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PROJECT DETAILS


Project Title: Higurashi-When They Cry (VN/Manga)
Auditions Deadline: Thursday, May, 29 2014 [ 11:59pm PST ]
Format: Visual
Category: Fandub
Classification: Fan-made (pre-licensed)
Franchise:
Offering: None
Audio Format: mp3
Contact Details:
Status: Closed
Public Auditions: Yes [ Yes means the public is welcome to listen to auditions submitted to this project ]
Characters: 40 [ number of characters available for audition ]
Auditions Submitted: 164
Views: 8437
Owner: MKS
Date Created: January 28 2014
Description:
Important Notes:

- THESE AUDITIONS HAVE SPOILERS. This franchise is part of the mystery genre. If you are new to the series and wish to not have the answers spoiled for you, please watch the anime or read the visual novels before auditioning.

- Warning: This series contains screaming, crying, torture, and death. Please take care of your vocal chords.

- Please voice the lines I've written on this website. The manga translations in the references get REALLY botchy at times. Also, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND LOOKING AT THE LINE REFERENCES. It will help you visualize the scene and emote the proper responses for that character. Acting out a scene is easier if you see it rather than read it, so please take advantage of these. (If the links don't work for you, let me know in the comments).

- This project will have Japanese honorifics and naming schemes, meaning tons of -chans, -kuns, and a last-name-first-name basis. This is to match with the dialogue in the visual novel version. I will provide some Japanese voice references, but I want to hear your own interpretation of that character's voice. If anything, I want the references to help convey the character's personality and speech tics to everyone. Also, don't worry about Japanese pronunciations. As long as your acting is good, your auditions will be eligible.

- Each main character has a "Normal Mode" and an "Insanity Mode." For each mode, you may audition for AT LEAST 2 lines of your choice. This is to help lessen the load on your voices and to help me establish whether you can pull off both personalities for that character in an even format. However, if you feel confident in auditioning for all 6 lines for that character, then by all means, give it a shot!

- THERE WILL BE TWO VOICEACTORS FOR EACH CHARACTER. In other words, both the visual novel and manga version will each have a separate voice cast. Each group will interchange between medias (meaning the vn group will voice the manga version of the 2nd arc while the manga group will voice the vn version, and so on). The visual novel group will be worked with and uploaded first, and the manga group will follow shortly afterward. This gives me enough time to balance writing scripts/editing each manga panel/finding sfx with my current life and schoolwork, as well as give me time to put out content in a timely manner. Partnered VAs will be considered understudies to one another.

Synopsis:

The year is 1983. When Keiichi Maebara and his family move to the sleepy little rural village of Hinamizawa, everything seems peaceful and rustic at first. But Keiichi quickly learns that there is more to the four girls of the school's game club than meets the eye... and more to the town as well. Revelation follows revelation, and brutal murder follows brutal murder in this enigmatic tale told from a variety of viewpoints and scenarios. Just what links the scenarios together?

Higurashi: When They Cry is a popular horror/mystery visual novel that branched into an anime and various manga. The first four chapters focus on the cycles of paranoia and death that plague the main characters. The fifth to eighth chapters, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, delves deeper into the causes of the repeating scenarios and their inevitable conclusions and the struggle to defy fate.

This project will focus on both the visual novel (w/PS2 sprites) and manga versions of the first arc: Onikakushi-hen (Demoning Away Chapter). More arcs and character auditions will appear after each chapter's completion.

This is my first fan dub project, so if you have any criticisms on how I handle things, please let me know so I can improve. Also, if you want any feedback on your auditions, let me know in the comments and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. I look forward to working with all of you. Anyway, enjoy your stay in Hinamizawa! Have fun~

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UPDATE (3/27/2014)

Alright, since I'm hearing a bunch of good auditions for the newly added characters, I may have to redact my update about extending the deadline to April 29 for certain characters. I will instead be casting anyone that I find suitable for those characters' voices on March 29.

HOWEVER, if you need an extended period of time to voice someone, let me know, and I will postpone my casting for that character until April 29, and the same may repeat for the following months.

So far, I am extending Satoshi's casting unti April 29 for one person. If you need an extension, please let me know now before the deadline on which characters you want to voice so I can list you down on an extension list.

UPDATE (3/30/2014)

CASTING IS NOW DONE! Congratulations, everyone. Please give me any contact information such as your email and/or skype so I can keep in touch with you. Also, I highly recommend getting Skype so I can conduct live readthroughs and have a chance to talk to you all at once.

As said before, the deadline is now reset to April 29, 2014.

Here are the groups chosen for each VA. Keep in mind that these groups will switch medias every other arc.

VN:

Keiichi- DaltonSezHi
Rena- Namakemono
Mion/Shion- mintydubs
Satoko- Mewsel
Rika- MKS
Ooishi- Murphreejacob
Chie- Mmayz
Tomitake- AfBerserker40
Takano- kleffytime
Ichirou- OrimoVa
Aiko- Libbadoodle
Irie- MurphreeJacob
Principal- TheRavingLunatic
Kumagai- AfBerserker40

Manga:

Keiichi- Lucidity
Rena- kleffytime
Mion/Shion- MelodiousShenanigans (VAA)
Satoko- Mmayz
Rika- Libbadoodle
Ooishi- Murphreejacob
Chie- Junichi
Tomitake- dazzsheil (VAA)
Takano- mintydubs
Ichirou- OrimoVa
Aiko- MKS
Tomita- Mmayz
Okamura- Mmayz (placeholder; may change)
Irie- Red524
Principal- TheRavingLunatic
Kumagai- AfBerserker40

Extras:
OrimoVa
Lucidity
mintydubs
TrisNGar
James Orihara X (Skype)
Mmayz

Later Arcs:

Young Mion/Shion:
-mintydubs
-2nd Va needed

Tatsuyoshi Kasai:
-thebloke
-Dr_brown noise

Otakus: (no VA limit; keep em coming!)
-TrisNGar
-Lucidity
-VA4F

Yamainu (no VA limit; keep em coming!)
-Lucidity
-TheRavingLunatic
-AfBerserker

Kouichi Kameda:
-Lucidity
-2nd Va needed

Uncle Yoshiro:
-Lucidity
-MannyBerry

Akasaka Mamoru:
-Darrell-H
-MannyBerry

Satoshi:
- Alaster
-Murphreejacob

Biker thugs:
-Lucidity
-AfBerserker40

Katsuya Kumagai:
-AfBerserker40
-2nd Va needed

Unknown Reporter:
- Red524
- AfBerseker40

Akasaka Miyuki:
-FanDub Aplenty

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Remaining characters needing voices:

Males:

- Okamura (can be voiced by females)
- Yamainu
- Houjou Teppei
- Kouichi Kameda
- Toshiki Inugai (can be voiced by females)

Females:

