It was just announced that Ayane Sakura is to supplement the current voice actor cast. She is a very popular voice actress and worked on many projects like the comedy TV animes ‘Non Non Biyori’ (Natsumi Koshigaya) and ‘Is the Order a Rabbit?’ (Cocoa Hoto), as well as on ‘Your Lie in April’ (Tsubaki Sawabe) and her most recent project ‘My Hero Academia’ (Ochako Uraraka). It was announced that she will play the role of Rio Ueda, Naho’s classmate (senpai) in high school. Kana Hanazawa (花澤香菜) lends Naho her voice.
The protagonist Naho gets approached by Kakeru who has feelings for her, Ueda senpai also develops feelings towards Kakeru. Given that plot we are excited about how Ayane Sakura’s character Rio gets involved in the story around Naho, Suwa, Azusa, Takako and Hagita.
Be sure to check it out!
Additionally an official comment by Ayane Sakura has arrived.
Naho’s mother is played by Kikuko Inoue, who debuted as voice actress as Kasumi Tendo in the TV anime ‘Ranma 1/2’ and was part of many, many other projects like ‘Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water’. Her father is played by Tomohiro Tsuboi who also worked on the ‘Naruto’ series as well as on the ‘Hakuōki’ series.
Comment by Ayane Sakura
I’m Ayane Sakura and I will act the voice of Rio Ueda.
I’m very happy to be part of the young-adult-fiction ‘Orange’.
The dubbing place is staged like a real classroom what made me a little fidgety during the recordings.
Even though as Rio I get in the way of Naho and Kakeru-kun during the recordings, the realistic touch of that classroom made me really fidgety.
Rio allowed me to play a girl who fell in love really hard.
Please enjoy ‘Orange’, finally made into a TV anime.
TV animation ”orange”
【time to be broadcasted】starting from the July, 2016
【Original story】Original script：Takano Ichigo（Futaba Company ”Monthly Action” Being serialized）
・Naho Takamiya: Kana Hanazawa
・Kakeru Naruse: Seiichirou Yamashita
・Hiroto Suwa: Makoto Furukawa
・Azusa Murasaka: Natsumi Takamori
・Takako Chino: Rika Kinugawa
・Saku Hagita: Kazuyuki Okitsu
・Director：Hiroshi Hamasaki （”STEINS;GATE” and “Terra Formars” Director）
・Script：Kakihara Yuuko（”Chihayafuru”・”Persona4 the ANIMATION”）
・Character design：Nobuteru Yuuki（”Kids on the Slope”・”Space BattleShip Yamato 2199”）
・Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki (“Love Live!” series)
・Music: Hiroaki Tsutsumi (“Eightrangers 2”)
【Animation production】Telecome・Aniation Film
【Cooperated production】TMS Entertainment
【Music in PV Composed by】Hiroaki Tsutsumi