Ayaka Fukuhara

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Ayaka Fukuhara
福原 綾香
Born (1989-12-31) December 31, 1989 (age 30)
OccupationVoice actress
Years active2012–present
AgentVIMS
Notable work
Height163 cm (5 ft 4 in)

Ayaka Fukuhara (福原綾香, Fukuhara Ayaka, born December 31, 1989) is a Japanese voice actress from Kagoshima Prefecture affiliated with the agency VIMS.[1] After aspiring to become a voice actress early in life, she made her acting debut in 2012 as the character Rin Shibuya in The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls franchise. She is also known for her roles as Myoko in Arpeggio of Blue Steel and Hotaru Rindō in Qualidea Code.

Biography[edit]

Fukuhara was born in Kagoshima Prefecture on December 31, 1989.[2] Early in life, she dreamed of becoming a veterinarian, but after listening to a radio drama adaptation of the manga series Hunter × Hunter, she became aware of the occupation of voice acting, and decided to pursue that career track instead.[3] She then took correspondence training lessons to improve her voice skills, while also reading manga aloud in order to practice her acting skills. In high school, she was a member of her school's broadcasting club; she later participated in the national radio contest sponsored by NHK, becoming the first student of her school to make it to the contest, although she was unable to win any award. At the urging of her parents, she took a degree in nutrition at a university, while also attending the Japan Narration Acting Institute (日本ナレーション演技研究所). During her time at the training school, she became part of the voice acting agency VIMS.[3]

In 2012, she made her voice acting debut as the character Rin Shibuya in the video game The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls. She graduated from university the following year.[3] She would then play mainly supporting or background roles in anime until 2015 when she was cast as the character Myōkō in the anime film Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova DC.[4] She also reprised the role of Rin for the anime adaptation of The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls.[5] In 2016, she was cast as the character Grea in the anime series Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends,[6] and Hotaru Rindō in the anime series Qualidea Code.[7] In 2017, she played the roles of Sayaka Igarashi in Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler,[8] and Kasumi Ayase in the anime series Dies Irae.[9] She played the role of Tarō Misaki in a new television series adaptation of the manga series Captain Tsubasa in 2018.[10] That same year, she was cast as Mega Man in the video game Mega Man 11.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[1]
2013 Duel Masters: Victory V3 Jenny No. 1 [12]
2013 Arata: The Legend Nao Hinohara [12][13]
2013 Love Lab Maki's older sister [12]
2013 Rozen Maiden High school girl [12]
2013 WataMote School nurse [12]
2014 Jinsei Mari Kurokawa [12]
2014 Trinity Seven Lugh [12]
2014 A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd Female student E, Chairman [12][13]
2015 The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Rin Shibuya [5][14]
2016 Mysterious Joker Ray Season 3 [12]
2016 Super Lovers Nozomi Anzai [12]
2016 Qualidea Code Hotaru Rindō [7]
2017–2019 Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler Sayaka Igarashi Also Kakegurui ×× [8]
2017-2019 The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Theater Rin Shibuya [15][16][17]
2017 Dies irae Kasumi Ayase [9]
2018 Captain Tsubasa Tarō Misaki [10]
2019 Manaria Friends Grea [6]
2019 Fairy Gone Veronica Thorn [18]
2020 Smile Down the Runway Kaoru Kizaki [19]
2020 Sakura Wars: The Animation Anastasia Palma [20]

Films[edit]