- Akasaka Yukie
- Sonozaki Oryou

CAST ROLES

DaltonSezHi
DaltonSezHi Maebara Keiichi (Normal) Maebara Keiichi (Normal)
Lucidity
Lucidity Maebara Keiichi (Insanity) Maebara Keiichi (Insanity)
Namakemono
Namakemono Ryuugu Rena (Normal) Ryuugu Rena (Normal)
kleffytime
kleffytime Ryuugu Rena (Insanity) Ryuugu Rena (Insanity)
mintydubs
mintydubs Sonozaki Mion and Shion Sonozaki Mion and Shion
mintydubs
mintydubs Sonozaki Mion (Normal) Sonozaki Mion (Normal)
mintydubs
mintydubs Sonozaki Mion (Insanity) Sonozaki Mion (Insanity)
mintydubs
mintydubs Sonozaki Shion (Normal) Sonozaki Shion (Normal)
mintydubs
mintydubs Sonozaki Shion (Insanity) Sonozaki Shion (Insanity)
Mewsel
Mewsel Houjou Satoko (Normal) Houjou Satoko (Normal)
Mmayz
Mmayz Houjou Satoko (Insanity) Houjou Satoko (Insanity)
MKS
MKS Furude Rika (Normal) Furude Rika (Normal)
Libbadoodle
Libbadoodle Furude Rika (Insanity) Furude Rika (Insanity)
4x4John
4x4John Ooishi Kuraudo Ooishi Kuraudo
Junichi
Junichi Chie Rumiko (Chie-sensei) Chie Rumiko (Chie-sensei)
kleffytime
kleffytime Takano Miyo Takano Miyo
OrimoVa
OrimoVa Maebara Ichirou Maebara Ichirou
Mmayz
Mmayz Tomita Tomita
Mmayz
Mmayz Okamura Okamura
Red524
Red524 Irie Kyousuke Irie Kyousuke
thebloke
thebloke Tatsuyoshi Kasai Tatsuyoshi Kasai
Darrell-H
Darrell-H Akasaka Mamoru Akasaka Mamoru
Alaster
Alaster Houjou Satoshi Houjou Satoshi
AfBerserker40
AfBerserker40 Katsuya Kumagai (Kuma-chan) Katsuya Kumagai (Kuma-chan)
Lucidity
Lucidity Biker Thugs (3 people) Biker Thugs (3 people)
TheRavingLunatic
TheRavingLunatic Principal (Kaieda) Principal (Kaieda)
MannyBerry
MannyBerry Uncle Yoshiro (Toyshop) Uncle Yoshiro (Toyshop)
Lucidity
Lucidity Kouichi Kameda Kouichi Kameda
Red524
Red524 Unknown Reporter Unknown Reporter
mintydubs
mintydubs Young Mion/Shion Young Mion/Shion
FanDub Aplenty
FanDub Aplenty Akasaka Miyuki Akasaka Miyuki

CHARACTERS AVAILABLE FOR AUDITION

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Maebara Keiichi (Normal)

Maebara Keiichi (Normal)
Name: Maebara Keiichi (Normal)
Gender: Male
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
(Voice at least 2 out of 3 lines; must audition for both normal and insanity modes)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/23533/page/10

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/89887/page/105 (dialogue from the vn; the manga translation is botchy beyond belief)

Line 3 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83929/page/33

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Japanese voice reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCOYBDXYA4M

Range: Med-low to Medium

Personality: The main protagonist in the "question" arcs. A charismatic young man who enjoys a good challenge. He's also quite the closet pervert. His charisma and remarkable talent for speechmaking allow him to easily make new friends and become popular in the village.

Tips: Despite not looking the part, this guy has a pretty powerful voice. With that said, try not to make him sound too soft-spoken or wimpy, but not too deep to sound like an adult.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[narrating; slightly optimistic] My name's Maebara Keiichi. Because of some business with my father being an artist, we moved from the city 3 weeks ago to a small town in the country. Even though there're no convenience stores or family diners around here, this new lifestyle isn't so bad. It takes many hours to get there by train, then by bike, and then by car on a mountain path. Eventually, you reach a remote place, a town called Hinamizawa. I left for two days to go back to the city for a relative's funeral, but… to tell the truth, I couldn't wait to return to the countryside again. It turns out I've come to like my life here in Hinamizawa. And the reason for that is…."
Line 2:
"[while punching some thugs] You stupid bastaaaaaards!!! [talk like a drill sergeant] You idiots have no clue!! There's nothing arousing about stark nakedness!!! Leave her socks on at least! No matter what!! That is the ironclad rule!! Listen, monkeys. What's the difference between homo sapiens and animals? That's right, humans wear clothing! Human beings without clothes are just animals! If you get aroused only when a girl is completely naked, you are less than a human! You're the same as animals! So I'm going to correct all of you!! Now clench your teeth!! [after chasing/scaring away thugs] [relieved] Whew…it seems my personal aura has improved. I bet I can beat the manager's "Maid in Heaven" Reality Marble soon if I keep this up. Hehe. …Anyway, are you all right, Mion? [grins; light teasing] I was anxious to see how the great Sonozaki Mion would fight back, ...but I guess three guys were too much for you, huh? It's hard to believe! Ahahaha! [reassuring; roughly rubs her head] Well, you know…I'll forget that I saw you crying so…cheer up, alright?"
Line 3:
"[very heartfelt; trying to get through to a friend] Rena!! I will NEVER abandon you! Everyone is different from last year! I'm sure they'll help you too!! How can we possibly abandon a friend who's been suffering?! Didn't Satoko just tell you a moment ago? Everyone's realized their mistakes!! They WON'T make those same mistakes again!! [lower your voice] …Last year? Yeah, it's too bad I wasn't here last year. If I was, [yell again] I would have killed that b*tch of an aunt myself!! [pause] It's not a lie!! I would have gotten a baseball bat and done it in 1500 seconds!! [calmer voice] …Even if you do something bad to become happy…that "happiness" doesn't last long. You've already realized it, haven't you? That killing wasn't the best choice. [yell again] YOU'RE THE LIAR!! Haven't you actually regretted it since the beginning?! In reality, you didn't want to kill, you wanted to talk to us!! You wanted our help! But you're trying to justify your actions by denying those feelings!! Are you going to keep denying your friends for the rest of your life, and defend those actions?! Just forget that and believe in us!! We're your allies! We're your FRIENDS!! [pause; sympathetic voice] …We were foolish, but you were foolish too, Rena…But…we'll make it right this time. [wiping away tears] You…you committed a crime…but you only did it because you had no other choice. [yell] That's why I won't think of you as tainted, or terrifying! Rena--I forgive your sin! [resolute] …I forgive you…for everything."

Member Auditions

DaltonSezHi
on Feb 16 2014

4 Shout Outs!
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Maebara Keiichi (Insanity)

Maebara Keiichi (Insanity)
Name: Maebara Keiichi (Insanity)
Gender: Male
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
(Voice at least 2 out of 3 lines; must audition for both normal and insanity modes)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83764/page/138

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/97879/page/162

Line 3 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83764/page/225

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Tips: Pretty self-explanatory. Follow the directional notes and you should be fine. However, take note that when Keiichi gets angry, his temper becomes horrifying, especially when murdering someone, so be sure to convey that in your voice while auditioning.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[frightened] G-go home… Please…just go home… [angry; slams door shut at the end] I said…go home!!! [shocked noise, then frightened] Ah…go…g-go… [screaming] GO HOME!! LEAVE!! NOW!! [said repeatedly while trying to close door] Go home! Go home! Go home! Go home! Go home! GO HOME!! [after closing door] *pant* *pant* …I-I'm safe…."
Line 2:
"[make noises like your bludgeoning someone hard with a metal baseball bat] [afterwards, in an angry blood-thirsty tone] You hurt Satoko! Both her body and her soul! You caused countless wounds that will never disappear! I WON'T LET YOU GET AWAY WITH THIS! Why did you show up in the first place? You shouldn't have appeared at all! You're a heresy, an error, a hindrance to this world! I…..I'LL ERASE YOU!!! [scream, lifting the bat] [make bludgeoning noises between saying these words] Finish him! *hit* Finish him!! *hit* FINISH HIM! *hit* Let your filthy brain splatter out…AND DIE AT ONCE!!! [make the finishing blow]"
Line 3:
"[hoarse voice; pained and frightened] I can't turn around… If I do…I'll, I'll… [coughing and choking noises while clawing out throat, vomit blood at the end] [collapse to the ground] [repeat like a mantra; crying while slowly dying] I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry…"

