Ayumu Murase (村瀬 歩, Murase Ayumu, born December 14, 1988) is a Japanese voice actor affiliated with the agency VIMS. He is also living in Tokyo, Japan. Murase was born in the United States, but grew up in Aichi, Japan. He lived in Aichi until graduating from high school, after which he attended university in Kyoto Prefecture. Later, he moved to Tokyo.After showing an interest in theatre, Murase joined the Japan Narration Actors Institute with the aim of becoming a voice actor. In 2011, he made his debut as a voice actor in the role of a male student in the TV anime Persona 4: The Animation. The following year, he played the first main character in the role of Shun Aonuma (14 years old) in From the New World. In 2014, he starred in the role of Shoyo Hinata in Haikyu!!.In 2016, Murase won the Seiyu Award for Best Male Rookie.