Yamashita Nanami (山下七海 Nanami Yamashita?) is a voice actress affiliated with the agency 81 Produce. She voices Hisami Nanami in the Wake Up, Girls! anime franchise and is a member of the real life Wake Up, Girls! unit.

Background Edit

Originally interested in singing and dancing, her mother suggested to audition for Wake Up, Girls!

In September 2012, Nanami auditioned for avex x 81produce's "Wake Up, Girls! AUDITION" 2nd Anisong Vocal Audition and passed the audition out of over 2,000 entries total.

In March 2015, all 7 girls won the Special Award at the 9th Seiyuu Awards as the seiyuu idol unit "Wake Up, Girls!"[1]

Personality Edit

Nanami has the least amount of experience compared to the other members, and she did not have much knowledge of anime culture.[2] Originally she was not interested in anime, but over time she was influenced by the other members little by little.[3]

At first, Nanami did not enjoy voice acting lessons because she was unfamiliar with anime and was not confident in her acting. As her character Hisami Nanami began to develop, she started to enjoy voice acting and began to want to work as an independent voice actress.[4][5] Since vocal lessons were anime songs as well, she had to work harder since she was unfamiliar the anime songs.

Her hobbies are conversation and playing flute, as well as aromas[6] and psychological tests. Her favorite foods are fried rice and apple pie. She is said to have a collection of rings and is an impulse shopper.

Nanami was the section leader of flute in the brass band in middle school.[7] She also did classical ballet from 3 years old to 15 years old.[8]

Her favorite voice actress is Rie Kugimiya, since her work in "Toradora!" was the first time that anime had made her cry. She learned many things from voice acting from Rie Kugimiya's role as Aisaka Taiga.[9]

Non-Wake Up, Girls! Roles Edit

  • Battle Spirits: Burning Soul - Kuroda Kanna
  • Hacka Doll - Hacka Doll No.3
  • Hacka Doll The Animation - Hacka Doll No.3
  • High School Fleet - Yagi Tsugumi
  • Hundred - Velvet Wendy
  • Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de - Himeki Chifuyu
  • Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! - Rookie Succubus
  • Osomatsu-san - Hashimoto Nyaa
  • PriPara - Taiyou Pepper
  • The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls - Ootsuki Yui
  • The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season - Ootsuki Yui
  • Trinity Seven - Master Liber
  • Trinity Seven Movie: Eternity Library to Alchemic Girl - Master Liber

BOLD refers to a main or major recurring character.

Non-Wake Up, Girls! Discography Edit

Trivia Edit

  • In her role as Taiyou Pepper in PriPara, she is in a group called NonSugar with a character played by fellow Wake Up, Girls! member Tanaka Minami.

References Edit

  1. 9th Seiyuu Awards Winners (March 7, 2015)
  2. Wake Up, Girls! Yamakan Interview (July 4, 2014)
  4. Wwake Up, Girls! Yamakan Interview (July 4, 2014)
  5. LisAni Web Interview (December 18, 2015)

Navigation Edit

Wake Up, Girls!
Mayu Shimada Airi Hayashida Minami Katayama Yoshino Nanase
Nanami Hisami Kaya Kikuma Miyu Okamoto
Mayu Yoshioka Airi Eino Minami Tanaka Yoshino Aoyama
Nanami Yamashita Kaya Okuno Miyu Takagi