WINDOW STAR FTW!!! New Fav Star Driver Character
After watching an amazing episode of Star Driver, i just couldn’t help myself in making this post. I just couldn’t take it as in this episode, they debuted a character that i was waiting for since episode 15.
And 1 word to describe her…..YUKANA!!!
For those who think they do not know who she is or cannot remember her let me refresh your memory with some of her past notable roles:
- Teletha “Tessa” Testarossa in the Full Metal Panic! series
- C.C. in Code Geass and Code Geass R2
- Tear Grants in Tales of the Abyss
- Tsubomi Fujiko in Zettai Karen Children
- Akiko in the Eve no Jikan series and movie
- Kazehana in Sekirei and Sekirei: Pure Engagement
- Troisienne in Kiddy Girl-and
- Shishido Takane in Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo
And most recently:
- NANASAKI AI in Amagami SS (Best character of that series imo)
- Nanao Eriko in Dragon Crisis
- Cecilia Alcott in Infinite Stratos
Other than those roles, having been around for quite a long time she has many others too so if you have watched anime for quite a while, you’re bound to have heard of her.
Well enough about her and more about her new character, Kei Madoka aka Window Star/ Hegent.
All i can say that is that it is a typical Yukana character whose over the top haughtiness and style is complemented by her excellent voice acting.
Her slight dark attitude further increases her character’s appeal with Yukana voicing those dark lines with her typical finesse.
And to make thing even better, she is a YURI character with her partner Atari Kou.
Well this maybe a turn-off for some people but to me it increases her appeal a hundred fold, being quite a Yuri fan. Seeing that this series had so many Yaoi innuendos and fantasies, it was a relief to finally have some Yuri and a real pair for that matter too.
And on a lighter note, she looks just like Cecilia Alcott in Infinite Stratos, Blond with curls, blue eyes and attitude(almost).
I had initially predicted Yukana to be voicing a character in Star Driver half-way through the first twelve episodes, noticing her roles in Bandai shows, with a Fan’s false hope as the cast was already had so many big names so i really didn’t expect her to really be in it. Then here comes episode 15 with some new characters saying “Kiraboshi” and I, with my sharp hearing(well IMO), singling out a Yukana-ish voice which made me watch that part a few times just to be sure. I proceeded to check the credits and spotting her name in it, was so overjoyed that i nearly fell off my seat.
Before u dismiss me as a Yukana fan, I just want to say that she is one of my many favourites and that she is a great seiyuu with a wealth of experience. And before her appearance, my favourite character was Endou Sarina, the Drama Club President, voiced by Sakamoto Maaya.
Sadly, I feel that her role in this show is already over as being the main antagonist in this episode, her appearances would be reduced in the episodes to come. And to make matters worse, from what they discussed in the end of episode 17, I have a slight bad gut-feeling that she may die in one of the upcoming episodes >.<. But thanks to her appearance in this anime, it has made an already amazing seiyuu cast even better, making Star Driver more enjoyable to watch.