Ozawa Ari (小澤 亜李) was born on August 10, 1992 in Tokyo, Japan[1]. She is the voice actress of Hikawa Hina in BanG Dream! She is currently affiliated with I'm Enterprise.

Background

Ari decided to become a voice actress after she became a fan of Negima! when she was in seventh grade[2]. She then saved up money by working as a nursery teacher's assistant for a year before entering the Japan Narration Acting Institute in her second year of high school, at the age of 17. She spent 6 years there training before she was accepted into I'm Enterprise. She then had her debut in anime with the role of Chiyo Sakura from Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, and also sang the ending theme for the show.

Ari is also known for voicing:

  • Mizuki Usami from This Art Club Has A Problem!
  • Papi in Monster Musume
  • Kurumi Ebisuzawa in Gakkou Gurashi!
  • Akizuki, Janus, Nowaki and Prinz Eugen in Kantai Collection
  • USS Denver in Azur Lane
  • Asami Kazari in Active Raid
  • Umatan in Etotama
  • Millicas Gremory in High School DxD
  • Re=L Rayford in Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
  • Kogane Asabuki in Bubuki Buranki
  • Kirin Toudou in The Asterisk War
  • Fai Fai in Endro~!
  • Benitoite in Land of the Lustrous
  • Xiangling in Genshin Impact
  • Sarya in Granblue Gantasy
  • Rinne (Sheba) in Xenoblade Chronicles 2

In March 18, 2017, Ari received the Best Rookie Actress award in the 11th Seiyuu Awards.

Personality & Hobbies

Ari describes herself as a person who is negative, impatient, lacks self-confidence and is prone to intense self-denial[3]. As such, she has mentioned that she looks up to Hina.

Her hobbies include drawing, watching anime and exercising. Ari also owns a dog named Sora[4].

On August 10, 2020, Ari announced her marriage with the Japanese musician and composer Hige Drive[5].

Trivia

  • Her nickname is Ariarin.
  • She has a driver's license and is a qualified cook.


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