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Minako Kotobuki

Minako Kotobuki Japanese voice actress

Japanese voice actress
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Intro Japanese voice actress
A.K.A. Минако Котобуки
Countries Japan
Occupations Actor Voice actor Singer Seiyū
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio Music
Gender female
Birth 17 September 1991 (Kōbe)
Star sign VirgoVirgo
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Biography

Minako Kotobuki (寿 美菜子, Kotobuki Minako, born September 17, 1991) is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Tsumugi Kotobuki in the anime series K-On! about a high school girl band. The show launched her music career as she performed the opening and ending themes and joined three other voice actresses as the music group Sphere.

Acting career

Born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, at the age of three years, Kotobuki, along with her parents, was caught up in the Kobe earthquake. Not long after having seen a 1997 Japanese film entitled Chikyuu ga Ugoita Hi ("The Day the Earth Moved"), all of these events inspired Kotobuki to pursue a career in voice acting.

Kotobuki's most notable role in the span of her voice acting career is Tsumugi Kotobuki from K-On!. She has also played various popular voice roles such as Karina Lyle/Blue Rose from Tiger & Bunny, Mitsuko Kongō from the A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun series, Yūko Nishi from A Channel, and Natsumi Aizawa from Natsuiro Kiseki.

Music career

Kotobuki began her musical career with the performance of the opening and ending themes of the 2009 anime series K-On! with fellow voice actresses Aki Toyosaki, Yōko Hikasa, and Satomi Satō. Shortly after, she performed the opening theme of the 2009 Hatsukoi Limited series with Aki Toyosaki, Ayahi Takagaki, and Haruka Tomatsu. The four are affiliated with Music Ray'n, an artist management and publishing group of Sony Music Entertainment. They are currently known as the musical group Sphere and released their first single, "Future Stream", on April 22, 2009.

Coupled with the release of her first album My Stride, Kotobuki had her first solo Japan-wide concert tour entitled Our Stride in 2012 spanning across four dates and venues starting from November 18 in Kobe's International House Kokusai Hall and ending on December 9 in Ōmiya's Sonic City Hall.

Kotobuki is said to be "the fastest learner on how to dance" among her peers as far as her being a member of Sphere goes so much that she even guides the other three members of Sphere on dancing. Even in singing, Kotobuki is said to learn just as fast, "a pro in harmonization" according to her fellow castmate in K-On!, Satomi Satō, and "someone who has good sense in pitch" according to one of K-On's staff members in charge of music.

During her stint in both seasons of the K-On! anime series, she and her fellow cast members were involved in two live events, and just like the character she portrayed in K-On!, she was in charge of playing the keyboard in both occasions. She also played the keyboard on some of her own songs during her Our Stride solo concert tour and on Sphere's first 2013 live event, Music Rainbow 02.

She also participated in the anime series Aikatsu! and was the voice actress of Kanzaki Mizuki.

Filmography

Live-action film

2005
  • Hibi – Young Kumiko Kamiyama
2006
  • Ghost of Yesterday – Fumiko
  • Koufuku no Switch – Young Hitomi
  • Hinami – Mina, Satsuki
2008
  • Bluebird – Michiru
  • -x- (Minus Kakeru Minus) – Rin Fujimoto
2013
  • Schoolgirl Complex: Broadcasting Club Edition – Ikumi Motonishi (School teacher)
2014
  • Kiki's Delivery Service – Jiji
  • Onodera no Otōto, Onodera no Ane – Asako Saitō

