Yūko Miyamura

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Yūko Miyamura
宮村 優子
Yuko Miyamura by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Miyamura at the 2017 Saboten Con
Born (1972-12-04) December 4, 1972 (age 47)
Other namesYūko Seki (関 優子)
Occupation
Years active1994–present
Notable credit(s)
Height157 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Spouse(s)
Nakatani D.
(m. 1998; div. 1999)

Takayuki Seki
(m. 2004; div. 2016)
Children2

Yūko Miyamura (宮村 優子, Miyamura Yūko, born December 4, 1972) is a Japanese actress, voice actress, singer and sound director. Her nickname is Miyamū (みやむー, Miyamū). She played Kazuha Toyama in Detective Conan and Asuka Langley Soryu in Neon Genesis Evangelion.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Miyamura was born in Kobe, and graduated from the theater division for Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music. She was diagnosed with Graves' disease and exophthalmos in May 2007.[3] She was initially married to manga artist, Nakatani D. from 1998 to 1999. Miyamura married stuntman Takayuki Seki in 2004. They had two children together, a daughter born in 2004 and a son born in 2011, before they divorced in 2016.[4] The family lived in Melbourne, Australia, until she returned to Japan after the divorce.

Career[edit]

Miyamura released various CD albums as a singer, which feature collaborations with well-known Japanese musicians, such as P-Model vocalist/Berserk series composer Susumu Hirasawa, Yapoos vocalist Jun Togawa and Pizzicato Five vocalist Yasuharu Konishi. Additionally, she also had a short on-screen role in the movie Battle Royale as the video announcer of the event's rules. She is affiliated with Techno Sound as a sound director and Japan Action Enterprises.

Filmography[edit]

Television animation[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source(s)
1994 Brave Police J-Decker Regina Argine [5][6]
1995 The Brave of Gold Goldran Chris Episode 5
1995–96 Wedding Peach Angel Daisy/Hinagiku Tamano [5]
1995–96 Juuni Senshi Bakuretsu Eto Ranger Souffle [5][6]
1995 Mojacko Apple [5]
1995–96 Neon Genesis Evangelion Asuka Langley Soryu [5][6]
1996–present Detective Conan Kazuha Toyama First appears in Episode 118 [5]
1996 VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fire Parfait [5]
1996 Those Who Hunt Elves Ritsuko Inoue [5][6]
1997 Pokémon Akane/Whitney Episodes 158–159
1997 Hyper Police Natsuki Sasahara [5][6]
1997 Clamp School Detectives Utako Ohkawa [5][6]
1997 Those Who Hunt Elves 2 Ritsuko Inoue [5][6]
1997 Super Mashin Hero Wataru Suzume [5]
1997 Berserk Casca [5][6]
1998 Outlaw Star Aisha Clanclan [5]
1998 Neo Ranga Ushio Shimabara [5]
1998 Eat-Man '98 Myra Dykstra [5][6]
1999 Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko Ayano Elizabeth Hakuhōin [5]
1999–00 Great Teacher Onizuka Nanako Mizuki Episode 1 [5][6]
1999 Colorful Giant Schoolgirl Episode 12 [5][6]
1999–00 We Know You, Moonlight Mask-kun! Naoto Yamamoto/Gekkou Kamen-kun [5]
2000 NieA 7 Niea [5]
2003 Astro Boy: Mighty Atom Mimi [5]
2004–05 My-HiME Alyssa Searrs [5]
2018 Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Asuka Langley Soryu Cameo, Episode 31

Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source(s)
1990 Be-Bop High School Chiharu
1995 Battle Skipper Shihoko Sasaki
1996 My Dear Marie Marie Karigari [6]
1996 Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko Ayano Elizabeth Hakuhōin
1996 Apocalypse Zero Megumi
1996–97 Variable Geo Satomi Yajima
1996–97 Adventures of Kotetsu Linn Suzuki/Kotetsu
1996–97 Alice in Cyberland (ja) Juri Yagami [6]
1996–97 Wedding Peach DX Hinagiku Tamano
1997 Ayane's High Kick Ayane Mitsui
1997–98 Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge (Vampire Hunter) Lei-Lei [5]
1997 I Dream of Mimi (Buttobi!! CPU) Performa Nackintosh [6]
1998 Queen Emeraldas Ruda
1998 Super Mobile Legend Dinagiga (ja) Marie Vlaanderen
1998 Spectral Force Hiro
2000 Angel Sanctuary Kurai
2002 Detective Conan: 16 Suspects!? Kazuha Toyama
2003 Detective Conan: Conan, Heiji, and the Vanished Boy Kazuha Toyama
2005 Spectral Force: Chronicle Divergence Hiro
2006 Detective Conan: Follow the Vanished Diamond! Conan & Heiji vs. Kid! Kazuha Toyama
2009 Detective Conan: The Stranger from Ten Years Later Kazuha Toyama
2010 Detective Conan Magic Files: The Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey Kazuha Toyama

