Mizuhashi Kaori is Constantly Amazing

More often than not, whenever voice actress Mizuhashi Kaori appears in an anime I am amazed by her talent. Not only is she a very good actress capable of playing a variety of roles and personalities, but despite her being the seiyuu of Ogiue Chika it often takes me quite a while to realize that it’s Mizuhashi behind the role.

Ogiue Chika (Genshiken), Miyako (Hidamari Sketch), Rosetta Passel (Kaleido Star), Shimada Minami (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)

It’s usually when her voice deepens just slightly that I’m able to recognize her. Then when I go back and listen to the character again, I’m astonished that I wasn’t able to catch on. Mizuhashi’s like the best of both worlds when it comes to voice acting; her voice has distinct features to be sure, but she also has a capacity for variation between roles.

In short, she’s a pleasant surprise whenever she appears.

Now I don’t have the vocabulary or familiarity with voice acting to actually explain to you what I think makes her a good voice actor, so I recommend you check out any of her roles, or listen to her voice acting sample on her official profile.

The Legend of the Running Yuno

As some readers might notice, I finished the original Hidamari Sketch anime only a few days ago in order to prepare myself sufficiently for the new season, Hidamari Sketch x365. It turns out that nothing would have prepared me for x365.

It is Hidamari Sketch to the extreme, but in the most soft and pleasant way possible. Because it’s Hidamari Sketch after all.

Supposedly Shinbo received huge sums of money because of the DVD sales of Hidamari Sketch (thanks Japanese otaku consumers), and with that giant pile of cash, which I assume was given to him in either some sort of non-descript briefcase or a giant sack with a prominent dollar sign, he made a money bath and rubbed it all over his body.

After those 10 hours, he went and created eye-exploding animation.

I am not kidding, if you haven’t seen the new season and you’ve watched ANY of Hidamari Sketch, I recommend checking it out.

Every time I go to watch another show I find myself gravitating towards Hidamari Sketch x365 episode 1 just to watch the animation again.

In fact, I think I’m going to do that right now.

A new legend is born, and she is…Running Yuno.

Also Sleeping Yuno and Jumping Yuno.

(Guest starring Upside-down Miyako).