Minori Chihara

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Minori Chihara
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Minori Chihara after Animelo Summer Live - Rainbow concert on 27 August 2011
Background information
Native name 茅原実里
Also known as みのりん (Minorin)
Born (1980-11-18) November 18, 1980 (age 34)
Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan[1]
Genres Anisong, Symphonic pop, Techno, J-pop
Occupation(s) Voice actress, Singer, songwriter, composer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels King Records (recording) (2004-2007)
Lantis (recording) (2007-)
Avex (management, 2004-2013)
M-Peace (management, 2013-)
Website chiharaminori.net

Minori Chihara (茅原 実里 Chihara Minori?, born November 18, 1980) is a Japanese voice actress and singer who has had roles in several anime series.[2][3] As a voice actress, she works under the agency Avex Planning & Development, while in her musical career, she has been signed under King Records and is currently with Lantis.[4] She was born in the city of Utsunomiya, Tochigi and was raised in Saitama.[3] She is affectionately referred to as "Minorin" (みのりん) by her fans.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

2003
  • From April to September, served as the assistant to Mariko Kōda's OBC radio program "Kōda Mariko no GM" through an audition. Coupled with her winning first place at the "Seiyū Grand Prix Club," acquired the right to work in the avex artist academy.[5]
  • In October, was chosen as one of the top 4 finalists for Pony Canyon, Inc.'s "Voice Artist & Singer Audition「VSオーディション2003」" sponsorship contest, but did not win the grand prize.
2004
  • From April to September, debuted her voice acting career as Aya Natsume in Tenjho Tenge.
  • In December, begins her blog "minorhythm" and at the same time, releases her album Heroine
2005
  • In April, begins work as a host personality for the internet radio program Oshiyaberi Yattemasu along with Masaya Onosaka and Miyu Matsuki as the Thursday group.
  • In May, begins both radio programs Avex presents Chihara Minori no Makenai Radio and Avex presents Chihara Minori no Ikenai Radio.
2006
2007
  • On January 24, releases the single Junpaku Sanctuary, ending a two-year hiatus from her personal singing career.
  • On March 18, performs in the Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekisou concert.[6]
  • In May, begins the radio program in conjunction to her blog called "Radio Minorhythm" on Wednesdays as part of the Lantis web radio lineup.
  • On June 6, releases the single Kimi ga Kureta Anohi
  • From June 29 to July 2, appears at Anime Expo 2007 along with Aya Hirano and Yūko Gotō at Long Beach, California as a guest of honor.[7]
  • On July 7, performs in the Animelo Summer Live 2007 Generation-A concert.[8]
  • On August 16, holds a press conference that is broadcast to 115 storefronts across Japan to announce three important news items: the release of her new album Contact on October 24, her tour Live starting its opening on November 18 as part of her birthday concert, and the release of her PV collection DVD slated for December 2007.[9]
  • On December 26, releases the PV DVD Message 01. With it, a follow-up track to the album Contact titled "Contact 13th" is bundled with the DVD as an extra CD.[10]
2008
2009
  • On March 29, performs in the Lucky Star Concert Called Lucky Star in Budokan -Anata no Tame Dakara- / らき☆すた in 武道館 あなたのためだから.
  • On April 29, performs at the Suzumiya Haruhi no Gensō (涼宮ハルヒの弦奏 The Symphony of Haruhi Suzumiya?) held at Tokyo Kosei Nenkin Kaikan with music by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Philip Chu as conductor.
  • On May 3, performs at Ga-Rei Zero - The Live at Shibuya-AX.[13]
  • On June 3, releases the single Tomorrow's Chance.
  • On July 12, performs in her first ever South East Asian concert in DaiCon 「DaiCon-大コン-」, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya in Malaysia.[14]
  • On August 22, performs at Animelo Summer Live 2009 Re:Bridge day 1, including a duet with Yui Horie.
  • On December 23, releases the single Precious One.
2010
  • On February 4, releases the PV DVD Message 02.
  • On February 17, releases the album Sing All Love.
  • On February 24, releases the single Yasashii Bōkyaku
  • On April 10, releases the PV DVD Message 03.
  • On July 21, releases the single Freedom Dreamer
  • On August 7, releases the limited single Ittōsei
  • On August 29, performs at Animelo Summer Live 2010 Evolution day 2, including a duet with May'n.
2011
  • On February 9, releases the singles Defection and Key for Life
  • On April 4, releases the PV DVD Message 04'
  • On July 6, releases the single Planet Patrol
  • On August 27, performs at Animelo Summer Live 2011 rainbow day 1, including a duet with Yukari Tamura.
  • On October 19, releases the single Terminated
2012
  • On February 29, releases the album D-Formation
  • On March 21, releases the single Celestial Diva
  • On July 11, releases the single Zone//Alone
  • On August 26, performs at Animelo Summer Live 2012 Infinity day 2, including a duet with Chiaki Ishikawa.
  • On October 24, releases the single Self Producer