Anime films[edit]

List of voice performances in films
Year Title Role Notes Source(s)
1997 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth Asuka Langley Soryu [6]
1997 The End of Evangelion Asuka Langley Soryu [6]
1997 Samurai X The Motion Picture Toki Takatsuki [5]
1998 Welcome to Lodoss Island! Deedlet [5]
1998 Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Girl A
1999 Detective Conan: The Last Wizard of the Century Kazuha Toyama [5]
2000 A.LI.CE Yuki [5]
2003 Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital Kazuha Toyama [5]
2006 Detective Conan: The Private Eyes' Requiem Kazuha Toyama [5]
2009 Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser Kazuha Toyama [5]
2009 Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Asuka Langley Shikinami [5]
2010 Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky Kazuha Toyama [5]
2012 Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Asuka Langley Shikinami [5]
2013 Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea Kazuha Toyama [5]
2017 Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter Kazuha Toyama [5]
2020 Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Asuka Langley Shikinami

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Platform(s) Notes Source(s)
1994 Ken Sei Mogura: Street Fighter II Chun-Li Arcade
1994 Travellers! Densetsu o Buttobase Sophia TurboGrafx-16 (PC Engine)
1995 Natsuki Crisis Battle Rina Takaoka Super Famicom
1995 Street Fighter Zero Chun-Li, Rose Arcade, CPS Changer, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Game Boy Color, PC [5]
1995 Soul Edge Seong Mi-na Arcade, PlayStation PlayStation version [5][6]
1996 Street Fighter Zero 2 Chun-Li, Rose Arcade, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, SNES, PC [5][6]
1996 Neon Genesis Evangelion: 1st Impression Asuka Langley Soryu Sega Saturn [5]
1996 Super Puzzle Fighter II X Chun-Li Arcade, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PC, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance [6]
1996 Sword & Sorcery Aya 3DO, Sega Saturn Sega Saturn Version
1996 X-Men vs. Street Fighter Chun-Li Arcade, Sega Saturn, PlayStation
1996 Nightruth: Explanation of the Paranormal – Yami no Tobira Maria Mizunagi PlayStation [5][6]
1996 The Kindaichi Case Files: Hihō Island: The New Tragedy Miyuki Nanase Windows, PlayStation [5]
1996 Street Fighter EX Chun-Li Arcade, PlayStation [5][6]
1996 Alice in Cyberland (ja) Yukari Yagami PlayStation [6]
1996 Fire Woman Matoi-gumi (ja) Kana Okada PC-FX [6]
1997 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Girlfriend of Steel Asuka Langley Soryu Windows 95, Mac OS, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable [6]
1997 Neon Genesis Evangelion: 2nd Impression Asuka Langley Soryu Sega Saturn [5][6]
1997 Marika ~The World of Truth~ (ja) Marika Kanzaki Sega Saturn [5][6]
1997 Tonari no Princess Rolfee (ja) Lion PC-FX [6]
1997 My Dream ~On Air ga Matenakute~ Kawai Kurumi Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Windows [5][6]
1997 Voice Fantasia S: Ushinawareta Voice Power Mary Miin Sega Saturn, PlayStation [5]
1997 Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter Chun-Li Arcade, Sega Saturn, PlayStation
1997 Virus Mary Sega Saturn [5][6]
1997 Kaito Ranma (ja) Mika Hanafusa Windows
1997 Pocket Fighter Chun-Li Arcade, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, WonderSwan, PlayStation 2
1997 Super Robot Wars F (ja) Grace Urigin, Asuka Langley Soryu Sega Saturn, PlayStation [5][6]
1997 3×3 Eyes Tenrin' ō Genmu Maria Windows, PlayStation [6]
1998 Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes Chun-Li, Michelle Heart Arcade, Dreamcast, PlayStation [6]
1998 Burning Rangers Tillis Sega Saturn [6]
1998 Yukyu Fantasia 2nd Album Celine Whitesnow Sega Saturn, PlayStation [5][6]
1998 Anime Freak FX: Vol.6 Yuko Miyamura PC-FX [6]
1998 EVE The Lost One (ja) Rina Kudo Sega Saturn [6]
1998 The Kindaichi Case Files: Hell Park Murder Case Miyuki Nanase PlayStation [5]
1998 Tail Concerto Alicia Pris PlayStation [5]
1998 Super Robot Wars F Final (ja) Grace Urigin, Asuka Langley Soryu Sega Saturn, PlayStation [5][6]
1998 Street Fighter EX2 Chun-Li Arcade, PlayStation [5]
