Rie Kugimiya

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Rie Kugimiya

Born

5/30/1979, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

Birth Name

Kugimiya, Rie

Gender

Female
9.8
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Biography

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Japanese seiyuu (voice actress) known for the various roles she's played in anime and OVAs. Some of her most noted roles includes Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Murumo in Mirmo Zibang!, Touko Matsudaira in Maria-sama ga Miteru ~Haru~, Shana in Shakugan no Shana and Kagura in Gintama. Alongside…more

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  • Trivia

    • Rie has made an appearance on several radio shows in the past in which she has either did an interview, talked about upcoming projects, sang, or played a character. Some such radio programs includes "Hand Made radio" on September 9, 2000; "Just a little CHATCHAT of Akiko's" on April 27, 2002; "Super Movement Broadcast" on June 22, 2002; and "Anime Scramble" on June 28, 2002, as well as many others.

    • On the TV anime Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi, Rie performs the ending theme song, "Suki!? Kirai!? Suki!?". Rie also voices the lead character Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière in this series.

    • Rie has voiced several characters in Japanese video games including her role as Rival in Princess Maker 4, Mary in the Xenosaga series, Alphonse Elric in the Hagane no Renkinjustsushi series, Kamyu in Utawareru Mono, and Tachibana Koyuki in Omoide no Kakera: Close To.

    • In the 3 episode OVA Cosplay Complex, Rie performed the opening theme, "Moete Koso Kosupure", and the ending theme, "Cosplay Ondo", along with Sakura Nogawa, Akeno Watanabe, Ai Shimizu, Saeko Chiba, and Chiaki Takahashi. Rie also plays the character Delmo in this OVA.

    • Rie has made a guest apperance at several special events in Japan, including the "3rd dubbing artist school in Summer" on August 29-31, 1998; the "Tokyo Game Show" on September 9, 1998; the "Grand Prix on Stage" on July 18, 1999; the "14th Idle Cultural Festival" on July 22, 2000; and the "Dubbing Artist Wave" on June 19, 2002; as well as various others.

    • Most often, Rie tends to play charcaters that have a "tsundere" loli personality; a personality in which the charatcer is combative but grows to be emotionally vulnerable.

    • On the anime Rizelmine, Rie performed both the opening and the ending themes. The opening theme is called "Hajimete Shimasho!" and the ending theme is entitled "Honki PAWAA no Dasshu!". She also voiced the character Rizel Iwaki in this anime.

    • On the anime Rizelmine, Rie performed both the opening and the ending themes. The opening theme is called "Hajimete Shimasho!" and the ending theme is entitled "Honki PAWAA no Dasshu!". She also voiced the character Rizel Iwaki in this anime.

    • When Rie reunited with the cast of Fullmetal Alchemist 1 year after the anime was finished to work on the movie FMA: Conqueror of Shambala, she was very excited to work with them again. She said being around the other seiyuu again motivated her to do her best in the movie.

    • Rie Kugimiya has played several characters in Japanese radio/CD dramas including her role as Kamyu in the Utawareru Mono Original Drama series [CD], Tear in O-TRAP [radio], and Alisa Bannings in the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Sound Stage series. [CD]

    • On the TV anime Gakuen Alice, Rie performed the ending theme song "Shiawase no niji" along with fellow seiyuu, Kana Ueda. Rie played the voice of Hotaru Imai in this anime as well.

    • Rie has appeared in several popular Japanese magazines throughout her seiyuu career in which she has done photoshoots, interviews, and news reports. Some such magazines includes several issues of Voice Animage, Ani Raji Grand Prix, New Type, and Dubbing Artist Grand Prix, as well as several others.

    • Some of Rie's dislikes includes insects, arithmetic, and Shiitake mushrooms.

    • One of Rie's special talents other than voice acting is twirling a baton. Another thing she is good at is reading while walking without running into another person or object.

    • She has the same blood type and birthday as Soichiro Hoshi, her co-star on Digimon Savers.

    • Rie enjoys fairy tales, strawberries, swimming pools, wearing dresses, and making beaded necklaces.

    • She's employed by I'm Enterprise, a Japanese voice talent agency.

    • Rie stands in at 159 cm (5 feet, 2½ inches) tall, has a shoe size of 23.5 cm (7½ in womens), has blood type B, and her three sizes are B78/W59/H85.

    • Her favorite color is light blue (the color of the sea).

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