The supernatural mystery anime Summertime Render is one of the most highly rated series of the Spring 2022 season.
Fans love the beautiful art style, the suspenseful plot, the soundtrack and protagonist Shinpei Ajiro.
Sure, he might sometimes be a little naive, and his inner monologue can be annoying, but he does keep the story interesting and his character is very well-written.
But, it isn’t just the writing that makes Shinpei Ajiro so cool.
It is also the Japanese voice actor that plays him (and yes, I only watch subbed Japanese anime, so can’t comment on his American counterpart).
Who voices Shinpei Ajiro on Summertime Render then, you might be asking? And have you heard his acting in many other anime series before?
Oh yes, you most certainly have.
Who voices Shinpei Ajiro on Summertime Render?
The Japanese actor voicing Shinpei Ajiro is Natsuki Hanae (aka 花江 夏樹).
Hanae was born in Kanagawa Prefecture on June 26, 1991, meaning he has just turned 31-years-old.
He became affiliated with the voice acting world when he joined the Across Entertainment talent agency in 2009 right after graduating from high school. (Check out Hanae’s official agency profile page here)
His voice acting career took off in 2011 and, in the last decade, Natsuki Hanae has already voiced many of anime’s most iconic characters, including Kōsei Arima in Your Lie in April and Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
As for his personal life, Hanae got married in 2016 to an unnamed woman five years his senior, and is now the father of twins.
Other voice acting roles Natsuki Hanae is known for include:
Student Council Member in Kim to Boku (2011)
Atsuhiro Maeda in Tari Tari (2012)
Kiri Haimura in The Severing Crime Edge (2013)
Shin’ichi Kanō in Outbreak Company (2013)
Haruichi Kominato in Ace of Diamond (2013-2016)
RoRo in Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha (2014)
Meiga Itogami in Strike the Blood (2014)
Ken Kaneki in Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Kyōji Shinkawa/Spiegel in Sword Art Online II (2015)
Tora/Aoi Torasaki in Absolute Duo (2015)
Takumi Aldini in Food Wars (2015-2020)
Shinjirō Kusakabe in Haruchika (2016)
Reita Toritsuka in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (2016-2019)
Grount in One Piece (2017)
Rill Boismorter in Black Clover (2017-2021)
Toyotomi Hideyoshi in Sengoku Night Blood (2017)
Taiyō Mitsuboshi in Happy Sugar Life (2018)
Yūki Kagurazaka in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2019)
Takeru Kurata in Kono Oto Tomare: Sounds of Life! (2019)
Satoshi Sugimoto in O Maidens in Your Savage Season (2019)
Kōrai Hoshiumi in Haikyu!! to the Top (2020)
Ikuto Tsumura in Smile Down the Runway (2020)
Satsuki Tomaruin in Kakushigoto (2020)
Rō Hayakawa in Sing “Yesterday” for Me (2020)
Appare Sorano in Appare-Ranman! (2020)
Falco Grice in Attack on Titan: The Final Season (2020-2022)
Shiki Tademaru in Kemono Jihen (2021)
Odokawa in Odd Taxi (2021)
Duke of Death in The Duke of Death and His Maid (2021)
Vanitas in The Case Study of Vanitas (2021-2022)
Revel in Platinum End (2021)
Milo Nekoyanagi in Sabikui Bisco (2022)
Kanetatsu Naoe in Orient (2022)
Ikki Niko in Blue Lock (2022)
Along with his many many anime roles, Natsuki Hanae has also voiced characters in an absolute slew of video games, including:
Touken Ranbu, Dragon’s Dogma Online, Tokyo Ghoul: JAIL, Sangoku Brave, Shironeko Project, Fate/Grand Order, League of Legends, Fire Emblem Heroes, Granblue Fantasy, Rune Factory 5, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles, Valkyrie Elysium and Arena of Valor.
He also dubbed characters’ voices in movies like Cruella, Alex Rider, Artemis Fowl, Monster Hunter and Pacific Rim: Uprising.
And now you know which Japanese voice actor voices Shinpei Ajiro in Summertime Render. The same actor who brilliantly brought Demon Slayer‘s Tanjiro to life.
Listen to Natsuki Hanae voicing Shinpei Ajiro in the official Summertime Render trailer.
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