1998 Street Fighter Zero 3 Chun-Li Arcade, PlayStation, Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, Game Boy Advance
1998 B.L.U.E. Legend of Water (ja) Maya PlayStation [5]
1998 Brave Fencer Musashi Liquer PlayStation [5]
1998 Eva to Yukai na Nakama tachi (ja) Asuka Langley Soryu Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Windows, Game Boy Color [6]
1998 Black/Matrix Michette Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, PlayStation [6]
1998 Doki Doki Pretty League: Nekketsu Otome Seishunki (ja) Arisa Sendo PlayStation [5][6]
1998 The Lost One Last Chapter of Eve (ja) Rina Kudo Windows [6]
1998 Spectral Force 2 Hiro PlayStation [5]
1998 Yukyu Fantasia Ensemble Celine Whitesnow Sega Saturn, PlayStation [5]
1999 Yukyu Fantasia Ensemble 2 Celine Whitesnow Sega Saturn, PlayStation [5]
1999 Neon Genesis Evangelion 64 Asuka Langley Soryu Nintendo 64
1999 The Kindaichi Case Files: Azure Dragon Legend Murder Case Miyuki Nanase PlayStation
1999 Spectral Force: Itoshiki Ja'aku Hiro PlayStation [5]
1999 Berserk: Chapter of the Lost Flowers of the Millennium Casca Dreamcast [5]
1999 Doki Doki On Air FINAL Herself Windows 95/98 [6]
2000 Street Fighter EX3 Chun-Li PlayStation 2
2000 Super Robot Wars α (ja) Asuka Langley Soryu PlayStation, Dreamcast
2000 Yuukyuu Kumikyoku Perpetual Suite -All Star Project- Celine Whitesnow PlayStation [5][6]
2000 Spectral Force 2: Eternal Miracle Hiro Windows
2000 Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes Chun-Li Arcade, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS
2001 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Raising Project Asuka Langley Soryu Windows, Dreamcast
2003 Drakengard Fairy PlayStation 2 [5]
2003 Neon Genesis Evangelion 2 Asuka Langley Soryu PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable
2003 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Raising Project with Asuka Complement Project Asuka Langley Soryu PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS
2004 Super Robot Wars MX (ja) Asuka Langley Soryu PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable
2004 Spectral Force: Radical Elements Hiro PlayStation 2
2004 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Raising Project Asuka Langley Soryu Windows
2004 Berserk – Millennium Empire Arc: Chapter of the Holy Demon War Casca PlayStation 2
2005 Spectral Force Chronicle Hiro PlayStation 2 [5]
2005 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Girlfriend of Steel 2nd Asuka Langley Soryu Windows, Mac OS (X), PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable
2005 3rd Super Robot Wars Alpha: To the End of the Galaxy Asuka Langley Soryu PlayStation 2
2006 Spectral Force 3: Innocent Rage Culture Xbox 360 [5]
2006 Secret of Evangelion (ja) Asuka Langley Soryu PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Windows
2007 Detective Evangelion (ja) Asuka Langley Soryu PlayStation 2 [5]
2007 Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Larxene PlayStation 2 [5]
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
2007 Detective Conan: Tsuioku no Mirajiyu Kazuha Toyama Wii [5]
2007 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Battle Orchestra Asuka Langley Soryu PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable
2007 Baldr Bullet Equlibrium (ja) Fai Marinina PlayStation 2 [5]
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Larxene Nintendo DS [5]
2010 uni. (ja) Clarissa von Richthofen Windows [5]
2012 Marvel vs. Capcom Origins Chun-Li PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Larxene PlayStation 3
2013 Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony Kazuha Toyama Nintendo 3DS [5]
2014 3rd Super Robot Wars Z (ja) Asuka Langley Shikinami PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
2014 Detective Conan: Phantom Rhapsody Kazuha Toyama Nintendo 3DS [5]
2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Larxene PlayStation 3
2018 Super Robot Wars V Asuka Langley Shikinami PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
2018 Super Robot Wars X-Ω Asuka Langley Shikinami Android, iOS
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Larxene PlayStation 4, Xbox One
2019 Kyoutou Kotoba RPG: Kotodaman Asuka Langley Shikinami Android, iOS Kotodaman × Evangelion collaboration event [7]