Member Auditions

Lucidity
on Mar 23 2014

3 Shout Outs!
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Ryuugu Rena (Normal)

Ryuugu Rena (Normal)
Name: Ryuugu Rena (Normal)
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
(Voice at least 2 out of 3 lines; must audition for both normal and insanity modes)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpkX5m-8-mI

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/23533/page/12

Line 3 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83867/page/72

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Japanese voice reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6GNLiiqrqM

Range: Med-high

Personality: A kind-hearted young girl who has a penchant of taking home anything she deems "cute," even when it's normally not. Also known as her "Cute Mode," in which she is uncontrollable until she wins her cute prize (usually used as endearing comic relief). Underneath it all though, she has a hidden intuitive side, and has suffered mental depression and even attempted suicide in the past. Unbeknownst to her friends, she's definitely more than meets the eye.

Tips: Don't make her sound too high or squeaky. That's all I ask.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Hauuuu! So kyuuuute! I'm taking it hoooome~~ / I'm taking it home with me~~!!! (experiment with both phrases to see which is more natural for you) [repeat a few of the "Hau"'s by making happy/sad/pouting/shocked noises with it; this is Rena's catchphrase, so she uses it a lot to express her emotions]"
Line 2:
"[greeting] Keiichi-kun! Good morning!! Did you rush to get here? Did you? [laughing tone] Hehe~ If Rena oversleeps, then Keiichi-kun will have to wait. [shocked; flustered] H-huh?! Hauu~ Why are you so mean…Why? [running after him] Keiichi-kuunn! [shocked again; blushing; embarrassed tone] Wa…wah!! Um...T-thanks…"
Line 3:
"[narrating; sad/contemplating tone] Today… was a fun day…that I spent playing with Keiichi-kun and the others. I shouldn't feel so down… I haven't told Keiichi-kun and Mii-chan and the others about my family problems. I don't want them to needlessly fuss over me. [talking to herself] You must be happy as well, right? [narrating] That's right. I'm a happy person. When I compare something of this degree to my problems I had in the past, it's not a big deal at all. [pained smile; confirming to herself] That's right. I am… Ryuugu Rena, a happy person."

Member Auditions

Namakemono
on Feb 16 2014

2 Shout Outs!
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Ryuugu Rena (Insanity)

Ryuugu Rena (Insanity)
Name: Ryuugu Rena (Insanity)
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
(Voice at least 2 out of 3 lines; must audition for both normal and insanity modes)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83764/page/187

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83867/page/168

Line 3 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83867/page/74

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Voice reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6GNLiiqrqM (Insane part at 2:27)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHQu2kz3Uio
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[eery calm; serious] You've got it all wrong. No person was responsible. Everything was the work of Oyashiro-sama. It's not about believing or not believing. He "exists." He definitely "exists." [eery smiling] Have you ever apologized to anyone before? That's because…[creepy; transfixed] until you're forgiven, he'll follow you everywhere. [creepily happy] It's alright. Don't worry. I'll save you. So don't be afraid. [pause] [insane shouting] I'll save you, Keiichi-kuuuuuun!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!"
Line 2:
"[gasp in surprise, then make choking and struggling noises][choking becomes more severe][gasp while being choked][struggling noises while trying to reach something][prepare to strike a blow with a metal pipe][no longer choking; coughing noises to catch breath][strike again twice][pant in between strikes][then in a calm angry voice] …This mountain of trash is my castle. Of course it wouldn't be an advantageous place for you. [advance towards her, preparing to strike again][gasp lightly][soft voice that gets louder and angrier] …shut up…Shut up…SHUT UP…THAT NAME…[raise pipe] DON'T YOU EVER CALL ME BY THAT NAAAAAMMMEE!! [finishing blow]"
Line 3:
"I wonder why this wound is this itchy? Even though Keiichi-kun took the time to treat me….[start panicking] Itchy…It's itchy!! [scratching elbow vigorously] Uu…itchy…itchy…Itchy. Itchy Itchy Itchy Itchy Itchy Itchy Itchy Itchy ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY [surprised] AH! [rationalizing, but still panicked] …What was that…What just…? [realization] …No…it can't be…Maggots?! [panicking] But that's…Why…[gradually becoming hysterical screaming] Uu…uu…uaa…aaa…UWAAAAAAAHH!! [stomp ground angrily] IT'S A LIE, IT'S A LIE! There aren't any maggots!! There aren't any maggots in my body!! There's no way! No WAY!! [stop stomping] [frightened] Because…all those maggots… [in a trance] Oyashiro-sama…made them disappear for me…. [realization] Ah…there aren't any….[fall on knees][slightly calm and in a trance; talking to herself] I've become happy…Oyashiro-sama's Curse has already ended for me… Right, Oyashiro-sama…?"

Member Auditions

kleffytime
on Feb 21 2014

5 Shout Outs!
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Sonozaki Mion and Shion

Sonozaki Mion and Shion
Name: Sonozaki Mion and Shion
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
(Must voice for both characters)

Scene reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/63874/page/165

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Japanese voice reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TndPEovNQUc

Think of this as a test to see how well you auditioners can voice the twins. Though Shion does not appear until the second arc, there will be tons of scenes with these two interacting with each other later on. They will need to have the same VA, so you might as well audition for both now.

To get a better feel of these characters before voicing this scene, try auditioning for their lines first in their respective character profiles.

Tips: There must be a fine line between which twin is speaking, so be sure to make your voice differentiate between the two. Mion's voice tends to be more rough but self-concious, while Shion's is light but flirtatious.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Shion: Sis, I got the undies you wanted me to buy.

Mion: Oh, thanks Shion. I was too shy to go to the underwear lingerie shop, so...."
Line 2:
"Shion: Come on, Sis. You should realize that you're a woman by now!

Mion: Ah!!

Mion: Hey, I can't wear these!! They're see-through!!"
Line 3:
"Shion: Ahahaha~ Lighten up! It's not so bad if we both wear it, right? So don't worry!

Mion: [whining] But, but…! Shiooooonnnnn…."

Member Auditions

mintydubs
on Mar 21 2014

2 Shout Outs!
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Sonozaki Mion (Normal)

Sonozaki Mion (Normal)
Name: Sonozaki Mion (Normal)
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
(Voice at least 2 out of 3 lines; must audition for both normal and insanity modes)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/63874/page/20

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/63874/page/77

Line 3 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/63874/page/78

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Japanese voice reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqB-W6yWtKI (Dark Green)

Range: Med-low to Medium

Personality: A perverted tomboy who loves winning and board games. She has great leadership skills, being both the leader of the afterschool club she and her friends participate in and the heir to the powerful Sonozaki Family. She loves messing with her friends, especially Keiichi, who she has a definite crush on. Underneath her tomboyish actions though, she's quite girly, and gets embarrassed easily when taken out of her comfort zone (courtesy of Shion).

