|Native name||水樹 奈々|
January 21, 1980 |
Niihama, Ehime, Japan
Nana Mizuki (水樹 奈々 Mizuki Nana?, born January 21, 1980) is a Japanese voice actress and singer represented by the agency Sigma Seven. She was born and raised in Niihama, Ehime, Japan. Mizuki was trained as an enka singer, and made her debut as a voice actress in 1998. Her prominent roles include Hinata Hyūga in the long-running ninja series Naruto, Fate Testarossa in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Tsubasa Kazanari in Symphogear, Moka Akashiya in Rosario + Vampire and Cure Blossom in Heartcatch Precure!.
Mizuki released her debut single, "Omoi", under the King Records label on December 6, 2000. A year later, she released her debut album, Supersonic Girl, on December 5, 2001. In the years that followed, Mizuki enjoyed modest success that concluded with the release of her single "Innocent Starter", which reached the top 10 Oricon singles chart, charting at No. 9. Since then, Mizuki's releases have charted steadily higher in Japan, establishing her as a successful singer in the country. On June 3, 2009, her album Ultimate Diamond reached #1, her first release to do so; while her single "Phantom Minds", released on January 13, 2010, also charted at #1. Mizuki is the first voice actress to top the weekly Oricon albums chart and the weekly Oricon singles chart since its inception in 1968.
Born in Niihama, Ehime, Japan, she began to train singing enka when she was five years old. In 1993, she released a Compact Cassette single "Tsugazakura" (つがざくら?, lit. "Phyllodoce Nipponica") as "Nana Kondou". However, she passed the audition of game Noël: La Neige and became a voice actress.
Mizuki released an image song single titled "Girl's Age" under the name Chisato Kadokura in 1998. When she performed her first concert at the age of 20, she was scouted by the Japanese record label King Records. Her debut single as Nana Mizuki, "Omoi", was released on December 6, 2000. Her 2004 song "Innocent Starter" became her first Top 10 single and her 2005 single "Eternal Blaze" reached No. 2 position on Japanese Oricon weekly single charts.
Mizuki won the "Best Musical Performance" award by her song "Justice to Believe" in the first Seiyu Awards in 2007. Since her seventh album Ultimate Diamond debuted at the No. 1 position on Oricon weekly album charts during the week of June 15, 2009, she became the first voice actress to reach the No. 1 position on the Oricon weekly album or single charts since its creation in 1968. Ultimate Diamond sold over 74,000 copies in the first week. In addition, her 21st single, "Phantom Minds", became the first voice actress single to top the charts, debuting at the No. 1 position on the issue of Oricon weekly single charts dated January 25, 2010.
On November 23, 2009, NHK announced that Mizuki would take part in the 60th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen of New Year's Eve. It was Mizuki's first time appearing on the show. Nana chose her song "Shin'ai" for her performance.
She is well known for voicing female characters who are very shy yet kind-hearted and gentle, and many of the characters she has voiced were initially very shy/soft-spoken (however, after interactions with other people, they gradually opened up (e.g. Fate, Lili, Nyamo, Hinata, Wrath, and Tsubomi[who?]). She's also well known for voicing females with romantic affection for main male protagonists, as six of her characters have romantic feelings for the main characters (Oboro from Basilisk, Hinata Hyūga from Naruto, Colette Brunel from Tales of Symphonia, Tamao Tamamura from Shaman King and Moka Akashiya from Rosario + Vampire, while Fate Testarossa from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha is left ambiguous in this regard), some of her characters craved maternal attention (e.g. Fate Testarossa from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and its sequels A's and StrikerS, Wrath and Maria), and she was also part of the voice actress quartet "Prits", alongside Yumiko Kobayashi, Natsuko Kuwatani and Hisayo Mochizuki (all four voiced characters in the anime Sister Princess). Nana Mizuki voices Microsoft's Japanese Windows 7 unofficial "OS-tan" mascot, Nanami Madobe. The mascot's name uses some wordplay on Mizuki's own name as well as the operating system ("Nana" = "seven").
In the middle of February 2010, Mizuki became her hometown (Niihama, Ehime)'s First Tourism Ambassador. The news was broadcast during her Live Academy 2010, held in Kanagawa, Osaka, Aichi, Miyagi, Fukuoka, Ehime Prefecture Niihama Cultural Center's Hall. There were 7 lessons in total. In 2010, Mizuki won the Tomiyama Kei Award in the 4th Seiyu Awards for her news hook in the year 2009. In 2010, she also participated in 61st NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen singing "Phantom Minds", the single which had topped Oricon Charts.
