I do not know details on Miki Nagasawa. She is a famous voice actress in Japan. She formerly played the role of Maya Ibuki from Neon Genesis Evangelion. Recently she has her quasi-official homepage. However you will get little information on her. For example, how old is she? We do not have information. We want to know her age, blood-type, height, weight, bust, waist and hip sizes.
Her birthday is July 11th.
She got popular when she played the role of Maya.
Around 1996, in TV series of EVA, Maya was not described as a lesbian. However Doujinshi writers then drew Maya and Ritsuko as a lesbian couple. In the End of Evangelion (the second cinema of EVA), Maya was described as a lesbian. Maya wanted Ritsuko as a love when Maya died.
Thereafter she played the role of Ms Izumi Maki from Martian Successor Nadeshiko (Japanese title: Kidou Senkan Nadeshiko). This anime was rather popular. However Izumi Maki was not popular.
She works for a production "Haikyo." Mr. Tomokazu Seki also works for the production. Mr. Seki founded Troupe "Hero Hero Q Company." Ms Nagasawa belongs to the troupe. Therefore Ms Nagasawa will appear when Mr. Seki plays a main role in an anime.
In Autumn 1997, TV-Tokyo broadcast a title "Vampire Miyu." Ms Miki Nagasawa played the role of the heroine Miyu Yamano. Thereafter TV-Osaka broadcast the title in 1998. Miki Nagasawa got rather popular again.
In Spring 1998, TBS (Tokyo) started a title "CYBER TEAM in Akihabara" as you know.
In this anime, Mr. Washu Ryugasaki (CV = Mr. Hirotaka Suzuoki), the principal of Akihabara Third Junior High School, calls himself Christian Rosenkreuz as the President of New-born Rosenkreuz. His confidant, Mr. Shooting Star "Black Prince" (CV = Mr. Tomokazu Seki) seeks for the small-sized robots, "Pata-Pi's" that can transform themselves into Diva-type Pata-Pi's. Divas are rather large-sized. Their height is over 2 meters. They can defeat Rosenkreuz's monsters. By the episode on 05/16/98, four Pata-Pi's woke up as Divas.
In the anime, Ms Miki Nagasawa plays the role of Ms Kamome Sengakuji. The owner of Mimizuku-dou electronic parts shop (CV = Mr. Kenichi Ogata) is her grandfather. Mimizuku-dou owner always watches Hibari, Suzume and Tsugumi. He knows Mr. Ryugasaki's plan and Diva's secret. So Kamome came to Tokyo to transform her Pata-Pi "Billiken" into Diva-type Pata-Pi. (Billiken was very popular in USA in the beginning of 20th century. But in Osaka, Billiken was preserved for a long time. Some Osaka people believe in Billiken as a god for merchants still.)
Therefore Kamome must speak Osaka dialect. However Ms Nagasawa is not good at Osaka dialect. You know Ms Chiyako Shibahara played the role of Sakura from Hyper Police. She is not an Osaka citizen. But she was good at Osaka dialect. Miki Nagasawa's leader Tomokazu Seki played the role of Our Great Touji Suzuhara from EVA. Mr. Seki was born at Asakusa in Tokyo. But he was good at Osaka dialect. Why? Why isn't Nagasawa good at Osaka dialect?
She was born at Iwate prefecture (Northeast Japan). Iwate dialect is very different from Osaka dialect. However, Mr. Shouichirou Irimajiri, President of SEGA enterprizes, the producer of a famous video game title "Sakura Wars 2," which Asahi Newspaper (Tokyo and Osaka) dealt with in May 1998, employed Ryukyu dialect instructor to produce a female Karate fighter, Kanna Kirishima. Ms Mayumi Tanaka, who is a famous voice actress playing the role of Mr. Yutarou Tsukayama from Rurouni Kenshin, played the role of Kanna in the video game.
On the other hand, in the Akihabara anime, the new-born Rosenkreuz asked four girls if they loved Akihabara. For example, when Ms Kamome Sengakuji went to Akihabara Third Junior Highschool first, Washu Ryugasaki said the following phrases.
Principal "Your name is Ms Kamome Sengakuji, aren't you?"
Kamome "What a nonsense question you have! What do you want to do?"
Principal "I love this town, Akihabara. Do you love it?"
Kamome "I do not like it. As for electronic shop streets, my favorite is Nipponbashi in Osaka."
Several years ago, Nipponbashi street in Osaka (Minami Ward) had many electronic parts shops. At present, Nipponbashi has few parts shops. Akihabara still has many parts shops. However repeating customer of parts shops are foreigners and spies as you know. As you know, you can easily obtain electronic parts for military use at Akihabara.
At present, Nipponbashi has many music CD shops, book stores, video game software shops, doughnut shops and DOS/V terminal shops. You can walk from Shinsaibashi camera shop street to America-mura fashion street, Nanba amusement quarter, and Nipponbashi electronic shop street. As you know, Shinsaibashi is often compared with Ginza. America-mura (or Unagidani) is compared with Harajuku. Nanba is compared with Shinjuku Kabukichou. Nipponbashi is compared with Akihabara. In Tokyo, these four is not close to each other. In Osaka, these four is close to each other.
Fashion magazines in Japan often deals with America-mura mode. As you know, Kamome's fashon is not America-mura mode but Shibuya "Ko-gal" fashion. Fujimoto's team had better study America-mura mode at Big Step, Shinsaibashi OPA, and Brutus.
Osaka character is difficult as you read this column.
Examples, where Osaka people played the role of Osaka characters
|Character||Anime title||CV||Other information|
|Ms Fuka Matsui||Kodomo No Omocha||Ms Harumi Ikoma||She plays the role of Nakoruru.|
|Ms Ichino Yanagida||Battle Athletess Daiundoukai||Ms Aya Hisakawa||cf. Sailor Mercury|
|Cerberus||Card Captor Sakura|
|Tata from Chizeta||Magic Knight Rayearth|
|Caldina||Magic Knight Rayearth||Ms Yuko Nagashima||cf. Saint Tail|