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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Nao Toyama:

The newest addition to my voice acting hall of fame, 'anime voices,' is Nao Toyama.  She's already in my music hall of fame for her wonderful songs as Kanon from The World God Only Knows, so this perhaps isn't much of a surprise.

Recently Nao Toyama hit it out of the park with her voice acting as Lyria from Granblue Fantasy the Animation, most especially in her enunciation of the simple word "hai," (yes in English).  You can go a long way saying just one word well -- just look at Pikachu.

But her career isn't just one role or one word.  She's played everybody.  Kanon from the World God Only Knows, Tomo-chan from Tamayura, Karen Kujo from Kiniro Mosaic, Ako Atarashi from Saki, Yukiho Kosaka from Love Live, Pafu from Precure, Lelei la Lelena from Gate, Chiho Sasaki from Hataraku Maou-sama!, Reina Prowler from Macross Delta, her skills are boundless.  This is a well deserved honor after her long and brilliant career that extends into music and video game roles.

Meanwhile, Piano no Mori is dropped.  Now that everyone in the show can play the piano perfectly, I don't believe it's really possible to improve your piano play any further.  And if something has stagnated it's no longer interesting.  They should have taken up a more challenging sport.  Piano is apparently easier than bowling.

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