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]

Voice acting roles[change | change source]

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Drama CDs[change | change source]

Dubbing[change | change source]

Tokusatsu[change | change source]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio Albums[change | change source]

Compilation Albums[change | change source]

Singles/maxi singles[change | change source]

  • My Best Friend (November 18, 1998)
  • Brand-new コミュニケイション (March 17, 1999)
  • 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) (March 21, 2001)
  • Love Destiny (May 16, 2001)
  • Kirari Takaramono (キラリ☆宝物?) (February 28, 2002)
  • All My Love (July 24, 2002)
  • Kokoro Harete Yo mo Akete (心晴れて 夜も明けて?) (February 4, 2004)
  • Scramble (Yui Horie with Unscandal) (October 27, 2004)
  • Hikari (Inukami! Opening Theme) (May 24, 2006)
  • Days (Includes theme songs for Nagasarete Airantō) (May 2, 2007)
  • Koisuru Tenkizu (恋する天気図?) (Including the ending theme for the second half of Nagasarete Airantō) (August 17, 2007)
  • Vanilla Salt (Toradora! Ending 1) (October 22, 2008)
  • Silky Heart (Toradora! Opening 2) (January 28, 2009)
  • Yahho!! (Kanamemo Ending) (August 26, 2009)
  • True Truly Love (September 2010)
  • Immoralist (Dragon Crisis! Opening) (February 2, 2011)
  • Presenter (Dog Days Ending) (May 25, 2011)
  • Coloring (Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! Ending) (January 18, 2012)
  • Natsu no Yakusoku (Dog Days' Ending) (July 2012)
  • Heart Relation (Dog Days' Insert Song) (2012)

VHS, DVDs & Blu-rays[change | change source]

  • CLIPS 0 〜since'00〜'01〜 (2002) — VHS containing 3 singles, making-of and an interview
  • CLIPS 1 (2004) — 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?)
  • LIVE DVD 2007 - Horie Yui Christmas Live (堀江由衣 クリスマスライブ~由衣がサンタに着がえたら Yui Ga Ni Santa Kigaetara?)
  • CLIPS 2 (2010) - includes a number of live action promotional videos
  • LIVE DVD 2010 - The Adventure Over Yui Horie II - Budoukan of Butoukai ~ Q & A
  • LIVE DVD 2012 - The Adventure Over Yui Horie III - Secret Mission Tour (2012)
  • Horie Yui Best Live - Dorobou to Jikan (2013)
      • This special one-off concert was for fans that had bought both the BEST ALBUM & the 15th single (PRESENTER), with the tickets distributed through a lottery. Around 9000 tickets were issued.
  • LIVE DVD 2013 - The Adventure Over Yui Horie IV ~Pirates Of Yui 3013~

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

Books[change | change source]

  • Sora Sanpo Biyori (空散步日和?) (2009)
  • Kirakira Mitsubachi wo Meguru Boken (2012)

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]

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