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Seiyuu Miyuki Sawashiro Switches Talent Agency to Aoni Production

by arsonal
Jul 31, 2015 8:44 PM | 45 Comments
The seiyuu talent agency Aoni Production has announced that Miyuki Sawashiro has joined its roster effective August 1. She had been affiliated with Mausu Promotion since debuting in 1999 as Petit Charat in Di Gi Charat. Sawashiro never attended voice actor training school, entering the industry after winning the Special Jury Prize in an audition for Di Gi Charat. At the time, she was still in the second year of middle school.

Sawashiro went on to become one of the most prolific seiyuu in the industry today. Her roles include Mine Fujiko in recent installments of the Lupin III series, Ayane Yano in Kimi ni Todoke, Kurapika in the 2011 remake of Hunter × Hunter, and Celty Sturluson in Durarara!!. She has won the Seiyuu Awards for Best Supporting Actress (2009 and 2015), Best Actress (2010), and the Overseas Fan Award (2011). Last year, she announced her marriage to a man from outside the industry.

Aoni Production, which was founded in 1969 and has a long history of working with Toei Animation, counts veteran seiyuu such as Toru Furuya (Mobile Suit Gundam), Masako Nozawa (Dragon Ball), and Mayumi Tanaka (One Piece) among its roster.

Source: Mantan Web

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yAleksandr17 said:
FGAU1912 said:


to most otaku her being married will make her unmakatbale


If you are right then most otaku are wrong. Who cares? it is her life to live. She is an amazing voice actress, my favorite female voice actress to be fair, and that isn't going to change just because she switches companies… nor for her marrying a guy. People who think lives of artists belongs to them are wrong.


i agree

Aug 3, 2015 7:59 AM by DateYutaka

Sawashiro won a Special Jury Prize (strange its usually awarded to movie?), audition for Di Gi Charat while in junior high. She didn't attend tech school, but I believe received guidance in Mausy (but she also attended college).

I wouldn't be surprised if she was passionate about acting and excelled in art while in 2nd grad school. If you're into theater, study and yearn it, you can do it.

Aug 3, 2015 7:54 AM by shakeyourpup45

Whoa, all those accolades and she never attended VA school? O.O Very impressive. She's definitely one of my favorite voice actresses.

Absolutely ridiculous that some people dub her as "old." >.>

Aug 2, 2015 11:07 PM by XPwnDEnd

FGAU1912 said:
Hoppy said:


Old hag? What have you been smoking today? She's prettier than those younger than her that I see around here.


to most otaku her being married will make her unmakatbale


If you are right then most otaku are wrong. Who cares? it is her life to live. She is an amazing voice actress, my favorite female voice actress to be fair, and that isn't going to change just because she switches companies… nor for her marrying a guy. People who think lives of artists belongs to them are wrong.

Aug 2, 2015 11:04 PM by SirAdept

LEGOF said:
Ramkec said:


Here in MAL they only appreciate girls who are under 12.

@topic, Hope she'll be happy there, she's been one of my favs since day 1.


It's not just MAL; otaku (like, authentic otaku. Not Americans who label themselves as otaku because they think it's cool) often think mid twenties is old enough to label someone an old hag.

And then they wonder why the only action they're getting is their own hand.

Aug 2, 2015 1:32 AM by Rachmaninow

Ramkec said:
vikki7783 said:

So 30 is now considered old? What's happening to the world...


Here in MAL they only appreciate girls who are under 12.

@topic, Hope she'll be happy there, she's been one of my favs since day 1.


It's not just MAL; otaku (like, authentic otaku. Not Americans who label themselves as otaku because they think it's cool) often think mid twenties is old enough to label someone an old hag.

Aug 1, 2015 9:48 PM by LEGOF

WOW talk about slow news day.

Seriously, a seiyuu changing agencies is up for discussion now?

Aug 1, 2015 9:40 PM by JustALEX

Paulo27 said:
Hoppy said:


Old hag? What have you been smoking today? She's prettier than those younger than her that I see around here.
She's 30 and married, old used goods.
Hi /a/

Aug 1, 2015 7:35 PM by Hongu

Best Seiyuu ever, there is no better female voice in this world than hers, i hope she gets more works from now on since ive watched anything she did till now

Aug 1, 2015 6:30 PM by JudeMaxwell

I think shes overrated.

Aug 1, 2015 6:18 PM by Shuhan

She is AWESOME!

Aug 1, 2015 12:14 PM by Dodara

Yey, good for her. She really is great. She caught my attention playing Ayane from KnT, but was in shock that she played Kurapika.
I hope she does well and is supported by the agency/company well giving her ideal roles.

Aug 1, 2015 10:26 AM by MantaBaby

Paulo27 said:
>a man from outside the industry
You mean, a normal man?

She's an old hag now too, for shame.


30yrs old, recently married, one of the best seiyuu in the industry and you say she's an old hag. What a fool and a moron you are.

Aug 1, 2015 10:24 AM by MantaBaby

As long as she's still doing VA work, it's all good.

Aug 1, 2015 8:44 AM by JayBlue

One of the best VAs in my opinion. She's joining the big shots now.

Aug 1, 2015 6:07 AM by Ryoza

vikki7783 said:
Paulo27 said:
She's an old hag now too, for shame.

So 30 is now considered old? What's happening to the world...


Here in MAL they only appreciate girls who are under 12.

@topic, Hope she'll be happy there, she's been one of my favs since day 1.

Aug 1, 2015 5:50 AM by Ramkec

Paulo27 said:
She's an old hag now too, for shame.
Pffft, who cares about her age? Miyuki Sawashiro has more talent in her little toe than the average American dub voice actor has in their whole body, and that's all that matters

The wannabe otaku logic is strong in this one

Aug 1, 2015 4:42 AM by Comic_Sans

One of my favorite female Jap voice actresses!!!!! I've been craving her voice ever since I heard her as Celty in Durarara and Kurapika in Hunter xHunter. She has such as sexy and beautiful sounding voice: I can never get enough of it.
Not sure if this switch will make some noticeable changes in the roles she will get in the future.

Aug 1, 2015 4:36 AM by Calista777

laidellent said:
TheBasedNico said:
Who the hell cares about her age? She's a solid voice actress, that's all that matters right?

First Nao Toyama is a trash human being and now Miyuki Sawashiro is an old hag? Western "fans" are cringe.


more like she is not marketable for "otakus"

the logic..smh


These "otaku" don't even exist half of the time.

People just want to name call and pick on people like all the other bandwagon shills.

Aug 1, 2015 3:46 AM by Nico-

TheBasedNico said:
Who the hell cares about her age? She's a solid voice actress, that's all that matters right?

First Nao Toyama is a trash human being and now Miyuki Sawashiro is an old hag? Western "fans" are cringe.


more like she is not marketable for "otakus"

the logic..smh

Aug 1, 2015 3:43 AM by laidellent

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