Dubbing[edit]

Year Title Role Original Performer Notes Source
1996–00 KaBlam! June Julia McIlvaine
2002 Volcano High So Yo-seon Gong Hyo-jin

Live-action[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
2000 Battle Royale Training video announcer [5]
2001 EAT&RUN (ja) Yuko [5]
2003 The End of Evangelion: Renewal Asuka Langley Soryu Previously unreleased 11-minute live-action sequence included in the Renewal of Evangelion box set

Television programs[edit]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

Solo Albums
Release Date Title Album information
June 21, 1996 Kenka Banchō (ja)
(ケンカ番長)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VICL-758
  • Type: Album
December 18, 1996 Supēsu Kenka Banchō (ja)
(スペースケンカ番長)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VICL-23118
  • Type: Mini Album
November 22, 1997 Fuichi (ja)
(不意打ち)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VICL-60090
  • Type: Album
March 25, 1998 Tamashī (ja)
()
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VICL-60182
  • Type: Mini Album
July 23, 1998 Sankyū ~Thank You~ (ja)
(産休〜Thank You〜)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VICL-60261 (VIZL-33)
  • Type: Album (Limited Edition)
December 2, 1998 Mecha Best (ja)
(めっちゃベスト)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VICL-60319
  • Type: Best Of
May 21, 1999 Uguisu Jou (ja)
(鶯嬢)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VICL-60380
  • Type: Mini Album
August 25, 1999 Dai Suu Shī (ja)
(大四喜)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VICL-60445
  • Type: Album
December 1, 1999 Hobo Single Best (ja)
(ほぼシングルベスト)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VICL-60502
  • Type: Best Of
Solo Singles
Release Date Title Album information
July 21, 1995 Koi wo Surunara
(恋をするなら)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VIDL-10679
May 22, 1996 ENDLESS PARTY/HELLO,STRANGE DAYS
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VIDL-10760
November 21, 1996 Kurumi Pan/Son'na KISS ja Yurusanai
(くるみパン/そんなKISSじゃ許さない)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VIDL-10828
March 5, 1997 Konjou Sentai Guts-man
(根性戦隊ガッツマン)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VIDL-10848
May 21, 1997 Heisei Ijinden
(平成偉人伝)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VIDL-30019
August 21, 1997 KANON
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VIDL-30053
November 6, 1997 Pi・Pi・Pi/Machi ya Mori ya Tsuki he
(Pi・Pi・Pi/街や森や月へ)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VIDL-30076
February 21, 1998 Mother
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VIDL-30182
May 21, 1998 Koi to Yokubou
(恋と欲望)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VIDL-30219
June 24, 1998 Arigato
(アリガト)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VICL-35030
September 23, 1998 Oho Chinchin / Oppai ga Ippai / Slave & Queen
(オー・チンチン/おっぱいがいっぱい/SLAVE&QUEEN)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VIDL-30357
July 23, 1999 Meitantei ha Jinsei wo Kotaezu
(名探偵は人生を答えず)
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VIDL-30434
July 23, 1999 Growin' Up!
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VIDL-30435
January 11, 2012 Kokoro yo genshi ni modore ~2012 Version~
(心よ原始に戻れ〜2012 version〜)
  • Label: Starchild Records
  • Catalog No.: KICM-1343

In Seyuu Groups[edit]

Furil'[edit]

  • 1995: Yumemiru Ai Tenshi / FURIL [KIDA-106]
  • 1995: Wedding Peach MUSIC BOUQUET 1 [KICA-256]
  • 1995: Wedding Peach MUSIC BOUQUET 2 [KICA-269]
  • 1995: Wedding Peach FURIL [KICA-249]
  • 1995: Wedding Peach Dream Collection [JSCA-29034]

References[edit]

  1. ^ オリコン・ウィーク The Ichiban』Vol.20 9 February 1998 号、オリコン、17頁
  2. ^ "Madman Entertainment Announces Madman Anime Festival 2016". Anime News Network. March 23, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "親子知新". www3.bigcosmic.com. Archived from the original on May 15, 2007. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  4. ^ "Voice Actress Yuko Miyamura Announces Divorce". Anime News Network. July 18, 2016. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx 声優さん出演リスト 個別表示:宮村優子 [Voice actor's appearance list individual display: Yuuko Miyamura]. Voice Artist Database (in Japanese). GamePlaza-HARUKA-. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq Doi, Hitoshi. "Miyamura Yuko roles". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "【公式】人気アニメーション作品『エヴァンゲリオン』×コトダマン コラボイベント開催!".

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