What do you think of Saori Hayami's roles?
Mai is my favorite.
Cake and alcohol go really well together.
>no one posts her best role
Eh could be better.
Only around five people watched that, though.
That doesn't change the facts in any way.
One of my favorite, if not my favorite VA.
I could listen to her soothing, motherly, soft and warm voice until I die.
Is she in the Fubuki 4koma yet? I haven't been catching up.
They're shit. Can't stand her voice and she's overrated as fuck.
I hope it works. I believe it's pretty hard to get Love plus stuff, if you guys have any, please tell me.
Queen Seiyuu, War wouldn't happen in the world if everyone heard Saori's voice.
From her 1st single
1. Yasashii Kibou (Shirayuki OP)
Lyrics: Saori Hayami
2. Blue Hour ni Inoru wo
Lyrics: Saori Hayami
Lyrics: Saori Hayami
Composition: Saori Hayami, Kana Yabuki
2. Sono Koe ga Chiza ni Naru (Shirayuki 2nd OP)
Lyrics: Saori Hayami, Kana Yabuki
Composition: Saori Hayami, Kana Yabuki
Is Akagami no Shirayukihime any good? The girl that Hayamin plays looks cute as fuck and I heard that the series is too.
Need another season where she grows out her hair.
It's shoujo. It's about a girl having a romance affair with a literal prince.
If you can handle that, it's good as fuck.
You can say it's a bit slow, but it certainly is a high quality show in its own genre.
It's a super boring story about a romance between Mary Sue and Marty Stu but every aspect of the anime adaptation is superlative. Great OST, great art, Hayamin's acting and singing is great, the low fantasy setting is interesting.
Easily one of my favourite seiyu. I watched entire shows and played games just because of her voice, even though I really hated everything else about them
Yes, I'm talking about Mahouka.
Same here but I think Mahouka should have been better. I mean the whole setting of an OP mofo disguised as a failure caters me. But it was somewhat boring. I blame the side characters.
Mahouka was pretty terrible. The setting was somewhat interesting, but all the technobabble and magic explanations were quite boring. And every character was badly written. They were all pretty simplistic; e.g. Miyuki was just the perfect honor student that was completely obsessed with her brother. And the MC was the worst; he was so overpowered and perfect that there was zero tension. No matter what happened you could be sure that he'd pull some magical technique out of his ass that would crush any obstacle. The series felt like the author wanted to create a magic system and ended up building an LN series around it.
The first role I ever heard in was Miyuki in Mahouka I didn't realize she voiced Ayase in Oriemo (I was woefully ignorant of Seiyuu when the first season ran). Knowing that now almost makes me want to revisit the series almost.
I watched SAO right before S2 to see what's the fuss about and I knew all the major spoilers except that Sachi is voiced by her. Watching that first three episodes knowing she will die was a ride.
>watch SnO when it aired
>hey that angel chick's voice is so good
>watch Sekirei when it aired
>hey that titmonster's voice is so good
>watch Basquash when it aired
>hey that irrelevant side character's voice is so good
And I never took the effort to look up who is she. I was such a raging faggot.
If voice actors were actually expensive, all the hundreds of half-assed apps wouldn't have all-star casts like they do now. Passing an audition is more about market trends and being lucky enough to fit a role than actual expenses.
Around the time I started being a hardcore Sugita follower, I learned he was really into her thanks to Love Plus. MM! was probably the first show I watched with that mindset. I like her and think she's really good, but I'm not that interested in her excluding her relation to Sugita.
By the way, Hayami voiced the female lead in Getsuei Gakuen, the VN created by Sugita.
As far as I'm aware he's a fan of her and they've worked together in a bunch of titles.
They both appeared together in this web radio broadcast about Getsuei Gakuen:
Also in this one that talked about Hayami's character in Blazblue:
No. No. You can buy it on Steam though:
Work friends? I think Sugita just keeps close contact of most everyone he's worked with. The cast of >>139706791 even includes Kajita (not a seiyuu) and Ishida (not the easiest person to be friends with) and that's pretty impressive.
