Yōko Hikasa

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Yōko Hikasa
Native name
日笠 陽子
Born (1985-07-16) July 16, 1985 (age 33)
Occupation
Years active2007–present
AgentI'm Enterprise
Notable credit(s)
Height155 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Musical career
GenresJ-pop
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • bass guitar
Years active2009–present
LabelsPony Canyon
Websitehikasayoko.com

Yōko Hikasa (日笠 陽子, Hikasa Yōko, born July 16, 1985) is a Japanese voice actress and singer affiliated with I'm Enterprise.

Biography[edit]

Hikasa aspired to become a voice actress after watching Sailor Moon[1] and later attended Nihon Narration Engi Kenkyūjo, a voice actor training school. She is a member of the five-girl pop music group Ro-Kyu-Bu!, along with Kana Hanazawa, Yuka Iguchi, Rina Hidaka and Yui Ogura.[2] The group takes its name from the anime series Ro-Kyu-Bu!; the five members voice main characters in the series. Their first single "Shoot!" was released on August 17, 2011 and was used as the opening theme of Ro-Kyu-Bu!. Ro-Kyu-Bu! put out the album Pure Elements on October 5, 2011.

Hikasa has been married since 2015.

Filmography[edit]

Television animation[edit]

2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Drama CD[edit]

Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

Original net animation (ONA)[edit]

Theatrical animation[edit]

Video games[edit]


Discography[edit]

Singles & albums[edit]

As the voice actor for Mio Akiyama in K-On!, she participated to four singles and two albums.[10]

  • "Cagayake! Girls" ranked #2 on Japanese Oricon singles charts.[11]
  • "Don't say 'lazy'" ranked #3 on Oricon singles charts,[12] and was awarded Animation Kobe's "Best Song" award.[13]
  • "Light and Fluffy Time" (ふわふわ時間) ranked #3 on Oricon singles charts.[14]
  • "Mio Akiyama" (秋山澪) ranked #2 on Oricon singles charts.[15]
  • Hōkago Teatime (放課後ティータイム) ranked #1 on Oricon albums charts.[16][17]
Below are singles under her own name.
  • "This Beautiful Cruel World" (美しき残酷な世界, Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai), used as the ending theme for the anime series Attack on Titan.
  • "Song That Doesn't End" (終わらない詩, Owaranai no Uta), used as the theme song for the anime movie Hal.
  • "SEEK DIAMONDS", used as the ending theme for the anime series Diamond no Ace.
  • "EX:FUTURIZE", used as the opening theme for the anime series Z/X Ignition.
  • "Rhythm Dimension" along with Shiina-Tactix.[18]
Below are albums under her own name.
  • Glamorous Songs (July 17, 2013)
  • Couleur (September 3, 2014)

DVD/Blu-ray[edit]

  • Hikasa Yoko GLAMOROUS LIVE Blu-ray & DVD released date: April 16, 2014.
  • Hikasa Yoko Live Tour Le Tour de Couleur Blu-ray & DVD released date: March 18, 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 日本ナレーション演技研究所出身 日笠陽子さん 後編 (in Japanese). animate.tv. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  2. ^ "Ro-Kyu-Bu! Official Website" (in Japanese). Ro-Kyu-Bu.
  3. ^ "Anime Spotlight: Daily Lives of High School Boys - Anime News Network". Anime News Network. December 16, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "Comical Psychosomatic Medicine Anime's 1st Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. November 10, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "岡田麿里監督×P.A.WORKSの映画『さよ朝』声優陣発表、予告編&新画像も". cinra.net. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  6. ^ "Super Heroine Chronicle's 1st Promo Video Shows New Cast". Anime News Network. October 31, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  7. ^ "Infinite Stratos Gets New Browser, Smartphone Game With New Characters". Anime News Network. 2017-10-06. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  8. ^ "ワイス・シュニー | CHARACTER | BLAZBLUE CROSS TAGBATTLE | ブレイブルー クロスタッグバトル 公式サイト 公式サイト". blazblue.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "『勇者ネプテューヌ』鳶八(とびはち) クケイ" (in Japanese). Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  10. ^ "TBSアニメーション・けいおん!公式ホームページ / CD情報" (in Japanese). TBS. Archived from the original on March 16, 2010. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  11. ^ Cagayake!GIRLS/桜高軽音部 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  12. ^ Don’t say "lazy"/桜高軽音部 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  13. ^ "The 14th Animation Kobe" (in Japanese). anime-kobe.jp. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  14. ^ ふわふわ時間/桜高軽音部 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  15. ^ 秋山澪 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  16. ^ "K-ON! Album is 1st Anime Character CDs to Top Weekly Chart". Anime News Network. July 27, 2009. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  17. ^ 放課後ティータイム/放課後ティータイム (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  18. ^ "Rhythm Dimension - Single by ShiinaTactix-Yoko Hikasa". iTunes Store. Retrieved April 18, 2010.

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