Aika Kobayashi

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Aika Kobayashi
Native name
小林 愛香
Born (1993-10-23) October 23, 1993 (age 25)
Occupation
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!!.

Biography[edit]

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.

Works[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Main roles are marked in bold.

Anime[edit]

Video games[edit]

Radio[edit]

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

Discography[edit]

Single[edit]

Type Release
Date
Title Artist Package
number
Oricon highest
chart[9]
Note
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]

Release
Date
Title Label Package
number
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]

References[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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