Ayane Sakura Biography

(Japanese Voice Actress Known for Her Manga Series: ‘Non Non Biyori’, ‘Boarding School Juliet’ and ‘My Hero Academia’)

Birthday: January 29, 1994 (Aquarius)

Born In: Ebisu, Tokyo, Japan

Ayane Sakura is a prominent Japanese voice actress. Interested in theatre and acting from a young age, Sakura dabbled in acting before she realized that her calling lies in voiceovers. At this point, she decided to embark a career as a professional voice actor. She made her debut in 2010 with the TV series ‘Oreimo: My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute?’ and her versatility earned her more roles in the future. Her skills not only earned her TV projects, but she has also voiced films, and video games. Her most notable works include the movie ‘To the Forest of Firefly Lights’, the TV series ‘My Hero Academia’ and ‘Psycho-Pass,’ and the video games ‘Langrisser Mobile’ and ‘Onmyoji’. Her performances have earned her both critical and popular acclaim; she won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 12th Seiyu Award Ceremony in 2018.
Quick Facts

Nick Name: Ayaneru

Age: 30 Years, 30 Year Old Females

Born Country: Japan

Voice Actresses Japanese Women

Height: 5'2" (157 cm), 5'2" Females

City: Tokyo, Japan

After dabbling with acting early on in her life, Ayane Sakura realised that her calling doesn’t lie in acting. Instead, she decided to become a voice actor as that suited her interests and skills. She made her debut as a voice actor in 2010 with ‘Oreimo: My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute?’ and followed this up with roles in TV series such as ‘Dream Eater Merry’, ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’, ‘Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day’, and ‘Ben-To’ in 2011. Despite a modest start, Sakura’s career picked up rapidly and her scope of projects expanded considerably.
The year 2012 proved to be a fruitful year for Ayane Sakura as she got to be part of a number of acclaimed series and live-action movies such as ‘Nakaimo: My Little Sister Is Among Them’, ‘Joshiraku’, ‘Kokoro Connect’, ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings’, ‘Psycho-Pass’, ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal’, and ‘The Pet Girl of Sakurasou’. In her most popular series ‘Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends’, she was heard in nine episodes from 2011 to 2013. Other series included ‘Love Lab’, ‘Aiura’, ‘Love Live!: School Idol Project’, and ‘Vividred Operation’. Apart from voicing for live-action films, movies, TV series, Sakura also lent her voice to video games and animations such as ‘Gandamu bureikâ’ and ‘Bonjour Sweet Love Patisserie.’
In 2014, she voiced various characters in ‘Selector Infected WIXOSS’, ‘Brynhildr in the Darkness’, ‘Dragonar Academy’, ‘Knights of Sidonia’, ‘Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun’, ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’, ‘Trinity Seven’, and ‘Cross Road’. She voiced her most popular role of Tsubaki Sawabe in the animation drama ‘Your Lie in April’ from 2014 to 2015. She was the voice actor for 23 episodes.
In 2015, she voiced various roles in as many as twenty series. Her most popular roles included her roles in ‘Military!’, ‘Psycho-Pass: The Movie’, ‘Love Live! The School Idol Movie’, ‘Nisekoi: False Love’, ‘Nights of Azure’, and ‘Is the Order a Rabbit?’. She was also an actor in the video games ‘Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE’ and ‘Fate/Grand Order’. Her long-running series included ‘Utawarerumono: The False Faces’ for 13 episodes, ‘Charlotte’ for 14 episodes, ‘My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU’ with 11 episodes, and ‘Terra Formars’ for 9 episodes.
In 2016, Ayane Sakura was roped in to voice the character of Kenny in the fantasy series ‘Flying Witch’. Her other notable roles in 2016 included the TV series ‘Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars’, ‘Days’, ‘This Art Club Has a Problem!’, and ‘Occultic Nine.’ She also started voicing for the adventure series ‘My Hero Academia’ as Ochako Uraraka. The series ran from 2016 to 2019, and she was a part of 54 episodes.
2017 proved to among Sakura’s busiest year as she had several releases. Her most popular projects included the TV miniseries ‘Tasuredure Children’, ‘Atom the Beginning’, Seiren’, Welcome to the Ballroom’, and ‘Land of the Lustrous’. In 2018, she voiced for the character of Yû Ôsawa in the miniseries ‘Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles’. Later on, she was a part of the hits series ‘Lupin III’ and ‘Tokyo Ghoul: re’. She ended the year on a high byr winning the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 12th Seiyu Awards.
In 2019, she voiced for the character of Yotsuba Nakano in the animation romance ‘The Quintessential Quintuplets.’ Her movies from the year included ‘Promare’, ‘Hakubo (Project Twilight)’, and ‘Weathering with You’. She is currently represented by I'm Enterprise and has several projects up for release in the future.
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Personal Life
Ayane Sakura was born on January 29, 1994 in Tokyo. As a child, Sakura harbored a deep love for acting and theatre and enrolled in a theatre school during her high-school years. While training to become an actor, she also learnt dancing, sword fighting, voice acting, and stretching. In her spare time, she loves drawing, listening to the radio, and shopping. She hasn’t revealed any information about her dating life.
Ayane Sakura is often referred to by her nickname ‘Ayaneru’, which was originally given to her by her co-star Okamoto Nobuhiko.

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