List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source[1]
2015 Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova DC Myōkō Compilation film [4][21]
2015 Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova Cadenza- Myōkō [12][22]
2018 Servamp -Alice in the Garden- Mitsuki Usami [23]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[1]
2011 The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Rin Shibuya Debut role [13]
2014 Granblue Fantasy Rin Shibuya, Grea [24]
2015 Princess Connect! Chika Misumi [12]
2015 The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage Rin Shibuya [13]
2016 Girls' Frontline G11, RO635 [25][26]
2016 Collar × Malice Hisashi Sakuragawa [12]
2017 Azur Lane KMS Scharnhorst, KMS Bismarck, KMS U-556 [27] [28] [29]
2018 The King of Fighters XIV Najd [30]
2018 Mega Man 11 Rock / Rockman (Mega / Mega Man) [31]
2018 Varnir of the Dragon Star Karikaro [32]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Vims profile". VIMS. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  2. ^ "福原綾香 - TOWER RECORDS ONLINE" (in Japanese). Tower Records Japan. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "第19回 福原 綾香 さん". Seigura Web (in Japanese). Shufunotomo Infos. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Suzuko Mimori, Ayaka Fukuhara Join Arpeggio of Blue Steel Film Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls TV Anime's 1st Animated Promo Unveiled". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends TV Anime Announced for 2016". Anime News Network. August 31, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Qualidea Code Anime Reveals 3 Promo Videos, Theme Song Artists (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler Anime Casts Ayaka Fukuhara, Mayu Udono". Anime News Network. May 2, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Dies Irae TV Anime's Promo Video Reveals Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Captain Tsubasa Soccer Manga Gets New TV Anime in April". Anime News Network. December 12, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Mega Man 11 Introduces The Voice Cast For The Game". Siliconera. July 27, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "声優さん出演リスト 個別表示:福原綾香" [Voice actor's appearance list individual display: Ayaka Fukuhara]. Voice Artist Database (in Japanese). GamePlaza-HARUKA-. July 28, 2016. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  13. ^ a b c d Doi, Hitoshi (April 3, 2017). "Search results for "Fukuhara ayaka" in ALL database". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  14. ^ "IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Unveils Season 2 Song, Visual, Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  15. ^ "The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Gekijō TV Anime Reveals Cast, Visual, April 4 Premiere". Anime News Network. February 19, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  16. ^ https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-06-08/the-idolm@ster-cinderella-girls-gekijo-anime-3rd-season-premieres-on-july-3/.132618
  17. ^ https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-03-13/the-idolm@ster-cinderella-girls-gekijo-climax-season-premieres-on-april-2/.144494
  18. ^ "P.A. Works Unveils Fairy gone Original TV Anime for April Premiere". Anime News Network. January 24, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  19. ^ "Smile Down the Runway Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, 5 More Cast Members". Anime News Network. December 13, 2019. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  20. ^ "New Sakura Wars Game Gets TV Anime in 2020". Anime News Network. September 13, 2019. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  21. ^ "スタッフ&キャスト – アニメ「蒼き鋼のアルペジオ -アルス・ノヴァ-」公式HP". aokihagane.com. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  22. ^ "2nd Arpeggio of Blue Steel Film's Trailer, New Characters, Date Unveiled". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  23. ^ "Servamp Anime Film's Trailer Reveals New Cast Members, OLDCODEX Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  24. ^ "復刻コラボレーションイベント「アイドルマスター シンデレラガールズ」×「グランブルーファンタジー」を開催!". Granblue Fantasy (in Japanese). Cygames. January 8, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  25. ^ "G11 - Girls' Frontline Wiki". en.gfwiki.com. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  26. ^ "RO635 - Girls' Frontline Wiki". en.gfwiki.com. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  27. ^ "Azur Lane Official Website". Azur Lane Official Website. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  28. ^ "Bismarck - Azur Lane Wiki". Azur Lane Wiki. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  29. ^ "Scharnhorst - Azur Lane Wiki". Azur Lane Wiki. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  30. ^ @SNKPofficial_jp (March 21, 2018). "【THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV】 福原綾香さん(ナジュド役)のメッセージ動画を公開! #SNK #KOF #KOFXIV #KOF14 youtu.be/iEscpogoIEo" (Tweet). Retrieved April 11, 2018 – via Twitter.
  31. ^ "『ロックマン11 運命の歯車!!』で立ちはだかるボス「ブラストマン」、やり込み要素「チャレンジ」とは?". PlayStation.Blog. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  32. ^ "Compile Heart announces Varnir of the Dragon Star for PS4 [Update 2]". Gematsu. Retrieved October 23, 2019.

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