Aoi Yūki

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Aoi Yūki
Native name 悠木 碧
Born Aoi Yabusaki[1]
(1992-03-27) March 27, 1992 (age 26)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Education Waseda University[2][3]
Occupation
Years active 1996–present
Agent Pro-Fit
Height 145 cm (4 ft 9 in)[4]
Musical career
Genres J-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–present
Labels
Associated acts Petit Milady

Aoi Yabusaki (八武崎 碧, Yabusaki Aoi, born March 27, 1992 in Chiba Prefecture), better known by her stage name Aoi Yūki (悠木 碧, Yūki Aoi), is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer represented by the Pro-Fit agency.[4]

When she was 16, she played the seven-year-old Murasaki Kuhōin in Kure-nai. She had two roles in 2008, eight in 2009, and twelve in 2010. She graduated from high school in March 2010, and university in March 2014.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Aoi Yuki entered the entertainment industry at the age of four.[5] As a child, she acted in films and dramas. From 1999 until 2002, she made regular appearances on the variety shows Appare Sanma Dai-sensei and Yappari Sanma Dai-sensei which aired on Fuji TV. When she was in fifth grade, she made her debut as a voice actress.[5]

Until the end of 2006, she was affiliated with the theater company Central.[6] After her admission to college in August 2007, she joined the agency Breath, changing her stage name to Aoi Yūki. She got her first major role in 2008 in Kure-nai[7] as Murasaki Kuhōin. In August of the same year, she moved to the agency Pro-Fit.

In 2009, she starred in two anime: Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzuu as Mikogami Riko[8] and Yumeiro Patissiere as Amano Ichigo,[9] respectively. After that, she voiced the protagonists of several of her series, notably Iris from Pokémon: Best Wishes![10] and Victorique de Blois from Gosick.[11]

In 2011, Yūki voiced the eponymous character of the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Madoka Kaname.[12] In October of the same year, she won the award for best voice actor in the Newtype x Machi Asobi Anime Awards. In 2012, she was awarded the Best Lead Actress Award in the 6th Seiyu Awards.[13]

In 2013, Yūki, together with voice actress Ayana Taketatsu, formed the singing unit Petit Milady.[14] Together, they performed the song "Kagami no Dual-ism" (鏡のデュアル・イズム, The Mirror of Dual-ism), which was used as the third opening theme to the 2013 anime television series Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II, and in 2014, performed the song "Azurite", which was used as the opening theme to the 2014 anime television series The Pilot's Love Song.[15] In 2015 she played the role of Yuuki Konno in Sword Art Online II, and in 2017 she played the roles of Tanya Degurechaff in Saga of Tanya the Evil and Yoshiko Hanabatake in Aho-Girl.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Television animation[edit]

