Aoi Yūki

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Aoi Yūki
Native name 悠木 碧
Born Aoi Yabusaki (八武崎 碧?)[1]
(1992-03-27) March 27, 1992 (age 22)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Voice actress, singer
Height 1.45 m (4 ft 9 in)[2]

Aoi Yabusaki (八武崎 碧?, born March 27, 1992), better known by her stage name Aoi Yūki (悠木 碧 Yūki Aoi?) is a Japanese voice actress, actress and singer from Chiba Prefecture. She is affiliated with the Pro-Fit agency.[2]

When she was 16, she played the seven-year-old Murasaki Kuhōin in Kure-nai. She had two roles in 2008, eight in 2009, and twelve in 2010. She graduated from high school in March 2010, and university in March 2014.[3][4]

Biography[edit]

Yūki entered the entertainment industry at the age of four.[5] As a child, she acted in films and dramas. From 1999 until 2002, she made regular appearances on the variety shows Appare Sanma Dai-sensei and Yappari Sanma Dai-sensei which aired on Fuji TV. When she was in fifth grade, she made her debut as a voice actress.[5]

Until the end of 2006, she was affiliated with the theater company Central.[6] After her admission to college in August 2007, she joined the agency Breath, changing her stage name to Aoi Yūki. She got her first major role in 2008 in Kure-nai[7] as Murasaki Kuhōin. In August of the same year, she moved to the agency Pro-Fit.

In 2009, she starred in two anime: Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzuu and Yumeiro Patissiere as Riko Mikogami[8] and Ichigo Amano,[9] respectively. After that, she voiced the protagonists of several of her series, notably Iris from Pokémon: Best Wishes![10] and Victorique de Blois from Gosick.[11]

In 2011, Yūki voiced the eponymous character of the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Madoka Kaname.[12] In October of the same year, she won the award for best voice actor in the Newtype x Machi Asobi Anime Awards. In 2012, she was awarded the Best Lead Actress Award in the 6th Seiyu Awards.[13]

In 2013, Yūki, together with voice actress Ayana Taketatsu, formed the singing unit Petit Milady.[14] Together, they performed the song "Kagami no Dual-ism" (鏡のデュアル・イズム The Mirror of Dual-ism?), which was used as the third opening theme to the 2013 anime television series Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II, and in 2014, performed the song "azurite", which was used as the opening theme to the 2014 anime television series The Pilot's Love Song.[15]

Roles[edit]

Anime[edit]

2004
2005
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

Video games[edit]

Live action[edit]

Music[edit]

On March 28, 2012, she released her first solo album Petipa.[16] Her first single, "VisuMania", was released on January 29, 2014, which is used as the ending theme to the anime television series World Conquest Zvezda Plot.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matsuo, Kō. Yūki, Aoi. "あの頃、私たちも育ちざかりでした 松尾衡 悠木碧 スペシャル対談". Megami Magazine. Gakken. 13(9), 2011, p. 100. (Japanese)
  2. ^ a b Agency profile
  3. ^ Yūki, Aoi (March 3, 2010). "そつぎょう". Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ Yūki, Aoi (March 26, 2014). "おーくまさんとゆかいななかまたち". Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Yomiuri Shimbun. December 13, 2008. 
  6. ^ Yūki, Aoi (2007-12-17). "「緊急!告知♪」  お知らせ". i. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Staff & Cast". Brains Base. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "テレビ東京・あにてれ あにゃまる探偵キルミンずぅ". TV Tokyo. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Yumeiro Patissiere Ichigo profile". Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ シーズン2 デコロラアドベンチャー:あにてれ:テレビ東京". TV Tokyo. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Staff & Cast". GOSICK Production Committee. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Puella Magi Madoka Magica's Voice Samples Posted". Anime News Network. November 4, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "6th Annual Seiyū Award Winners Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Aoi Yuki & Ayana Taketatsu Form petit milady Singing Unit". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Toaru Hikūshi e no Koiuta Anime's Promo Features Opening Theme by petit milady". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  16. ^ Petipa by Aoi Yuuki - http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=VTZL-41
  17. ^ "Madoka Magica's Aoi Yūki Sings Sekai Seifuku's Ending Theme". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 

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