Aoi Yūki

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Aoi Yūki
photo of Aoi Yūki
Native name 悠木 碧
Born Aoi Yabusaki (八武崎 碧?)[1]
(1992-03-27) March 27, 1992 (age 26)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Voice actress, singer
Years active 1996-present
Agent Pro-Fit
Notable credit(s) Puella Magi Madoka Magica as Madoka Kaname
Height 1.45 m (4 ft 9 in)[2]
Website aoimania.com
Musical career
Genres J-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–present
Labels FlyingDog
Associated acts Petit Milady

Aoi Yabusaki (八武崎 碧 Yabusaki Aoi?, born March 27, 1992), better known by her stage name Aoi Yūki (悠木 碧 Yūki Aoi?) is a Japanese voice actress, and singer from Chiba Prefecture. She is represented by the Pro-Fit agency.[2]

When she was 16, she played the seven-year-old Murasaki Kuhōin in Kure-nai. She had two roles in 2008, eight in 2009, and twelve in 2010. She graduated from high school in March 2010, and university in March 2014.[3][4]

Biography

Yūki entered the entertainment industry at the age of four.[5] As a child, she acted in films and dramas. From 1999 until 2002, she made regular appearances on the variety shows Appare Sanma Dai-sensei and Yappari Sanma Dai-sensei which aired on Fuji TV. When she was in fifth grade, she made her debut as a voice actress.[5]

Until the end of 2006, she was affiliated with the theater company Central.[6] After her admission to college in August 2007, she joined the agency Breath, changing her stage name to Aoi Yūki. She got her first major role in 2008 in Kure-nai[7] as Murasaki Kuhōin. In August of the same year, she moved to the agency Pro-Fit.

In 2009, she starred in two anime: Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzuu and Yumeiro Patissiere as Riko Mikogami[8] and Ichigo Amano,[9] respectively. After that, she voiced the protagonists of several of her series, notably Iris from Pokémon: Best Wishes![10] and Victorique de Blois from Gosick.[11]

In 2011, Yūki voiced the eponymous character of the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Madoka Kaname.[12] In October of the same year, she won the award for best voice actor in the Newtype x Machi Asobi Anime Awards. In 2012, she was awarded the Best Lead Actress Award in the 6th Seiyu Awards.[13]

In 2013, Yūki, together with voice actress Ayana Taketatsu, formed the singing unit Petit Milady.[14] Together, they performed the song "Kagami no Dual-ism" (鏡のデュアル・イズム The Mirror of Dual-ism?), which was used as the third opening theme to the 2013 anime television series Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II, and in 2014, performed the song "azurite", which was used as the opening theme to the 2014 anime television series The Pilot's Love Song.[15]

Filmography

Television animation

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Original video animation (OVA)

Theatrical animation

Video games

Drama CDs

Live action

Music

On March 28, 2012, she released her first solo album Petipa.[17] Her first single, "VisuMania", was released on January 29, 2014, which is used as the ending theme to the anime television series World Conquest Zvezda Plot.[18]

References

  1. Matsuo, Kō. Yūki, Aoi. "あの頃、私たちも育ちざかりでした 松尾衡 悠木碧 スペシャル対談". Megami Magazine. Gakken. 13(9), 2011, p. 100. (Japanese)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Agency profile
  3. Yūki, Aoi (March 3, 2010). "そつぎょう". Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  4. Yūki, Aoi (March 26, 2014). "おーくまさんとゆかいななかまたち". Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Aoi Yūki Bio". Yomiuri Shimbun. December 13, 2008. 
  6. Yūki, Aoi (2007-12-17). "「緊急!告知♪」  お知らせ". i. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  7. "Staff & Cast". Brains Base. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  8. "テレビ東京・あにてれ あにゃまる探偵キルミンずぅ". TV Tokyo. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  9. "Yumeiro Patissiere Ichigo profile". Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  10. "ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ シーズン2 デコロラアドベンチャー:あにてれ:テレビ東京". TV Tokyo. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  11. "Staff & Cast". GOSICK Production Committee. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  12. "Puella Magi Madoka Magica's Voice Samples Posted". Anime News Network. November 4, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  13. "6th Annual Seiyū Award Winners Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  14. "Aoi Yuki & Ayana Taketatsu Form petit milady Singing Unit". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  15. "Toaru Hikūshi e no Koiuta Anime's Promo Features Opening Theme by petit milady". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  16. "Super Heroine Chronicle's 1st Promo Video Shows New Cast". Anime News Network. October 31, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  17. Petipa by Aoi Yuuki - http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=VTZL-41
  18. "Madoka Magica's Aoi Yūki Sings Sekai Seifuku's Ending Theme". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 

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