|Born||April 15, 1988|
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
|Occupation||Voice actress, singer|
|Associated acts||The Idolmaster, Trident|
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. 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 and 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.
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.
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. She made her anime voice acting debut in 2009, playing the role of a student in an episode of the anime series Gintama. She would primarily voice background and supporting roles until 2011, when she played Hibiki in the anime adaptation of The Idolmaster.
In 2012, Numakura was cast as the role of Arata Obata in the anime series Black Rock Shooter and as the role of Yurika Tōdō in the franchise Aikatsu!. In 2013 she played the role of Riko Kurahashi in the anime series Love Lab and the role of Takao in the anime series Arpeggio of Blue Steel. Numakura, together with Mai Fuchigami and Hibiku Yamamura, formed the singing unit Trident, which performed songs for Arpeggio of Blue Steel. In 2014 she played Nanami Tokou in the anime series Brynhildr in the Darkness and Aoi Sakurai in the anime series Rail Wars! and Machi Tokiwa in the anime series Hanayamata. In 2015, she was cast as the character Paula McCoy in the anime series Nisekoi. In 2016, she was cast as the character Saya Endō in the anime series Dagashi Kashi and as Kano Sazanami in the anime series Magical Girl Raising Project. Trident disbanded in 2016 following the release of its last album Blue and a final concert at the Makuhari Messe Hall. In 2017, she was cast as Akane Hiyama in the anime series Love Tyrant.
Numakura made her debut as a solo music artist under the Flying Dog label in 2016. Her first single "Sakebe" (叫べ Shout) was released on November 2, 2016; the title song is used as the opening theme to the anime television series Magical Girl Raising Project. Her second single "Climber's High!" was released on February 8, 2017; the title song is used as the opening theme to the anime series Fuuka, where Numakura plays the role of Tama. Numakura opened her official fanclub Area Nu in April 2017, and she released her first album My Live on June 14, 2017. She made an appearance at Animelo Summer Live in 2016 and she will make an appearance at Animax Musix 2018.
|2009||Gin Tama||Student A||Ep. 188|
|2011||Sket Dance||Ayano Sugisaki|
|2011||Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi||Keita Yamakawa|
|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||Natsuiro Kiseki||Asano-senpai, others|||
|2012||Moyasimon Returns||A. Soe, Kobo|
|2013–14||Puchimas! Petit Idolmaster||Hibiki Ganaha, Chibiki||web series, also sequels and OVAs|||
|2013||A Certain Scientific Railgun S||Yumi Kusakabe||Ep. 4|||
|2013||Love Lab||Riko Kurahashi|||
|2013||Arpeggio of Blue Steel||Takao|||
|2014||Harmonie||Mayumi||Anime Mirai 2014 short film|||
|2014||Riddle Story of Devil||Otoya Takechi|||
|2014||Brynhildr in the Darkness||Nanami Tokou|||
|2014||Rail Wars!||Aoi Sakurai|||
|2014–15||Shirobako||Yumi Iguchi, Poppy, Noa, others|||
|2015||Unlimited Fafnir||Mitsuki Mononobe|||
|2015–16||Assassination Classroom||Rio Nakamura|||
|2015–16||Show by Rock!!||Retoree|||
|2015–16||The Heroic Legend of Arslan||Alfreed|||
|2015||Sound! Euphonium||Mamiko Oumae|||
|2015||Lance N' Masques||Yoriko Sudo|||
|2016–18||Dagashi Kashi||Saya Endō|||
|2016||Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn||Clarion|
|2016||Magical Girl Raising Project||Ripple / Kano Sazanami||eps. 1- (Ripple), 1, 3, 7, 9 (Kano Sazanami)|
|2016||Seisen Cerberus: Ryūkoku no Fatalite||Mumuu|
|2017||Love Tyrant||Akane Hiyama|||
|2017||Made in Abyss||Shiggy|
|2017||A Sister's All You Need||Ashley Ōno|
|2018||Slow Start||Kiyose Enami|
|2018||Gundam Build Divers||Ayame|
|2018||Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!||Tsubame Kamoi|
|2018||Release the Spyce||Yuki Hanzōmon|
|2018||Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knight||Arthur de Richemont|
|2015||Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova DC||Takao||feature film|||
|2015||Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie||Tsumugi (young)|||
|2015||Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn||Clarion|
|2017||Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry||Brandish μ|
|2009–14||The Idolmaster series||Hibiki Ganaha||Starting with The Idolmaster SP|||
|2009||Puzzle: Boku ra no 48-jiken senso
|2012||Touch, Shot! Love Application
ja:たっち、しよっ! 〜Love Application〜
|2012||Mugen Souls||Alys Levantine|
|2012||Atelier Elkrone: Dear for Otomate||Kaya|
|2012||Kidō Senshi Gundam SEED Battle Destiny|
|2012||Agarest Senki Mariage
|2013||Mugen Souls Z||Alys Levantine|
|2013||Killer Is Dead||Scarlett|
|2013||Lord of Vermillion III||Freya|
|2014||Dai ransō dasshu or dasshu! !
|2014||Hanayamata: Yosakoi Live!||Machi Tokiwa||PS Vita|||
|2015||Tokyo Xanadu||Rion Kugayama|
|2016||Tokyo Xanadu: eX+||Rion Kugayama|
|Puchimasu! Petit Idolmaster Drama CD||Hibiki Ganaha|
|Star Mine||Kazami Hoshino|
|Super Star: Me to Me||Mika Tachibana|
|Title||Album details||Peak positions|
|The Idolmaster Master Artist 2 -First Season- 02 Ganaha Hibiki
(as Hibiki Ganaha)
|The Idolmaster Master Artist 3 02 Ganaha Hibiki
(as Hibiki Ganaha)
|Petit Idolmaster Twelve Seasons! Vol. 10: Ganaha Hibiki & Chibiki
(as Hikibi Ganaha)
|Ongaku Shoujo「Rock the Hero」
(as Haru Chitose)
|Yosakoi Song Series Go Machi
Yui Hama gakuen chūgaku yo-sa koi bu Tokiwa Machi
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- "Riddle Story of Devil Anime's 1st Promo Samples Animation". Anime News Network. December 30, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
- "Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Rina Hidaka, Manami Numakura Lead Unlimited Fafnir Anime's Cast". Anime News Network. November 19, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
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- "Arslan TV Anime Casts Kousuke Toriumi, Wataru Hatano, Manami Numakura". Anime News Network. June 1, 2015.
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