Yūki in 2013
|Native name||悠木 碧|
|Born||Aoi Yabusaki (八武崎 碧?)
March 27, 1992
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
|Education||Waseda University|
|Occupation||Voice actress, singer|
|Height||1.45 m (4 ft 9 in)|
|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.
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.
Yūki entered the entertainment industry at the age of four. 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.
Until the end of 2006, she was affiliated with the theater company Central. 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 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 and Ichigo Amano, respectively. After that, she voiced the protagonists of several of her series, notably Iris from Pokémon: Best Wishes! and Victorique de Blois from Gosick.
In 2011, Yūki voiced the eponymous character of the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Madoka Kaname. 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.
In 2013, Yūki, together with voice actress Ayana Taketatsu, formed the singing unit Petit Milady. 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.
Original video animation (OVA)
|2011||Baby Princess||Mari Amatsuka|
|2016||The Kubikiri Cycle||Tomo Kunagisa|
|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|
|Yo-Kai Watch: Enma Daiō to Itsutsu no Monogatari da Nyan!||Inaho Misora|
|2016||Your Name||Sayaka Natori|
|A Silent Voice||Yuzuru Nishimiya|
|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|
On March 28, 2012, she released her first solo album Petipa. 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.
|2011||1st Newtype Anime Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2012||6th Seiyu Awards||Best Actress||Won|
- 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)
- Agency profile
- Yūki, Aoi (March 3, 2010). "そつぎょう". Retrieved June 13, 2015.
- 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.
- "Aoi Yūki Bio". Yomiuri Shimbun. December 13, 2008.
- Yūki, Aoi (2007-12-17). "「緊急！告知♪」 お知らせ". i. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
- "Staff & Cast". Brains Base. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
- "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.
- "Yumeiro Patissiere Ichigo profile". Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
- "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.
- "Staff & Cast". GOSICK Production Committee. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
- "Puella Magi Madoka Magica's Voice Samples Posted". Anime News Network. November 4, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
- "6th Annual Seiyū Award Winners Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
- "Aoi Yuki & Ayana Taketatsu Form petit milady Singing Unit". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
- "Toaru Hikūshi e no Koiuta Anime's Promo Features Opening Theme by petit milady". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
- "Aoi Yūki, Emiri Katō, Ai Kayano Join New Sgt. Frog Cast". Anime News Network. March 25, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
- "Marina Inoue, Yoshimasa Hosoya Join My Hero Academia Anime's Cast". Anime News Network. January 28, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
- "Ragnastrike Angels Game About 38-Meter Fighting Girls Gets TV Anime Shorts". Anime News Network. March 25, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
- "Super Heroine Chronicle's 1st Promo Video Shows New Cast". Anime News Network. October 31, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
- Petipa by Aoi Yuuki - http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=VTZL-41
- "Madoka Magica's Aoi Yūki Sings Sekai Seifuku's Ending Theme". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 13, 2014.