Yūka Nanri

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Yūka Nanri
南里 侑香
Born (1984-03-13) March 13, 1984 (age 33)
Origin Nagasaki, Japan
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, voice actress, actress
Years active 2003–present
Labels

Universal Music

Victor Entertainment
Associated acts Tiaraway, FictionJunction Yuuka, FictionJunction
Website Official FJ YUUKA site,Official FictionJunction site

Yūka Nanri (南里 侑香, Nanri Yūka, born March 13, 1984 in Nagasaki, Japan) is a Japanese actress, voice actress and pop singer. She is represented by Space Craft Entertainment.

Biography[edit]

Yūka Nanri debuted on NHK's Utatte Odoronpa (うたってオドロンパ) (an educational programme) in 1995 as a child star.

In 1997, she joined Minami Aoyama Shōjo Kageki Dan (南青山少女歌劇団, South Aoyama Female Opera Group, also known as Nanshō), a stage group for young girls as one of its seventh generation members, and acted in musicals and other theatrical performances.

Nanri left the group in August 2001 and made her voice acting debut that year as Bubbles in the Japanese version of The Powerpuff Girls. After that, she officially started her voice acting activities as the protagonist of Gunslinger Girl. She has voiced many weak-looking and gentle characters, though in My-HiME she played Nao Yūki, a morally ambivalent middle school student who enjoys preying on perverted men.

In late 2003 Nanri formed tiaraway, a voice acting duo with fellow Japanese singer Saeko Chiba. After releasing three singles and an album tiaraway disbanded on March 6, 2005 after its first (and final) live concert. Nanri and Chiba cited wanting to go down separate paths as the reason for ending the group.

In 2006 Nanri was asked to voice Karen Ichijō from the second season of the anime School Rumble,[1] but she turned it down to play the main character of the musical ANGEL GATE ~Haru no Yokan~ (ANGEL GATE~春の予感~, ANGEL GATE ~Spring's Premonition~), and participated in four performances from April 13–16.[2] She graduated from university in March of the same year with an academic degree in vocal music.[3]

Nanri is a currently a vocalist for Yuki Kajiura's "FictionJunction Yuuka" project. She held her first solo concert, entitled Premium Live 2007, as FictionJunction Yuuka in February 2007.[4]

Nanri's first mini-album, "LIVE ON!", was released August 22, 2012.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Mini-albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Fun! Fun! ★Fantasy

"Fun! Fun! ★Fantasy" was the 4th theme song for the anime Selfish Fairy Mirumo de Pon.

Track listing

  1. "Fun! Fun! ★Fantasy" (Fun! Fun! ★ふぁんたじー, Fun! Fun! ★Fantajī)
  2. "Nanairo Mirai" (ナナイロミライ)
  3. "Fun! Fun! ★Fantasy (instrumental)"
  4. "Nanairo Mirai (instrumental)"

Charts

Chart Peak
position
Sales Time in
chart
Oricon Weekly Singles 134 N/A 2 weeks
  • Odyssey

"Odyssey" is Nanri's first official single and the opening for the anime Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus.
Catalog Number

UMCK - 5229

Track listing

  1. "Odyssey" (オデッセイ)
  2. "Dear"
  3. "Odyssey (instrumental)"
  4. "Dear (instrumental)"

Charts

Chart Peak
position
Sales Time in
chart
Oricon Weekly Singles 78 1,347 N/A
  • Tsukishirube

"Tsukishirube" was the ending theme for the anime Ookami Kakushi.
Catalog Number

VTCL - 35084

Track listing

  1. Tsukishirube (月導, Guidepost of the Moon)
  2. "Ame no Sanpomichi" (雨の散歩道)
  3. "Tsukishirube (instrumental)"
  4. "Ame no Sanpomichi (instrumental)"

Charts

Chart Peak
position
Sales Time in
chart
Oricon Weekly Singles 36 4,908 N/A
  • Shizuku

"Shizuku" was the ending theme song for .hack//Quantum.
Catalog Number

VTCL - 35097

Track listing

  1. "Shizuku" (, Drop)
    • Vocalists: Yūka Nanri, Takumi Ozawa, Kaori Nishina
  2. "Heart Bible" (Heartバイブル)
  3. "Shizuku (instrumental)"
  4. "Heart Bible (instrumental)"

Charts

Chart Peak
position
Sales Time in
chart
Oricon Weekly Singles 89 1, 404 N/A
  • Kiseki

"Kiseki" was the ending theme for the anime Sacred Seven.
Catalog Number

VTCL - 35115

Track listing

  1. "Kiseki" (輝跡, Sparkling Miracle)
  2. "Anata to Watashi no Uta" (あなたと私のうた)
  3. "Kiseki (instrumental)"
  4. "Anata to Watashi no Uta (instrumental)"

Charts

Chart Peak
position
Sales Time in
chart
Oricon Weekly Singles 23 4,022 N/A

"BLOODY HOLIC" was the ending theme for the anime Blood Lad.
Catalog Number

VTCL-35156

Track listing

  1. "BLOODY HOLIC"
  2. "snow wind"
  3. "BLOODY HOLIC" (without vocal)
  4. "snow wind" (without vocal)

Voice roles[edit]

Anime[edit]

Drama CDs[edit]

Games[edit]

Musicals[edit]

  • Goodbye Girl (グッバイガール, Gubbai Gāru), Lucy
  • big
  • FUNK-a-STEP
  • FUNK-a-STEP2
  • Waltz ga Kikoeru? (ワルツが聞こえる?, Warutsu ga Kikoeru?)
  • Christmas Juliet ~Eve no Kiseki (クリスマスジュリエット~イヴの奇跡~, Kurisumasu Jurietto ~Ivu no Kiseki~)
  • Highschool Revolution ~Ai to Yūki no Tabidachi~ (ハイスクール Revolution~愛と勇気の旅だち~, Haisukūru Revolution ~Ai to Yūki no Tabidachi~), Satsuki Katayama
  • Christmas Juliet ~Eve no Kiseki [Another Showing] (クリスマスジュリエット~イヴの奇跡~ [再演], Kurisumasu Jurietto ~Ivu no Kiseki~ [Saien]), Akane Saitō
  • Nagareboshi no Rarabai (流れ星のララバイ, Nagareboshi no Lullaby), Momoko
  • ANGEL GATE ~Haru no Yokan~ (ANGEL GATE~春の予感~) (2006), Yuri

Dubbing[edit]

Songs[edit]

  • Arashi no Hero (嵐の勇者(ヒーロー)) cover (2011), in album HARVEST

References[edit]

  1. ^ Announcement on the official School Rumble site. Retrieved on 2006-03-01.
  2. ^ ANGEL GATE musical official website
  3. ^ Pop Joins the World NHK radio program on 28 December 2006.
  4. ^ January 29th 2007 blog entry mentions the concert. Retrieved 2007-02-03.
  5. ^ Victor Entertainment Announces Yūka Nanri Mini-Album
  6. ^ "7SEEDS" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-09-15. 

External links[edit]