Kana Hanazawa

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Kana Hanazawa
Kana Hanazawa.jpg
Kana Hanazawa in November 2010
Native name 花澤 香菜
Born (1989-02-25) February 25, 1989 (age 26)
Tokyo, Japan[1]
Ethnicity Japanese
Occupation
Years active 2003–present
Agent Office Osawa
Notable work Angel / Kanade Tachibana from Angel Beats!
Musical career
Genres J-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012-present
Labels Aniplex/Sony Music Entertainment Japan

Kana Hanazawa (花澤 香菜 Hanazawa Kana?, born February 25, 1989) is a Japanese voice actress, and singer represented by the Office Osawa talent agency.[2] She is known for voice acting leading roles for a number of anime television shows and other anime-related media in Japan.

Her debut single, "Hoshizora Destination" (星空☆ディスティネーション?), was released on April 25, 2012 under Aniplex/Sony Music Entertainment Japan label.[3]

Biography[edit]

Hanazawa began acting when she was in kindergarten. She made regular appearances at the variety program Yappari Sanma Daisensei

At the age of 14, she made her voice acting debut as Holly in Last Exile[2] Three years later, she played Ryoko Kaminagi in Zegapain.[4] She then signed up with voice acting agency Office Osawa.

Hanazawa went to university in 2007, while at the same time, she began to make her mark as a voice actress, being voted in 2010 as "Best Female Voice Actress" by listeners of the radio program Nonko and Nobita's Anime Scramble (ノン子とのび太のアニメスクランブル?).[5] She graduated from university in 2011, and in the same year became a full-time voice actress. In late 2010, she was invited to the Anime Festival Asia anime convention in Singapore.[6]

On February 23, 2012, it was announced that Hanazawa would launch her official website. A few days later, during the "Kana Hanazawa Solo Debut Presentation Party event", it was announced that she would release four singles within a year: "Hoshizora Destination" (星空☆ディスティネーション?) released on April 25,[7] "Hatsukoi no Oto" (初恋ノオト?),[8] released on July 18, "Happy Endings", released on October 24,[9] and "Silent Snow", released on January 16, 2013.[10] Her first album Claire was released on February 20, 2013,[11] and her second album 25 was released on February 26, 2014.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Television animation[edit]

2003
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

Films[edit]

Drama CDs[edit]

Video games[edit]

Dubbing[edit]

  • Chu Feng: BEE (School Shock) – Liuli

Voice directing[edit]

  • Hoshiimo Paradise: Kanbutsu o koeta Ai (Radio drama)
  • Hoshiimo Paradise 2: Bannou Negio o Kyushutsu Seyo! (Drama CD)

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Release date Title Catalog No. Peak Oricon ranking Album
Limited edition Regular edition
April 25, 2012 Hoshizora Destination (星空☆ディスティネーション?) SVWC-7840 SVWC-7842 7[7] Claire
July 18, 2012 Hatsukoi no Oto (初恋ノオト?) SVWC-7863 SVWC-7865 4[8]
October 24, 2012 Happy Endings SVWC-7899/900 SVWC-7901 7[9]
January 16, 2013 Silent Snow SVWC-7926/27 SVWC-7928 8[10]
December 25, 2013 Koisuru Wakusei (恋する惑星?) SVWC-7974/75 SVWC-7976 11[42] 25
October 1, 2014 Hohoemi Mode (ほほ笑みモード?) SVWC-70021/22 SVWC-70023 12[43] Blue Avenue
December 24, 2014 Cocytus (こきゅうとす?) SVWC-70041/2 SVWC-70043 13[44]
February 25, 2015 Kimi ga Inakucha Dame Nanda (君がいなくちゃだめなんだ?) SVWC-70053/54 SVWC-70055 13[45]

Albums[edit]

Release date Title Catalog No. Peak Oricon ranking
Limited edition Regular edition
February 20, 2013 Claire SVWC-7929 6[11]
February 26, 2014 25 SVWC-7988/90 SVWC-7991/92 8[12]
April 22, 2015 Blue Avenue SVWC-70064/5 SVWC-70066 12[46]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doi, Hitoshi. "Hanazawa Kana". Seiyuu database. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Nakagami, Yoshikatsu; Yoshida, Moichi; Nishimoto, Keiko (November 2007). "Voice Actress Spotlight – Kana Hanazawa". Newtype USA 6 (11): pp. 144–145. ISSN 1541-4817. 
  3. ^ "Hoshizora Destination". Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ ゼーガペイン ファイルサルベージ (in Japanese). ISBN 978-4-7753-0852-3. 
  5. ^ "ノン子とのび太のアニメスクランブル: 第1027回 12月19日放送分、アニメグランプリ2010発表!前編" (in Japanese). December 26, 2010. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
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  9. ^ a b "「happy endings」 花澤香菜│オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "「Silent Snow」 花澤香菜│オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "「claire」 花澤香菜│オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
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  43. ^ "「ほほ笑みモード」 花澤香菜│オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. 
  44. ^ "「こきゅうとす」 花澤香菜│オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. 
  45. ^ "「君がいなくちゃだめなんだ」 花澤香菜│オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. 
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