Performance[edit]

Anime[edit]

2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Web Anime[edit]

2009

OVA[edit]

Film[edit]

2010

Game[edit]

Drama CD[edit]

Radio[edit]

Television[edit]

  • pam!TV(Navigator)

Drama[edit]

  • Cross Chord (Mika)

Live events[edit]

  • Debut 1st Anniversary Commemoration Event: Minorin Spring Celebration 2005 (April 10, 2005)
  • Birthday Event: Minorin Birthday Celebration 2005 (November 20, 2005)
  • Debut 2nd Anniversary Commemoration Event: Minorin Spring Celebration 2006 (April 22, 2006)
  • Love Live 2006: Minori Chihara Birthday (November 18, 2006)
  • I Melody: Minori Chihara Birthday Live 2007 (November 18, 2007)
  • Starchild Presents: Starchild Collection[18]
  • Minori Chihara 1st Live Tour 2008: Contact/Re:Birth (March 9, March 16, March 22, March 23)[19]
  • Minori Chihara Live Tour 2009: Parade (February–March 2009)[20]
  • Minori Chihara Live at DaiCon (Malaysia) 「DaiCon-大コン-」 (July 11–12, 2009)[21]
  • Minori Chihara Live 2009 "Summer Camp" (August 1–2, 2009)[22]
  • Minori Chihara Final & Countdown Live 2009-2010 (December 31, 2009) [23]
  • Minori Chihara Live 2010 "Sing All Love" (April 10 - May 30, 2010) [24]
  • Minori Chihara Live 2010 "Summer Camp 2" (August 11–12, 2010)
  • Minori Chihara Live 2010 "Invasion Tour" (October 9, 2010)[25]
  • Minori Chihara Xmas Party 2010 (December 25, 2010)[26]
  • Minori Chihara Film Live (February 9, 2011)[27]
  • Minori Chihara Live 2011 "Key for Defection" (May 2–8, 2011)[28]
  • Minori Chihara Live 2011 "Summer Camp 3" (August 5–7, 2011)[29]
  • Minori Chihara Final & Countdown Live 2011-2012 (December 31, 2011)[30]
  • Minori Chihara Acoustic Live "A-Formation" (February 29, 2012)[31]
  • Minori Chihara Live 2012 "D-Formation" (April 7-May 27, 2012)[32]
  • Minori Chihara Ultra Formation/Party Formation (June 16–17, 2012)[33]
  • Minori Chihara Live 2012 "Summer Camp 4" (August 4–5, 2012)[34]
  • Minori Chihara Birthday Live (November 18, 2012) [35]

Additional work[edit]

  • Blister Pack V♀ices
  • True Love: Winter Best Songs (Commercial narration)
  • True Love: Spring Memorial Songs (Commercial narration)
  • Natsu Monogatari: Summer Best Songs (Commercial narration)

