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Yukari Tamura (田村 ゆかり Tamura Yukari?, born February 27, 1976 in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture), is a popular Japanese singer-songwriter and voice actress, affiliated with the talent management agency I'm Enterprise. Affectionately called Yukarin by her fans, she is also known for her high-pitched voice and interest in Lolita fashion. She made her debut as a voice actress in 1997, releasing her debut single Yūki wo Kudasai on March 26, 1997.

While also a well-known seiyū, several of her releases have been used as opening and ending themes for anime series, while some have reached the Oricon top 100 singles and album charts. Her role as Nanoha Takamachi in the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series contributed to a rise in her popularity, as several of her singles (Little Wish ~lyrical step~, Spiritual Garden, Hoshizora no Spica, Beautiful Amulet) were used as the ending themes for the franchise's anime adaptations.

Life and career

Born in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Tamura gained notoriety as an advocate for the Lolita fashion movement, wearing Lolita-style clothing in public, as well as for her music releases, often in music videos and on the covers of her CD releases. In 2001, Tamura formed a unit called Yamato Nadeshiko with another well known seiyū, Yui Horie. Two singles were released, Mō Hitori no Watashi and Merry Merrily - the latter of which was an insert song in the Love Hina Christmas Special.

On January 1, 2007, Tamura's talent management agency changed from Arts Vision to I'm Enterprise, a subsidiary of Arts Vision, and on April 1, 2007, Tamura's record company officially changed from Konami to King Records, however, there was no material effect to Tamura because the actual record production of Konami is carried out by King Records. She has also featured as a narrator of Japanese anime satellite television network Animax.

Notable roles

Leading roles indicated in bold

Animation

1997
1998
  • Detective Conan as Mina Aoshima (episodes 121 - 122); Yuka Konno (episode 414)
  • Futari Gurashi as Hikaru Saitou
1999
2000
  • Dotto Koni-chan as Moro
  • Hero Hero-kun as Kira Kira
  • The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final as AnRyu; KouRyu; TenRyuJin
  • Labyrinth of Flames as Kasumi
  • Miami Guns as Lu Amano
  • Muteki Ou Tri-Zenon as Rikou Munakata; Kuramu Kyou
  • Oh! Super Milk-Chan as Hirosue
  • Platinumhugen Ordian as Mei Li
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children as Nekomata
2001
2002
2003
  • D.C.: Da Capo as Sakura Yoshino
  • Galaxy Angel AA as Ranpha Franboise
  • Godannar as Ellis Valentine
  • Onegai Twins as Ichigo Morino
  • R.O.D the TV as Haruhi Nishizono and Natsumi Nishizono
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

Game

1997
  • Armored Core as Computer Voice
  • Eberouge as Euross Prombanth
1998
  • Honoo no Ryourinin: Cooking Fighter Hao as Cumin
  • Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure Myao
  • Star Gladiator 2 as June; Elle
  • Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchō as Kyouko Tohno
1999
  • Little Princess: Maru Oukoku no Ningyou Hime 2 as Myao; Nyancy; Nyanko
  • L no Kisetsu -A piece of memories- as Yumikura Sayaka
  • Memories Off as Kaoru Otoha
  • Tokimeki Memorial 2 as Mei Ijuuin
  • True Love Story 2 as Kunshi
2000
  • Kanon as Mai Kawasumi
  • Angel's Present: Chronicles of the Marl Kingdom as Myao
2001
  • AIR as Michiru
  • Angelic Concert as Rivale Klinon
  • Tomak~Save the Earth~Love Story (2001) as Yumi
2002
  • Galaxy Angel as Ranpha Franboise
  • Grandia Xtreme as Myam
  • La Pucelle: Tactics as Chocolat gang
  • Soul Calibur II as Talim
  • Tokyo Majin Gakuen Gehōchō as Kyouka Tohno
2003
  • Angelic Vale as Soleil
  • Bistro Cupid 2 as Nemesia Wormwood
  • Dancing Sword Senkou as Mimi
  • Galaxy Angel Moonlit Lovers as Ranpha Franboise
  • Ichigeki Sacchu!! HoiHoi-san as Hoihoi-san
  • Interlude as Tamaki Maiko
  • Nobunaga no Yabou Online as Female character
  • Quiz Magic Academy as Clala
  • SAKURA: Setsu Getsu ka as Asuka Izomo
  • Shikigami no Shiro II as Arala Cran
  • SNOW as Asahi Hiyorigawa
  • Soulcalibur II as Talim
2004
  • Angelic Concert Encore as Rivale Klinon
  • Berserk Millennium Falcon Arc: Seimasenki no Sho as Evarella
  • CLANNAD as Mei Sunohara
  • D.C.P.S.: Da Capo Plus Situation as Sakura Yoshino
  • DearS as Nia
  • Final Approach as Miki Moriya
  • Galaxy Angel Eternal Lovers as Ranpha Franboise
  • Monochrome as Chitose Kirioka
2005
  • Best Student Council as Rino Randŏ
  • D.C. Four Seasons: Da Capo Four Seasons as Sakura Yoshino
  • Lucky ☆ Star as Hikage Miyakawa
  • Mai-HiME - Unmei no Keitouju as Midori Sugiura
  • Memories Off After Rain as Kaoru Otoha
  • NANA as Misato Uehara
  • Soulcalibur III as Talim
  • Soulcalibur III: Arcade Edition as Talim
  • White Princess the Second as Hanoka Sakurano
2006
2007
2008
  • D.C.II P.S.: Da Capo II Plus Situation as Sakura Yoshino
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna as Rika Furude
  • Osouji Sentai Clean Keeper as Keiko Natsukawa
  • Quiz Magic Academy as Clala
  • Soulcalibur IV as Talim
2009
  • Soulcalibur Broken Destiny as Talim
  • Steins;Gate as Suzuha Amane
2010
  • Himawari -Pebble in the Sky- as Aqua
  • Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X as Etos


