The Genshin Impact 2.5 live stream finally introduced the Shrine Maiden, Yae Miko, as a playable character for the upcoming update called "When the Sakura Blooms". In addition, the stream also introduced the character's Japanese and English voice actors, providing unique takes on the Yae Miko for players to enjoy.
Many anticipate learning more about the powerful 5-star Electro Catalyst character, and fans will know the talented voice actors who provide her in-game voice work. So without delay, let's find out more about Yae Miko's Japanese and English voice actors, including their role in Genshin Impact, in previous work, and more.
Ayane Sakura's role in Genshin Impact and her past work
Japanese voice actor, Ayane Sakura, will be handling Yae Miko's Japanese vocal performance in Genshin Impact.
For those who aren't familiar with Ayane, the Japanese voice actress is widely known in Japan for her stellar work in high-profile anime and video game projects.
Here are some notable video games and TV series in which Ayane Sakura has voiced a character.
- Attack on Titan - Gabi
- Pokémon Evolutions - Higana
- My Hero Academia - Ochako Uraraka / Reiko Yanagi
- My Hero Academia: Word Heroes' Mission - Ochako Uraraka
- NEO: The Word Ends with You - Ayano Kamachi
- Persona 5 Strikers - Alice Hiiragi
- Pokémon Masters - Kasumi
Ratana's role in Genshin Impact and her past work
Yae Miko's English dubbing will be voiced by actress Ratana, who has already established her career within the voice acting community.
Having lent her incredible voice to several television projects, including Talking Bratz and Trese, her portfolio includes popular and major gaming releases.
The gaming community may recognise her voice from the following gaming releases:
- Marvel's Avengers - Various
- Legends of Runterra - Claws of the Dragon / Imperial Demolitionist
- 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - Additional voices
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Leonie
- Fallout 76 Wastelanders expansion pack - Kiyomi / RaRa
- Dynasty Warriors 9 - Lianshi / Citizenry, Ratana Ratana (English version)
Who is Yae Miko in Genshin Impact?
Also known as Guuji Yae, Miko is the Shrine Maiden of the Grand Narukami Shrine on Narukami Island and the owner and editor-in-chief at Yae Publishing House in Inazuma City.
According to her character description, Yae Miko "is a descendant of Kitsune lineage, Eternity's servant", a close friend of Morax and Baal and the acquaintance of Ganyu.
Yae Miko ‧ Astute Amusement— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) December 31, 2021
Guuji of the Grand Narukami Shrine
The Grand Narukami Shrine's head shrine maiden and a descendant of Kitsune lineage, Eternity's servant and friend... and the intimidating editor-in-chief of Yae Publishing House, a publisher of light novels. pic.twitter.com/xgMxeQrTnp
She has been rumoured to be joining Genshin Impact as a playable character after being introduced in the 2.0 update. Since then, she has been mentioned by the Raiden Shogun, Sayu, Gorou and Arataki Itto.
Once again, developer miHoYo has done an impressive job of enlisting talented voice actors that highlights the game's massive character roster. As a result, Yae Miko will be bringing her mysterious demeanour and charm to Genshin Impact in the 2.5 update launching on 16th February 2022.
Featured image courtesy of miHoYo, Twitter / Ratana & MyAnimeList.