On January 21, 2011, which was also her 31st birthday, she released her first autobiography, titled Shin Ai, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of her singing career. Mizuki won Top Pop Artists award in Billboard Japan Music Awards 2010 on February 6, 2011, together with 4 other artists: AKB48, Nishino Kana, SID and Exile.
Mizuki has participated in the 60th (2009), 61st (2010), 62nd (2011), 63rd (2012), 64th (2013) and the 65th (2014) edition of the Kōhaku Uta Gassen produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK. On December 3–4, 2011 she had a two-day concert at Tokyo Dome. She became the first voice actress and 8th Japanese female solo artists to hold a concert at Japan's largest concert hall. On March 3, 2012, Mizuki won Animation Artist of the Year 2011 award in Billboard Japan Music Awards 2011.
On November 10, 2013, Mizuki performed Preserved Roses, Kakumei Dualism and Heart of Sword -Yoakemae- in her first overseas performance as a guest performer for T.M.Revolution at Anime Festival Asia, Singapore, Valvrave night. On November 23–24, 2013, Mizuki held her first solo concert outside Japan, in Taiwan.
She held her second overseas solo concert in Singapore (September 27, 2014) and Taiwan (October 4–5, 2014) entitled "Nana Mizuki Live Flight 2014+".
Anime television series
Original video animation
‡ Year of Japanese release
- Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City (2010), Alien
- Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z (2013), Pxycholon
|2001||Memories Off 2nd||PlayStation||Hotaru Shirakawa|
|2001||Sister Princess: Pure Stories||PlayStation||Aria|
|2001||Happy Lesson||Dreamcast||Minazuki Rokumatsuri|
|2001||Generation of Chaos||PlayStation 2||Roji|
|2002||Hourglass of Summer||PlayStation 2, personal computer||Kaho Serizawa|
|2002||Reveal Fantasia||PlayStation 2||Heizel|
|2002||Power DoLLS 5||personal computer||Eris Titaneer|
|2002||Generation of Chaos Next||PlayStation 2||Roji|
|2002||Shaman King: Spirit of Shamans||PlayStation||Tamao Tamamura|
|2002||Shaman King: Shaman King Chō Senjiryokketsu 3||Game Boy Advance||Tamao Tamamura|
|2003||Memories Off Duet||PlayStation 2||Hotaru Shirakawa|
|2003||Sister Princess 2||PlayStation||Aria|
|2003||Tales of Symphonia||GameCube||Colette Brunel|
|2003||Generation of Chaos 3||PlayStation 2||Roji|
|2003||Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel||PlayStation 2||Armony Eiselstein|
|2003||Naruto: Ultimate Ninja||PlayStation 2||Hinata Hyuga|
|2003||Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2||GameCube||Hinata Hyuga|
|2004||You that Become A Memory: Memories Off||personal computer||Hotaru Shirakawa|
|2004||Memories Off: And Then||PlayStation 2, personal computer||Hotaru Shirakawa|
|2004||Tales of Symphonia||PlayStation 2||Colette Brunel|
|2004||Fullmetal Alchemist: Dream Carnival||Wrath|
|2004||Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2||PlayStation 2||Hinata Hyuga|
|2004||Naruto: Clash of Ninja 3||GameCube||Hinata Hyuga|
|2005||Princess Maker 4||PlayStation 2||Daughter|
|2005||Ichigo 100% Strawberry Diary||PlayStation 2||Yui Minamoto|
|2005||Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3||Game Boy Advance||Colette Brunel|
|2005||Elemental Gelade: Matoe, Suifu no Ken||PlayStation 2||Cisqua|
|2005||Elemental Gelade: Tozasareshi Uta||Game Boy Advance||Cisqua|
|2005||Bottle Fairy: Haru.Natsu.Aki.Fuyu Sensei-san to Issho||personal computer||Kururu|
|2005||Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3||PlayStation 2||Hinata Hyuga|
|2006||Princess Maker 4||personal computer, PlayStation Portable||Daughter|
|2006||Wild Arms 5 the Vth Vanguard||PlayStation 2||Rebecca Streisand|
|2006||Summon Night 4||PlayStation 2||Enishia|
|2007||Tales of Fandom Vol.2||PlayStation 2||Colette Brunel|
|2007||Shining Wind||PlayStation 2||Kanon Seena|
|2007||Shining Force EXA||PlayStation 2||Amitalilly|
