Honestly, did anyone see this coming? It’s been announced that the legendary Kana Hanazawa is the voice of Rika Orimoto in the upcoming Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie! This means that we are in for a treat, aren’t we? She’s been in the industry for a long time, and she’ll be portraying the most pivotal character in Yuta Okkotsu’s storyline, and that’s Rika Orimoto. It’s time to get ready for Kana Hanazawa, so I gathered some information that everybody should know about this legend.
While Kana Hanazawa has voiced plenty of anime characters, she’s also known for lending her voice to video game characters. But that’s not all, as she’s also a well-respected musician, who has released 5 albums. So if you’re interested in Kana Hanazawa, I suggest looking up info on her online. But today, I’m focusing on her stacked anime resumé.
Kana Hanazawa has voiced many well-known characters, having worked in the industry for over 15 years. So, which characters has she voiced? She’s known for her role as Nadeko Sengoku in Bakemonogatari, as well as voicing Kobato Hanato in the Kobato TV anime. While these jobs got her recognized, she blew up as Kanade Tachibana in Angel Beats. Then, she rose to fame with her role as Ruri Gokou in Oreimo. But do you want to know something crazy? Both of these anime premiered in 2010. Thus, it’s the year when Kana Hanazawa became a household name in the world of anime.
Some other notable roles: Charlotte Dunois (IS: Infinite Stratos), Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate), Shiro (Deadman Wonderland), Akane Tsunemori (Psycho-Pass), Rize Kamishiro (Tokyo Ghoul).
Kana Hanazawa’s Tweet About Her Role As Rika Orimoto’s Voice Actress!
The biggest question about this casting is what can we expect? Considering her many years in the business, we’re going to get a solid performance. After all, she’s a veteran. But above it all, she has a great reputation, which speaks volumes in Japan. While only time will tell, it’s a great casting decision, and I’m sure she’ll put in a great effort as the voice of Rika Orimoto.
MAPPA’s Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie will premiere on December 24, 2022.
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