Year Title Role
2003 Kino's Journey Sakura[16]
2004 Aishiteruze Baby Marika[16]
2005 Onegai My Melody Koto Yumeno[16]
2006 Onegai My Melody: Kuru Kuru Shuffle Koto Yumeno
2007 Onegai My Melody: Sukkiri Koto Yumeno
2008 Kure-nai Murasaki Kuhōin[16]
Shikabane Hime: Aka Akira Tōoka[16]
2009 Akikan! Budoko [16]
Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzuu Riko Mikogami[16]
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Purezza Hikari Hatsuse[16]
Shikabane Hime: Kuro Akira Tōoka
Sora no Manimani Maibara[16]
Yumeiro Patissiere Ichigo Amano[16]
Yutori-chan Yutori Tanaka
2010 Dance in the Vampire Bund Mina Tepes[16]
Durarara!! Shinra Kishitani (young)
Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls Jūbei Yagyū[16]
Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maō Korone[16]
Jewelpet Tinkle Amelie[16]
The World God Only Knows Mio Aoyama[16]
Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Iris[16]
Shiki Sunako Kirishiki[16]
Sound of the Sky Noel Kannagi[16]
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru Toshiko Tatsuno[16]
Yumeiro Patissiere Professional Ichigo Amano
2011 A Channel Tooru[16]
Beelzebub Chiaki Tanimura[16]
Ben-To Hana Oshiroi[16]
Gosick Victorique de Blois[16]
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere Suzu Mukai[16]
Ikoku Meiro no Croisée Alice Blanche[16]
Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing- Giselle Collette Vingt[16]
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Madoka Kaname[16]
Persona 4 The Animation Aika Nakamura[16]
YuruYuri Rivalun[16]
2012 Daily Lives of High School Boys Ringo-chan[16]
Dog Days Couvert Eschenbach Pastillage[16]
Hyōka Kurako Eba[16]
Inazuma Eleven GO vs. Danbōru Senki W Kinako Nanobana[16]
Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stone Kinako Nanobana[16]
Joshiraku Mask[16]
Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Season 2 Iris
Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A Shizuno Takakamo[16]
Senki Zesshō Symphogear Hibiki Tachibana[16]
Touhou Musou Kakyou 2 Youmu Konpaku[16]
YuruYuri♪♪ Rivalun/Raika
2013 BlazBlue Alter Memory Platinum the Trinity/Trinity Glassfield[16]
Gundam Build Fighters Kirara[16]
Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Bride Jūbei Yagyū[16]
Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Konoha Morimura[16]
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Komachi Hikigaya[16]
Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N Iris
Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Season 2: Decolora Adventure Iris
Senki Zesshō Symphogear G Hibiki Tachibana
Valvrave the Liberator Akira Renbōkoji[16]
2014 The Pilot's Love Song Nina Viento/Claire Cruz[16]
Black Bullet Kohina Hiruko[16]
Soul Eater Not! Meme Tatane[16]
Free! - Eternal Summer Sōsuke Yamazaki (young)[16]
Buddy Complex Fiona Jyunyou Weinberg[16]
If Her Flag Breaks Serika Gin'yūin[16]
Nobunaga Concerto Oichi[16]
Rokujyoma no Shinryakusha!? Korama[16]
Keroro New Keroro,[17] Black Star, Monaka
The Seven Deadly Sins Diane[16]
Sword Art Online II Yuuki Konno[16]
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Mieru Hochun[16]
2015 Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA Kirin Shima[16]
Chaos Dragon Shaddy[16]
Case Closed Funako Nakai[16]
Dog Days" Couvert Eschenbach Pastillage[16]
Gangsta. Nina[16]
Ketsuekigata-kun! 2 Type A-chan[16]
Ketsuekigata-kun! 3 Type A-chan
One-Punch Man Tornado of Terror[16]
Onsen Yōsei Hakone-chan Goura[16]
Overlord Clementine[16]
Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Fremy Speeddraw[16]
Senki Zesshō Symphogear GX Hibiki Tachibana[16]
Seraph of the End Krul Tepes[16]
Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya Krul Tepes[16]
Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD Carroll Dodgson[16]
The Asterisk War Meeko Yanase[16]
Tokyo Ghoul √A Kurona Yasuhisa[16]
World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman Shizuno Urushibara[16]
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Komachi Hikigaya
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Noa Takigawa, Maki[16]
Yo-Kai Watch Inaho Misora[16]
Young Black Jack Eri Imagami[16]
Yurikuma Arashi Mitsuko Yurizono[16]
YuruYuri San☆Hai! Rivalun/Raika[16]
2016 Ace Attorney Mayoi Ayasato[16] (Maya Fey)
Ange Vierge Ramiel[16]
Divine Gate Dorothy[16]
Endride Mischa[16]
Erased Kayo Hinazuki[16]
Ketsuekigata-kun! 4 Type A-chan
Magic of Stella Kayo Fujikawa[16]
My Hero Academia Tsuyu Asui[18]
Qualidea Code Maihime Tenkawa[16]
Ragnastrike Angels Kasumi Barnette Midō[19]
Super Lovers Ai Natsukawa[16]
The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War Diane[16]
Tanaka-kun is Always Listless Rino[16]
The Asterisk War 2nd Season Meeko Yanase[16]
2017 ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Lotta[16]
Aho Girl Yoshiko Hanabatake[16]
Altair: A Record of Battles Brigitta Grimaldi[20]
Battle Girl High School Sadone[16]
My Hero Academia season 2 Tsuyu Asui[16]
Saga of Tanya the Evil Tanya Degurechaff[16]
Sakurada Reset Sumire Sōma [16]
Senki Zesshō Symphogear AXZ Hibiki Tachibana
Kino no Tabi - the Beautiful World- the Animated Series Kino[16]
My Girlfriend is Shobitch Akiho Kōsaka[16]
2018 Persona 5: The Animation Futaba Sakura[16]
The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments Diane
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Misaki
Hakumei to Mikochi Konju
Pop Team Epic Popuko (Episode 2-A)
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Arisa
Boku no Hero Academia Season 3 Tsuyu Asui
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Ko Sakuragi
Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi Ougon Douji
Magical Girl Site Ni
Asobi Asobase Tsugumi Aozora
Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King Sakiyama Koume[21]
The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Albertina[22]
Radiant Mélie
2019 Boogiepop and Others Touka Miyashita Miyashita/Boogiepop

Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 Akikan! Budoko
2011 Baby Princess Mari Amatsuka
2016 The Kubikiri Cycle Tomo Kunagisa

Theatrical animation[edit]

Year Title Role
2011 Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! the Movie - Victini and the Black Hero: Zekrom Iris
Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! the Movie - Victini and the White Hero: Reshiram Iris
2012 Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! the Movie - Kyurem VS the Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo Iris
2013 Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! the Movie - ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens Iris
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion Madoka Kaname
2015 Appleseed Alpha Iris
Yo-Kai Watch: Enma Daiō to Itsutsu no Monogatari da Nyan! Inaho Misora
2016 Your Name Sayaka Natori
A Silent Voice Yuzuru Nishimiya
2017 The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl Princess Daruma
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry Sonya
KiraKira☆PreCure à la Mode: Crisply! The Memory of Mille-feuille! Cook
2018 Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island Quiz

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes System
2003 Kino's Journey Sakura PlayStation 2
2006 Blazing Souls Accelate Lydia PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, Android, iOS
Granado Espada Ludin Von Hanen Microsoft Windows
2009 BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Platinum the Trinity Arcade, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows
League of Legends Lulu Japanese dub Microsoft Windows, OS X
2012 BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Platinum the Trinity, Trinity Glassfille Arcade, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows
Do-Don-Pachi Saidaioujou Hibachi, Inbachi Arcade, Xbox 360
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Peashy/Yellow Heart PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows
Phantasy Star Online 2 Claris Claes Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android, PlayStation 4
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Mahoney Katalucia Nintendo 3DS
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable Madoka Kaname PlayStation Portable
Rune Factory 4 Margaret Nintendo 3DS
Toki to Towa Enda PlayStation 3
Sol Trigger Cyril PlayStation Portable
2013 Fate/Extra CCC Jinako Karigiri PlayStation Portable
God Eater 2 Dr. Rachel Claudius PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Battle Pentagram Madoka Kaname PlayStation Vita
Kamen Rider: Battride War Reito PlayStation 3
2014 Super Heroine Chronicle Hibiki Tachibana[23] PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment Yuuki PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Sticks the Badger Wii U
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Sticks the Badger Nintendo 3DS
2015 BlazBlue: Central Fiction Platinum the Trinity, Trinity Glassfille PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Arcade
Closers Mikoto Amamiya Windows
Battle Girl High School Sadone iOS, Android
Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition Yuuki Arcade, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Natalia Korda Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Sword Art Online: Lost Song Yuuki PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4
Fate/Grand Order Okita Souji iOS, Android
2016 Dragon Quest Heroes II Maribel PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
Gundam Breaker 3 Info-chan PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
Persona 5 Futaba Sakura, Necronomicon (Persona awakening voice)/Shadow Futaba PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Alternative Girls Mero iOS, Android
Fate/Grand Order Shuten Douji, Beast II/Tiamat iOS, Android
2017 Nier: Automata Pascal PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows
Onmyōji Kochō-no-sei, Chōchin-kozō iOS, Android
Street Fighter V Menat Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Ibuki Nintendo Switch
2018 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Io PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows
Sdorica -sunset- Tica Chevalier iOS, Android
Fate/Grand Order Okita Souji (Alter) iOS, Android