Anime

2006
  • Red Garden (anime voice-over debut) – Student C, Grace A
2007
  • Kamichama Karin – Kirika (5 years old)
2008
  • Kyōran Kazoku Nikki – Hijiri Yamaguchi
  • Birdy the Mighty: Decode – Kanae Kitamura
2009
  • First Love Limited – Rika Dobashi
  • K-On! – Tsumugi Kotobuki
  • Umi Monogatari: Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto – Kanon Miyamori
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun – Mitsuko Kongou
  • Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahō – Kaho Sakazaki
  • Hell Girl: Triangle – Kaname Shimura
  • Sora no Manimani – Emiri, Youko Matoba, Hachiman, Sayaka Akiyama
  • Birdy the Mighty: Decode 02 – Kanae Kitamura, Mirun
  • Heaven's Lost Property – Tsukino Hououin
  • Guin Saga – Alumina
2010
  • Asobi ni iku yo! – Chaika
  • Chu-Bra!! – Yako Jingūji
  • Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls – Sen Tokugawa
  • K-On!! – Tsumugi Kotobuki
  • Otome Youkai Zakuro – Daidai
  • Mayoi Neko Overrun! – Young Takumi
  • Lilpri – Tenko Okamoto
  • Ōkami-san and Her Seven Companions – Chuutarou Nezumi
  • A Certain Magical Index II – Mitsuko Kongou
  • Demon King Daimao – Arnoul
  • The Legend of the Legendary Heroes – Naia Knolles (Kiefer's sister)
  • Yumeiro Patissiere – Dominic
2011
  • A Channel – Yūko Nishi
  • Coicent (OVA) – Toto
  • Guilty Crown – Kanon Kusama
  • Dog Days – Vert Far Breton
  • Manyū Hiken-chō – Chifusa Manyū
  • Ro-Kyu-Bu! – Natsuhi Takenaka
  • Softenni – Misaki Shidou
  • Tiger & Bunny – Karina Lyle/Blue Rose
  • Hanasaku Iroha – Eri Mizuno
  • Tamayura: Hitotose – Chihiro Miyoshi
  • Beelzebub – Yolda, Kaoru Umemiya
  • Wandering Son – Kobayashi
  • Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere – Gin Tachibana
  • Un-Go – Sayo Izawa
2012
  • Natsuiro Kiseki: Natsumi Aizawa
  • Mobile Suit Gundam AGE – Fram Nara
  • Medaka Box – Nekomi Nabeshima
  • Medaka Box Abnormal – Nekomi Nabeshima
  • Dog Days` – Vert Far Breton
  • Aikatsu! – Mizuki Kanzaki
  • Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stone – Jeanne d'Arc
  • Hyouka – Henmi
  • Tari Tari – Youko Mizuno
  • Sukitte Ii na yo – Megumi Kitagawa
  • Sket Dance – Akina
  • Queen's Blade Rebellion – Izumi
  • Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere II – Gin Tachibana, Matsu
  • Pokémon: Black & White – Stella
2013
  • Dokidoki! PreCure – Rikka Hishikawa/Cure Diamond
  • Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Bride – Sen Tokugawa
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun S – Mitsuko Kongou
  • My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU – Minami Sagami
  • Valvrave the Liberator – Takahi Ninomiya
  • Tamayura: More Aggressive – Chihiro Miyoshi
  • Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS – Natsuhi Takenaka
  • Yuushibu – Herself
2014
  • Go! Go! 575 – Yuzu Yosano
  • Saki: Zenkoku-hen – Kyōko Suehara
  • Sekai Seifuku: Bōryaku no Zvezda – Miki Shirasagi/White Egret
  • Baby Steps – Natsu Takasaki
  • Pokémon: XY – Ellie
  • Majin Bone – Tomoko Ryūjin
  • Gundam Reconguista in G – Noredo Nug
  • Robot Girls Z – Imaichi Moenai Ko (Girl lacking in moe)
  • Girl Friend Beta – Saya Kagurazaka
  • Terra Formars – Rosa (Adolf's ex-wife)
2015
  • Baby Steps Season 2 – Natsu Takasaki
  • Dog Days`` – Vert Far Breton
  • Sound! Euphonium – Asuka Tanaka
  • Punchline – Ito Hikiotani
  • The Seven Deadly Sins – Vivian
  • Your Lie in April – Izumi
  • Tokyo Ghoul √A – