Manami Numakura

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Manami Numakura
Native name 沼倉 愛美
Born (1988-04-15) April 15, 1988 (age 30)
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Voice actress, singer
Years active 2008–present
Agent Arts Vision
Musical career
Genres Anison
Labels Flying Dog
Associated acts The Idolmaster, Trident
Website numakuramanami.com

Manami Numakura (沼倉 愛美, Numakura Manami, born April 15, 1988) is a Japanese voice actress and singer from Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. She is affiliated with Arts Vision.[1][2] Her best-known role is in The Idolmaster video game franchise where she voices Hibiki Ganaha from the rival group known as Project Fairy. Other major roles include Riko in Love Lab, Takao in Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Machi Tokiwa in Hanayamata, Saya Endō in Dagashi Kashi. She made her solo music debut in 2016, performing the opening theme to the anime series Magical Girl Raising Project. From 2013 to 2016, she was a member of the voice acting unit Trident.

Career[edit]

Numakura decided to become a voice actress while in high school after listening to a drama CD lent to her by a friend who liked anime; she also became a fan of the Gundam franchise during this time, and she cited this as another reason for her deciding to become a voice actress.[3]

Numakura made her voice acting debut in 2008 after auditioning for a role in the franchise The Idolmaster; she was cast as the character Hibiki Ganaha.[4] She made her anime voice acting debut in 2009, playing the role of a student in an episode of the anime series Gintama.[1] She would primarily voice background and supporting roles until 2011, when she played Hibiki in the anime adaptation of The Idolmaster.[1]

In 2012, Numakura was cast as the role of Arata Obata in the anime series Black Rock Shooter,[5] and as the role of Yurika Tōdō in the franchise Aikatsu!.[6] In 2013 she played the role of Riko Kurahashi in the anime series Love Lab,[7] and the role of Takao in the anime series Arpeggio of Blue Steel.[8] Numakura, together with Mai Fuchigami and Hibiku Yamamura, formed the singing unit Trident, which performed songs for Arpeggio of Blue Steel.[9] In 2014 she played Nanami Tokou in the anime series Brynhildr in the Darkness,[10] and Aoi Sakurai in the anime series Rail Wars!,[11] and Machi Tokiwa in the anime series Hanayamata.[12] In 2015, she was cast as the character Paula McCoy in the anime series Nisekoi.[13] In 2016, she was cast as the character Saya Endō in the anime series Dagashi Kashi,[14] and as Kano Sazanami in the anime series Magical Girl Raising Project.[1] Trident disbanded in 2016 following the release of its last album Blue and a final concert at the Makuhari Messe Hall.[15] In 2017, she was cast as Akane Hiyama in the anime series Love Tyrant.[16]

Numakura made her debut as a solo music artist under the Flying Dog label in 2016.[3] Her first single "Sakebe" (叫べ, Shout) was released on November 2, 2016;[17] the title song is used as the opening theme to the anime television series Magical Girl Raising Project.[18] Her second single "Climber's High!" was released on February 8, 2017;[19] the title song is used as the opening theme to the anime series Fuuka, where Numakura plays the role of Tama.[20] Numakura opened her official fanclub Area Nu in April 2017,[21] and she released her first album My Live on June 14, 2017.[22] She made an appearance at Animelo Summer Live in 2016,[23] and she will make an appearance at Animax Musix 2018.[24]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Series Role Notes Source[1]
2009 Gin Tama Student A Ep. 188
2010 Hanamaru Kindergarten Kenji
2011 Nichijou
2011 Sket Dance Ayano Sugisaki
2011 Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san
2011 Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi Keita Yamakawa
2011 Zoobles! Panky
2011 Bunny Drop
2011 The Idolmaster Hibiki Ganaha Also OVAs and specials
2011 Tamayura: Hitotose Shōko Hirono
2012 High School DxD Marion
2012 Black Rock Shooter Arata Kohata
2012 Sengoku Collection Yumi
2012 Shirokuma Cafe Mizuki
2012 Natsuiro Kiseki Asano-senpai, others [25]
2012 Moyasimon Returns A. Soe, Kobo
2012 Aikatsu! Yurika Tōdō
2013–14 Puchimas! Petit Idolmaster Hibiki Ganaha, Chibiki web series, also sequels and OVAs [25][26]
2013 Sasami-san@Ganbaranai Jō Edogawa
2013 A Certain Scientific Railgun S Yumi Kusakabe Ep. 4 [25]
2013 Love Lab Riko Kurahashi [7]
2013 Arpeggio of Blue Steel Takao [8]
2014 Harmonie Mayumi Anime Mirai 2014 short film [27]
2014 Riddle Story of Devil Otoya Takechi [28]
2014 Brynhildr in the Darkness Nanami Tokou [10]
2014 Rail Wars! Aoi Sakurai [11]
2014 Hanayamata Machi Tokiwa [12]
2014–15 Shirobako Yumi Iguchi, Poppy, Noa, others [25]
2015 Unlimited Fafnir Mitsuki Mononobe [29]
2015 Assassination Classroom Rio Nakamura [30]
2015 Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova DC Takao feature film [31]
2015 Show by Rock!! Retoree [32]
2015 The Heroic Legend of Arslan Alfreed [33]
2015 Sound! Euphonium Mamiko Oumae [25]
2015 Nisekoi: Paula McCoy [13]
2015 Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie Tsumugi (young) [34]
2015 Overlord Narberal Gamma [35]
2015 Lance N' Masques Yoriko Sudo [36]
  Doraemon 2005 series
2016 Dagashi Kashi Saya Endō [14]
2016 Assassination Classroom 2nd Season Rio Nakamura
2016 Magical Girl Raising Project Ripple / Kano Sazanami eps. 1- (Ripple), 1, 3, 7, 9 (Kano Sazanami)
2016 Schwarzesmarken Circe Steinhoff
2016 Seisen Cerberus: Ryūkoku no Fatalite Mumuu
2017 Fuuka Tama
2017 Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry Brandish μ
2017 Love Tyrant Akane Hiyama [16]
2018 Fairy Tail Brandish μ
2018 Gundam Build Divers Ayame
2018 Slow Start Kiyose Enami
2018 Overlord II Narberal Gamma

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Series Role Notes Source[1]
2009–14 The Idolmaster series Hibiki Ganaha Starting with The Idolmaster SP [25]
2009 Puzzle: Boku ra no 48-jiken senso
パズル-ぼくらの48時間戦争
Keiko Takigawa
2012 Touch, Shot! Love Application
ja:たっち、しよっ! 〜Love Application〜
Natsu
2012 WonderKing Online
2012 Mugen Souls Alys Levantine
2012 Atelier Elkrone: Dear for Otomate Kaya
2012 Kidō Senshi Gundam SEED Battle Destiny
2012 Agarest Senki Mariage
ja:アガレスト戦記 Mariage
Ka Kaoru
2013 Demon Gaze Pine
2013 Mugen Souls Z Alys Levantine
2013 Killer Is Dead Scarlett
2013 Lord of Vermillion III Freya
2014 Dai ransō dasshu or dasshu! !
ja:大乱走ダッシュor奪取!!
Ai Tensakamari
2014 ja:RE:VICE【D】 Violet
2014 Hanayamata: Yosakoi Live! Machi Tokiwa PS Vita [25][37]
2015 Tokyo Xanadu Rion Kugayama
2016 Tokyo Xanadu: eX+ Rion Kugayama

Audio dramas[edit]

List of voice dub performances in audio drama productions
Series Role Notes Source[1]
Puchimasu! Petit Idolmaster Drama CD Hibiki Ganaha
Star Mine Kazami Hoshino
Super Star: Me to Me Mika Tachibana

Overseas dubbing[edit]

List of voice dub performances in overseas productions
Series Role Notes Source[1]
August
iCarly
The Pacific

Discography[edit]

Character albums[edit]

List of character albums, extended plays and singles, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions
JPN
[38]
The Idolmaster Master Artist 2 -First Season- 02 Ganaha Hibiki
(as Hibiki Ganaha)
  • Released: November 3, 2010
  • Label: Nippon Columbia
  • Cat. No.: COCX-36511
  • Formats: CD, digital download
24
The Idolmaster Master Artist 3 02 Ganaha Hibiki
(as Hibiki Ganaha)
  • Released: April 22, 2015
  • Label: Nippon Columbia
  • Cat. No.: COCX-39142
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4
Petit Idolmaster Twelve Seasons! Vol. 10: Ganaha Hibiki & Chibiki
(as Hikibi Ganaha)
  • Released: March 6, 2013
  • Label: Frontier Works
  • Cat. No.: MFCZ-1037
  • Formats: CD, digital download
18
Ongaku Shoujo「Rock the Hero」
(as Haru Chitose)
  • Released: March 29, 2013
  • Label: Cosmic Record
  • Cat. No.: CORE-00012
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Yosakoi Song Series Go Machi
Yui Hama gakuen chūgaku yo-sa koi bu Tokiwa Machi
  • Released: November 19, 2014
  • Label: Diveii Entertainment
  • Cat. No.: AVCA-74544
  • Formats: CD, digital download
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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "パーソナル・データ – 沼倉 愛美" [Personal data – Manami Nakamura]. Arts Vision (in Japanese). Archived from the original on February 7, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ Doi, Hitoshi. "Numakura Manami (沼倉愛美)– Personal Information". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. 
  3. ^ a b "本当の自分を求めて歌う……沼倉愛美さん、アーティストソロデビュー記念!単独インタビュー" (in Japanese). Animate. November 8, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ "美希が移籍!?串田アキラ氏が吼えた!ついに3周年だ!『アイドルマスター』3周年記念"Go to the NEW STAGE! THE IDOLM@STER 3rd ANNIVERSARY LIVE"完全レポート!(前編)". Animate. September 3, 2008. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Black Rock Shooter Adds Mamiko Noto, Eri Kitamura to Cast". Anime News Network. December 10, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  6. ^ "藤堂 ユリカ". Aikatsu official website. Bandai. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Schoolgirl Comedy Anime Love Lab's 1st TV Ad Aired – News". Anime News Network. May 17, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Sci-Fi Naval Anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel's 3rd Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. July 26, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sci-Fi Naval Anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel's 3rd Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. July 26, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Manami Numakura, Yumi Uchiyama, Mamiko Noto Join Byrnhildr in the Darkness Cast". Anime News Network. May 6, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Mai Nakahara, Yui Horie Join Rail Wars! TV Anime Cast". Anime News Network. June 14, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Hanayamata Dancing TV Anime's Promo Streamed". Anime News network. June 22, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "Manami Numakura Joins Nisekoi Anime's 2nd Season as Paula". Anime News Network. March 5, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "Dagashi Kashi Anime's Cast, Song Artists Revealed". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 16, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Arpeggio of Blue Steel Voice Actress Unit Trident to Break Up on April 3". Anime News Network. December 19, 2015. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  16. ^ a b "Renai Bōkun/The very lovely tyrant of love Anime's Visual, Main Cast, Staff Revealed". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 14, 2017.  |-
  17. ^ "叫べ" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Magical Girl Raising Project TV Anime's Promo Reveals Cast, Theme Song, October Premiere". Anime News Network. July 21, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Climber's High!" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Fūka TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Previews Opening Theme". Anime News Network. November 20, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  21. ^ "沼倉愛美・オフィシャルモバイルファンクラブ 「AREA NU」オープン!!" (in Japanese). EMTG Music. April 17, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  22. ^ "My LIVE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Animelo Summer Live 2016 刻 -TOKI-" (in Japanese). Animelo Summer Live. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  24. ^ "OSAKA – ARTISTS(出演アーティスト)". Animax. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
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  27. ^ "Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Mutsumi Tamura, Ayumi Fujimura Lead Anime Mirai Cast". Anime News Network. December 3, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Riddle Story of Devil Anime's 1st Promo Samples Animation". Anime News Network. December 30, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Rina Hidaka, Manami Numakura Lead Unlimited Fafnir Anime's Cast". Anime News Network. November 19, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  30. ^ "Assassination Classroom Anime's Full Class 3-E Cast Announced". Anime News Network. October 16, 2014. 
  31. ^ "Arpeggio of Blue Steel Film DC Film's New Teaser Features nano Theme Song". Anime News Network. October 30, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  32. ^ "Show By Rock!! TV Anime Adds Mamoru Miyano, Megumi Han, More to Cast". Anime News Network. December 25, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  33. ^ "Arslan TV Anime Casts Kousuke Toriumi, Wataru Hatano, Manami Numakura". Anime News Network. June 1, 2015. 
  34. ^ "STAFF & CAST". 映画『攻殻機動隊 新劇場版』. Retrieved 2015-04-21. 
  35. ^ "Cast, Staff, Premiere Date Announced for Overlord Fantasy RPG TV Anime". Anime News Network. March 24, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  36. ^ "Lance N' Masques TV Anime's 1st Promo Introduces More Cast, Premiere Date". Anime News Network. August 8, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  37. ^ "Hanayamata PS Vita Rhythm Game's 2nd Promo Video Streamed". Anime News Network. October 16, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
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