Drama CDs[edit]

Live action[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
1998 Seijuu Sentai Gingaman Girl Episode 19
2001 Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger Miho Episode 41
2003 Kamen Rider 555 Mari Sonoda (young) Episode 9
2015 Kamen Rider Drive Yurusen Episode 48, voice role
Kamen Rider Ghost Yurusen Voice role
2016 Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger Yurusen Episode 7, voice role
2017 Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light Kirin voice role

Dubbing roles[edit]

Year Title Role Voice dub for Other notes
2018 Tomb Raider young Lara Croft Maisy De Freitas and Emily Carey [24]

Music[edit]

On March 28, 2012, she released her first solo album Petipa.[25] Her first single, "VisuMania", was released on January 29, 2014, which is used as the ending theme to the anime television series World Conquest Zvezda Plot.[26]

Awards[edit]

Year Award ceremony Award Result
2011 1st Newtype Anime Awards Best Actress Won
2012 6th Seiyu Awards Best Actress Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matsuo, Kō. Yūki, Aoi. "あの頃、私たちも育ちざかりでした 松尾衡 悠木碧 スペシャル対談". Megami Magazine. Gakken. 13(9), 2011, p. 100. (in Japanese)
  2. ^ a b Yūki, Aoi (March 3, 2010). "そつぎょう". Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Yūki, Aoi (March 26, 2014). "おーくまさんとゆかいななかまたち". Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Agency profile
  5. ^ a b "Aoi Yūki Bio". Yomiuri Shimbun. December 13, 2008. 
  6. ^ Yūki, Aoi (2007-12-17). "「緊急!告知♪」  お知らせ". i. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Staff & Cast". Brains Base. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "テレビ東京・あにてれ あにゃまる探偵キルミンずぅ". TV Tokyo. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Yumeiro Patissiere Ichigo profile". Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ シーズン2 デコロラアドベンチャー:あにてれ:テレビ東京". TV Tokyo. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Staff & Cast". GOSICK Production Committee. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Puella Magi Madoka Magica's Voice Samples Posted". Anime News Network. November 4, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "6th Annual Seiyū Award Winners Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Aoi Yuki & Ayana Taketatsu Form petit milady Singing Unit". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Toaru Hikūshi e no Koiuta Anime's Promo Features Opening Theme by petit milady". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct "悠木碧(Aoi Yuuki)=八武崎碧". Voice Artist DataBase (in Japanese). GamePlaza Haruka. Retrieved March 27, 2018. 
  17. ^ "Aoi Yūki, Emiri Katō, Ai Kayano Join New Sgt. Frog Cast". Anime News Network. March 25, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Marina Inoue, Yoshimasa Hosoya Join My Hero Academia Anime's Cast". Anime News Network. January 28, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Ragnastrike Angels Game About 38-Meter Fighting Girls Gets TV Anime Shorts". Anime News Network. March 25, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Brigtta's VA". Retrieved December 8, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Lord of Vermilion Anime Reveals Cast, July Premiere". Anime News Network. May 5, 2018. Retrieved July 15, 2018. 
  22. ^ "The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Anime Reveals Cast Replacement, Teaser Video". Anime News Network. May 9, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018. 
  23. ^ "Super Heroine Chronicle's 1st Promo Video Shows New Cast". Anime News Network. October 31, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  24. ^ "トゥームレイダー ファースト・ミッション". Fukikaeru. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  25. ^ Petipa by Aoi Yuuki - http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=VTZL-41
  26. ^ "Madoka Magica's Aoi Yūki Sings Sekai Seifuku's Ending Theme". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 

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