Aoi Yūki

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

Aoi Yūki (悠木 碧 Yūki Aoi?, born March 27, 1992) is a Japanese voice actress, actress and singer from Chiba Prefecture.[1] She is affiliated with the Pro-Fit agency.[1] Her previous stage name was Aoi Yabusaki (八武崎 碧 Yabusaki Aoi?).[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.[3]

Biography[edit]

Yūki entered the entertainment industry at the age of 4.[4] 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.[4]

Until the end of 2006, she was affiliated with the theater company Central.[5] 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 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 and Ichigo Amano, respectively. After that, she voiced the protagonists of several of her series, notably Iris from Pokémon: Best Wishes!

In 2011, Yūki voiced the eponymous character of the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Madoka Kaname. 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.[6]

In 2013, Yūki formed a singing unit, Petit Milady, alongside Ayana Taketatsu.[7]

Roles[edit]

Anime[edit]

2004
2005
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Video games[edit]

Live action[edit]

Music[edit]

On March 28, 2012, she released her first solo album, titled Petipa.[8] 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.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Agency profile
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Yūki, Aoi (March 3, 2010). "そつぎょう". Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Yomiuri Shimbun. December 13, 2008. 
  5. ^ Yūki, Aoi (2007-12-17). "「緊急!告知♪」  お知らせ". i. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "6th Annual Seiyū Award Winners Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Aoi Yuki & Ayana Taketatsu Form petit milady Singing Unit". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ Petipa by Aoi Yuuki - http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=VTZL-41
  9. ^ "Madoka Magica's Aoi Yūki Sings Sekai Seifuku's Ending Theme". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 

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