Tips: Like I've said, she's a tomboy, so she needs a rough-ish voice to go with her personality. However, you need to nail the shy "tsundere" side too while also keeping said rough voice. Try not to slip into your "Shion" voice either. These twins are tough to voice, so best of luck!
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[incredulous; mocking] Jeez, you city boys really have to study this hard in the capital? [wistful, but slightly bragging] An old man like me should spend more time focused on their precious teenage years, and not on some mindless study sessions."
Line 2:
"[triumphant] So it's decided!! Kei-chan gets the penalty game!! Your lunch is now mine! [eating Keiichi's lunch and enjoying it] Mmm~ Oh wow! It's so good that my tongue is going to melt~ Ahh~ Kei-chan's mom must be some kind of genius!! [takes another bite]"
Line 3:
"[flustered] No, no!! I'm…yeah! I'm just a shopkeeper for a toyshop! Shion's the waitress, not me! [extremely flustered; whining] Ke-Ke-Ke-Kei-chaaaannnn!!! [trying to dodge subject] Yeah…you know. I live at my grandma's house, and Shion lives with our parents in Okinomiya. Oh, sorry! I gotta go now! Bye, Rena! Bye, Kei-chan!"

Member Auditions

mintydubs
on Mar 21 2014
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Sonozaki Mion (Insanity)

Sonozaki Mion (Insanity)
Name: Sonozaki Mion (Insanity)
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
(Voice at least 2 out of 3 lines; must audition for both normal and insanity modes)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83764/page/30

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83764/page/174

Line 3 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/157506/page/65

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Japanese voice reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqB-W6yWtKI (Dark Green; Insane part at 2:40)

Tips: Try to keep Mion's rough voice when she's in this mode. Make her sound very serious for the first two lines. For the third line, you can slip into your Shion voice a bit.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[cheerful] Yup, we'll continue this tomorrow. Oh…and Kei-chan? [suddenly monotone; sound as creepy as possible] Did you have lunch yet? [creepy; smiling] Heyyy, Kei-chan. It looked like you were with a grumpy old man. Just who was that…? [creepy; serious] Who was that?"
Line 2:
"[sadistically creepy with a knowing tone] Hehehe… Is that so… [calm, but with anger and murderous intent] Kei-chan, he told you everything, huh… that bastard, Ooishi. He forgot he was in debt to us, even having himself retire this year! That old bastard… I'll kill him… I'll definitely kill him!"
Line 3:
"[Screaming; begging] Stop!! Sis!! Stop it!! Don't kill Satoko! [small voice; verge of crying] Sis, stop…please... [crying; wailing] NOOO!! STOP!! STOP IT!! I don't care what happens to me!! But please forgive Satoko!! [a rapid mantra that escalates into begging/wailing] I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!! I'm sorry!!! I'm sorry!!! I'M SORRY!! I'M SORRY!!! I'M SORRY!!! I'M SORRY!!!!"

Member Auditions

mintydubs
on Mar 21 2014

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Sonozaki Shion (Normal)

Sonozaki Shion (Normal)
Name: Sonozaki Shion (Normal)
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
(Voice all lines; must audition for both normal and insanity modes)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83882/page/43

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83882/page/69

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Japanese voice reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqB-W6yWtKI (Light Green)

Range: Medium to Med-High

Personality: Mion's "girlier" twin sister. She loves teasing her sis and manipulating others with her girlish charms, either by flirting or feigning shyness/helplessness. She is madly in love with Satoshi, a boy who disappeared before Keiichi moved to Hinamizawa. She and the Sonozaki Family don't get along well and she has to live separately from her sister and the village, but Mion allows her to switch places with her so she can see Satoshi again.

Tips: Unlike her twin, Shion has a lighter, more sophisticated voice, so try raising your pitch a bit when auditioning for her.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[on verge of crying] Why are you guys so mean to me…? *hic* I said sorry, didn't I? *sniff* [start fake crying] Waaah! Please forgive meee… [short pause, then in a nonchalant tone] Pft. Idiots."
Line 2:
"[narrating; admiring someone] [start off in a slightly disbelieving tone, then gradually turn into appreciation] He's so different from when we first met. He's pretty lousy at taking care of himself, and he's a little socially awkward too. So that's why…when he said he was hesitant at saving me, he must have been telling the truth. He didn't have much strength, and he wasn't smart enough to handle the situation on his own. It was obvious…that he wasn't sure if he could help. However, despite all of his worries and indecisions, he still managed to gather up all his courage and charged in… just to save me! [no longer narrating; daydreamy/heartfelt directed at someone] Ehehehe~ Satoshi-kun, you're amazing!"

Member Auditions

mintydubs
on Mar 21 2014

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Sonozaki Shion (Insanity)

Sonozaki Shion (Insanity)
Name: Sonozaki Shion (Insanity)
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
(Voice all lines; must audition for both normal and insanity modes)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/157224/page/131

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/157506/page/164

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Japanese voice reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqB-W6yWtKI (Light Green; Insane part at 2:40)

Tips: Go completely mental with this voice. In this mode, Shion is completely unhinged, so it's alright if you switch between Shion's and Mion's voices during her lines. She's impersonating Mion in the second line anyway. So yea, go all out with this one.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[completely unhinged; insane screams] LIAAAARRRRR!!!! Liar Liar Liar LIAR! [after Satoshi's torture scene, scream] AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! HELP HIM!! HELP HIM!!! WHY?! WHY DIDN'T YOU HELP HIIIIM!!!!??? And when Satoshi-kun was under all that pressure because of his aunt, you did NOTHING TO SAVE HIM!! YOU LET HIM DIIIEEE!!! [pretend you're kicking against metal bars in frustration, putting emphasis on some words as you "kick"] I tried my hardest to save him!! Even after you wouldn't defend Satoshi-kun after he killed his aunt, I gave myself up and fought just to give him an alibi!! For his sake, ripping three of my fingernails was NOTHING!! [stop kicking] [hysterical screaming that turns into crying] But of course, it wasn't enough!! None of it was nearly enough to save Satoshi-kun!! NOTHING I DID WAS ENOUGH!!! Because I…was SHION!!"
Line 2:
"[insane laughter] Hahaha…HahahahaHAhAHhahAHAHA! I MADE IT!! I'VE KILLED EVERYONE I WANTED TO KILL!!! I DID IT. I DID IT! I'VE GOTTEN REVENGE ON EVERYONE WHO HURT YOU, SATOSHI-KUN! GYAHAHAHAHAHA!! PAT MY HEAD! PRAISE ME!!! [end with insane laughter and/or screaming]"

Member Auditions

mintydubs
on Mar 21 2014

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Houjou Satoko (Normal)

Houjou Satoko (Normal)
Name: Houjou Satoko (Normal)
Gender: Female
Age: Child
Characteristics/Notes:
(Voice at least 2 out of 3 lines; must audition for both normal and insanity modes)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/63874/page/16

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/52382/page/88

Line 3 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/157506/page/72

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Japanese voice reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg5XSYF-i8M

Range: Med-high to High

Personality: A rambunctious, bratty girl who is a master at setting traps. Her parents died and her brother Satoshi disappeared before the events of this story, so she was forced to support herself with her friend Rika, who she lives with. These events have shaped her into a strong young girl who can fend herself on her own. She is determined that her brother will return someday.

