Yui Horie

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Yui Horie
Native name 堀江 由衣
Born (1976-09-20) September 20, 1976 (age 38)
Origin Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan
Genres Pop, anison
Occupation(s) Voice actress, singer
Years active 1997–present
Labels Pony Canyon, Starchild / King, VIMS
Associated acts Aice5, Yukari Tamura, Yamato Nadeshiko, Kurobara Hozonkai
Website www.starchild.co.jp/artist/horie

Yui Horie (堀江 由衣 Horie Yui?, born September 20, 1976) is a Japanese voice actress and singer.[1] She has been affectionately nicknamed "Hocchan" (ほっちゃん?) by her Japanese fans.

She hosts a weekly radio show called "Horie Yui no Tenshi no Tamago" (堀江由衣の天使のたまご "Yui Horie's Angel Eggs"?), and was the founding member of the singing group, Aice5. She was also a member of the since disbanded group Kurobara Hozonkai, with the stage name Yuiel. She won the award for Best Supporting Voice Actress in the 4th Seiyu Awards.


Horie was born in Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan. She debuted in 1997 in the video game Voice Fantasia and for several years had minor roles in various anime. She landed her first leading role as Haruka in Kurogane Communication. The turning point in her career was not until 2000, when she won the role of Naru Narusegawa in the popular anime Love Hina. Other notable and defining career moments were taking the role of Tohru Honda in the anime Fruits Basket in 2001, and releasing her first music album (Mizutamari ni Utsuru Sekai) in 2000. She has since become one of the most popular anime voice actresses in Japan.

Horie formed a temporary unit called Yamato Nadeshiko with the popular voice actress Yukari Tamura in 2001. They released two singles, "Mō Hitori no Watashi" (もうひとりの私?) and "Merry Merrily"—the latter of which was an insert song in the Love Hina Christmas Special. In October 2005, she founded Aice5, a J-Pop group consisting of four other voice actors, to help launch their careers. Aice5 was officially disbanded on September 20, 2007. She has collaborated with a few other artists, such as Unscandal in 2005 and Kurobara Hozonkai, a goth band in 2007.

Horie was affiliated with Arts Vision. However, she eventually left the agency in mid-2007 during an unrelated scandal in the agency's top management and became a freelance voice actress.[2][3] Today, she's affiliated with VIMS, a division of I'm Enterprise. She has published seven independent musical albums. Nearly all of them incorporate at least one track from an anime she has worked with. She currently releases music under the Starchild label (a subdivision of King Records).

Her radio show, which first started broadcast in October 2002, is "Horie Yui no Tenshi no Tamago" (堀江由衣の天使のたまご?) and can currently be heard on the station JOQR (文化放送?) (AM 1134 kHz) at 22:00 - 22:30 every Sundays. With her signature Angel Beam catchphrase and introducing guests such as angela, Nana Mizuki and Megumi Hayashibara, the show has ran in excess of 500 episodes.

In addition to her website, Starchild established her official fan club called Kuroneko Union (黒ネコ同盟 Kuroneko dōmei?, lit. "Black Cat Alliance"),[4][5] where they do promotional activities such as priority seating in concerts, bimonthly newsletters, and merchandise.[6] One of its earliest events was in 2001 where they held a rally and a quiz show.[4]

Voice acting roles[edit]

Anime/video games[edit]



Drama CDs[edit]




Studio Albums[edit]

Compilation Albums[edit]

Singles/maxi singles[edit]

