Yui Horie

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Horie (堀江).

Yui Horie (Japanese: 堀江 由衣, Horie Yui, born on 20 September 1976) is a popular Japanese singer and voice actress. Horie's real name is Yoshiko (堀江 由子 Horie Yoshiko), and she is sometimes nicknamed "Ho'chan ほっちゃん Hocchan)" by her Japanese fans.

She also hosts a radio show called Yui's Angel Eggs (or 堀江由衣の天使のたまご Horie Yui No Tenshi No Tamago in Japanese) which airs every Monday morning at 0.30 am (local Tokyo time). She is the founding member of the band Aice5. She is also a member of the band Kurobara Hozonkai under the nickname YUI-EL. Her blood type is B [1] and her hobbies include shoulder massage, reading and food.

Biography[change | change source]

Horie was born in Tokyo, Japan. As a child, she was a huge fan of the animated series Dirty Pair and stated that the series was her first inspiration to become a voice artist.

She debuted in 1997 in a video game Voice Fantasia and for several years had minor roles in various animations. She landed her first leading role as Haruka in Kurogane Communication. The turning point in her career was not till the year 2000, when she won the role of Naru in Love Hina and the role of Honda Touru in Fruits Basket. She released her first music album titled Mizutamari ni Utsuru Sekai in 2000.

Yui formed a band called Yamato Nadeshiko with Tamura Yukari in 2001. They released two singles, もうひとりの私 and Merry Merrily. Merry Merrily was an insert song in the Love Hina Christmas Special.

In October, 2005 she founded Aice5, a J-pop supergroup made up of 4 other voice actors, to help launch their careers. Aice5 officially ended on 20 September 2007.

She has collaborated with a few other artists, such as UNSCANDAL in 2005 and 黒薔薇保存会 in 2007.

She was employed by Arts Vision until mid 2007 due to a scandal within the agency's top management. She left to become a freelance actress with no links to any talent management firm[2][3].

Acting Roles (most of which are voice acting roles)[change | change source]

Leading roles in bold.

1997
  • Photon: The Idiot Adventures (Aun Freya)
  • Tenchi Muyo Movie 2: Daughter of Darkness (unnamed)
1998
  • Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 (Galatea)
  • Cowboy Bebop (Girl A)
  • Akihabara Dennou Gumi (Francheska)
  • Kurogane Communication (Haruka)
  • Orphen (Fiena)
  • St. Luminous Mission High School (Lita Ford)
  • Steam Detectives (Gina)
  • Weiß Kreuz (Aya Fujimiya)
1999
  • Arc the Lad (Lieza)
  • Dangaizer 3 (Pikushisu)
  • Risky Safety (Suzuko Natsume)
  • To Heart (Multi)
  • Trouble Chocolate (Mint)
2000
  • Ah! My Goddess: The Movie (Chrono (Kurono))
  • Argento Soma (Sue Harris)
  • Attack Armor Audian (Kororu Kuweizaa)
  • Gate Keepers (Kyanari)
  • Infinite Ryvius (Michelle Cay)
  • Kikaider (Mitsuko Komyoji)
  • Love Hina (Naru Narusegawa)
  • Mon Colle Knights (Rokuna Hiiragi)
  • Sci-fi Harry (Catherine Chapman)
  • Skies of Arcadia (Fina)
2001
  • Angelic Layer (Hiromi Fujimori)
  • Comic Party (Multi)
  • Dead or Alive 3 (Hitomi)
  • Figure 17 (Sakura Ibaragi)
  • Fruits Basket (Tohru Honda (Honda Touru in Japanese))
  • Love Hina Again (Naru Narusegawa)
  • Mon Colle Knights (Rockna Hiragi)
  • Prétear (Takako/Mikage)
  • Shaman King (Iron Maiden Jeanne and Lilly)
  • Sister Princess (Sakuya)
  • Tales of Eternia: The Animation (Corina Solgente)
  • Z.O.E ~Zone of Enders~ (Celvice Klein)
2002
  • Canary (Madoka)
  • Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan (Silvia Maruyama)
  • Kanon (Ayu Tsukimiya)
  • King of Bandit Jing (Mirabelle)
  • Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (Amiryun in ep. 8)
  • Pia Carrot Movie (Orie Amano)
  • Samurai Deeper Kyo (Yuya Shiina)
  • Shrine of the Morning Mist (Koma)
  • Sister Princess: Re Pure (Sakuya)
  • Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna (Rio Takeuchi)
2003
  • Bottle Fairy (Sarara)
  • D.C. ~Da Capo~ (Kotori Shirakawa)
  • Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball (Hitomi)
  • Kanon (Ayu Tsukimiya)
  • Matantei Loki Ragnarok (Mayura Daidouji)
  • Nanaka 6/17 (Yuriko Amemiya)
  • Ultra Maniac (Ayu Tateishi)
2004
  • RE: Cutie Honey (Kisaragi Hani)
  • Dead or Alive Ultimate (Hitomi)
  • Futakoi (Kaoruko Ichijo)
  • Futakoi Alternative (Kaoruko Ichijo)
  • Jubei-chan 2 (Jiyuu Nanohana / Jubei Yagyu II)
  • Mars Daybreak (Megumi Higashibara)
  • School Rumble (Eri Sawachika)
  • Shinshi Doumei Cross (Ushio Amamiya (drama CD))
  • Ten Tokyo Warriors (Futaba Amitaka)
  • To Heart: Remember My Memories (Multi)
  • Yugo the Negotiator (Najenka (Russia chapter))
2005
  • Air (Ayu Tsukimiya)
  • Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan (Dokuro-chan (drama CD)
  • D.C.S.S. ~Da Capo Second Season~ (Kotori Shirakawa)
  • Dead or Alive 4 (Hitomi)
  • Immortal Grand Prix (Fantine Valgeon)
  • Loveless (Ginka)
  • Mahoraba ~Heartful Days~ (Tamami Chanohata)
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi (Makie Sasaki)
  • Paniponi Dash! (Miyako Uehara)
  • School Rumble OVA (Eri Sawachika)
  • Shining Force Neo (Meryl)
  • The Law of Ueki (Pecoru)
  • The Wings of Rean (Erebosu)
2006
2007
2008

