Aika Kobayashi

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Aika Kobayashi
Native name
小林 愛香
Born (1993-10-23) October 23, 1993 (age 25)
Years active2011–present
AgentNewcome Inc
Height155 cm (5 ft 1 in)

Aika Kobayashi (小林 愛香, Kobayashi Aika, born October 23, 1993) is a Japanese singer and voice actress from Kanagawa Prefecture. She is currently affiliated with Newcome Inc,[1] and her singles are released under label Media Factory. She is best known for her role as Yoshiko Tsushima in the multimedia franchise Love Live! Sunshine!!.


Aika Kobayashi was born on October 23, 1993 at Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. She is good at dancing.[1] Her father is Japanese, while her mother is half-Japanese and Korean.[2] She learned ballet at the age of 5 and hip hop at third year of elementary school.[3]

In 2011, she debuted as a singer for TV anime Freezing ending theme, "Kimi o Mamoritai" (君を守りたい) and was released as a split single with its opening theme.[4] In 2012, she released a single for TV anime Queen's Blade Rebellion ending theme, "Future is Serious".[5] Both singles are released under Media Factory's record labels.

In 2015, she debuted as a voice actress with Love Live! Sunshine!! as Yoshiko Tsushima.[6] She belonged to the idol group Aqours and its sub unit Guilty Kiss along with Rikako Aida and Aina Suzuki. She is nicknamed "Aikyan" by both fans and Aqours members.[7]

In November 2016, she was announced to be one of the permanent hosts in Love Live! Sunshine!!'s radio program along with Anju Inami and Arisa Komiya.



Main roles are marked in bold.


Video games[edit]


  • Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours Uranohoshi Jogakuin Radio!!! (2016, Hibiki Radio Station)



Type Release
Title Artist Package
Oricon highest
Split single February 23, 2011[4] "COLOR"/"Kimi o Mamoritai" (君を守りたい) MARIA/Aika Kobayashi ZMCZ-7059 35 Opening and ending theme for TV anime Freezing
1st single April 25, 2012[5] "future is serious" Aika Kobayashi ZMCZ-7838 139 Ending theme for TV anime Queen's Blade Rebellion

Participation work[edit]

Title Label Package
Song Source
July 2, 2014 "Nobunaga the Fool Original Soundtrack 2" Lantis LACA-15417 Track 19 "Miko no Inori" (巫女の祈り) [10]

As Aqours[edit]


  1. ^ a b "小林愛香". Newcome (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 10 September 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Aika Kobayashi's blog post". Aikyandys. (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  3. ^ "B.L.T VOICE GIRLS" (in Japanese). Tokyo News Service. August 2016. p. 23.
  4. ^ a b "「フリージング」オープニング&エンディングテーマ 「COLOR」/「君を守りたい」  MARiA/小林愛香". 株式会社KADOKAWA メディアファクトリー (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b "「クイーンズブレイド リベリオン」エンディングテーマ「future is serious」". 株式会社KADOKAWA メディアファクトリー (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Anime Spotlight - Love Live! Sunshine!!". Anime News Network. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Seiyū Animedia" (in Japanese). Gekkan Plus. November 2016. p. 37.
  8. ^ "Aika Kobayashi's Tweet". Twitter (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  9. ^ "小林愛香". ORICON STYLE (in Japanese). Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Aika Kobayashi's tweet". Twitter (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 March 2017.

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