Natsumi Yanase is a veteran seiyuu born in 1971. She was born in Tokyo, and uses the pseudonym Maki Izumi when playing roles in adult games. Her voice has a unique soft and nasal tonal quality, making her perfect for playing gentle Yamato Nadeshiko characters and other shy types, though she occasionally plays roles outside her pigeonhole. Like many other seiyuu, she occasionally sings character songs and openings, and is reputed to be good at hitting high notes. She also loves cats.
Notable roles by Natsumi Yanase:
- Fia in Riviera the Promised Land
- Chihiro Shindou in Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two.
- Norn, Fee, and Nell Ellis in the Atelier Iris series
- Kaede Yuzuki in Haru No Ashioto
- Komari Kamikita in Little Busters
- Himeko in Narcissu Side 2nd
- Akane Hanasaki in Da Capo II
- Nanami in Valkyrie Profile
- Rikuson Hakugen in Koihime Musou
- Ea in I/O
- Nanami in Soul Link
- Marion in Katahane