Sakura Ayane (佐倉 綾音) was born on January 29, 1994 in Tokyo, Japan. She is the voice actress of Mitake Ran. She is affiliated with Aoni Production.
Sakura had a desire in becoming an actress from an early age and enrolled in an acting school during junior high school, where she studied Japanese dancing, sword fighting, voice training and acting. However, she had eventually decided that acting was no longer suitable career for her, and went on to pursue her desire to become a voice actress instead. She was also advised by one of the teachers at the acting school that she should try out and pursue her career in voice acting. She became affiliated with I'm Enterprise on April 1, 2009.
Sakura made her debut in 2010 voicing side characters, and landed her first major role in January 7, 2011, by voicing Merry Nightmare from Dream Eater Merry.
Sakura is also known for voicing:
- Ochako Uraraka in My Hero Academia
- Cocoa Hoto in Is the Order a Rabbit?
- Natsumi Koshigaya in Non Non Biyori
- Tsubaki Sawabe in Your Lie in April
- Yotsuba Nakano in Gotoubun no Hanayome
- Alisa Ayase in Love Live!
- Hina Sato in Kami-sama ni Natta Hi
- Ayami Ooruri and Rinne Ibara in Pretty Rhythm series
- Mika Shimotsuki in PSYCHO-PASS
- Queen Medb in Fate Grand/Order
- Yuzuki Kurebayashi in Selector Infected WIXOSS
- Haru Onodera in Nisekoi
- Bort in Houseki no Kuni
- Nao Tomori in Charlotte
- Sendai-class and Nagato-class ships in Kantai Collection
- Prinz Eugen in Azur Lane
- Tomoka Kase in Asagao to Kase-san.
- Chieru Kazama in Princess Connect! Re:Dive
- Aina Ardebit in Promare
- Nearl in ArKnights
- Sakura Yae in Honkai Impact 3rd
- Gabi Braun in Attack on Titan Final Season
- Yae Miko in Genshin Impact
- Tomoe in Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu
- Type 97 (QBZ-97) and De Lisle in Girls' Frontline
- Benny and Cuscuta in Alchemy Stars
- Louisette in Your Majesty
- Yuzuriha in Lapis Re:LiGHTs
- Iori Shiromi in Blue Archive
- Koishi Komeiji in Touhou Danmaku Kagura
- Alice Hiiragi in Persona 5 Strikers
On March 3, 2018, she won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 12th Seiyuu Awards for her role of Uraraka.
Personality & Hobbies
Her hobbies includes listening to sports radio programs, drawing, reading, singing and wearing clothes. During her days off she tends to do nothing but stay at home, watch TV and record different programs (including the anime she has starred in). Among her special skills are messing with computers and being able to whistle through her teeth. Her favorite food is her mother's cooking, while her least favorite foods are anything that tastes bitter, spicy, or plain.
Sakura is a fan of Nogizaka46 and has collected their photo albums and Blu-rays of their concerts. She also admires fellow voice actresses Hanazawa Kana, Asano Masumi and Sawashiro Miyuki. Her favorite anime are Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san.
According to herself Sakura is a logical and reasonable person, as well as a bit of tomboy, even going as far as referring to herself with the "boku" pronoun when she was younger.
- Her nickname is Ayaneru (あやねる), which comes from the fact how she loves to sleep a lot. The nickname was given to her by Okamoto Nobuhiko.
- She has certifications for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access as well as an IT passport.
- She has a driver's license.
- Seiyuu Grand Prix's February 2017 issue, Pages 31-35