|2007||Simoun: Shōbi Sensō - Fūin no Remersion||PlayStation 2||Morinas|
|2007||Atelier Lise: Alchemist of Ordre||Nintendo DS||Lolotte Stasille|
|2008||Rune Factory 2||Nintendo DS||Mana|
|2008||Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World||Wii||Colette Brunel|
|2008||Star Ocean: The Second Evolution||PlayStation Portable||Rena Lanford|
|2008||Avalon Code||Nintendo DS||Dorothe|
|2009||Granado Espada||personal computer||Mifuyu|
|2009||Luminous Arc 3: Eyes||Nintendo DS||Ashley|
|2009||Shining Force Cross||Arcade||narrator|
|2009||Triggerheart Exelica -Enhanced-||PlayStation 2||Faintear|
|2010||White Album||PlayStation 3||Rina Ogata|
|2010||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360||Hinata Hyuga|
|2010||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces||PlayStation Portable||Fate Testarossa/Levi the Slasher|
|2010||Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker||Paz Ortega Andrade / Pacifica Ocean|
|2010||Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier Exceed||Nintendo DS||Neige Hausen|
|2010||Fullmetal Alchemist: To the Promised Day||PlayStation Portable||Lan Fan|
|2010||Naruto Shippūden: Kizuna Drive||PlayStation Portable||Hinata Hyuga|
|2010||Shining Hearts||PlayStation Portable||Maxima Enfield|
|2010||Weekly Toro Station||PlayStation 3||Toro Inoue, Kuro and TV|
|2011||Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity||Nagisa|
|2011||Phantom Breaker||Mikoto Nishina|
|2011||Final Fantasy Type-0||Claes Celestia Misuka Sansest|
|2011||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny||PlayStation Portable||Fate Testarossa/Levi the Slasher|
|2011||The Exiled Realm of Arborea||Velik|
|2012||Resident Evil: Revelations||Nintendo 3DS||Jessica Sherawat|
|2012||Shining Blade||PlayStation Portable||Sakuya, Kanon|
|2013||Shining Ark||PlayStation Portable||Viola, Seraphim|
|2014||Gunslinger Stratos 2||Minakata Kumi|
|2014||Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes||Paz Ortega Andrade|
|2014||Shining Resonance||Excela Noa Aura|
|2014||Super Heroine Chronicle||PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita||Tsubasa Kazanari|||
|2015||Final Fantasy Type-0 HD||Claes Celestia Misuka Sansest|
|2015||Cross Ange tr.||PlayStation Vita||Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi|
|2015||Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain||Paz Ortega Andrade|
|2015||Blade Arcus from Shining EX||Sakuya|
|2016||Persona 5||Ann Takamaki|
|2016||Dragon Quest Heroes II||Ornaze|
|2016||Senki Zesshō Symphogear XD UNLIMITED||Tsubasa Kazanari|
|2001||Happy Lesson Drama CD||6-years-old Minazuki Rokumatsuri|
|2001||Memories Off Drama CD: Bridge||Hotaru Shirakawa|
|2002||Shichinin no Nana: Side Story of Nana||Nana Suzuki|
|2002||Minna de Tsukuru Memo Off! CD||Hotaru Shirakawa|
|2002||Rusuden Memories||Hotaru Shirakawa|
|2003||Memories Off Drama CD: Omoide ni Kawaru Kimi||Hotaru Shirakawa|
|2003||Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne Drama CD||Tachibana Chiaki|
|2003||Nurse Witch Komugi||Hayase|
|2004||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Sound Stage||Fate Testarossa|
|2004||Memories Off Drama CD: Omoide no Partita||Hotaru Shirakawa|
|2004||Drama CD Ichigo 100%||Yui Minamito|
|2004||Naruto drama CD series||Hinata Hyuga|
|2004||Rozen Maiden Drama CD||Suiseiseki|
|2004||Ragnarok The Animation Drama CD||Yufa|
|2004||Memories Off: And Then Drama CD||Hotaru Shirakawa|
|2004||Tales of Symphonia: A Long Time Ago||Colette Brunel|
|2004||Koi Koi 7 Drama CD||Yayoi Asuka (Celonius 28)|
|2004||Tactics Drama CD||Suzu Edogawa|
|2005||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Sound Stage||Fate Testarossa|
|2005||Itazura na Kiss||Kotoko Aihara|
|2005||Ichigo 100% Drama Theater||Yui Minamito|
|2005||Elemental Gelade React – Cisqua|
|2005||Tales of Symphonia: Rodeo Ride Tour||Colette Brunel|
|2006||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Sound Stage 02||Fate Testarossa|
|2006||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Sound Stage 03||Fate Testarossa|
|2006||Ichigo 100% Last Take East Side||Yui Minamito|
|2006||Ichigo 100% Last Take West Side||Yui Minamito|
|2006||Yoshinaga-san Chi no Gargoyle||Lili|
|2006||Rosario + Vampire||Moka Akashiya|
|2006||Kagihime Monogatari Eikyū Alice Rondo: Kiraha's Story||Akane Akatsuki||episode 4|
|2006||Aquarian Age Drama CD Vol.1||Alice|
|2006||Kotonoha no Miko to Kotodama no Majo to Drama CD||Sarasa|
|2007||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Sound Stage 01||Fate T. Harlaown|
|2007||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Sound Stage 02||Fate T. Harlaown|
|2007||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Sound Stage 03||Fate T. Harlaown|
|2007||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Sound Stage 04||Fate T. Harlaown|
|2007||Rosario + Vampire drama CD 2||Moka Akashiya|
|2007||Shining Wind drama CD vol.1||Kanon Seena|
|2008||Shining Wind drama CD vol.2||Kanon Seena|
|2009||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie First Ticket CD Special||Fate T. Harlaown|
|2009||Requiem et Reminiscence||Maria Klose|
|2010||White Album Sound Stage 01||Rina Ogata|
|2010||White Album Sound Stage 02||Rina Ogata|
|2014||Re:Born: The Masked Man and Princess Knight||Sapphire|
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- Studio albums
- 2001: Supersonic Girl
- 2002: Magic Attraction
- 2003: Dream Skipper
- 2004: Alive & Kicking
- 2006: Hybrid Universe
- 2007: Great Activity
- 2009: Ultimate Diamond
- 2010: Impact Exciter
- 2012: Rockbound Neighbors
- 2014: Supernal Liberty
- 2015: Smashing Anthems
- Compilation albums
- 2000: Nana Mizuki 20th Birthday Anniversary Live
- 2001: Nana Mizuki 21 Anniversary Concert "Happy"
- 2001: Nana Mizuki X'mas Live "Supersonic Girl"
- 2003: Nana Mizuki Live Attraction
- 2003: Nana Mizuki Live Sensation Zepp Side/Hall Side
- 2003-2004: Nana Mizuki Live Skipper Countdown
- 2004: Nana Mizuki Live Spark
- 2004-2005: Nana Mizuki Live Rainbow
- 2005: Nana Mizuki Live Rocket
- 2006: Nana Mizuki Livedom -Birth-
- 2006: Nana Mizuki Live Universe
- 2007: Nana Mizuki Live Museum 2007
- 2007: Nana Summer Festa 2007
- 2007-2008: Nana Mizuki Live Formula 2007-2008
- 2008: Nana Mizuki Live Fighter 2008 Blue Side/Red Side
- 2009: Nana Mizuki Live Fever 2009
- 2009: Nana Mizuki Live Diamond 2009
- 2010: Nana Mizuki Live Academy 2010
- 2010: Nana Mizuki Live Games 2010 Red/Blue stage
- 2011: Nana Mizuki Live Grace 2011 -Orchestra-
- 2011: Nana Mizuki Live Journey 2011
- 2011: Nana Mizuki Live Castle 2011 Queen's Night/King's Night
- 2012: Nana Mizuki Live Union 2012
- 2013: Nana Mizuki Live Grace 2013 -Opus II-
- 2013: Nana Mizuki Live Circus 2013
- 2014: Nana Winter Festa 2014
- 2014: Nana Mizuki Live Flight 2014
- 2015: Nana Mizuki Live Theater 2015 -Acoustic-
- 2015: Nana Mizuki Live Adventure 2015
- 2016: Nana Mizuki Live Galaxy 2016
- 2016: Nana Mizuki Live Park 2016
- 2017: Nana Mizuki Live Zipangu 2017
- 2001: Happy Lesson Concert
- 2001: Memories Off 1st Concert
- 2003: Memories Off 2nd Concert
- 2005: Animelo Summer Live 2005
- 2006: Animelo Summer Live 2006
- 2007: Animelo Summer Live 2007
- 2008: Animelo Summer Live 2008
- 2009: Animelo Summer Live 2009
- 2010: Animelo Summer Live 2010
- 2011: Hibari 7 Days
- 2011: Animelo Summer Live 2011
- 2011: Clamp Festival 2011 Tokyo
- 2012: Heian Jingu Hounou Kouen ~Sougetsu no Utage~
- 2012: Symphogear Live 2012
- 2013: Animelo Summer Live 2013
- 2013: Inazuma Rock Fes 2013
- 2013: Anime Festival Asia 2013
- 2013: Symphogear Live 2013
- 2014: Gold Disc Festival
- 2014: Animelo Summer Live 2014
- 2015: King Super Live 2015
- 2015: Big Aquaplus Festival -20th Anniversary-
- 2016: Symphogear Live 2016
- 2016: Super Robot Wars Hagane no Kanshasai 2016
- 2016: MBS presents “Watashi dake no Dorikamu – The Live in Banpaku Koen”
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