Yūko Miyamura

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Yūko Miyamura
Yuko Miyamura by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Miyamura at the 2017 Saboten Con
Native name 宮村 優子
Born (1972-12-04) December 4, 1972 (age 45)
Tarumi-ku, Kobe, Japan[1]
Other names Yūko Seki (関 優子)
Occupation
Years active 1994–present
Height 157 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Spouse(s) Nakatani D. (m. 1998–1999)
Takayuki Seki (m. 2004–2016)
Children 2

Yūko Miyamura (宮村 優子, Miyamura Yūko, born December 4, 1972) is a Japanese actress, voice actress, singer and sound director. Her married name was Yūko Seki (関 優子, Seki Yūko), although she still worked under her maiden name. Her nickname is Miyamū (みやむー, Miyamū) and she is best known for her roles as Kazuha Toyama from Detective Conan, Asuka Langley Soryu from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Chun-Li from Street Fighter.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Miyamura was born in Kobe, and graduated from the theater division of the Tōhō Gakuen College of Drama and Music.

Career[edit]

Miyamura has also 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 as a voice actress.

Personal life[edit]

Miyamura was diagnosed with Graves' disease in May 2007[3] after suffering exophthalmos. She was initially married to manga artist, Nakatani D. from 1998 until their divorce in 1999. In 2004, Miyamura married stuntman Takayuki Seki and this marriage would last until 2016.[4] Miyamura has two children from her marriage with Seki: one daughter (born in 2004) and one son (born in 2011) and she lived in Melbourne, Australia until she divorced her husband in 2016 and has since moved back to Japan after the divorce.

Filmography[edit]

Television animation[edit]

OVA[edit]

Theatrical animation[edit]

Video games[edit]

Television programs[edit]

Live-action films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ オリコン・ウィーク The Ichiban』Vol.20 1998年2月9日号、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. 

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