Kae Araki

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Kae Araki
Native name
荒木 香恵
BornNovember 6[1]
Osaka, Japan
OccupationVoice actress
Years active1986–present
Notable credit(s)
Height150 cm (4 ft 11 in)

Kae Araki (荒木 香恵, Araki Kae, born November 6) is a Japanese voice actress from Osaka, Japan. After standing in for Kotono Mitsuishi (the voice of Usagi Tsukino in the series Sailor Moon) when Mitsuishi had appendicitis, Araki originated the role of Chibiusa in the same series soon after. While training at a voice acting school, Araki acted as senpai to fellow voice actress Konami Yoshida, and they have maintained a close relationship since that time.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Osaka Prefecture. She moved to Hokkaido in the second grade of elementary school, then moved to Kagawa Prefecture in the third grade, then to the city of Kadoma in Osaka and Tomakomai in Hokkaido in the fourth grade.[2] Due to the work of her father, she has repeated seven rotations before graduating from high school.[2]

Since childhood, she longed for the theater world due to the influence of television.[3] She didn't want to be the main actress and just wanted to play.[2] She decided to follow the theatrical path in the fall of the third year of high school. After graduating from a high school in Hokkaido, she moved to Tokyo to become a stage actress. She entered the training school of the Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society (Haikyō) and enrolled in the actor's department for half a year. She joined the theater company because she could not get into the upper class on the advance exam. Thus began her voice work after being discovered by a voice actor office manager who saw Araki's act on the stage.[2] Her first anime work was Maison Ikkoku. After that, Araki was affiliated with Ken Production. Instead of voice work, the NHK reporter and scene moderators focused mainly on face-to-face work. Then, she transferred to Arts Vision, where animation work was the main focus.[2]

In 1993, she played the main character Usagi Tsukino in the Sailor Moon anime series, for 7 episodes instead of Kotono Mitsuishi who was hospitalized due to sudden illness.[4] Since there were only a few days until dubbing after the substitution was decided, she would suddenly enter the site.[4] Later, in the sequel to the series, she also played Sailor Chibi Moon.[4] Chibiusa's role was decided without an audition. The manager first showed that the role was like this and remembered that she was happy to be able to play this role.[5] In 1995, she played Miaka Yūki in Fushigi Yûgi and was selected as the first leading role in television animation.[4]

She was affiliated with 81 Produce from August 2003 to May 2010 and currently is freelance.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

Television animation[edit]

Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

Film animation[edit]

Video games[edit]


Drama CDs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 『日本音声製作者名鑑2007』、Shogakukan、2007年、ISBN 978-4095263021
  2. ^ a b c d e 声優ヒストリー 1997, p. 60.
  3. ^ 声優ヒストリー 1997, p. 56.
  4. ^ a b c d 声優ヒストリー 1997, p. 58.
  5. ^ 『アニメージュ12月号増刊 ボイスアニメージュ VOL.5 』 徳間書店 、1995年、102頁 。
  6. ^ "告知っぽいこと - 荒木香衣の言い条". 告知っぽいこと - 荒木香衣の言い条 (in Japanese). 10 December 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2019.

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