Tips: Be sure to nail her laugh: "O-hohohoho!" (it can be heard in the Japanese voice reference I linked above.) Also, she calls her brother "Nii-Nii" (pronounced nee-nee), short for the japanese word for "brother" (Onii-san).
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[bragging] O-hohohoho! You've been tricked, Keiichi-san! O-hohohoho! [surprised] Wha-What!? [scared] Hee! [playful crying] Rika, Keiichi-san is bullying meee!! [gasp; getting tackled by Rena] [playful choking] Ack! Rena-san! Y-you're choking me…!"
Line 2:
"[wistful; reminiscing] Eating together like this…reminds me of eating with Satoshi. [pause; heartfelt] It's nostalgic. I wonder where he is and what he's doing right now… [suddenly blurt out] Oh, I'm sorry. Satoshi is my Nii-Ni-UH. WAIT. HE'S MY BROTHER. I meant my brother! [reminiscing; happy] He couldn't take care of himself, but he had the resourcefulness to run away from home. It was surprising, but…I'm sure he'll return home unexpectedly one day! [slightly boisterous] Well! I never dreamt of living alone at my age! So I hope he doesn't take too long, since I'm not a very patient person! [surprised; being rubbed on the head] [very embarrassed noise] Ah! I…I was always responsible from the beginning! I never went too far with my pranks on you! [blurt out] D-Don't say "Nii-Nii"! Just call him my brother!! [quiet tone] Do I want to see him, huh… [hopeful; heartfelt] Of course I do…! Soon it'll be one year now since he ran away… [smiling; heartfelt] I love my Nii-Nii!! So it's my responsibility to teach him how to look after himself! [embarrassed noise] Ack! [shout in embarrassment] I DID NOT!!"
Line 3:
"[pained, but confident tone] I was spoiled…I couldn't stop clinging to Nii-Nii. I drove Nii-Nii into a corner…that's why he disappeared. On the day that Nii-Nii vanished…I…already knew. [say as a retort] I'm sure that Nii-Nii will come back! When he does, I'll show him that I can take care of myself! [very confident] I won't cry for Nii-Nii anymore! I won't hide behind him! I'll let him know that I can take care of myself now!"

Member Auditions

Mewsel
on Mar 29 2014

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Houjou Satoko (Insanity)

Houjou Satoko (Insanity)
Name: Houjou Satoko (Insanity)
Gender: Female
Age: Child
Characteristics/Notes:
(Voice at least 2 out of 3 lines; must audition for both normal and insanity modes)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/97879/page/108

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/97879/page/270

Line 3 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/157506/page/67

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Tips: In the first line, she's been mentally broken from child abuse by her uncle. The other lines have her basically screaming for the majority of the time. She is essentially the series' punching bag, so make yourself act completely broken for this character.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[happily laughing; more easy-going instead of braggy] O-hohoho… [pause] [hit someone's hand away] [scared panting while frantically scratching head] [gasp, then scream] HYAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! [preparing to throw up] Ugh….ug….[throw up, then cough a couple times] [scream again] HYAAAAA!!! [unstable/frightened noises] Aaaa…AaaAhhAhh…. [suddenly throwing food and chairs at other students] Ha! Ha! Hya…Ah…! [start panting] [realization; frightened] Ah…I'm…I'm…sorry…. [crying; unstable] I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry I'm sorry. [not in touch with reality] That's why! I don't know anything! You're wrong! You're wrong! No! I- I can't bear it! Let me go!! [scream while crying] HYAAAAAA!! Help me! Someone! I'm scared!! No!! No no no no!! Don't!! Aaaaaaa!! Nii-Nii!! NII-NIIII!!! Help me!! Please save meee!!! [sob] [then muffle your face into something like fabric (or use your hands)] NO! NO NO NO NO! NII-NII!! [sobbing] I--I can't…Aaaaahhhh!!"
Line 2:
"[angry and screaming] DIE! YOU MURDERER!! DAMN YOU!!! SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF KEIICHI-SAN UNTIL THE VERY END!! FALL DOWN!! JUST FAAAAAALLLLL!!!"
Line 3:
"[scream in pain from being stabbed repeatedly in both arms; react with each stab] AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! AAAHHHH!!! AHHHHH!!! [pause, then in a weak pleading voice] ...Nii-Nii…Nii-Nii… [get stabbed again] AAAAAAAHHHH!!! [after a few screams, start gritting your teeth, trying not to scream] [after Satoko's speech; right when she's dying, in a weak voice] …Nii-Nii…you're watching me, right…? I…I won't cry…over a little thing like this. I won't call for your help… because this is nowhere near all the pain you felt…when you got hurt protecting me… [contented noise before dying]"

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Mmayz
on Mar 28 2014

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Furude Rika (Normal)

Furude Rika (Normal)
Name: Furude Rika (Normal)
Gender: Female
Age: Child
Characteristics/Notes:
(Voice at least 2 out of 3 lines; must audition for both normal and insanity modes)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3DyuiXFqNo

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/52382/page/93

Line 3 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/157224/page/151

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Japanese voice reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X21Go7Xuww8

Range: Medium to Med-high

Personality: A bright young girl with very cute mannerisms. Also takes the role of the village's shrine maiden. Very mature for her age; everyone treats her with respect.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Mii~ Nipah~ (give multiple takes on your "Mii"'s; similar to Rena in that this is Rika's catchphrase and uses it a lot to express her emotions; repeat each Mii with a happy/sad/shocked/scared tones) (Nipah is basically the onomatopoeia for smiling, so it's always used when Rika's happy)"
Line 2:
"If Satoko hadn't come, the firetrucks would be going "Byuu-Byuu" and "Nyuu-nyuu" right about now. [panting; running towards someone] …Today you got a perfect score! [actually clap] Three claps for Keiichi! Clap clap clap! [pause] [wistful; happy; intelligent] …Satoko felt like her Nii-Nii really had returned. I think, she was very happy. It would be nice if you would let Satoko scold you from time to time. …Satoshi had his reasons…I'm sure…[more optimistic] …It's all right. Today you were just like him. Please continue to act as you are. [preparing to leave] …Well, I should be going now. Good night!"
Line 3:
"[calm retort] Oyashiro-sama wouldn't do that. Father didn't die because of the curse. [quieter tone] I don't know why you're so angry, Mii. [surprised gasp when slapped] [calm but crying a little] That's right. The lock was too stiff for me. I talked to Kimiyoshi about it and had him change it to an easier one. [pained noise when being hit] [make sniffling noises] [in a sad and confused voice] I don't understand why you're doing this, Mii! [end with some sniffling/whimpering noises]"

Furude Rika (Insanity)

Furude Rika (Insanity)
Name: Furude Rika (Insanity)
Gender: Female
Age: Child
Characteristics/Notes:
(Voice at least 2 out of 3 lines; must audition for both normal and insanity modes)

Line 1 Reference:
http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/157506/page/18

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/106114/page/55

Line 3 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/106114/page/69

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Japanese voice reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojKu64NP4fM

Range: Med-low to Medium

Pesonality: A stark contrast from her cute facade, this Rika is very serious and pessimistic. Unbeknownst to everyone, she's been suffering the past few months for decades or so, reliving the same events over and over again. At this point, she's grown tired of everything and takes things at a stride, accepting her death every June 1983. Eventually, she becomes depressed at her inability to defy her fate. She is essentially this series' "true" protagonist.

