|Native name||茅野 愛衣|
September 13, 1987 |
|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.
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.
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. She also voiced a number of background roles in the anime series A Certain Magical Index II, including the supporting character Itsuwa. 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. For her role as Menma, she received the Best Newcomer Award at the 6th Seiyu Awards in 2012. In 2011, she also played the role of Inori Yuzuriha in the anime series Guilty Crown.
In 2012, she portrayed the role of Mayaka Ibara in Hyōka; 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). She also played the roles of Mashiro Shiina in the anime series The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, and Saori Takabe in the anime series Girls und Panzer. She played several roles in 2013, including the roles of Ai Fuyuumi in Oreshura, and Chisaki Hiradaira in Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea.
In 2014, Kayano played the role of Shiro in the anime series No Game No Life; Kayano also performed the series' ending theme "Oración". Later that year, she left Pro-Fit and became a freelancer. In early 2015, she joined the agency Office Osawa. Later that year, she played the roles of Megumi Sakura in School-Live!, and Utaha Kasumigaoka in Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend. In 2016, she played the roles of Darkness in KonoSuba and Rin Tōyama in New Game!. In 2017, she played the role of Kirie Sakurame in the anime series UQ Holder, and she reprised the role of Shiro in the anime film No Game No Life: Zero; Kayano also played the role of Shuvi in the film.
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. 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).
- Yumekui Merry (Isana Tachibana)
- Freezing (Violet El Bridget)
- Hanasaku Iroha (Student B)
- Sket Dance (Roman Saotome)
- Soreike! Anpanman (Omocha tenshi)
- Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (Meiko "Menma" Honma)<ref-name="anohana"/>
- Ro-Kyu-Bu! (Tae Mishōji)
- Sacred Seven (Ai)
- Heaven's Memo Pad (Ayaka Shinozaki)
- Kamisama Dolls (Hibino Shiba)
- Nekogami Yaoyorozu (Sasana Shōsōin)
- Kimi to Boku (Rina Takahashi)
- Chihayafuru (Kanade Ōe)
- Shakugan no Shana III (Chiara)
- Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing (Millia il Velch Cutrettola Turan)
- Ben-To (Ume Shiraume)
- Guilty Crown (Inori Yuzuriha, Mana Ouma)
- Bodacious Space Pirates (Ai Hoshimiya)
- Aquarion Evol (Mikono Suzushiro)
- Rinne no Lagrange (Muginami)
- Waiting in the Summer (Kaori Kinoshita)
- Kimi to Boku 2 (Rina Takahashi)
- Medaka Box (Mogana Kikaijima)
- Natsuiro Kiseki (Chiharu Okiyama)
- Hyōka (Mayaka Ibara)
- Tari Tari (Fumiko Matsumoto, Tomoka Kurata)
- Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse (Origa Prakina)
- Rinne no Lagrange: Season 2 (Muginami)
- Love, Election and Chocolate (Mao Ssachigemori)
- Say "I love you"." (Mei Tachibana)
- The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (Mashiro Shiina)
- Girls und Panzer (Saori Takebe)
- Medaka Box Abnormal (Mogana Kikaijima)
- Psycho-Pass (Yoshika Okubo)
- Mangirl! (Shinobu Fujimori)
- Ai Mai Mi (Ponoka-senpai)
- AKB0048 next stage (Mao)
- Oreshura (Ai Fuyuumi)
- Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash! (Yomi)
- Senyuu (Ruki)
- Chihayafuru 2 (Kanade Ōe)
- Jewelpet Happiness (Rossa)
- Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Saaya)
- Yuyushiki (Chiho Aikawa)
- Valvrave the Liberator (Aina Sakurai, Pino)
- Dog & Scissors (Momiji Himehagi)
- Senyuu Dai 2 Ki (Ruki)
- Tamayura: More Aggressive (Kanae Mitani)
- Senki Zesshō Symphogear G (Kirika Akatsuki)
- Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3 (Karila Hatsuse, Aila Hatsuse)
- Servant × Service (Lucy Yamagami)
- Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS (Tae Mishōji)
- Super Seisyun Brothers (Mako Saitō)
- Infinite Stratos 2 (M, Madoka Orimura)
- Golden Time (Nana Hayashida)
- Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea (Chisaki Hiradaira)
- Strike the Blood (Misaki Sasasaki)
- Freezing Vibration (Violet el Bridget)
- Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~ (V. Lila F.)
