|Born||December 31, 1995|
|Residence||Fukushima Prefecture and Taiwan|
Yukari Anzai (安齋 由香里 Anzai Yukari, born December 31, 1995) is a Japanese-Taiwanese voice actress and singer from Fukushima Prefecture affiliated with the agency Swallow. She made her voice acting debut in 2017, playing her first major role as Momo Minamoto in the anime series Release the Spyce in 2018.
Biography and career
Anzai spent part of her childhood in Taiwan. She grew up watching anime series like Cardcaptor Sakura and Super Doll Licca-chan, as well as being exposed to the Zoids franchise through her brother. She took an interest in voice acting while in elementary school when, as part of a class presentation, she had a part in a historical play. So she could familiarize herself with the voice acting profession, her brother loaned her a DVD of the series Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, and she was influenced by the acting and singing of voice actress Nana Mizuki. Watching the series motivated Anzai to pursue a voice acting career. To hone skills, she also listened to roles voiced by Sanae Kobayashi, Aoi Yūki, and Kana Hanazawa.
Anzai debuted in 2017 after graduating from Pony Canyon's P's Voice Artist School. She started out playing minor roles in the anime series Clean Freak! Aoyama kun, Angel's 3Piece!, and Love and Lies. The following year, she was cast in her first major role, as Momo Minamoto, the protagonist of the anime series Release the Spyce. She, along with the series's other major characters, also performed the show's opening ("Supatto! Spy & Spice" (スパッと！スパイ&スパイス Supatto! Supai ando Supaisu)) and ending ("Hide & Seek") theme songs under the group-name Tsukikage. While promoting Release the Spyce, she appeared at C3 AFA Jakarta 2018, the last to be held in Indonesia. In October 2018, as part of promotions for the Onsen Musume multimedia franchise, she was named a Japanese ambassador for the hot springs of Hsinchu County, Taiwan.
- Clean Freak! Aoyama kun as Furukawa, female student, unnamed female
- Angel's 3Piece! as elementary school girl
- Love and Lies as an unnamed female student
- Duel Masters
- Magical Girl Site as Yuka Sumikura
- Happy Sugar Life as Minori Kitaumekawa
- Release the Spyce as Momo Minamoto
- "温泉むすめが台湾の温泉大使に就任！神戸での任命式で安齋由香里がご当地アピール". Da Vinci News (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. December 6, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
- "安齋由香里 Yukari Anzai" (in Japanese). Swallow. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
- "「ロボットのシェイプ、湾曲はくるものがあります！」TVアニメ「RELEASE THE SPYCE」でアニメ初主演の安齋由香里の魅力に迫るインタビュー後編！" (in Japanese). October 6, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
- "最新情報 | P's Voice Artist School ピーズボイスアーティストスクール". Pony Canyon. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
- "Yuki Yuna's Takahiro, Yuruyuri's Namori Work on Release the Spyce Original Anime". Anime News Network. January 29, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
- "Release the Spyce Anime Reveals Additional Cast, Theme Song Artists". Anime News Network. August 22, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
- "C3 AFA Jakarta Hosts Actresses, Staff for Release the Spyce, Lost Song Anime". Anime News Network. July 19, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
- "This Year's C3 AFA Jakarta 'May Be Last' in Indonesia". Anime News Network. August 29, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
- Anzai, Yukari (October 28, 2018). "台湾新竹県政府より尖石内湾ちゃんを温泉大使に任命していただきました✨" (in Japanese). Twitter. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
- "ティアラ｜キャラクター｜ラピスリライツ ～この世界のアイドルは魔法が使える～" (in Japanese). KLab. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
- "尖石内湾 | 温泉むすめ公式サイト" (in Japanese). Enbound, Inc. Retrieved December 31, 2018.