Sep. 9 is Kakuma Ai's birthday.
Kakuma Ai debuted as a voice actress in 2010. She is currently playing the main characters in many popular titles such as “Healin' Good PreCure” and “Dokyu Hentai HxEros”, and her appearance in topical works, including “Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu” in 2021 have been decided.
She is also active as a radio MC. In 2020, she started the radio program “HidaKuma” together with Hidaka Rina.
Here at Anime! Anime!, we conducted a reader survey to celebrate Kakuma Ai's birthday, “What is your favorite character played by Kakuma Ai?”. 113 responses had been received during the survey period from Aug. 25 to Sep. 3.
The ratio of males and females is approximately 70% for males and 30% for females. The age group was about 25% for minors, about 30% in their 20s, and about 30% in their 30s.
■Not only heroines, but animal characters have also been ranked
1st place went to Karibuchi Hikari from “Brave Witches” with an approval rating of about 12%.
Karibuchi Hikari is the main protagonist of the anime “Brave Witches” under the “Strike Witches” series. She is a positive-thinking girl who confronts the enemy of humanity, Neuroi.
Readers pointed on her lively character, “She's always so energetic and cute”, and also her way to sneeze, “She sneezing cutely”.
In 2021, the new work “World Witches Take Off!” will be broadcast. Please check it out.
2nd place went to Makomo from “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”.
Makomo is a mysterious girl, who appeared in front of the main protagonist, Kamado Tanjirou, and guided him. Readers commented, “I felt her kindness when she advised the main protagonist”, and “I like how Makomo-chan's fluffy voice matches Kakuma-san!”. Some fans said they were surprised by the secrets, saying, “There were a few scenes with her, but her strength and cuteness had left an impression.”
3rd place went to Rabirin from “Healin' Good PreCure”.
Rabirin is a healing rabbit-like fairy and partner of the main protagonist, Hanadera Nodoka. Its sense of justice gained popularity, “It often does ridiculous things due to it being enthusiastic, but it is always full of energy and a hard worker. It is a cute and good partner for Nodoka.”, and “The way how it always tries its best is cute.” It is a cute character who end its sentence with “rabi”.
■Let's introduce other comments!!
About Sento Isuzu from “Amagi Brilliant Park”, “This is the first time I heard Kakuma-san's low-pitched voice, I couldn't believe she can do such a beautiful low-pitched voice!”
About Kurihara Yuki from “Momokuri”, “The cute voice of Kakuma-san and the comical, perverted parts of the character are mixed together, creating a unique charm.”
About Shirakawa Miyako from “A Sister's All You Need”, “The performance of the scene in anime when she encourages Haruto, who anime adaptation didn't do well, was really wonderful and made me cry. I think Kakuma-san makes sensitive characters, who make people cry, more attractive.”
About RyuZU from “Clockwork Planet”, “I was thrilled to see her dedication toward her beloved owner and the gap between the humorous and adorable gestures with the unimaginable wicked tongue are well expressed by the wonderful, clear, and beautiful voice of Kakuma-san.”
In addition to the cute heroines, this survey also has characters that look like animals, such as Rabirin from “Healin' Good PreCure” and Freddie from “Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise.”
“What is your favorite character played by Kakuma Ai?”
1st Karibuchi Hikari “Brave Witches”
2nd Makomo “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”
3rd Rabirin “Healin' Good PreCure”
4th Sento Isuzu “Amagi Brilliant Park”
5th Kurihara Yuki “Momokuri”
5th Hoshino Kirara “Dokyu Hentai HxEros”
7th Edelgard von Hresvelg “Fire Emblem: Three Houses”
8th Otoshiro Noel “Aikatsu!”
9th Ion “Ciel Nosurge”
9th Julis-Alexia von Riessfel “The Asterisk War”
11th Ayase Hanabi “12-Sai”
11th Shirakawa Miyako “A Sister's All You Need”
11th Kadomori Rona “Tokyo 7th Sisters”
11th Freddie “Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise”
11th Unicorn “Azur Lane”
11th Rossweisse “High School DxD”
(Survey period: Aug. 25-Sep. 3, 2020)