Tomori Kusunoki

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Tomori Kusunoki
Native name
楠木 ともり
Born (1999-12-22) December 22, 1999 (age 19)
OccupationVoice actress
Years active2017–present
AgentSony Music Artists
Notable work
Height154 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Signature
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Tomori Kusunoki (楠木 ともり, Kusunoki Tomori, born December 22, 1999) is a Japanese voice actress who is currently affiliated with the Sony Music Artists agency. She made her voice acting debut in 2017, and in the same year she was cast in her first main role as Kirara, the heroine of the Japanese mobile game Kirara Fantasia. She has also been cast in main roles in Märchen Mädchen and Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online. In 2019, she won the Best New Actress Award with Manaka Iwami, Coco Hayashi, Rina Hon'izumi, and Kaede Hondo.

Biography[edit]

Kusunoki became interested in entertainment at an early age; when she was three years old, she began taking piano lessons. She was also a member of her school's brass band during her junior high school years, and a member of a light music club during her high school years.[1] She was also the student council president of her junior high school.[2]

During her second year of junior high school, she became interested in anime. She particularly liked the series Kobato, and the portrayal of the lead character by Kana Hanazawa. This inspired her to become a voice actress.[1] She decided to participate in an audition held by the agency Sony Music Artists. Because she felt that it would be difficult to pass the voice acting audition unless she had more experience, she instead auditioned as a singer. She ended up receiving the special prize at the competition.[1]

Kusunoki made her debut as a voice actress in 2017, playing a background role in the anime series Eromanga Sensei.[3] In June 2017, she was cast in her first main role as Kirara in the mobile game Kirara Fantasia.[4] In 2018, she was cast as Hazuki Kagimura, the protagonist of the anime series Märchen Mädchen.[5] She played the role of Llenn in the anime series Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online,[3][6] for which she also sings the ending theme "To see the future".[7] Later that year, she was cast as Setsuna Yūki in the Love Live! multimedia franchise.[8]

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role
2017 Eromanga Sensei Middle school girl[3]
Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ Girl
Just Because! Broadcasting club member
Girls' Last Tour Female student A
Children of the Whales Suzu
2018 Märchen Mädchen Hazuki Kagimura[5]
Slow Start Miki Tokura[9]
Kiratto Pri Chan Hikari Momoyama
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online Llenn[3]
Anima Yell! Kotetsu Tatejima[10]
2019 Assassins Pride Melida Angel[11]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role
2020 High School Fleet the Movie Azumi "Azu" Abe

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "17歳が歩むシンデレラ・ストーリー! 注目新人声優・楠木ともりインタビュー「まだ現実に追いつけていません(苦笑)」". 週プレNEWS (in Japanese). Shueisha. November 17, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "初オーディションで主演に大抜擢! 17歳の注目声優・楠木ともりが意外な学生生活を告白". 週プレNEWS (in Japanese). Shueisha. November 18, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "『SAOオルタナティブ ガンゲイル・オンライン』の主人公役に抜擢された声優・楠木ともりさんとは?" (in Japanese). Animate. October 2, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Houbunsha Reveals Kirara Fantasia Smartphone RPG". Anime News Network. June 26, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Märchen Mädchen Anime's Cast, Staff, Visuals, 2018 TV Premiere Revealed". Anime News Network. August 1, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online Reveals Visual, Studio 3Hz". Anime News Network. January 31, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  7. ^ "Tomori Kusunoki Performs Ending Theme for Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online Anime". Anime News Network. February 17, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Love Live! School Idol Festival Game Reveals 2018 Update, Cast Members for PDP Characters". Anime News Network. September 21, 2017. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "TVアニメ「スロウスタート」公式サイト" (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "Anima Yell! Cheerleading Anime's Promo Video Reveals Cast, Staff, October Premiere". Anime News Network. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "Assassins Pride Anime Unveils Main Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. June 18, 2019. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "『SAO フェイタル・バレット』参戦キャラやワイヤーアクションを紹介。シノンたちの水着イベントCGも". Dengeki Online (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  13. ^ https://azurlane.koumakan.jp/I-58
  14. ^ https://www.en.revuestarlight-relive.com/character/tamao/

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