Aoi Yūki

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Aoi Yūki
photo of Aoi Yūki
Native name 悠木 碧
Born Aoi Yabusaki (八武崎 碧?)[1]
(1992-03-27) March 27, 1992 (age 24)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Education Waseda University
Occupation Voice actress, singer
Years active 1996-present
Agent Pro-Fit
Notable credit(s) Puella Magi Madoka Magica as Madoka Kaname
Ange Vierge as Ramiel
Sword Art Online as Konno Yuuki
The Seven Deadly Sins as Diane
Seraph of the End as Krul Tepes
One-Punch Man as Tornado of Terror
Erased as Kayo Hinazuki
Height 1.45 m (4 ft 9 in)[2]
Website aoimania.com
Musical career
Genres J-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–present
Labels FlyingDog
Associated acts Petit Milady

Aoi Yabusaki (八武崎 碧 Yabusaki Aoi?, born March 27, 1992), better known by her stage name Aoi Yūki (悠木 碧 Yūki Aoi?) is a Japanese voice actress, and singer from Chiba Prefecture. She is represented by the Pro-Fit agency.[2]

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.[3][4]

Biography[edit]

Yūki 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 and Yumeiro Patissiere as Riko Mikogami[8] and Ichigo Amano,[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]

Filmography[edit]

Television animation[edit]

Year Title Role
2003 Kino's Journey Sakura
2004 Aishiteruze Baby Marika
2005 Onegai My Melody Koto Yumeno
2006 Onegai My Melody: Kuru Kuru Shuffle Koto Yumeno
2007 Onegai My Melody: Sukkiri Koto Yumeno
2008 Kure-nai Murasaki Kuhōin
Shikabane Hime: Aka Akira Tōoka
2009 Akikan! Budoko
Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzuu Riko Mikogami
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Purezza Hikari Hatsuse
Shikabane Hime: Kuro Akira Tōoka
Sora no Manimani Maibara
Yumeiro Patissiere Ichigo Amano
Yutori-chan Yutori Tanaka
2010 Dance in the Vampire Bund Mina Tepes
Durarara!! Shinra Kishitani (young)
Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls Jūbei Yagyū
Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maō Korone
Jewelpet Tinkle Amelie
The World God Only Knows Mio Aoyama
Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Iris
Shiki Sunako Kirishiki
So Ra No Wo To Noel Kannagi
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru Toshiko Tatsuno
Yumeiro Patissiere Professional Ichigo Amano
2011 A Channel Tooru
Beelzebub Chiaki Tanimura
Ben-To Hana Oshiroi
Gosick Victorique de Blois
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere Suzu Mukai
Ikoku Meiro no Croisée Alice Blanche
Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing- Giselle Collette Vingt
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Madoka Kaname
Persona 4 The Animation Aika Nakamura
YuruYuri Rivalun
2012 Daily Lives of High School Boys Ringo-chan
Dog Days' Couvert Eschenbach Pastillage
Hyōka Kurako Eba
Inazuma Eleven GO vs. Danbōru Senki W Kinako Nanobana
Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stone Kinako Nanobana
Joshiraku Mask
Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Season 2 Iris
Saki: Achiga-hen episode of Side-A Shizuno Takakamo
Senki Zesshō Symphogear Hibiki Tachibana
Touhou Musou Kakyou 2 Youmu Konpaku
YuruYuri♪♪ Rivalun/Raika
2013 BlazBlue Alter Memory Platinum the Trinity/Trinity Glassfield
Gundam Build Fighters Kirara
Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Bride Jūbei Yagyū
Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Konoha Morimura
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Komachi Hikigaya
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
2014 The Pilot's Love Song Nina Viento/Claire Cruz
Black Bullet Kohina Hiruko
Soul Eater Not! Meme Tatane
Free! - Eternal Summer Sōsuke Yamazaki (young)
Buddy Complex Fiona Jyunyou Weinberg
If Her Flag Breaks Serika Gin'yūin
Nobunaga Concerto Oichi
Rokujyoma no Shinryakusha!? Korama
Keroro New Keroro, Black Star, Monaka
The Seven Deadly Sins Diane
Sword Art Online II Yuuki Konno
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Mieru Hochun
2015 Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA Kirin Shima
Chaos Dragon Shaddy
Case Closed Funako Nakai
Dog Days" Couvert Eschenbach Pastillage
Gangsta. Nina
Ketsuekigata-kun! 2 Type A-chan
Ketsuekigata-kun! 3 Type A-chan
One-Punch Man Tornado of Terror
Onsen Yōsei Hakone-chan Goura
Overlord Clementine
Rokka no Yūsha Fremy Speeddraw
Senki Zesshō Symphogear GX Hibiki Tachibana
Seraph of the End Krul Tepes
Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya Krul Tepes
Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD Carroll Dodgson
The Asterisk War Meeko Yanase
Tokyo Ghoul √A Kurona Yasuhisa
World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman Shizuno Urushibara
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Komachi Hikigaya
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Noa Takigawa, Maki
Yo-Kai Watch Inaho Misora
Young Black Jack Eri Imagami
Yurikuma Arashi Mitsuko Yurizono
YuruYuri San☆Hai! Rivalun/Raika
2016 Ace Attorney Mayoi Ayasato
Ange Vierge Ramiel
Divine Gate Dorothy
Endride Mischa
Erased Kayo Hinazuki/Sugita
Ketsuekigata-kun! 4 Type A-chan
Magic of Stella Kayo Fujikawa
My Hero Academia Tsuyu Asui
Qualidea Code Maihime Tenkawa
Ragnastrike Angels Kasumi Barnette Midō
Super Lovers Ai Natsukawa
The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War Diane
Tanaka-kun is Always Listless Rino
The Asterisk War 2nd Season Meeko Yanase

Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

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

Video games[edit]

Drama CDs[edit]

Live action[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
1998 Seijuu Sentai Gingaman
2001 Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger
2003 Kamen Rider 555 Mari Sonoda (young)
2015 Kamen Rider Drive Yurusen Episode 48, voice role
Kamen Rider Ghost Yurusen Voice role
2016 Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger Yurusen Episode 7, voice role

Music[edit]

On March 28, 2012, she released her first solo album Petipa.[17] 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.[18]

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. (Japanese)
  2. ^ a b Agency profile
  3. ^ Yūki, Aoi (March 3, 2010). "そつぎょう". Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  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. ^ "Super Heroine Chronicle's 1st Promo Video Shows New Cast". Anime News Network. October 31, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  17. ^ Petipa by Aoi Yuuki - http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=VTZL-41
  18. ^ "Madoka Magica's Aoi Yūki Sings Sekai Seifuku's Ending Theme". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 

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