Dear Girl ~Stories~, or DGS for short, is an award-winning Japanese radio show hosted by seiyuu (voice actors) Kamiya Hiroshi (HiroC) and Ono Daisuke (OnoD). It airs Saturdays at 25:00 (Sunday 1AM) on the radio station Bunka Housou (JOQR AM1134kHz) and Sundays at 23:30 (11:30PM) on Radio Osaka (OBC 1314kHz). Kamiya and Ono were co-recipients of the Best Personality Award for their work on DGS at the 9th Annual Seiyuu Awards in 2014. In 2016, DGS won the Radio of the Year Award and Best Male Radio Award at the 2nd AniRadi Awards.

Mail can be sent to the program at [email protected] or the following address:

Kamiya Hiroshi-Ono Daisuke no Dear Girl ~Stories~
Bunka Housou

Aside from opening and ending talks, the show’s current corners include FutsuSto, Dear Girl Jouhou, Dear Girl Danwashitsu, and Dear Voice.

Short for futsuu no story. Letters from listeners.

Dear Girl Jouhou
News about the Dear Girl corner on the AnimeloMix mobile website.

Dear Girl Danwashitsu
Messages from listeners about any recent happenings or things that are troubling them. Kamiya and Ono try to come up with solutions to their troubles.

Dear Voice
Listener-contributed lines that HiroC and OnoD record to later be added to the DGS mobile website and available for download. They alternate each week.

Past corners include Dear Letter, One Phrase Story, GirlSty Danwashitsu, and Sylph Danwashitsu.

Kamiya Hiroshi, born January 28, 1975 in Matsudo-shi, Chiba-ken, Japan (raised in Ushiku-shi, Ibaraki-ken), is a Japanese voice actor with the agency Aoni Production. He has been in the industry for over 15 years with notable roles including Orihara Izaya (Durarara!!), Tieria Erde (Gundam 00), Natsume Takashi (Natsume Yuujinchou), and Levi (Attack on Titan).  Kamiya is well-known for his love of cats, Gundam, and video games. He has a Russian Blue cat named Nyanko Sensei, coincidentally the same name as Natsume’s partner in Natsume Yuujinchou.

On August 7, 2006, a horrific traffic accident left Kamiya hospitalized for two months. With a miraculous recovery, he was back in the studios recording by December after three months of rehabilitation. At the 2nd Annual Seiyuu Awards in 2008, Kamiya won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles as Tieria and Itoshiki sensei. The following year, he took home the prize for Best Lead Actor and Best Personality. In 2012, he won the award for the newly established Most Votes category, an award he would continue to win 5 years in a row until 2015 when he was entered into the Hall of Fame. Due to his popularity, Kamiya is often referred to as “Asia No.1,” but being the modest guy he is, he’s not exactly keen on it. In 2009, Kamiya began releasing solo music CDs under the Kiramune music label. He is also part of the unit KAmiYU under the same label with fellow seiyuu Irino Miyu.

Fan letters can be sent to the following address:

Kamiya Hiroshi
c/o Aoni Production
Pola Aoyama Building 5F
Minami Aoyama 2-5-17
Minato-ku, Tokyo-to 107-8572

Ono Daisuke, born May 4, 1978 in Sakawa-chou, Kouchi-ken, Japan, is a freelance Japanese voice actor. Originally affiliated with Mausu Promotion, Ono went freelance beginning February 2016. He has been in the industry for 10 years, making him kouhai (junior) to Kamiya. His breakout role was Koizumi Itsuki in the highly popular series Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (aka The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya). Since then, he has voiced many well-known characters such as Heiwajima Shizuo (Durarara!!), Sebastian Michaelis (Kuroshitsuji), and Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan). In addition to his “OnoD” nickname, he is also often referred to as “Handsome,” a nickname he is not particularly fond of but has gotten used to. During the Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekisou event, Ono described his character Koizumi as “kimokakkoii” (cool but gross), but somehow that description has now become synonymous with Ono himself. In the past, Kamiya has often called Ono “kimochi warui” (gross; translated as “you suck” in One Point Eikaiwa in DGS #61).

Aside from voice acting, Ono also has a solo music career with the music label Lantis. His first mini album, Hinemosu, was followed by a few singles and then a full album. At the 2nd Annual Seiyuu Awards, Ono was co-recipient with Kamiya for the Best Supporting Actor award for his roles as Hosaka and Kagezaki (Rental Magica). At the 4th Annual Seiyuu Awards in 2009, Ono was presented with the Best Lead Actor award.

Fan letters can be sent to the following address:

Ono Daisuke
c/o Bunka Housou Extend
Bunka Housou Media Plus 7F
Hamamatsucho 1-31
Minato-ku, Tokyo-to 105-8002

**Please note that the above address only accepts letters. Do not send gifts.

How To Listen
Most, if not all, episodes of Dear Girl ~Stories can be found on niconico. New episodes are generally added by a certain user after Sunday’s broadcast of the show on Radio Osaka (around 11:30PM JST).

For residents in Japan, the Radiko service has live streaming of both Bunka Housou (Kantou region) and Radio Osaka (Kansai region), however they are only available free in their respective regions. Paid premium members can access all stations available on Radiko from anywhere in Japan. “Time free” archive streaming is also available for one week after the original broadcast. Net savvy users may be able to use proxy networks or VPNs to access Radiko from outside Japan.