Inori Minase (represented by Sony Music Artists Inc.) is one of the most in-demand young voice actresses in Japan today, having starred in popular leading roles such as the animated original movie “The Anthem of the Heart” and TV animation series “School-Live!” in 2015. Her highly rated performances in the two titles have earned her the prestigious “Best Actress in a Leading Role” award at the 10th Seiyu Awards.
In “The Anthem of the Heart,” despite given the difficult lead role of Jun Naruse, a girl who doesn’t speak, Inori was able to impersonate the character and all her sensitive insecurities to make her relatable to audiences. Likewise, the role of survivor Yuki Takeya in “School-Live!” was brought to life with Inori’s innocent yet energetic and ever persuasive acting, fascinating fans along the way.
Award Acceptance Speech by Inori Minase
“When I was five, I had a small wish to be able to talk to (anime) characters, that grew into a dream of becoming a professional voice actress. I never imagined that 15 years later I would win this award. At the age of 20, I don’t see this award as the goal or the peak of my career, and I want to keep improving and growing in the future. I hope that I can someday become someone else’s dream and admiration, and will continue to work hard to do so.”
About Inori Minase
Since her debut as a voice actress at 15, Inori Minase has acted in important roles in many well-known anime titles, including “Is the Order a Rabbit? (Gochiusa)” as Chino, “Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Danmachi)” as Hestia, “School-Live! (Gakko Gurashi!)” as Yuki Takeya, “The Anthem of the heart (Kokosake)” as Jun Naruse and more. She also debuted as a solo singer from King Records on her 20th birthday, December 2, 2015. Her highly anticipated second single, “harmony ribbon,” will be released on April 13, 2016.