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

Singles/maxis[change | change source]

  • Eternal Fantasy 3 Perpetual Blue (悠久幻想曲3パーペチュアルブルー Yūkyū Gensōkyoku 3 Pāpechuaru Burū?) Maxi Single Collection Part.6 (2000)
  • Merry Merrily (Yamato Nadeshiko) (2001)
  • Love Destiny (2001)
  • Kirari Takaramono (2002)
  • ALL MY LOVE (2002)
  • Kokoro Harete Yo mo Akete (2004 February 4)
  • Scramble (Yui Horie with UNSCANDAL) (2004 October 27)
  • Hikari (Released on 2006 May 24)
  • Days (Includes theme songs for Nagasarete Airantou) (2007 May 2)
  • "Koisuru Tenkizu" (恋する天気図?) (Including the new ending theme for Nagasarete Airantou) (2007 Aug 17)

DVDs[change | change source]

  • CLIPS 1 — includes a number of live action promotional videos, including:
    • Sakura - her first promotional video, for her first album, 水たまりに映るセカイ (Mizutamari ni Utsuru Sekai)
    • Love Destiny - parts of the live action video can be seen in the Sister Princess opening animation
    • Kirari Takaramono - the song is the opening theme for Love Hina Again
    • All My Love - the song is the opening theme for Earth Defender Mao-chan
    • Kokoro Harete Yo mo Akete - the song is the ending theme for Jubei-chan 2
  • LIVE DVD 2006 - The Adventure Over Yui Horie (堀江由衣をめぐる冒険 Horie Yui o Meguru Bōken?)

Songs used for theme songs and commercials[change | change source]

  • Love Destiny - Sister Princess, Opening
  • Mainichi ga O-tenki (lit. Good Weather Every Day) - Love Hina, Insert
  • Egao No Mirai E (lit. Towards A Future Of Smiles) - Love Hina
  • Kirari Takaramono (lit. Glittering Treasures) - Love Hina Again, Opening
  • Be for me, be for you - Love Hina Again, Ending
  • Yakusoku (lit. Promise) - Love Hina, Insert
  • Happy Happy Rice Shower - Love Hina
  • Tsubasa (lit. Wings) - Sister Princess Ending
  • Girlish - Sister Princess, Sakuya's Theme
  • Destiny - Kikaider, Ending
  • Feel my feeling - School Rumble, Eri's Theme
  • RAMUNE iro no natsu - Love Hina
  • Kokoro Harete Yo mo Akete - Jubei-chan 2
  • IN YOU - Shaman King, Image Song
  • ALL MY LOVE - Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan, Opening
  • IT's MY STYLE - Earth Defender Mao-chan, Ending
  • Soyokaze no Harmony - From D.C.- Da Capo (Kotori Shirakawa's Song)
  • Sono Saki no Justice - Shaman King, Iron Maiden Jeanne Song
  • Aosusuki - Samurai Deeper Kyo, Image Song
  • Scramble - School Rumble, Opening
  • Pacem in Terris - Shaman King, Iron Maiden Jeanne S. F. O. V Song
  • Aki Uta ~Sarara~ - Bottle Fairy, Ending (Episodes 7-9)
  • Anata ga Suki (I like You) - Ultra Maniac, Ayu Tateishi image song
  • Hikari - Inukami!, Opening
  • Days - Nagasarete Airantou first opening
  • Say Cheese! - Nagasarete Airantou first ending
  • Koisuru Tenkizu - Nagasarete Airantou 2nd ending
  • Poetry Love - Kogado game Heartful Memories

Trivia[change | change source]

  • In episode 3 of School Rumble, when the girls are having a slumber party, her music video of scramble was starting to play in a big screen. At 15:42. When it turns to harima's story so far.

Interesting relationships with co-stars[change | change source]

References[change | change source]