Discography

Studio albums

  • 1997: WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT?
  • 2001: Tenshi wa Hitomi no Naka ni
  • 2002: Hana-furi Tsukiyo to Koi-youbi.
  • 2003: Aozora ni Yureru Mitsugetsu no Kobune.
  • 2005: Kohaku no Uta, Hitohira
  • 2006: Gin no Senritsu, Kioku no Mizuoto.
  • 2008: Izayoi no Tsuki, Canaria no Koi.
  • 2009: Komorebi no Rosette

Compilation albums

  • 2003: True Romance
  • 2007: Sincerely Dears...

DVDs

  • 2002: sweet chick girl
  • 2004: Peachy Cherry Pie
  • 2004: Yukari Tamura Summer Live 2004 - Sugar Time Trip
  • 2006: *Cutie Cutie Concert 2005* at Tokyo International Forum
  • 2007: Yukari Tamura Live 2006-2007 Pinkle Twinkle☆Milky Way
  • 2008: Love♥Live *Chelsea Girl*
  • 2009: Love♥Live *Dreamy Maple Crown*
  • 2010: Love♥Live *Princess a la mode*

Blu-ray discs

  • 2009: Love♥Live *Dreamy Maple Crown*
  • 2010: Love♥Live *Princess a la mode*

Singles

  • 1997: Yūki wo Kudasai
  • 1997: WE CAN FLY (duet with Yuria Hama)
  • 1997: Kagayaki no Kisetsu
  • 1998: REBIRTH ~Megami Tensei~
  • 1999: Kitto Ieru
  • 2001: summer melody
  • 2002: Love parade
  • 2002: Baby's Breath
  • 2003: Lovely Magic
  • 2003: Nemurenu Yoru ni Tsukamaete
  • 2004: Yumemizuki no Alice
  • 2004: Little Wish ~lyrical step~
  • 2005: Koi seyo Onnanoko
  • 2005: Spiritual Garden
  • 2006: Dōwa Meikyū
  • 2006: Princess Rose
  • 2007: Hoshizora no Spica
  • 2007: Beautiful Amulet
  • 2008: mon chéri
  • 2008: Bambino Bambina
  • 2008: Tomorrow
  • 2009: Metausa-hime ~Kuro Yukari Ōkoku Misa~
  • 2009: you & me
  • 2010: My wish, My Love
  • 2010: Oshiete A to Z

Concerts

Personal concerts

  • First Live: Aozora ni Yureru Mitsugetsu no Kobune.
  • Summer Live☆*Sugar Time Trip*
  • Countdown Event 2004-2005: Chiisa na Onegai☆Chiisa na Ippo
  • Live Tour 2005 *Spring fever*
  • *Cutie Cutie Concert 2005* at Tokyo International Forum
  • Concert Tour 2006 *fancy baby doll*
  • *Pinkle☆Twinkle Party* 2006 Winter supported by ANIMAX
  • 2007 Summer * Sweet Milky Way *
  • Love♥Live 2008 *Chelsea Girl*
  • Love♥Live 2009 *Dreamy Maple Crown*
  • Love♥Live 2009-2010 *Princess a la mode*

Other concerts

Publications

  • Sora Iro
    Released October 10, 2007

References

  • Nakagami, Yoshikatsu. "The Official Art of AIR". (October 2007) Newtype USA. pp. 135–141.

External links

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