10 Best Anime Characters Voiced By Miyuki Sawashiro


For those hearing it for the first time, you’ll surely be captivated. Miyuki Sawashiro has an incredibly beautiful voice. This voice actor, born on June 2, 1985, can deliver a very serious tone, yet she can sound adorable for specific roles.

Interestingly, Miyuki has voiced many of my favorite characters, some I didn’t know until I checked them out on MyAnimeList. Her performances are memorable, even if the characters have just said a word or two.


Miyuki is a female voice actor who began her career in the early 2000s. She debuted as Puchiko in the anime series At Gi Charat, which premiered in late 1999. Since then, she has been a voice actor for over two decades.

So, let me introduce you to ten of my favorite characters voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro.


Anime Characters Voiced By Miyuki Sawashiro

1. Kurapika (Hunter x Hunter)

Kurapika (Hunter x Hunter)

The 2011 version of Hunter x Hunter has better graphics, a complete storyline, and a great cast of voice actors.

Miyuki Sawashiro plays the role of Kurapika, a character who might surprise some by being a boy. Yes, Kurapika is indeed a male character. It’s not unusual for Miyuki to voice male characters, as she has done this in the past. It’s a common practice in the world of voice acting.


2. Kanbaru Suruga (Monogatari)

Kanbaru Suruga

As a big Monogatari Hard Line fan, I always recommend this anime series. If you want to watch it, I’ve created a guide to help you get started.


One of the things that makes Monogatari unique is its lengthy and engaging dialogues. This is where the voice actors shine. Miyuki Sawashiro lends her voice to Kanbaru Suruga, who is athletic and a bit naughty.

3. Saeko Busujima (High School of the Dead)

Saeko Busujima (High School of the Dead)

“It’s an exciting action story with plenty of battles against zombies, and it also has some unique and saucy scenes that make High School of the Dead a pretty entertaining and enjoyable watch.


Miyuki Sawashiro voices the character Saeko Busujima. Saeko is very kind, caring, strong, and dependable in the series. Even during life-threatening battles, she remains remarkably calm and collected. Miyuki’s voice, with its firm yet gentle tone, is a perfect fit for Saeko.”

4. Maria (Arakawa Under the Bridge)

Maria (Arakawa Under the Bridge)

“Arakawa Under the Bridge is a funny show that pokes fun at different parts of Japanese life and culture, especially the latest trends. It’s all about the amusing encounters with peculiar folks living under a bridge.


Miyuki Sawashiro is the voice behind Maria, who owns a farm near the river. Despite her good looks, she’s got a tough and cynical personality. She’s pretty critical of everyone she meets, which makes it even more amusing when she talks in such a gentle way.”

5. Celty Sturluson (Durarara!!)

Celty Sturluson (Durarara!!)

“Durarara!! Is a series with a lot of characters and complex storylines. While it’s hard to summarize the plot of Durarara quickly, it mostly follows Celty Sturluson, a Dullahan, who is like the Headless Horseman from Irish stories. She’s looking for her head in Ikebukuro, a part of Tokyo.


Miyuki voices Celty. Even though Celty is a Dullahan who rides a motorcycle, her personality is one of the most normal and grounded compared to the other characters. She’s a confident and positive person.”

6. Bishamonten (Noragami)

Bishamonten (Noragami)

“Ever wondered what gods are up to in the modern world? Noragami tries to answer. In this anime, you’ll find thrilling action scenes, some humor, catchy opening songs, and my favorite voice actors.


Miyuki voices Bishamon, one of the Seven Gods of Fortune and the goddess of war. At first, Bishamon seems like a bad guy, but you’ll see her true nature later.”

7. Shino Asada (Sword Art Online)

Shino Asada (Sword Art Online)

“Sword Art Online became instantly popular when it was adapted from a bestselling light novel. However, it also sparked quite a bit of controversy. People had mixed opinions about the story and characters, as I’ve discussed in my article ‘The Reason Sword Art Online is Hated and Why I Still Love It.’


Miyuki voices Asada Shino, also known as Sinon. Sinon is known for being calm and reserved. This personality trait makes her highly respected by her peers, especially in battle.”

8. Kirari Momobami (Kakegurui)

Kirari Momobami (Kakegurui)


“Kirari Momobami is the main bad character in Kakegurui. She’s the 105th student council president at Hyakkaou Private Academy and she runs the whole show there.

Even though Kirari seems nice and polite on the outside, she’s actually really sneaky and crazy. She’s full of herself and thinks she’s better than everyone else. Miyuki’s deep voice suits Kirari really well.”

9. Hanako Koyanagi (Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku)

Hanako Koyanagi (Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku)

“Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku is not as tough as the title suggests. Instead, it’s a sweet love story between a couple of otaku. The story revolves around four main characters, each with their otaku interests: Narumi, who loves Yaoi, Hirotaka, a dedicated gamer; Hanako, a cosplayer, and Kabakura, who’s a big fan of manga and anime.


Miyuki Sawashiro plays Hanako, who, on the surface, seems like a professional, confident, and hardworking woman admired by her colleagues. But behind that facade, she’s quite hot-headed, easily flustered, and has a penchant for dirty jokes.

My personal favorite pairing in Wotakoi is Hanako and Kabakura.”

10. Kyoko Honda (Fruits Basket)

Kyoko Honda (Fruits Basket)


“Fruits Basket is a shoujo series that I love. The recent remake of the series has made me love it even more.

In the show, Miyuki Sawashiro voices Kyoko, the mother of the main character, Tohru Honda. Sadly, Kyoko passed away a few months before the series began. But, despite her absence, Tohru holds on to her memory and considers her the most important person in her life.

Although Kyoko only appears in flashbacks and in the photographs that Tohru keeps, Miyuki portrays her as a solid and loving mother figure.”


To learn more about voice actors, you can check out our article on the Highest Paid Japanese voice actors.

Author - Rohit
I am Rohit, an author at Otakukan. I was born and raised in Banglore, India. I have always loved watching anime and reading manga. In college, I started writing my own stories and creating my own characters.