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Haruna Ikezawa

Haruna Ikezawa is a female seiyū born in Athens, Greece, but raised in Kanagawa Prefecture. Her blood type is O. She was formerly affiliated with 81 Produce, but as of 2002, she is affiliated with Oscar Promotion. She is the eldest daughter of Akutagawa Prize-winning author Ikezawa Natsuki and the granddaughter of Takehiko Fukunaga. Haruna is a chosen member of SFWJ (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan).

She is best known for playing light-hearted or mysterious roles, such as Bakusō Kyōdai Let’s & Go!! as Gō Seiba, Hamtaro as Haruna Hiroko (Roku-chan), Maria-sama ga Miteru as Yoshino Shimazu, and Sgt. Frog as Momoka Nishizawa.

She’s a member of the seiyū group “More Peach Summer Snow”, alongside Chiwa Saitō, Mamiko Noto and Ryō Hirohashi (The group began as “More Peach Summer”, with Haruna, Chiwa and Mamiko. Also, all four women voiced characters in the anime “Sgt. Frog”.).

My Sessions

Fighting the Future: How Reality is Shaping Science Fiction

Black Box
Panels

Culture is, of course, always entangled with the moment in which it is produced. How is our current reality shaping the stories we tell? Writers the world over are, right now, sitting at their desks frantically trying to parse out the shape of what’s to come. The disconnect between creation and context  –  the world […]

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Words Speak Louder Than Actions: The Seiyuu Workshop

ME.REKA Makerspace
Workshops

Do you want to be a kawaii animal? Or a talking teapot? You can even be a muscular, 10-foot man with washboard abs! Seiyuu Haruna Ikezawa (Beast Wars: Transformers, One Piece, Crayon Shin-chan) will talk about how voice shapes a character, and how to express emotions only through sound. Join her in this one-hour workshop […]

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Hear Me Now!: The Power of Voice in a Digital Age

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In an age of instantly shareable video and image, with film and TV available on demand, what makes the power of the human voice so enduring? Podcasting, both audio and video, is a format that can have a major impact when it comes to representing diverse voices. Does simplicity account for the format’s success? As […]

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