Tips: Unlike her "normal" mode, this Rika has a deeper, more adult voice. She's an intelligent woman stuck in a child's body, so try to convey that in your auditions for her.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[in a significantly maturer voice] Unfortunately I have to decline your invitation….you damn sadist. [in a weaker, pained voice] Indeed…as you said, I'm at my limit…If my other option is to be tortured by you though, then you'll have to excuse me. I'm making my own exit. [pained panting] [pause] [smug voice] So long, torture maniac. [stab neck with knife] [choking noises when repeatedly hit with knife] [drop knife and make gurgling noises] [end with gasping noises when clawing out throat]"
Line 2:
"[in a significantly maturer voice][very distressed] I did this many, many, MANY times, yet still none my efforts worked! [crying and angry] I offered this body of mine and collaborated with your research without ever asking for any payoff from you! But even so, why can't you at least save Satoko?! You have so much power, so why can't you…?! [getting angrier] You people even erased my mother, right?! SO WHY CAN'T YOU DO THE SAME THING?!?! Enough! ENOUGH! [in her thoughts; gradually resigning] A world where Satoko ends up broken. That is the fate of this world! Why should I struggle? Why should I fight against fate?! [sorrowful] In the end, I can't win!! [crying] Aaah! That's right! Again, this is my fate!!! [angry; accusing everyone] You! Burn to death in the mountains!! And you! Die on your own with your damn sleeping pills!! JUST KILL ME!! I DON'T CARE ABOUT A DEAD-END WORLD LIKE THIS ANYMORE!! EVERYONE JUST DIE!! [yell in frustration] AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!"
Line 3:
"[in a significantly maturer voice] [sad; in a quiet voice] .....It's pointless. [shout hysterically; dry amusement] IT'S POINTLESS! IT'S ALL COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY POINTLESS!! Your powers will run out before a miracle happens. We won't be able to hold up that long! [heartbroken laughter] Hahahaha…! Ahahahaha… I don't care about anything anymore. I don't even have a sliver of hope left… This world, and the worlds to come…I don't care about any of them…..[heartbroken laughter that turns into crying] Hahahaha…Ahahahahaha… In the end, I can't win over fate…"

Member Auditions

Libbadoodle
on Mar 28 2014

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Ooishi Kuraudo

Ooishi Kuraudo
Name: Ooishi Kuraudo
Gender: Male
Age: Old/Senior
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/97879/page/221

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/23533/page/124

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Range: Low to Med-low

Personality: A veteran police investigator at Okinomiya who has vowed to solve the mystery of the Hinamizawa murders before his retirement, due to personal reasons. Due to his uncouth tactics and the lengths that he goes to in order to solve the mystery, he is looked upon as a nuisance by the villagers. He approaches one of the main characters to become his informant in several arcs, and is sometimes unwittingly responsible for triggering their paranoia.

Tips: This guy smokes and is around his 40s-50s, so try to convey that in your voice.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"You should address your seniors with "mister," you know? Otherwise, you'll get in a lot of trouble when you become a grown up. Hehehe."
Line 2:
"Tomitake Jirou-san was found dead last night. I didn't want to say this out loud, but…it was a truly strange incident. The immediate cause of death was from ripping his throat out with his own fingernails. Like this…by scratching."

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4x4John
on Feb 12 2014

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Chie Rumiko (Chie-sensei)

Chie Rumiko (Chie-sensei)
Name: Chie Rumiko (Chie-sensei)
Gender: Female
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/23533/page/121

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/52382/page/63

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Range: Medium

Personality: A female teacher who teaches Keiichi and his friends at a school in Hinamizawa. She is an expy of Ciel-sensie (a character from Tsukihime) and has an obsession with curry rice.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Is Maebara-kun here? There's someone waiting for you at the entranceway."
Line 2:
"[threatening tone] …Did I hear someone…insult curry just now…?"

Member Auditions

Junichi
on Mar 29 2014
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Tomitake Jirou

Tomitake Jirou
Name: Tomitake Jirou
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/23533/page/36

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/23533/page/126

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Range: Medium

Personality: A freelance photographer who comes to Hinamizawa occasionally. He gets along well with Miyo Takano because of their similar interests in photography. Despite being only an occasional visitor, he seems to know a fair amount about Hinamizawa's past. Ooishi and the police are suspicious of his identity. On the night of the Watanagashi Festival, he always dies by clawing his throat out.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"I'm Tomitake, a free-lance photographer. I come to Hinamizawa once in a while."
Line 2:
"[going hysterical; fighting off multiple people while clawing out throat]"

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AfBerserker40
on Mar 26 2014
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Takano Miyo

Takano Miyo
Name: Takano Miyo
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
("Supporting" character; voice all lines)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/23533/page/109

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/106108/page/99

Line 3 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/135583/page/37

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Range: Med-Low

Personality: A nurse at the village clinic who has a keen interest in Hinamizawa's past and culture, recording all her speculation in notebooks. At times, her storytelling can be very mysterious and chilling, and she seems to enjoy putting people on edge. She consistently disappears on the night of Watanagashi and an incinerated body thought to be hers is found in the mountains.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Yes. Every year, someone dies on the night of the Watanagashi Festival. Also, it's only happening to people who aided in the dam construction's plan to sink the village. That's why these strange events are called…"Oyashiro-sama's Curse.""
Line 2:
"[completely out of character; extremely happy] Ni...NI-PAAAAAAHHHHH~~~"
Line 3:
"[maniacal laughter]"

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kleffytime
on Feb 21 2014

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Maebara Ichirou

Maebara Ichirou
Name: Maebara Ichirou
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/63874/page/62

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83881/page/44

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Range: your choice

Personality: Keiichi's father and a popular artist. Though a pervert like his son, it's used more as endearing comic relief. According to his business partners, he's described as an artist who "doesn't set a limit of purchase, always replies to fanmail, understands what the public needs, knows that it's a big no-no to take off socks, glasses and uniforms", and that whenever he participates in an event, "there's always a long line" that expands as far as from the door of the convention to the furthest corners and walls. This makes him a likable person with a very open-minded personality.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[after being slapped by his son] Hey, what are you doing to your dad?! I'm doing this for your sake!!! I didn't bring you here with perverted intentions! [very dramatic; striking a pose] I wanted… my son to feel this…the impression that you get from this costume!! And its ARTISTIC INSPIRATION!!! [punched again]"
Line 2:
"[serious; encouraging; cool] Do what you feel like! It's as you said to Ooishi-san. There are times in a man's life when he must not give in. If you think that your moment is now, Keiichi, then your father won't say anything."

