012). "Anime Spotlight: HYOUKA". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "まどろみの約束" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "TVアニメ『氷菓』新エンディングテーマ 君にまつわるミステリー" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo Light Novels Get TV Anime". Anime News Network. April 9, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Girls und Panzer Anime's Ad Aired with Schoolgirls & Tanks". Anime News Network. September 29, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "OreShura Romantic Comedy's New Key Visual Posted". Anime News Network. October 15, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "P.A. Works' Nagi no Asukara Anime Previewed in Ad". Anime News Network. September 21, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b "No Game, No Life Anime's 1st Promo Video, Cast, Staff Unveiled". Anime News Network. December 30, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "オラシオン" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  15. ^ "プロ・フィット インフォメーション" (in Japanese). Pro-Fit. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "茅野 愛衣" (in Japanese). Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  17. ^ a b "Ai Kayano Joins School-Live/Gakkō Gurashi! Anime's Cast". Anime News Network. May 22, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  18. ^ a b c "Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat Anime's Promo Video Reveals Returning Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. December 15, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  19. ^ a b c "KonoSuba Season 2 Reveals New Key Visual, Supporting Cast Designs". Anime News Network. December 6, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  20. ^ a b c Chang, Chih-Chieh (July 11, 2016). "Anime Spotlight - New Game!". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  21. ^ a b "UQ Holder! Anime Casts Yuki Matsuoka, Yūki Hirose, Rina Satou". Anime News Network. June 7, 2017. Retrieved June 6, 2017. 
  22. ^ a b c "No Game, No Life Zero Anime Film's 1st Promo Video Teases Millennia-Old Story". Anime News Network. March 26, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Kayanomi official Twitter account". Twitter. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  24. ^ a b "Voice Actress Ai Kayano Shares Her Love of Sake in New Web Series". Anime News Network. April 28, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Doi, Hitoshi. "Kayano Ai roles". Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Ai Kayano Joins Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~Anime Cast". Anime News Network. July 23, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Flying Witch Anime Announces Cast for Familiar Characters". Anime News Network. February 28, 2016. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  28. ^ "ReLIFE Anime to Star Kensho Ono, Ai Kayano". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  29. ^ "Character Introduction - Game Introduction". Soulworker. NHN Hangame. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  30. ^ "Comical Psychosomatic Medicine Anime's 1st Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. November 10, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 

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