Yuu Asakawa is one of the voice actresses that is known for her deep and calm voice which means she is often landed the roles of characters that fulfills the trope Tall, Dark and Bishoujo or Statuesque Stunner (in fact, she's not quite one in Real Life at all, especially the tall part — she's only 5'3). As a result, her characters usually overlap with Ms. Fanservice and it's what makes her famous.
She was once married to another well-known voice actor Showtaro Morikubo. Unfortunately, they quickly divorced.
She keeps her twitter updated, in English no less (although not perfect English). She also hosts a web-based show called Otaku Verse Zero with Patrick Macias, introducing Japanese sub-culture to English speakers. Which means, yes, she spoke English the majority of time (had to speak Japanese to deal with some natives).
Notable roles by Yuu Asakawa:
- Motoko Aoyama in Love Hina
- Sakaki in Azumanga Daioh
- Jura Basil Elden in Vandread
- Mizuki Tachibana in Gravion
- Rider in Fate/stay night
- Chou'un Shiryuu in Ikki Tousen
- Shou Tachibana in Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo and Super Robot Wars GC
- Itoko Osakabe in School Rumble
- Nel Zelpher in Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
- Shalua in Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus
- Komachi Tsugumi in Ever 17
- Luka Megurine in Vocaloid -> One of the few big name seiyuu who lent her voice in the program
- Yuuki Mitani in Hikaru no Go
- Priss Asagiri in Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
- Runessa Magnus in StrikerS Sound Stage X
- Maika Mizukoshi in Da Capo II
- Rolf in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
- Sefuru in Harukanaru Toki no Naka de
- Norimi Kawaguchi in K-On!!!
- Misuzu Kusakabe in Eleven Eyes
- Hibiki Tsukahara in Amagami
- Misae Munakata in Muv Luv Alternative and the remake of Kimi Ga Ita Kisetsu
- Aguija in Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Inspectors
- Makoto in Kishin Houkou Demonbane
- Joshi Saijou/Black Carrier in Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel
- Rosa Mia Vadamme (very briefly) in the Zeta Gundam Compilation Movie series, as a result of the character's original seiyuu having gone through an acrimonious divorce with the casting director.
- Anastasia the Glacier in Brave 10
- Nagi Kirima in Boogiepop Phantom
- Satsuki Shinonome in Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
Tropes associated with Yuu Asakawa
- Ms. Fanservice: Not herself, but most of her characters do qualify.
- Pigeonholed Voice Actor: Although she can do other types fine, sexy ladies, Tall, Dark and Bishoujo and Statuesque Stunner types seems to be her type of voice.
- Surprisingly Good English: When doing Otaku Verse Zeo.