Yukari Tamura

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Yukari Tamura
Native name 田村 ゆかり
Also known as Yukarin
Born (1976-02-27) February 27, 1976 (age 38)
Fukuoka, Japan
Origin Fukuoka, Japan
Genres J-pop, anison
Occupations Singer, lyricist, voice actress
Years active 1997–present
Labels PolyGram Japan (1997-2001)
Konami (2001-2007)
King Records (2007-present)
Associated acts Nana Mizuki, Yui Horie, Yuria Hama
Website www.tamurayukari.com

Yukari Tamura (田村 ゆかり Tamura Yukari?, born February 27, 1976, in Fukuoka Prefecture) is a Japanese singer-songwriter and voice actress, affiliated with Arts Vision.[1] Affectionately called Yukarin by her fans, she is also known for her high-pitched voice and interest in Lolita fashion. She made her debut as a voice actress in 1997, releasing her debut single "Yūki o Kudasai" on March 26, 1997. The official fan club is Mellow Pretty.

While also a well-known voice actress, several of her releases have been used as opening and ending themes for anime series, while some have reached the Oricon top 100 singles and album charts. Her role as Nanoha Takamachi in the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series contributed to a rise in her popularity, as several of her singles ("Little Wish ~lyrical step~", "Spiritual Garden", "Hoshizora no Spica", "Beautiful Amulet") were used as the ending themes for the franchise's anime adaptations.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Tamura gained notoriety as an advocate for the Lolita fashion movement, wearing Lolita-style clothing in public, as well as for her music releases, often in music videos and on the covers of her CD releases. In 2001, Tamura formed a unit called Yamato nadeshiko with another well known voice actress, Yui Horie. Two singles were released, Mō Hitori no Watashi and Merry Merrily - the latter of which was an insert song in the Love Hina Christmas Special.

On January 1, 2007, Tamura's talent management agency changed from Arts Vision to I'm Enterprise, a subsidiary of Arts Vision, and on April 1, 2007, Tamura's record company officially changed from Konami to King Records, however, there was no material effect to Tamura because the actual record production of Konami is carried out by King Records. She has also featured as a narrator of Japanese anime satellite television network Animax.

Voice roles[edit]

*Bold denotes main character.

Anime[edit]

1995
1997
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OVA[edit]

1997
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Movie[edit]

1998
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Game[edit]

1997
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2013

Tokusatsu[edit]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Discography[edit]

Concerts[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • Sora Iro
    Released October 10, 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doi, Hitoshi. "Tamura Yukari". Seiyuu Database. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Maho Shojo Magical-tan". Newtype USA 6 (10): p. 130. October 2007. ISSN 1541-4817. 
  • "Music Picks". Newtype USA 6 (6): p. 118. June 2007. ISSN 1541-4817. 
  • Nakagami, Yoshikatsu (October 2007). "The Official Art of AIR". Newtype USA 6 (10): pp. 135–141. ISSN 1541-4817. 

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