- Unbreakable Machine-Doll (Irori)
- Witch Craft Works (Kasumi Takamiya)
- Selector Infected WIXOSS (Hitoe Uemura)
- Captain Earth (Hana Mutō)
- Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii (Nia)
- If Her Flag Breaks (Akane Mahōgasawa)
- Black Bullet (Blind Girl)
- No Game, No Life (Shiro)
- Is the Order a Rabbit? (Mocha Hoto)
- Ai Mai Mi: Mōsō Catastrophie (Ponoka-senpai)
- Glasslip (Momo Shirosaki)
- Aldnoah.Zero (Darzana Magbaredge)
- Ao Haru Ride (Yūri Makita)
- Terraformars (Sheila Levitt)
- Selector Spread WIXOSS (Hitoe Uemura)
- Lord Marksman and Vanadis (Sophya Obertas)
- Wolf Girl & Black Prince (Ayumi Sanda)
- Akatsuki no Yona (Yun-Ho)
- Gundam Build Fighters Try (Eri Shinoda)
- Celestial Method (Kaori Komiya)
- Shirobako (Rinko Ogasawara, Mui Kayana, Arupin)
- Girlfriend (Kari) (Haruko Yumesaki)
- Tales of Zestiria: Doushi no Yoake (Alisha Diphda)
- Lady Jewelpet (Rossa, Momona's Mother)
- Absolute Duo (Silent Diva)
- Akatsuki no Yona: Yona of the Dawn (Yuno)
- Aldnoah.Zero Part 2 (Darzana Magbaredge)
- Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA (Shino Sasaki)
- Crayon Shin-chan (Kasukabe Yellow (Yuri Hoshino))
- DD Fist of the North Star (Reverko)
- Fairy Tail (Kyouka)
- Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma (Ryōko Sakaki)
- Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Alternative Architecture (Emma)
- Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Asfi Al Andromeda)
- Is the Order a Rabbit?? (Mocha Hoto)
- Castle Town Dandelion (Aoi Sakurada)
- Kyōkai no Rinne (Suzu Minami)
- Magical Somera-chan (Konomi (ep 6), Menūsū, Schoolgirl, Cat)
- Mikagura School Suite (Kurumi Narumi)
- Miritari! (Cecilie)
- My Love Story!! (Yukika Amami)
- School-Live! (Megumi Sakura),
- Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (Utaha Kasumigaoka)
- Show by Rock!! (Tsukino)
- Soreike! Anpanman (Okayu-chan)
- Senki Zesshō Symphogear GX (Kirika Akatsuki)
- Ushio and Tora (Omamori-sama)
- Your Lie in April (Nagi Aiza)
- Amanchu! (Futaba Ooki)
- Flying Witch (Chito)
- Girls Beyond the Wasteland (Kōsaka (Bitch Queen), ep 1)
- The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance (Irina)
- Kindaichi Case Files R season 2 (Sayaka Yukihara (ep 41))
- KonoSuba (Darkness)
- Luck & Logic (Shiori Tsurugi)
- Magi: Adventure of Sinbad (Serendine)
- March Comes in like a Lion (Akari Kawamoto)
- New Game! (Rin Tōyama)
- Nijiiro Days (Nozomi Matsunaga)
- ReLIFE (Chizuru Hishiro)
- Tales of Zestiria the X (Alisha Diphda)
- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Kokomi Teruhashi)
- Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibōgamine Gakuen Zetsubō-hen (Mikan Tsumiki)
- Flip Flappers (Mimi, Cocona's mother)
- Hand Shakers (Riri)
- KonoSuba 2 (Darkness)
- Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 (Alisha Diphda)
- Urara Meirochou (Nina Natsume)
- Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend ♭ (Utaha Kasumigaoka)
- New Game!! (Rin Tōyama)
- Senki Zesshō Symphogear AXZ (Kirika Akatsuki)
- UQ Holder! (Kirie Sakurame)
- Infini-T Force (Emi Kaidō)
- Land of the Lustrous (Diamond)
- How to Keep a Mummy (Kaede Kashiwagi)
- Record of Grancrest War (Marrine Kreische)
- Sword Art Online Alicization (Alice Zuberg)
Original video animation (OVA)
- Princess Resurrection (2010), (Sawawa Hiyorimi)
- Deadman Wonderland (2011), (Hinata Mukai)
- Zetsumetsu Kigu Shōjo Amazing Twins (2014), (Kozumi)
- Shirobako (2015), (Arupin)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (2016), (Zenna Mia)
- Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (2012), (Anna Clement)
- Ghost in the Shell: Arise (2014), (Emma Tsuda)
- Girls und Panzer der Film (2015), (Saori Takebe)
- Garakowa -Restore the World- (2016), (Sumire)
- No Game No Life (2017), (Shiro, Shuvi)
- Mazinger Z: Infinity (2018), (Sayaka Yumi)
- 7th Dragon III: Code VFD (2015) – Player (Female Voice O)
- Accel World VS. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight (2017) - Alice Synthesis Thirty
- Azur Lane (2017) - Atago, Graf Zeppelin, Kaga
- Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015 video game) (2015) – Y'shtola
- Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (2013) – Rosa
- Exist Archive (2015) – Mayura Tsukishiro
- Exstetra (2013) – Kotone
- Final Fantasy XIV (2013) – Y'shtola
- Guilty Crown: Lost Christmas (2012) – Mana Ouma
- Ima Sugu Oniichan ni Imouto da tte Iitai! (2012) – Mao Shigemori
- Kantai Collection (2013) – Asashimo, U-511/Ro-500, Katori, Katsuragi, Kashima, Arashi
- Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei (2015) – Rona
- Legasista (2012) – Melize
- Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (2014) – Charlotte
- Nayuta no Kiseki (2012) – Noi
- Phantasy Star Nova (2014) – Izuna
- Senran Kagura Burst (2011) – Yomi
- Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (2013) – Yomi
- Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (2014) – Yomi
- Senran Kagura: Estival Versus (2015) – Yomi
- Shining Resonance (2014) – Rinna Mayfield
- Soulworker Online (2016) – Haru Estia
- Summon Night 5 (2016) – Clesea
- Super Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Academy (2012) – Mikan Tsumiki
- Super Robot Taisen OG: The Moon Dwellers (2016), Melua Mela Meia
- Tales of Zestiria (2015) – Alisha Diphda
- Tokyo Babel (2012) – Eve
- Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE (2016) – Ayaha Oribe
- Tokyo Xanadu (2015) – Shiori Kurashiki
- Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery (with Satomi Satō) (August 22, 2012)
- Track list:
- "Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery" (君にまつわるミステリ)
- "Fade in/out"
- "Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery (Inst.)" (君にまつわるミステリインストルメンタル)
- "Fade in/out (Inst.)"
- "Secret base ~君がくれたもの~ (10 years after Ver.)" (AnohanaL The Flower We Saw That Day Ending) (with Haruka Tomatsu and Saori Hayami)
- "Madoromi no Yakusoku" (Hyōka Ending) (with Satomi Satō)
- "Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery" (Hyōka Ending) (with Satomi Satō)
- "Jersey-Bu Tamashi!" (Rinne no Lagrange Season 2 Ending) (with Asami Seto and Kaori Ishihara)
- "Enter Enter MISSION!" (Girls und Panzer Ending) (with Mai Fuchigami, Mami Ozaki, Ikumi Nakagami, and Iguchi Yuka)
- "Girlish Lover" (Oreshura Opening & Ending) (with Chinatsu Akasaki, Tamura Yukari, and Hisako Kanemoto)
- "Kimi ga Yume o Tsuretekita" (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou Opening) (with Nakatsu Mariko, Natsumi Takamori)
- "Yamiyo wa Otome o Hana ni Suru" (Senran Kagura Ending) (with Kitamura Eri, Shiraishi Ryouko, Gotou Saori, and Toyoguchi Megumi)
- "May I Help You?" (Servant x Service Opening) (with Mai Nakahara and Aki Toyosaki)
- "Hachimitsu Doki" (Servant x Service Ending)
- "Hajikero! C3!" (Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C³ Ending) (with Makino Yui, Sawashiro Miyuki, Saitou Chiwa, Rima Nishizaki, and Madoka Yonezawa)
- "Oración" (No Game No Life Ending) (As Shiro from No Game No Life)
|2012||6th Seiyu Awards||Best Rookie Actresses||Won|
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