Member Auditions

OrimoVa
on Feb 14 2014

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Maebara Aiko

Maebara Aiko
Name: Maebara Aiko
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/52382/page/61

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/63874/page/30

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Range: your choice

Personality: Keiichi's mother. She's very fond of detective novels and reads all kinds of crime novels of different writers all over the world (including books by Agatha Christie like "And Then There Were None" and "Murder on the Orient Express"). She also wrote a crime novel once and contributed to a crime novel contest. A very humble woman, she shows great care for her husband and son.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[in a hurry] Well, then, I'm going! Try not to use too much money! Eating out is expensive, so don't do it! Besides, it's good for you to start learning how to cook for yourself and manage your own money!"
Line 2:
"Keiichi, you've got a phone call. [light teasing] It's from a girl. I'm so glad you're having fun since we moved here. Hehehe~"

Tomita

Tomita
Name: Tomita
Gender: Male
Age: Child
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/52382/page/54

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/23533/page/73

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Range: your choice

Personality: One of Keiichi's younger classmates. Along with Okamura, they usually wait around after school in hopes of seeing the club's punishment games enacted on the girls. Usually portrayed as one of Keiichi's right hand men, as well as having great respect for him. He has a crush on Satoko.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"You said you had a cold…Could it be…due to yesterday's punishment game? [pause] [suddenly being shaken] S-s-sorry!!"
Line 2:
"[pitying]…Poor guy…"

Member Auditions

Mmayz
on Mar 27 2014

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Okamura

Okamura
Name: Okamura
Gender: Male
Age: Child
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/63874/page/44

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/23533/page/73

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Range: your choice

Personality: One of Keiichi's younger classmates. Along with Tomita, they usually wait around after school in hopes of seeing the club's punishment games enacted on the girls. Usually portrayed as one of Keiichi's right hand men, as well as having great respect for him. He has a crush on Rika.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[blushing; embarrassed] Have them…?! Y-you mean…Furude…?"
Line 2:
"[covering eyes; disturbed] Uwah…"

Yamainu (several)



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Name: Yamainu (several)
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Mysterious men in grey uniforms that appear during some arcs. In the first arc, they chase after Keiichi when he's running away.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"There he is! In the back! After him!"

Member Auditions

Lucidity
on Mar 23 2014

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TheRavingLunatic
on Mar 26 2014

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AfBerserker40
on Mar 26 2014

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gameusurper
on May 29 2014
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Extra Voices



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Name: Extra Voices
Gender: N/A
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Extra minor characters that appear throughout the arcs; usually villagers from Hinamizawa or employees at Angel Mort or the police station.

All lines can be voiced by both males and females.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[child voice] Yea! Go for it, Maebara-san!"
Line 2:
"[elder voice] So, you're the newcomer. Maebara's boy, was it? Pleased to meet you!"
Line 3:
"[waitress (female) / police officer (male)] Here you are, sir! Enjoy your food! / Got it, sir! We'll get to it right away!"

Irie Kyousuke

Irie Kyousuke
Name: Irie Kyousuke
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/52382/page/142

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/52382/page/148

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Range: Medium to Med-high

Personality: The head doctor of the village clinic who has a major role in the third and later arcs. Despite his young age and the fact that he has a severe maid fetish, he is highly respected in the community. He cheerfully makes house calls and seems to truly care about everyone's health. He has (half-jokingly) admitted that he wishes to marry Satoko when she is older, but is not above chasing after Rika when she is wearing one of the uniforms from the restaurant Angel Mort. Despite this weird fetish however, he truly does care about Satoko and Rika's safety and can be very protective of them.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[cheery; half-joking] Yes, I do care about her. I love her. When she grows up, I'm thinking of marrying her. Hmm? Are you upset by that? Could it be that you've also set your sights on Satako-chan?"
Line 2:
"[sincere] …I want her to be always smiling. You too? Then we must be allies. Let's make a promise. That we'll never make her cry."

Member Auditions

Red524
on Apr 25 2014
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Tatsuyoshi Kasai

Tatsuyoshi Kasai
Name: Tatsuyoshi Kasai
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)(appears in 2nd arc)

Range: Low

Personality: Shion's body guard. Highly skilled with guns, and seems to specialize with sniper rifles. Outside of his gruff exterior, he can be quite chummy when he wants to be, especially with the twins.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Ah-ahaha. Glad to see you haven't changed a bit…after spending all that time inside that ladies school!"
Line 2:
"[serious] It is in my morals not to touch upon the private lives of people. Please pardon me."

Member Auditions

thebloke
on Mar 13 2014

2 Shout Outs!
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Houjou Teppei

Houjou Teppei
Name: Houjou Teppei
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)(appears in 3rd arc)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/97879/page/44

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/97879/page/47

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Range: Low to Med-low

Personality: Satoko's and Satoshi's despicable uncle. As the siblings' foster father, he constantly abuses his niece and nephew, having them do all of the chores around their house. Depending on the arc, he only cares about finding his deceased brother's money, gambling, getting drunk, and/or playing badger game with his whore Rina on unsuspecting men. He's also not very intelligent.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Satoko! C'mere and gimme the gas for heating the sake, you little b*tch!"
Line 2:
"[speaking to his friends; nonchalant] That brat gets what she deserves! She never did what she was told when her big bro was around!"

Akasaka Mamoru

Akasaka Mamoru
Name: Akasaka Mamoru
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)(appears in 4th arc)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/39431/page/23

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/39431/page/150

Line 3 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/39431/page/152

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Range: Med-low to Medium

Personality: A young police investigator at the Metropolitan Police Department in Tokyo. He befriended Rika while investigating a case in Hinamizawa four years ago, all due to a prophecy about his wife which came true. He's a trustworthy guy who looks forward to becoming a father. Depending on the arc, he is skilled at martial arts and/or befriends and investigates cases with Ooishi at some point. He is the protagonist during the fourth arc.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[after being thanked by Rika; act like you're shocked/having a heart attack] …C…CUTE!!"
Line 2:
"[calm, but serious and pissed off; protecting a little girl from some thugs] Hey, you guys. Aren't you being childish by picking on a little girl?"
Line 3:
"[fatherly tone; reassuring a little girl] It was nothing. Protecting you seemed like a part of my job. [patting someone's head] Now be careful and go back home."

Member Auditions

Darrell-H
on Mar 14 2014

1 Shout Out!
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Houjou Satoshi

Houjou Satoshi
Name: Houjou Satoshi
Gender: Male
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)(appears in 5th arc)

Line 1 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83882/page/66

Line 2 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83882/page/72

Line 3 Reference: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/83882/page/43

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Range: Medium to Med-high

Personality: Satoko's older brother who went missing before the start of the main story. A cute, shy young man who has a penchant of patting girls on the head. He tries his best to protect his little sister from their abusive aunt and uncle, but he eventually hits his breaking point before disappearing. Unbeknownst to him, he interacts with Shion during the majority of the fifth arc. His signature catchphrase is usually a noise between a pout and a sigh: "Hrmm..." (which was changed from "Muu" in the original japanese version).

Tips: When saying his catchphrase, attempt a noise when making this face (http://oi58.tinypic.com/20fyfc9.jpg).
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[contemplating] Hmm, broccoli… Is it green, or yellow?"
Line 2:
"[surprised; suddenly being pat on the head; very cute/embarrassed voice] H-huh? Why...all of a sudden?! [incredulous; disbelieving] Hey Mion, are you teasing me? [after being teased; resigned pouting to himself] Hrrm~ She really is teasing me..."
Line 3:
"[yelling at thugs bullying someone] Hey!! Isn't that enough already?! Stop it! She's crying!!"

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Alaster
on Apr 27 2014
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Katsuya Kumagai (Kuma-chan)

Katsuya Kumagai (Kuma-chan)
Name: Katsuya Kumagai (Kuma-chan)
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Range: Medium

Personality: A support officer who works at the Okinomiya police department. He's often seen assisting Ooishi with some of his cases.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Ooishi-san, there's someone calling from an outside line."
Line 2:
"[surprised; seeing Ooishi get shot] *gasp* …Ooishi-san!!!"

