Here are the characters to be drafted in the 2009 Summer Seiyuu Draft. Any questions or comments can be directed to the draft signup and discussion thread or posted as comments to this blog entry.
Required Characters. You must cast all six of these characters.
) - Heroine of the series, she transfers into Fuuka Academy along with her younger brother Takumi. While on a ferry heading towards the academy, she becomes embroiled in a fight between two mysterious girls, during which she awakens a power within herself. Mai is a cheerful girl with...ample assets, she works part time to support Takumi, who is chronically ill. She has to deal with work, school, her feelings for Yuuichi Tate, and a battle royale among 12 girls known as "HiME"
) - Mikoto is a small girl with a huge sword and an even larger apetite. pseudo-adopted by Mai, they are roommates in the Fuuka Girl's Dorm. A somewhat feral girl who likes to lay in the sun like a cat, eat Mai's ramen and snuggle in Mai's chest, she carries her sword "Miroku" everywhere she goes. Her only goal is to find her "Older Brother", but cannot remember anything about him.
) - Tall, dark and beautiful, Natsuki is a very serious young woman, on a mission for revenge. Her quest to find the secret behind the death of her mother has led her to Fuuka Academy and the HiME war. While she puts out a very stern and serious facade, Natsuki is very easily flustered, and tends to find her plans disrupted in the most improbable ways. Her only true friend is the Student Council President, Shizuru Fujino.
) - Yuuichi meets Mai on the deck of the ferry they are both taking to Fuuka Academy, they don't exactly get off to a roaring start. Yuuichi is accompanied by his childhood friend Shiho, who is also a student at the Academy. Yuuichi is a former member of the Kendo Squad, and in general a pretty normal guy. He maintains that he has no interest in Mai, but very few people believe him.
) - A mysterious young boy who can be found hanging around the Fuuka Academy Library. He tends to appear suddenly, standing on a tall structure, dispense some cryptic advice, and then vanish. He is playful, yet sinsiter, though his advice does tend to pan out, in the end.
) - Vice President of the Fuuka Academy Student Council, he's a very handsome young man. Rumors persistently attach him to President Fujino, but both always deny any truth to them. He develops an interest in Mai, and she reciprocates to an extent. Reito is a very dependable person, and can always be counted on when the time comes.
Optional Characters. You must cast any six of these characters.
) - An archeology student reasearching her doctoral thesis, Midori finds herself part timing as a teacher at Fuuka Academy. Claiming to be 17 years old (actual age: 23), she's surprisingly dependable, in a flaky sort of way. Also works part time at the same restaurant Mai does. She quickly gains the confidence of the younger girls around her, much to the chagrin of her old friend, school nurse Youko Sagisawa. Midori's goal seems to be purely academic, however she may not realize just what she's stumbled into...
) - A beautiful, cruel girl. A third year in middle school who spends her nights proweling the streets of the nearby city, seducing men and then violently robbing them. She develops a surprising friendship with Mikoto, and a grudging alliance with Mai and Natsuki, but she remains haunted by events in her past.
) - A young maiden in the prime of her life, Akane is madly in love with Kazuya Kurauchi (who madly loves her back). Akane has found true love, and she knows that nothing can happen to take it away...
) - A somewhat odd girl, very stoic and reserved. The daughter of a local chaplain, she is frequently found in the company of Alyssa Searrs. Miyu is frequently accused of being "robotic" by other girls, but if only they knew just how true that was...
) - An elementary school girl, visiting from America. She has a beautiful voice and is known as the "Golden Angel" of Fuuka Academy. Her father is the head of the Searrs Conglomerate, a megacorporation based in America, there may be more to Alyssa than meets the eye...
) - Secretary of the Student Council, she's a shy, quiet girl who doesn't speak much. She is generally found around her best friend Haruka Suzushiro, cautioning Haruka to stay calm, and correcting her frequent vocal slips.
) - The Executive Director of the Student Council, and eternal rival to Shizuru Fujino. Haruka tends to get violently excited over things, throwing caution to the wind and leaping in feet first. The only one to try and hold her back is her best friend Yukino. Haruka tends to badly mangle common phrases when she gets excited, and is usually corrected by Yukino
) - The President of the Student Council, Shizuru is the perfect Japenese Woman. Speaking in a Hiroshima accent, Shizuru can do anything, at anyplace, for anyone. Oblivious to Haruka's rivalry, and brushing off all rumors attaching her to Reito, she seems completely imperturbable. The only person she opens up to is Natsuki, whom she is extremely protective of, yet she cannot resist the urge to tease her as well. Shizuru however, has a secret...
) - School Nurse for Fuuka Academy, and old friend of Midori's. Youko is frequently exasperated by the antics of her friend, but is always their to support the students of the school, no matter what odd injuries they manage to acquire.
) - The nun at the catholic church on the grounds of Fuuka Academy, Yukariko is very devoted to her god, however she is tempted by something forbidden. Yukariko frequently takes confessions from the students of the academy, and provides counseling however she can.
) - A wheelchair bound young girl, Mashiro is the director of Fuuka Academy. Second only to Nagi in dispensing cryptic information, she is always accompanied by her maid, Fumi. Mashiro has many secrets, each more shocking than the last...
) - Mashiro's maid, a quiet young woman who speaks infrequently. Not much is known about her, but she is never far from her mistress' side.
) - One of Mai's Classmates, and one of her first friends at Fuuka Academy. A self-styled reporter, she claims to know everything there is to know about everyone worth knowing. In other words, she's the school gossip. Frequently seen with her best friend Aoi, she is utterly relentless once her curiosity is piqued.
) - Another of Mai's classmates, she's frequently found with her friend Chie. She's also Nao's roommate, and frequently has to coverup for her late-night absenses. More relaxed than Chie, but will leap right in along with her if she smells a good rumor, such as just what is happening between Mai, Tate and Reito?
) - Childhood friend of Yuuichi Tate, she considers him her "older brother", much to his chargrin. A somewhat jealous girl, she dislikes Mai almost instantly, and not just because of her chest. Her fierce unrequited love is a force to be reckoned with.
) - A classmate of Takumi's, he's a serious boy who likes to draw. He and Takumi quickly become friends. however Akira is really a girl, disguised as a boy due to the events of the HiME war...
) - Mai's younger brother, a somewhat sickly boy who is in need of an expensive operation that can only be performed oversees. Mai works part time to help support him, but he wishes she wouldn't sacrifice so much for him. He's good friends with Akira Okuzaki.