So, all Love Live fans around the world also celebrate her birthday, right?

Yep. Raised by Aikatsu Stars alongside Miyu Tomita, but becomes popular with Love Live alongside Miyu Kubica (umm, I mean Bottas, or what was her surname again? Oh, Kubota.)

Her motivation to become a voice actor came from a reading drama where a junior high school English class spoke to an Alice in Wonderland book; her classmates gave her the impression that Alice's voice was cute, and she became interested in the voice acting profession. The perspective of the anime that she liked originally changed, and she was impressed by Miyano Mamoru's performance in Death Note.

As a junior high school student, she could not work part-time and did not have the money to attend lessons, so she concentrated on schoolwork. After completing exams, Murakami started looking for a school she could study voice acting. Murakami attended hands-on classes at several vocational schools and training schools, and seeing good tension in it, decided to enrol in Keiko Yokozawa's school, where she started learning the basics of voice acting.

Her debut anime was in Aikatsu Stars!, where she voiced Ako Saotome, a character that becomes a turning point in her voice acting career and says that she is important in her life (although Ai Miyashita's Love Live is the most popular character she has voiced so far). In addition to Saotome, she also cites Wobblinger-Milli, a character she voiced in the video game Quiz RPG: The World of Mystic Wiz, as leaving a lasting impression on her.


Happy Birthday, Natsumi Murakami.

Thank you so much for everything you've done for Aikatsu, especially for voicing Ako in Aikatsu Stars, and we wish you all the best in the future.

And let's say our gratitude for her as well at

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