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Natsuki Hanae (花江 夏樹) is a Japanese voice actor born on June 26, 1991 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan affiliated with Across Entertainment. He is known for his roles in anime, such as Kosei Arima in the anime drama Your Lie in April. He assumes the role as Tanjiro Kamado in the popular anime Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer). He decided to become a voice actor after seeing a rebroadcast of Ouran High School Host Club.

Biography

Hanae is a name for the stage and not his real name, selected by the office that decided to use the Japanese character of the flower in his name. He was a member of the junior high school soft tennis club. He uploaded "Singing Highlights" until June 2012 using a video distribution platform called Nico Nico Douga under the name Hanagoe which was published in magazines.

Hanae joined the workforce after high school and did not plan to go to college until graduation. Aspiring to become a voice actor, he sent voice samples to Across Entertainment's official website and joined them in November 2009. In 2012 he advanced into a regular member after two years. Making his first appearance as leading role in the anime Tari Tari, and composing music for Episodes 5 and 12 of the anime. He played Atsuhiro Maeda in the Tari Tari Tari music and slice-of-life series. Maeda is an unique and memorable character in the show that was easily taken to by most audiences over the course of the series. His misunderstanding and exaggeration of Japanese expressions also contributed to comic outcomes within the series making this one of the most fleshed out roles in the show with Hanae's solid performance that rendered Maeda a still more entertaining character.

In 2013 he played the main role of Kiri Haimura in the anime adaption of The Severing Crime Edge. Other main roles Include Aldnoah Zero where he played as Inaho Kaizuka in 2014, Ken Kaneki in Tokyo Ghoul 2014, and Kōsei Arima in Your Lie in April 2015. Winning the Best Rookie award at the 9th Seiyuu Awards. Hanae announced his marriage on August 27, 2016 on the television program A&G Tribal Radio Edison. Coming off several famous anime and famous parts, Hanae began off in a fairly quiet manner in 2017. He had several big anime roles which covered all seasons. He sought to broaden out from drama to rock, sitcoms, thus maintaining the same continuity he'd displayed since 2014. He received an Award at the 11th Voice Actor Award, and started a Lets Play on youtube and amassed over 500,000 subscribers by October of the same year. On 2019, Hanae is playing as a lead role for the anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba as Tanjiro Kamado.

Information

Hanae’s hobbies include karaoke and games. Close with Soma Saito, Kazuto Ishikawa, Shota Aoi, and the singer Tomohisa Sako. At the beginning of his debut, he used contact lenses but due to myopia did not fit, thus switching to glasses around October 2012. Undergoing ICL surgery on September 30, 2016 he has since then been wearing fashion glasses. In 2018 December, he made a youtube account featuring Lets Plays.

Filmography

Year Title Role
2012 Tari Tari Atsuhiro Maeda
2013 The Severing Crime Edge Kiri Haimura
2013 Outbreak Company Shin'ichi Kanō
2013–2014 Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea Hikari Sakishima
2013–2016 Ace of Diamond Haruichi Kominato
2014 Hamatora Shinji Toyasaki
2014 World Conquest Zvezda Plot Asuta Jimon/Dva
2014 Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha RoRo
2014 Strike the Blood Meiga Itogami
2014 The Pilot's Love Song Kal-el Albus/Karl La Hire
2014–2015 Your Lie in April Kōsei Arima
2014 Daimidaler: Prince vs Penguin Empire Shōma Ameku
2014 Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Hokuto Shijima
2014 Tokyo Ghoul Ken Kaneki
2014–2015 Aldnoah.Zero Inaho Kaizuka
2014 Sword Art Online II Kyōji Shinkawa/Spiegel
2014 Orenchi no Furo Jijō Mikuni
2015 Tokyo Ghoul √A Ken Kaneki
2015 Absolute Duo Tora/Aoi Torasaki
2015 Maria the Virgin Witch Gilbert
2015 Baby Steps 2 Krishna Ramesh
2015 Mikagura School Suite Yuto Akama
2015–2019 Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Takumi Aldini
2015 The Heroic Legend of Arslan Elam
2015 My Monster Secret Asahi Kuromine
2015 Gangsta. Young Nicolas Brown
2015 Overlord Lukeluther Volve
2015 Charlotte Maedomari
2015–2016 Heavy Object Qwenthur Barbotage
2015–2016 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Biscuit Griffon
2015 Dragon Ball Super Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
2016 Active Raid Mythos
2016 Haruchika Shinjirō Kusakabe
2016 Divine Gate Ariton
2016 Prince of Stride: Alternative Yu Kamoda
2016–2017 Twin Star Exorcists Rokuro Enmadō
2016 Rilu Rilu Fairilu ~ Yousei no Door ~ Nozomu Hanamura
2016 B-Project: Kodō*Ambitious Yūta Ashū
2016 D.Gray-man Hallow Lavi
2016–2019 The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Reita Toritsuka
2016 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei Julian Ainsworth
2017 Masamune-kun's Revenge Masamune Makabe
2017 One Piece Grount
2017 Room Mate Aoi Nishina
2017 Rilu Rilu Fairilu ~ Mahō no Kagami ~ Nozomu Hanamura
2017 Tsukipro The Animation Rikka Sera
2017 Fate/Apocrypha Sieg
2017 Children of the Whales Chakuro
2017 Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu Higekiri
2018 Tokyo Ghoul:re Ken Kaneki/Haise Sasaki
2018 Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Yuna D. Kaito
2018 Grand Blue Yū Mitarai
2018 Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru 2 Higekiri
2018 Happy Sugar Life Taiyō Mitsuboshi
2018-19 Beyblade Burst Turbo Xhan Bogard
2018–2019 Million Arthur Kakka Arthur
2019 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Yūki
2019–2020 Ace of Diamond Act II Haruichi Kominato
2019 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjirō Kamado

Links

Natsuki Hanae Official Twitter
Natsuki Hanae Youtube

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