Even long after, Hayamin continues to guest in Sugita's radio shows, and the reverse is true.
I thought there might be more into that story. Not implying a romantic relationship or anything, I just don't know many cases of male and female seiyu being friends, especially with an age gap of 11 years.
Nice to see that she actually gets some new roles out of this, definitely going to check out Getsuei Gakuen. Thanks.
Holy fuck, based
Onii-sama really can do anything
I know. I bought it from Steam just to support Sugita (and ArcSys) despite not being able to read.
Sugita became a fan after Love Plus and worked together on few titles (first being Tales IIRC). Before he had a decent chance to talk to her, Nakamura busted him by telling her on OreImo recordings that Sugita was crazy over Manaka.
Finally, she appeared on Anigera and since then Sugita has been a one-sided hopeless fanboy, even confessing out loud how much he likes her (voice). Hayami is kind enough to play along with his mentally virgin antics, but I'd still say they aren't as close as Sugita is with his long-time acquaintances like Mikakong, Sawashiro, Yukana and Minorin.
Kajita plays apparently only a smaller mob role. The actual character based on him ("SP" Tanaka, his former name on Anigera and Dyukushi) was voiced by Yasumoto.
Also, the casting was done by Sugita's manager, Morinaga. Sugita made some definite requests (mostly people who had done stuff on Anigera like Nakamura, Hayamin, SatoRina and even Ishida who did a small parts for a CM and drama featuring Hayamin), but Morinaga got Ginga Banjou who is definitely not the kind of guy who you just casuallly ask for an appearance. Not that he isn't completely unrelated to Sugita (eg. Metal Gear), but yeah, not all people are that close to him (Kayano probably being the biggest example out of the main cast).
You seem to be quite knowledgable for someone who doesn't read moon.
Also I feel kinda retarded for not knowing that Hayamin was involved in Love Plus. Sheds some new light on that Love Touch episode. Kinda wonder how I missed that, it surely came up in the threads when it was airing, but then again, I was very drunk during most of these.
No idea, don't know shit about VNs.
Fair enough. If you're ever interested in trying to play VNs in Japanese there is software to allow for their translation. Of course this is machine translation so don't expect something nuanced.
I have listened to several hundreds of hours of radio and about equally lot video (Nico-nama, events), basically everything I could get my hands on Nico and Youtube (latter sucks hard because of all the pointless reuploaders, though).
Even Sugita agrees.
Hey could you upload Rinko and Nene's version? I looked for some archives on anime-mp3 site but the links are dead.
Fair enough. I'm more of a Rinkofag anyways. Thanks for the Manaka one though.
I guess I should get into Love Plus more. I enjoy the tracks on that CD with all three of them.
Also you might be able to find these on various blogs and sites but make sure you search the jap title.
Shut up and post more Kaede.
>If voice actors were actually expensive, all the hundreds of half-assed apps wouldn't have all-star casts like they do now.
Maybe they have big producers, and the all star is not really all star, in Japan seiyuu are ranked based on their experience and popularity
>Passing an audition is more about market trends and being lucky enough to fit a role than actual expenses.
Not really, why do you think they use so many newbie nowadays, also the seiyuu don't always need to audition for roles, the casting decision can come from the Producers who give them money to create the anime you can see Sony/Aniplex, Pony Canyon, Bushiroad, King Records, etc produced anime like to use the seiyuu signed with them to be in their anime.
for some reason everytime I think of Hayamin, Kaede comes to mind. She isn't one of her important roles but still
I found her voice in UNIEL to be pretty phoned in. Dry and unremarkable.
Considering Westerners mainly just watch Aniplex trash now it wouldn't surprise if they just think of her as Ayase, Miyuki and that chick that sometimes pops up in Monogatari. Like many VAS most of her worst roles are in their overhyped shows.