  • My Best Friend (November 18, 1998)
  • Brand-new コミュニケイション (March 17, 1999)
  • Eternal Fantasy 3 Perpetual Blue (悠久幻想曲3パーペチュアルブルー Yūkyū Gensōkyoku 3 Pāpechuaru Burū?) Maxi Single Collection Part.6 (2000)
  • Merry Merrily (Yamato Nadeshiko) (March 21, 2001)
  • Love Destiny (May 16, 2001)
  • Kirari Takaramono (キラリ☆宝物?) (February 28, 2002)
  • All My Love (July 24, 2002)
  • Kokoro Harete Yo mo Akete (心晴れて 夜も明けて?) (February 4, 2004)
  • Scramble (Yui Horie with Unscandal) (October 27, 2004)
  • Hikari (Inukami! Opening Theme) (May 24, 2006)
  • Days (Includes theme songs for Nagasarete Airantō) (May 2, 2007)
  • Koisuru Tenkizu (恋する天気図?) (Including the ending theme for the second half of Nagasarete Airantō) (August 17, 2007)
  • Vanilla Salt (Toradora! Ending 1) (October 22, 2008)
  • Silky Heart (Toradora! Opening 2) (January 28, 2009)
  • Yahho!! (Kanamemo Ending) (August 26, 2009)
  • True Truly Love (September 2010)
  • Immoralist (Dragon Crisis! Opening) (February 2, 2011)
  • Presenter (Dog Days Ending) (May 25, 2011)
  • Coloring (Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! Ending) (January 18, 2012)
  • Natsu no Yakusoku (Dog Days' Ending) (July 2012)
  • Heart Relation (Dog Days' Insert Song) (2012)

VHS, DVDs & Blu-rays[edit]

  • CLIPS 0 〜since'00〜'01〜 (2002) — VHS containing 3 singles, making-of and an interview
  • CLIPS 1 (2004) — includes a number of live action promotional videos, including:
      • Sakura - her first promotional video, for her first album, 水たまりに映るセカイ (Mizutamari ni Utsuru Sekai)
      • Love Destiny - parts of the live action video can be seen in the Sister Princess opening animation
      • Kirari Takaramono - the song is the opening theme for Love Hina Again
      • All My Love - the song is the opening theme for Earth Defender Mao-chan
      • Kokoro Harete Yo mo Akete - the song is the ending theme for Jubei-chan 2
  • LIVE DVD 2006 - The Adventure Over Yui Horie (堀江由衣をめぐる冒険 Horie Yui o Meguru Bōken?)
  • LIVE DVD 2007 - Horie Yui Christmas Live (堀江由衣 クリスマスライブ~由衣がサンタに着がえたら Yui Ga Ni Santa Kigaetara?)
  • CLIPS 2 (2010) - includes a number of live action promotional videos
  • LIVE DVD 2010 - The Adventure Over Yui Horie II - Budoukan of Butoukai ~ Q & A
  • LIVE DVD 2012 - The Adventure Over Yui Horie III - Secret Mission Tour (2012)
  • Horie Yui Best Live - Dorobou to Jikan (2013)
      • This special one-off concert was for fans that had bought both the BEST ALBUM & the 15th single (PRESENTER), with the tickets distributed through a lottery. Around 9000 tickets were issued.
  • LIVE DVD 2013 - The Adventure Over Yui Horie IV ~Pirates Of Yui 3013~


  • Sora Sanpo Biyori (空散步日和?) (2009)
  • Kirakira Mitsubachi wo Meguru Boken (2012)


  1. ^ Doi, Hitoshi (January 3, 2011). "Horie Yui". Seiyuu Database. Archived from the original on January 10, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ アーツビジョン事件を受けて堀江由衣が事務所を辞めたとの噂 (in Japanese). NewAkiba.com. 2007-06-10. Retrieved 2007-08-05. 
  3. ^ 堀江由衣 ほりえゆい. Seigura.com (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-07-16. Retrieved 2007-08-05. 
  4. ^ a b "CYBER リトル・メトロ・ライン:ファンクラブ情報". starchild.co.jp. Archived from the original on 20 October 2001. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "StarChild:堀江由衣 CYBER LITLE METRO LINE". starchild.co.jp. Archived from the original on 22 February 2004. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "StarChild:速咕统搬". starchild.co.jp. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "All Warfare is Based on Deception". Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians. Season 3. Episode 2. Closing credits. 
  8. ^ a b c d スタッフ・キャスト [Staff & cast] (in Japanese). bakemonogatari.com. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-11-22/haruka-tomatsu-yukari-tamura-yui-horie-join-absolute-duo-cast/.81330

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