Yuri Amano

Yuri Amano


1/5/1966, Kyoto, Japan

Birth Name

Yoshikawa, Tomoko


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Born as Tomoko Yoshikawa on January 5, 1966, Yuri is a Japanese seiyuu (voice actress) known for playing over 145 roles in different animes. Some of her most noted roles includes Kiyone Makibi in Tenchi Muyo!, Alcione in Magic Knight Rayearth , Ifurita in El-Hazard, and Rain Mikamura…more


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  • Trivia

    • Yuri has made a guest appearance on 4 different radio shows in which she has done interviews and played characters on. The three known radio show appearances included "Anime Scramble" on May 12, 1995, "Aaa Shin Tenchi Muyou" on June 1, 1997, and "Heartful Station" on October 17, 1997. The fourth radio show she appeared on was "Nowanchatte Say You", but the date is unspecified.

    • On August 16, 1995, Yuri and the other members of the seiyuu group "Hummingbird" had their final concert together. It took place at the Shibuya Koukaidou. The LD/video of this concert came out in November of 1995.

    • Yuri has voiced characters in several Japanese video games such as Kyoko Aoi in Cyber Formula Aratanaru Chousensha, Riko Utsuki in Device Reign, Misuzu Amano in Angel Graffiti -Anata he no profile-, Forishinia in Hatsukoi Monogatari, and Aoi Kagetsu in Harukaze Sentai V Force.

    • Yuri has released 5 CD singles at the beginning of her career.

      CD single titles:
      ~Love Wing - released March 10, 1993
      ~Ready Go! Nekketsu Saikyou King Gouzaurar - released November 3, 1993
      ~Dakara Kiss Again - released November 5, 1993
      ~Nakimushi no Mermaid/Rainbow Forces - released November 5, 1993
      ~Hoshikuzu no Requiem - released October 5, 1994

    • Yuri has made an appearance at several special events in Japan. Some in which she participated in includes the "CD Commemoration Joint Live" on February 6, 1994; the "Iczelion Charging Event" on November 19, 1994; the "Tokuma OVA Festa" on July 30, 1995; the "Hatsukoi Valentine event" on February 14, 1998, and the "Tokyo Game Show Autumn 1998" on October 10, 1998; as well as several Hummingbird concerts.

    • Yuri has voiced several characters in radio/CD dramas. Some such roles includes Julia Rayberg in Power Dolls [radio], Toreishi Yayoi in Idol Boueitai Hummingbird [CD], Efreet/Ifuriita in El Hazard [CD], Hokuto in Street Fighter EX [radio], and Masako in Susume! Super Angels! [CD].

    • Yuri has released 3 solo CDs near the beginning of her career.

      Solo CD titles:
      ~Fairy - released February 1, 1994
      ~Water Lily - released December 1, 1994
      ~Zapping de Shocking [Toreishi Yayoi] - released March 15, 1995

    • In the anime Tenchi in Tokyo, Yuri helped perform the 1st ending theme "Yamerarenai" along with other members of the cast. This song ended episodes #1-23 & #25-26. Yuri voiced the character Kiyone Makibi in this series.

    • Yuri has appeared in several popular Japanese magazines throughout her career as a seiyuu in which she has done interviews, photo shoots, and reports. Some such magazines includes several editions of Animedia, Voice Animage, Virtual Idol, Ani Raji Grand Prix, and Seiyuu Grand Prix; as well as several others.

    • While apart of her seiyuu group "Hummingbird", Yuri and the other members released 8 albums together.

      Album titles:
      ~Hummingbird First Flight
      ~Hummingbird Santora [Taiyou to Hadaka] Original Soundtrack 1
      ~Hummingbird Nekkyou no "Live"
      ~Hummingbird '94 Summer Tora Tora Tora Original Soundtrack 2
      ~Hummingbird '95 Kaze no Uta & Yume no Basho he Original Soundtrack 3
      ~Sayonara Hummingbird
      ~Hummingbird Grand Finale
      ~Hummingbird Sisters

    • Yuri performed the theme song "Boogie-Woogie Monster" on the 1 episode OVA, Ushio & Tora: Comically Deformed Theater. She also played the voice of Asako Nakamura in this OVA.

    • Yuri has had 2 of her own radio shows in the past. The first was called "Aka to Ao no Densetsu Landrock" and the other was "Sora Iro Prism". Both have ended.

    • Yuri was apart of a 5 person seiyuu group called "Hummingbird". The other 4 members included Sakiko Tamagawa, Kotono Mitsuishi, Hekiru Shiina, and Fumie Kusachi. These 5 ladies are the voice actresses in the anime Idol Boueitai Hummingbird. They eventually broke up after 3 years, but Yuri likes to call it a "graduation".

    • Yuri's favorite kind of alcohol beverage is Kikuhime brand Japanese sake.

    • Yuri's debut role as a seiyuu was in 1985 as Student C on the anime Showa Ahozoshi Akanuke Ichiban!.

    • Yuri is employed under the talent management agency, Arts Vision.

    • Yuri stands in at 152 cm (4 feet, 11¾ inches) tall, weighs approximately 42 kg (93 lbs), has shoe size 22.5 cm (6½ in womens), has blood type A, and her three sizes are 80-56-78.

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