Ohashi Ayaka (大橋 彩香) was born on 13th September, 1994 in Urawa, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. She is the voice actress of Yamabuki Saaya and also Poppin'Party's drummer. She is affiliated with Horipro, while her singing activities are signed under Lantis.
Ayaka was born in Saitama Prefecture but moved to Tokyo when she was 5-years-old. She became part of a theater company in elementary school and appeared in different kinds of commercials, stage productions and TV dramas. After receiving some voice acting lessons in the theater company, she realized that she wanted to become a voice actress. She got scouted in 2011 by Horipro and began her career, and debuted in 2012 playing a minor character in the anime Amagami SS+ plus.
Ayaka debuted as a solo singer on August 16, 2014, with the single "YES!!". On May 18, 2016, she released first album, "Kidou ~Start Up!~".
Outside of BanG Dream!, Ayaka is known for voicing:
- Fleur Blanc in EUREKA SEVEN AO (her first main role)
- Uzuki Shimamura in The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
- Ran Shibuki, Yozora Kasumi and Mirai Asuka in the Aikatsu series
- Aki Adagaki in Masamune-kun no Revenge
- Hatsune Kashiwazaki in Princess Connect Re:Dive
- Momoka Sonokawa in Sabagebu!
- Kurome in Akame ga Kill
- Saki Uno in Magical Girl Ore
- Kaede Akino in Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story
- Wakaba Nogi in Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Hanayui no Kirameki
- Mi-Ra Yu in The God of High School
- Vodka in Uma Musume Pretty Derby
- Angelina in ArKnights
- Edison in Honkai Impact 3rd
- Koharu Ootori in Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka?
- Serika Kuromi in Blue Archive
- Raci in Your Majesty
She is also the voice provider of the VOCALOID2 and VOCALOID4 voicebank, Kobayashi MATCHA.
Personality & Hobbies
Her hobbies includes karaoke as well as watching anime (especially comedy anime), drumming, browsing the internet, gaming, watching sports and reading light novels. Ayaka is known to have a cheerful, friendly and energetic personality, but she has also admitted to having intense mood swings. As she used to go an all-girls' school, she wasn't good at dealing with men at first.
Ayaka loves both rock and heavy metal and shares her love together with her mother, who used to sing Marilyn Manson's songs for her as lullabies. Her favorite bands are Evanescence, Papa Roach and Slipknot. She also admires Nana Mizuki.
According to her MyAnimeList profile, her special trait is being hated by animals, though she also owns two cats named Fleur (affectionally nicknamed Fuutaso) and Mira.
- Her nickname Hegochin (へごちん) was given to her by fellow voice actress Igarashi Hiromi.
- She has an official fan club called "BIG BRIDGE FAMILY".
- Even though she is left-handed, she plays drums right-handed (i.e., her drums are set up for a right-handed person).
- "B.L.T VOICE GIRLS" VOL.29, page 73