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Japanese Students Rank Today’s Best Heroine Voice Actresses
Kana Hanazawa

Here’s an interesting twist on the ever-present anime polls flowing out of the Japanese internets. This one was directed solely at Japanese college students, and asked them to choose the best voice actresses who can really pull of a good heroine.

Who do the young people of Japan think make the best heroines? Find out below.

Kana Hanazawa

Roles: Angel/Kanade Tachibana (Angel Beats!), Akane Tsunemori (Psycho-Pass), Nadeko Sengoku (Monogatari)

“I like her voice.” (male, 19)
“She has a beautiful voice and she’s cute.” (male, 22)

Rie Kumigaya

Roles: Happy (Fairy Tail), Kagura (Gintama), Nagi (Hayate the Combat Butler)

“Her voice has the perfect atmosphere for tsundere roles.” (male, 23)
“The standard for heroines.” (female, 20)

Saori Hayami

Roles: Akiyo Takatori (Ushio and Tora), Aoyama Blue Mountain (Is the Order a Rabbit?), Yotsugi Ononoki (Monogatari)

“I thought her voice was totally cute (as Urara Shiraishi) in Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches.” (female, 22)
“I thought she was great as Shirayuki in Snow White with the Red Hair.” (male, 21)

Mai Nakahara

Roles: Nagisa Furukawa (Clannad), Juvia Lockser (Fairy Tail), Mai Tokiha (My-HiME)

“Her not-too-high, lower voice gives a really good feeling.” (male, 22)

Nao Toyama

Yui Yuigahama (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU), Reina Prowler (Macross Delta), Chitoge Kirisaki (Nisekoi)

“She has a really wide range.” (male, 23)
“She fit Nisekoi’s heroine perfectly.” (male, 21)

There you have it, folks. Anyone to add? What about on the English side of things?

Source: Gakumado MyNavi

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.