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) 8 June 1981 (age 37)
Sawara-ku, Fukuoka, Japan
Other names Ai-pon (藍ぽん)
Occupation
Years active 2000–present
Agent Aoni Production

Ai Nonaka (野中 藍, Nonaka Ai, born 8 June 1981) is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She 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 life and career[edit]

Nonaka's initial interest in voice acting started after watching YuYu 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 25 January 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]

In 25 August 2017, she announced both on her blog and YouTube channel that she is married to someone outside voice acting business on 21 August 2017.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

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[10][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]

  1. ^ Ai Nonaka's Professional Profile (in Japanese)
  2. ^ Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou Web Radio Site (in Japanese)
  3. ^ Official Video Streaming Anison Plus Pickup (25-Jan-2010) On Ai Nonaka[permanent dead link] (in Japanese)
  4. ^ Anison Plus Official Website (in Japanese)
  5. ^ "Madoka Magica Voice Actress Ai Nonaka Marries". Anime News Network. August 26, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Staff&Cast" (in Japanese). Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ あいぽん、あいあい (6 February 2016). "ドラえもん♡". Ameba (in Japanese). Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Fate/Apocrypha TV Anime Reveals New Promo Video, Cast, July Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Fate/Extra Last Encore Anime Reveals Ai Nonaka as Caster in Video". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 5, 2017. 
  10. ^ Ai Nonaka's Discography Page(in Japanese)

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