Member Auditions

AfBerserker40
on Mar 26 2014
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Biker Thugs (3 people)

Biker Thugs (3 people)
Name: Biker Thugs (3 people)
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting characters; voice all lines)

Range: From left to right: Deep / Medium / Light (since these are three characters, you can voice one of them or all of them if you feel capable)

Personality: Biker thugs who harass anyone who accidentally knock over their motorcycles. They talk like typical gangster delinquents, so make them sound unintelligent or unintelligible.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[in the most gangsterish voice you can make] HuuUUhhHH?!! WHAT DA HELL YOU DO TO OUR BIKES?! LITTLE B*ITCH!!"
Line 2:
"[make up your own gangster lines; these characters mostly spout gibberish anyway]"

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Lucidity
on Mar 23 2014

5 Shout Outs!
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Otakus (multiple)

Otakus (multiple)
Name: Otakus (multiple)
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting characters; voice all lines)

Range: your choice (preferably nasally/nerdy)

Personality: A bunch of perverted otakus/nerds who visit the Angel Mort Restaurant during a Dessert Festa in the second arc. They go there to catch a glimpse of the waitresses' outfits, and also like tripping them intentionally as they pass by to spill food on themselves so that they can be cleaned up by them. Some of them know a surprisingly adverse range of martial arts as well (to Keiichi's chagrin) and uses it to defend themselves when confronted.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"My precious jeans which cost 1800 Yen are now completely ruined!!"
Line 2:
"[cheering on] Wipe it off! Wipe it off! Wipe it off!"

Principal (Kaieda)

Principal (Kaieda)
Name: Principal (Kaieda)
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Range: Low to Low-Med

Personality: The principal of the school that Keiichi and his friends attend in Hinamizawa. A strong, confident man, he has traveled all around the world to become a martial arts master. He also became an educator "after being concerned about the corrupted educational system of post-war Japan". The students believe he is the reason why no delinquents attend Hinamizawa's school. It's revealed that he is ashamed of his bald head.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[serious] Wait. We won't solve anything with violence. I also think this is a where we have to contact the proper place immediately."
Line 2:
"[slightly worried, but trying to reassure someone] Houjou-kun? Your uncle isn't here. We're all on your side…"

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TheRavingLunatic
on Mar 26 2014

3 Shout Outs!
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Uncle Yoshiro (Toyshop)

Uncle Yoshiro (Toyshop)
Name: Uncle Yoshiro (Toyshop)
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Range: Medium

Personality: One of Mion's uncles who works at a toy shop. He has a "bro-like" relationship with her, and has a pretty easy-going personality overall.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Thanks for everything today! The event was all heated up and stuff because of you guys. [showing off bags] Now here's your prize!"
Line 2:
"Sorry. Nothing for the family!"

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MannyBerry
on Mar 27 2014
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Kouichi Kameda

Kouichi Kameda
Name: Kouichi Kameda
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Range: Medium to Med-high

Personality: A very talented baseball player who appears in the third arc. During a game, Keiichi uncovers his perverted side of comparing girls with cute desserts and is advised by him to confront it. (Keiichi: What's wrong with being a pervert?" *eyes shining/teeth sparkling*) Afterwards, Keiichi becomes his idol and friend.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[clutching head] AAAAHH!!! YOU'VE FOUND OUT ABOUT MY SECRET GUILTY PLEASURE!! I'M SO DEAD!!"
Line 2:
"[dramatically in tears; very overexaggerated] I was mistaken! This is the first time…I've met someone like you!! Until now, I thought I was strange and hid my enjoyment…!"

Unknown Reporter

Unknown Reporter
Name: Unknown Reporter
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Range: your choice

Personality: A reporter that appears near the end of the third arc. He (illegally) interviews Keiichi about his experiences before and after the Great Hinamizawa Disaster. Despite making reassuring comments, he speaks in a suspicious, almost mocking, tone as if he thinks Keiichi had a part in this tragedy. A clearly insane Keiichi retaliates by predicting that the reporter will die by water. Days later, he dies from his boat capsizing and drowns.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Don't worry, don't worry. Look, if I do this, it won't bother you at all, right? Okay, let's begin. First of all I'd like to ask, where were you on that night, Keiichi?"
Line 2:
"[slightly accusing; smirking] Have you heard the rumors that it was impossible for you to survive at that river beach?"

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Red524
on Apr 25 2014

1 Shout Out!
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Akasaka Yukie

Akasaka Yukie
Name: Akasaka Yukie
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Range: Medium (light)

Personality: Akasaka Mamoru's wife. She appears during the fourth arc, in which she is stuck in the hospital during her pregnancy while her husband is at work investigating a case in Hinamizawa. She unfortunately dies by falling down a flight of hospital stairs before her husband's return.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[smiling; slightly tired from running] If they found out that I came up here to the rooftop alone, I'll surely be scolded."
Line 2:
"[a very disturbing illusion of her dead body; make your voice sound distorted if you can] Why…? Even though you promised me…that you'd come back…"

Toshiki Inugai

Toshiki Inugai
Name: Toshiki Inugai
Gender: Male
Age: Child
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Range: your choice

Personality: Grandson of the Minister Dam Construction Manager who appears during the fourth arc. He was abducted by the Sonozaki House in an effort to stop production of the dam in Hinamizawa. Akasaka and Ooishi attempted to rescue Inugai, and were somewhat successful. The terms were accepted with the boy as ransom and he eventually returned home safely.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[frightened; preparing to run] A--Aaahhhhhh!!! [running away from suspicious men; scared] Someone, please.... Someone help me!!"
Line 2:
"[scared muffled noises]"

Young Mion/Shion

Young Mion/Shion
Name: Young Mion/Shion
Gender: Female
Age: Child
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Range: Med-high

Personality: One of the Sonazaki twins during the fourth arc. She's implied to be a younger Mion, but since she and Shion have the same voice it can go either way. During this arc which takes place 4 years ago, Mion's personality can shift from being shy in front of strangers to being aggressive when fighting off Hinamizawa dam supporters. She is always calm and collected when speaking with her grandmother, Oryou, whom she deeply respects.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[confused/scared tone] No…I didn't do anything. Weren't you the ones who came and bumped into me?"
Line 2:
"[serious tone; showing respect] Grandma. I have something I'd like you to hear."

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mintydubs
on Mar 21 2014

1 Shout Out!
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Sonozaki Oryou

Sonozaki Oryou
Name: Sonozaki Oryou
Gender: Female
Age: Old/Senior
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Range: Low to Med-low (old woman voice; authoritative)

Personality: Mion and Shion's grandmother and head of the Sonozaki household. She appears to be a very harsh old woman and is considered the most powerful person in Hinamizawa.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[smug; amused] Kukuku... What a troublesome thing we have here."
Line 2:
"[angry] HOW DARE YOU?! SUCH INSOLENCE!"

Akasaka Miyuki

Akasaka Miyuki
Name: Akasaka Miyuki
Gender: Female
Age: Child
Characteristics/Notes:
(Supporting character; voice all lines)

Range: High

Personality: Akasaka Mamoru's daughter. A bright, bubbly young girl who was lucky enough to survive despite her mother dying while carrying her in the womb. Her father loves her unconditionally.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[worried] Papa? Are you okay? Did you have a scary dream?"
Line 2:
"[very happy] Wah~? An angel?! Woooow~~!! Then Papa, Miyuki wants...to become friends with that child!!"

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FanDub Aplenty
on Mar 24 2014

4 Shout Outs!
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