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Ohashi Ayaka (大橋彩香) was born on 13th September, 1994 in Saitama Prefecture, Japan[1]. She is the voice actress of Yamabuki Saaya in BanG Dream! She is affiliated with Horipro. As a singer, she is signed under Lantis.

Background

Ayaka was born in Saitama Prefecture but moved to Tokyo after kindergarten. She became part of a theater company in elementary school and appeared in different kinds of commercials, stage productions and TV dramas.[2] After receiving some voice acting lessons in the theater company, she realized that she wanted to become a voice actress.[3] She got scouted in 2011 by Horipro and began her career.

In August 2014 she debuted as a singer with the single "YES!!", which was used as the opening theme for Sabagebu!.

Outside of BanG Dream!, Ayaka is known for voicing:

  • Ran Shibuki in the original Aikatsu
  • Uzuki Shimamura in The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
  • Mirai Asuka in Aikatsu Friends!
  • Fleur Blanc in EUREKA SEVEN AO

She is also the voice provider of the VOCALOID4 voicebank, MATCHA. Ayaka also had drumming skills prior to joining the Bang Dream franchise.

Personality & Hobbies

Her hobbies includes karaoke[4] as well as watching anime, drumming, browsing the internet, gaming, watching sports and reading light novels.

Ayaka loves heavy metal and shares her love together with her mother, who used to sing Marilyn Manson's songs for her as lullabies. Her favorite bands are Evanescence, Papa Roach and Slipknot.[5]

Trivia

  • She has two nicknames, Hasshi and Ayachi.
  • She used to go to an all-girls' school.
  • According to her MAL's profile, her special trait is being hated by animals[6], though she also owns a cat named Fleur.
  • She admires Nana Mizuki[7].
  • She previously starred with former Roselia member Akesaka Satomi, in Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono where they played Koharu Tanaka and Hina Satou respectively. 

References

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20120417194457/http://horipro.co.jp/talent/PF145/
  2. https://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201505200009/
  3. https://ameblo.jp/ohashiayaka/entry-11224971890.html
  4. https://myanimelist.net/people/15903/Ayaka_Ohashi
  5. http://heavy-metal.jp/mag/1228.htm
  6. https://myanimelist.net/people/15903/Ayaka_Ohashi
  7. https://ameblo.jp/ohashiayaka/entry-11425234241.html