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Date Released Single Name
January 13, 2005 Zutto...Issho/Makenai (Ichizu Version) (ずっと...一緒/負けない〜一途バージョン〜?)
January 24, 2007 Junpaku Sanctuary (純白サンクチュアリィ?)
June 6, 2007 Kimi ga Kureta Ano Hi (君がくれたあの日?)
March 26, 2008 Melty Tale Storage
August 6, 2008 Ameagari no Hana yo Sake (雨上がりの花よ咲け?)
November 5, 2008 Paradise Lost
June 3, 2009 Tomorrow's Chance
December 23, 2009 Precious One
February 24, 2010 Yasashii Bōkyaku (優しい忘却?)
July 21, 2010 Freedom Dreamer
August 7, 2010 Ittōsei (一等星?)
February 9, 2011 Defection
February 9, 2011 Key for Life
July 6, 2011 Planet Patrol
October 19, 2011 Terminated
March 21, 2012 Celestial Diva
July 11, 2012 Zone//Alone
October 24, 2012 Self Producer
April 24, 2013 Kono Sekai wa Bokura wo Matteita (この世界は僕らを待っていた?)
October 30, 2013 Kyōkai no Kanata (境界の彼方?)
February 26, 2014 Fool the World
July 23, 2014 Mukai Kaze ni Utarenagara (向かい風に打たれながら?)

Albums[edit]

Date Released Album Name
December 22, 2004 Heroine
October 24, 2007 Contact
November 26, 2008 Parade
February 17, 2010 Sing All Love
February 29, 2012 D-Formation
December 11, 2013 Neo Fantasia

Character singles[edit]

Date Released Character Single Name
September 29, 2004 Tenjho Tenge Great Disc. 1 (天上天下 Great Disc. 1?)
January 25, 2006 Angel Addict
February 22, 2006 Smile Means Love
May 10, 2006 Hare Hare Yukai (ハレ晴レユカイ?)
July 5, 2006 Nagato Yuki Character Song (Vol. 2 長門 有希?)
November 1, 2006 LoveLoveLove no Sei na no yo! (LoveLoveLoveのせいなのよ!?)
November 22, 2006 Saikyo Pare Parade (最強パレパレード?)
December 6, 2006 Candy (Bitter&Sweet)
March 21, 2007 Seioh Gakuen Kōka Band (聖桜学園校歌バンド?)
March 21, 2007 Only Lonely Rain
July 25, 2007 Fragment: Shooting star of the origin
September 26, 2007 Iwasaki Minami Character Song (Vol.006 岩崎みなみ?)
October 24, 2007 Keikenchi Joshochu☆ (経験値上昇中☆?)
October 31, 2007 Mune Pettan Girls Character Song (Vol.010 胸ぺったんガールズ?)
November 21, 2007 Colorful Days (カラフルDays?)
December 26, 2007 Lucky ☆ Star Re-Mix002
December 26, 2007 D.C. II: Da Capo II Vol.0
January 23, 2008 Kokoro no Tsubasa (ココロノツバサ?)
January 23, 2008 Sekai ga Yume miru YUME NO NAKA/Saishuu Mirai o Misete! (世界が夢見るユメノナカ/最終未来を見せて!?)
February 6, 2008 Sono Koe ga Kiki Takute (その声が聞きたくて?)
February 27, 2008 D.C. II: Da Capo II Character Song Vol. 3
April 23, 2008 Minami-ke Biyori (みなみけ びより?)
January 23, 2009 『Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekidō』 Vocal Mini-album (『涼宮ハルヒの激動』ボーカルミニアルバム?)

DVD[edit]

  • Message 01, released December 26, 2007
  • Minori Chihara 1st Live Tour 2008 Contact DVD, released June 25, 2008
  • Message 02, released February 4, 2009
  • Minori Chihara Live Tour 2009 Parade DVD, released June 24, 2009
  • Message 03, released April 10, 2010
  • Minori Chihara Live Tour 2010:Sing All Love DVD, released November 10, 2010
  • Minori Chihara Summer Camp 2 DVD, released February 23, 2011
  • Message 04, released April 4, 2012

Book[edit]

  • Minorhythm, published March 30, 2006

See also[edit]

List of J-pop artists

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "minorinの日記" (in Japanese). Minori Chihara. November 18, 2003. Archived from the original on February 18, 2004. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
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