At least Kaede got a top-tier episode on the CG anime. Most idols from it can't say they got that much.
Even then, that she actually got a proper focus episode is further proof of the importance and popularity of the character in the franchise. She may not be shilled by Scamco like Rin or the most popular girl in general either but she's definitively very well liked and popular all the same. I know this is circumstantial evidence and who cares about baka gaijins but I keep seeing Kaede, not always number one, but more often than not in most people top 5 of those idol-sorter thingies.
My only grievance is that despite this she does not have that much merchandise compared to other idols of similar popularity or even less popular than her. Stupid Scamco.
She gets to play a lot of best girls.
I met her once, she was nice.
More of an Aoi fan but I have grow a bit fond of her fromall those hours and hours of listening to Shin Bangumi. She and Aoi play each other very well.
Please, chink overlords, bring us another season of shirayuki.
The Japanese have too much shit taste, we must rely on the chinese horde army to fund CHINESE CARTOONS.
She voiced my waifu in her anime so she's not bad
the second I heard her voice I realized all the roles she's had
Miyuki Shiba was the worst character she ever voiced. Her lines were literally "onii-sama" 26 times an episode. I like her voice but most of her characters she voices are shit.
Hina was perfection. Too bad only 5 people ever watched Buddy Complex.
The Uchida-P he meant is actually Uchida Akari, the former producer at Konami in charge of Love Plus (and TokiMemo Girls' Side in which Sugita appears). He has been a guest on Anigera few times, even bringing Tange Sakura with him once.
This character is so ridiculously Hayami that when I first saw a demo vid of her I just kind of expected her voice to come out of her. Any character that can destroy you in one on one combat while wearing those kinds of shoes is clearly tapping into something far greater than you or I can possibly imagine. She's done quite a few fighting game characters now.
Purity and Strictly should be Saori Hayami's theme song and follow her everywhere she goes.
Stop watching shitty Aniplex sponsored LN adaptations where they cast her just because she's popular. When given something to work with she's actually fairly good, she was even in an Oscar nominated short. Her video game roles are some of her funnest. I can't wait for this bitch https://youtu.be/V13fC_pdFSU?t=55 she manages to hit a level of pure smug that's even a limit breaker for her.
She's kind of at the point where she's possibly too talented to be focusing primarily on anime, though I'm sure she'll still do it, just not on the level where she was in 2014 and 2015.
Does Hayami have an affinity for blue-haired swordswomen?
Hopefully Mai will become playable as well and they'll also produce a vocal version of her theme like they've done for other blazblue characters.
>where they cast her just because she's popular.
not really she was not so popular that time though, the lead cast in Mahouka is from drama CD in 2012, I think that was the author's request not to change them, if it was Aniplex doing they would put the like of Haruka Tomatsu or Sora Amamiya as the lead.
I've come and claimed Saori as my seiyuufu and sugita as my seiyuuhusbando
Yuki no Hana, Kimi o Omou Toki, and Sobani Irareru Dake De are near-daily listens.
You think those heels are ridiculous, then you obviously haven't seen Meltlilith. Misao should voice more bad babes and antagonists, she is really good at those. The perfect combination of gracefulness, cuteness, smugness, badassness, and cruelty. Not that I don't love her roles as nice girls, like Shirayuki. She really is one of the few seiyuu who I see as an actual actress and really good singer.
My brother of exquisite, patrician taste.
Not only 2nd in seiyuu popularity polls, also 2nd in seiyuu with best singing voice (last time I checked). Most balanced female seiyuu. I freaking love when she sings in jazz songs. THAT VOICE!
What I meant is that there are characters with more ridiculous and unrealistic designs that can still fight somehow, and Meltlilith voiced by Misao.
It might just be my shit taste, but...
There are some seiyuu I like because they can do a cute voice or they're good at comedy. Not as many come to mind when I try to think purely of acting skill however, and she's maybe like the second.