Haruko Momoi

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Haruko Momoi
桃井はるこ
Haruko Momoi at FanimeCon 2010-05-31 8.JPG
Haruko Momoi at an autograph signing at FanimeCon 2010 in San Jose, California, U.S..
Background information
Birth name Haruko Momoi
Also known as Halko, momo-i
Born (1977-12-14) December 14, 1977 (age 36)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter, Voice actress
Instruments Vocals, Keytar
Labels avex mode
Website momoi.com

Haruko Momoi (桃井 はるこ Momoi Haruko?, born December 14, 1977) is a Japanese voice actress and singer/songwriter. She also produces an all-female pop group called Afilia Saga.[1][2] She was born in Tokyo, Japan and is affectionately referred to as 'Halko' by her fans, a nickname she gave herself which is inspired by HAL 9000, the onboard computer of the Discovery in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Summary[edit]

Career[edit]

Haruko took interest in personal computers from a young age and studied personal computer communications during her high school years. After she graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Yoyogi High School (ja), her articles and writing on her online blog caught the attention of the chief editor of the Weekly ASCII (ja) magazine. Eventually she was offered a job as a writer for the magazine.[3]

During the late nineties, Haruko began singing and doing live performances on the streets of Harajuku and Akihabara. She then debuted her single "Mail Me," a cover version of which appears in the movie Suicide Circle in 2000. Soon after, she debuted as a voice actress for her role as Komugi Nakahara in Nurse Witch Komugi. In 2002, she paired with Masaya Koike to form the duo UNDER17 and together performed songs for adult and mainstream video games and anime. After their last album Best Album 3 ~Soshite Densetsu e...~ and a live tour of the same name, UNDER17 separated in 2004 citing creative differences, and the two musicians have since gone their separate ways. She continued on with her solo singing career and in 2006, was signed under avex mode as a music composer and singer.

In 2007, Halko published an autobiography entitled Akihaba-LOVE, in which she tells of the major experiences that shaped her life, mainly those that were important in constructing her career as a musician and voice actress, but it also includes anecdotes from her childhood and stories of friendship, as well as personal opinions on different aspects of anime fandom.[4]

Performance[edit]

Anime[edit]

2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2011
2014

OVA[edit]

Anime Movie[edit]

Tokusatsu[edit]

Games[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Radio[edit]

Drama CD[edit]

  • Ai Yori Aoshi series (Chika Minazuki)
  • Tales of the Abyss series (Anise Tatlin)
  • Prism Ark Special Sound Package (Filia)
  • Prism Ark Drama CD: Sister Hell Prism Variation (Filia)
  • Ragnarok The Animation Ver.1-Ver.3 (Maya)
  • Poporaji (Mii)

Television[edit]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Date Released Single Name
May 24, 2000 Mail Me
July 27, 2005 Ton Dol Baby (トンドルベイビー?)
October 19, 2005 WONDER MOMO-i~New recording~
November 8, 2006 Saigo no Rock (さいごのろっく?)
December 6, 2006 Yume no Baton (ゆめのばとん?)
December 27, 2006 Enter!
March 28, 2007 21 Seiki (21世紀?)
October 10, 2007 Party!
October 25, 2007 Yuuen no Amulet/Opera Fantasia (悠遠のアミュレット/オペラファンタジア?)
October 25, 2007 R・G・B…
November 14, 2007 Lumica (ルミカ?)
April 29, 2009 Ruujii Guujii (るーじー・ぐーじー?)
June 17, 2009 ☆Jien Otsu☆Song (☆自演乙☆ソング?)
March 2, 2011 Yoake no Samba (夜明けのサンバ?)
June 22, 2011 Ganbare... Sore wa, I Love You (がんばれ…それは、I Love You?)

Albums[edit]

Date Released Album Name
August 9, 2006 momo-i quality
February 21, 2007 Haruko☆UP DATE SONGS BEST (はるこ☆UP DATE SONGS BEST?)
March 21, 2007 Famison 8BIT (ファミソン8BIT?)
June 8, 2007 Famison 8BIT STAGE2 (ファミソン8BIT STAGE2?)
June 20, 2007 COVER BEST - Cover Densha (COVER BEST カバー電車?)
March 5, 2008 Sunday early morning
December 3, 2008 more&more quality RED ~Anime song cover~
December 3, 2008 more&more quality WHITE ~Self song cover~
September 30, 2009 Henji Ga Nai, Tada No Shitsuren No Youda (へんじがない、ただのしつれんのようだ。?)
September 15, 2010 IVY ~Aibii~ (IVY 〜アイビー〜?)
August 24, 2011 Showa (しょうわ?)
October 24, 2012 'Angya' Momo-i's World Tour (あんぎゃ 〜モモーイ世界の旅〜?)

Anime Singles[edit]

Date Released Single Name
November 1, 2006 LoveLoveLove no Sei na no yo! (LoveLoveLoveのせいなのよ!?)
April 25, 2007 Romantic Summer
May 23, 2007 your gravitation
August 22, 2007 Dan Dan Dan
August 27, 2008 Feel So Easy

DVD[edit]

  • momo-i Live DVD (avex mode)
  • Haruko☆UP DATE (Pony Canyon)
  • CLIP BEST (avex mode)
Simultaneous release with the album Sunday early morning on March 5, 2008 with the making-of of her PVs and image collection.

Book[edit]

  • Akihaba LOVE ~Akihabara to issho ni otona ni natta~

Convention appearances[edit]

Momoi performs at FanimeCon 2010

Momoi has appeared in various convention concerts outside of Japan. To date, she has visited the United States, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Finland, United Kingdom and Russia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "アフィリア・サーガ・イースト、新曲は最大の14人体制" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  2. ^ "アニメ版「ネプテューヌ」テーマ曲はnaoとアフィリア・サーガが担当!" (in Japanese). Listen Japan. 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  3. ^ 桃井はるこのほめぱげ Profile Page
  4. ^ otaku2.com: Momoi Halko: The voice of moe is surprisingly deep!
  5. ^ The title of the show is literally "Akiba" spelled differently three times in hiragana, English, and katakana respectively.
  6. ^ Halko Momoi Concert - Anime Expo 2007 - Anime News Network
  7. ^ Voice Actor Halko Momoi Live at Connichi 2007
  8. ^ Anime North to Host Voice Actress/Singer Halko Momoi - Anime News Network
  9. ^ Anime North - Halko Momoi's Personal Blog (Japanese Only)
  10. ^ Connichi 2008 Musical Guests
  11. ^ "FanimeCon 2009 - Guests". FanimeCon. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-18. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Momoi Haruko at Aya Revolution 2009". AyaCon. 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  13. ^ "Guests of Anime Vegas 2009". Anime Vegas. 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-10. [dead link]
  14. ^ "FanimeCon 2010 - Guests". FanimeCon. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  15. ^ "Desucon 2010 - Halko Momoi". Desucon. 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  16. ^ "Guests of Momo-i Night Fest 2010". Anime Vegas. 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  17. ^ "Idol Matsuri - Guests". Idol Matsuri. 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-15. 

External links[edit]

  • MOMOI MEXICO [1]