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Itō Ayasa (伊藤 彩沙) was born on August 17, 1996 in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. She voices Ichigaya Arisa in BanG Dream!

She is affiliated with HiBiKi.

Background

Ayasa used to live in Kyoto, before moving to Tokyo after graduating from high school in 2015. Similarly to Arisa, Ayasa played the piano ever since she was 3, but dropped it when she was in first grade. In middle school, she was made to try a voice acting part in the NHK Studio Park, she aimed to become a seiyuu after being praised for doing a good job at it. In 2010, she tried out for the Milky Holmes Seiyuu Audition Tour, but was knocked out of the at the semi-finals in the Osaka auditions.[1]

Ayasa debuted as a voice actress after winning the role of Alice Myoujingawa in Futari wa Milky Holmes during the Milky Holmes Sisters Members Scout Audition on April 27, 2013. Together with Aimi, they formed the unit Milky Holmes Feathers.

Alongside Aimi and Rimi, she was one of three original members of Poppin'Party, and the one with the least experience with their instrument as well.

Ayasa also voiced the following characters:

  • Saya Yatomi in Cardfight!! Vanguard G
  • Kaoruko Hanayagi in Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight
  • Tamate Momochi in Slow Start

Before dropping her high school activities in 2013 in order to study acting seriously, she was the president of the Theater Club and part of the choir at her school.

Personality & Hobbies

Ayasa's hobbies include watching cooking shows and theater plays and playing games. Among her skills are speaking in the Kyoto Dialect and hair arrangement. Ayasa is also an avid lover of the Takarazuka Revue, and fell in love with it after her grandmother took her to see one of their plays when she was in ninth grade.

Her favorite foods are dairy products (especially milk), blueberries, chocolate, taco rice and natto tamago kake gohan.[2][3]

Ayasa also has a younger sister and admires Suzuko Mimori.

Trivia

  • Her nicknames include Aya-chan (あやちゃん) and Ayasa (あやさ).
    • Ayasa also likes making puns on her name such as "ohaayasa" (おはあやさ, "good morning") and "konnayasa" (こんあやさ "good day" ), which she uses every day on her Twitter.
  • She is extremely close with Aimi and often stays at her house.
  • She has admitted to liking the same gender.

References

  1. http://www.koepota.jp/news/2013/04/27/0201.html
  2. https://ameblo.jp/ito-ayasa/entry-12008920207.html
  3. https://ameblo.jp/ito-ayasa/entry-12130961367.html