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Rina Satō (佐藤 利奈 Satō Rina?) (born May 2, 1981) is a Japanese voice actress with hundreds of television and video game productions, many multi-year, and is active in film and as a singer as well. She won the Best Lead Actress Award at the 8th Seiyu Awards. Satō has been appearing since 2003, and as of 2016 was affiliated with a talent-management agency, the Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society (Tōkyō Haiyū Seikatsu Kyōdō Kumiai), also known as Haikyō.

She voiced Anna Crawford in Contra 3D.

Biography[]

Born in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Satō later moved to Yamaguchi Prefecture and Hiroshima Prefecture, and then to Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, where she lived until she graduated from high school.

The reason she wanted to become a voice actress was because she admired her favorite kindergarten teacher. Until she was in the middle grades of elementary school, she wanted to become a nursery school teacher. When she was in the fifth grade of elementary school, she learned about voice acting as a profession on a TV program.

After graduating from high school, she moved to Tokyo from Ehime Prefecture, and after graduating from Yoyogi Animation Academy, she joined the Haikyo Voice Actors Studio (19th class) in 2001. The following year, in 2002, she joined the agency.

Career[]

She was given various jobs while she was still in school. The first character she was given was Prim Snowlight in the TV anime Divergence Eve. At the time, she had been auditioning many times but hadn't been successful, so she was in a difficult position. It was at that time that she found the role, and it was a turning point for her.

In 2004, she was selected as Negi Springfield, her first lead role and first boy role in Mahou Sensei Negima!, and in 2005, when this anime was broadcast on TV, she suddenly gained recognition as a voice actress. Since then, she has appeared in many more anime, and often voices the main characters.

In 2005, Happy Material was awarded the Radio Kansai Award (Theme Song Award) at the 10th Animation Kobe, and she attended the awards ceremony with Kobayashi Yu and Sakuma Miho and performed the title theme.

In August 2010, she formed the independent unit "N±" with members of the voice acting unit "N's" from The Secret of Nogizaka Haruka along with Kana Ueda, Mai Goto, Kaori Shimizu, Hitomi Nabatame, and others, and started a blog, broadcast on Internet radio, performed live, and participated in Comiket, among other ventures. In August 2012, with the official announcement of The Secret of Nogizaka Haruka: Finale♪, "N±" was disbanded and "N's" became an official unit again.

In 2014, she won the Best Actress award at the 8th Seiyu Awards. On March 27 of the same year, the radio show she had hosted for 10 years, which had started in 2004 and changed titles over the course of the show, came to an end.

In 2014, she was invited to perform on stage with Tokyo Janken, a theater troupe run by Megumi Toyoguchi, and would be appearing in their following performances, continuing to appear on stage.

In July 2014, she was cast as the main character Rei Hino in Sailor Moon Crystal, a new anime adaptation of the hit anime series Sailor Moon.

In December 2016, she announced on her blog that she had gotten married and given birth to her first son.

On April 21, 2017, she won the Female Character Voice Award at the Famitsu Awards 2016 for her role as Velvet Crowe in Tales of Berseria.

Personality and characteristics[]

Satō's voice type is alto. She has been active in numerous anime, drama CDs, and voice recordings. She has played a wide range of roles, from boys to women. She played Mikoto Misaka in the A Certain Magical Index series, but up until that point, she had not played the role of a strong girl. It is said that Mikoto was a breath of fresh air because of her background. As of 2019, she is still happy to play the role, and she thinks it is a "challenging character".

She was also a member of the student council.

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