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Minako Kotobuki (寿 美菜子 Kotobuki Minako?, born September 17, 1991) is a Japanese seiyū and singer born in Hyogo, Japan.[1] She is best known for her role in K-On!. Her career as a musician began with her performance of the opening and ending themes of the anime series K-On! in April 2009. In the same month, she and three other voice actresses debuted as the musical group Sphere with their single "Future Stream".

Singing career

Kotobuki began her singing career with the performance of the opening and ending themes of the 2009 anime series K-On! with fellow voice actresses Aki Toyosaki, Yōko Hikasa, and Satomi Satō.[2] Shortly after, she performed the opening theme of the 2009 Hatsukoi Limited series with Aki Toyosaki, Ayahi Takagaki and Haruka Tomatsu.[3] The four are affiliated with Music Ray'n, an artist management and publishing group of Sony Music Entertainment.[4][5] They are currently known as the musical group Sphere and released their first single "Future Stream" on April 22, 2009.[3]




  1. "Profile (Minato Kotobuki Profile)" (in Japanese). Music Ray'n. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "けいおん!公式ホームページ / スタッフ&キャスト (K-ON! / Staff & Cast)" (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "TVアニメ『初恋限定。』 - スフィア (TV Anime Hatsukoi Limited - sphere)" (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  4. "Official Sphere site — Sphere". (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  5. "株式会社 ミュージックレイン (Music Ray'n Inc.)" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  6. "みなみけ - キャラクター (Minami-ke Characters)" (in Japanese). King Records. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  7. "Official Hatsukoi Limited site - スタッフ&キャスト (Staff & Cast)". (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-04-17. 

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ko:고토부키 미나코 id:Minako Kotobuki ru:Котобуки, Минако zh-yue:壽美菜子 zh:壽美菜子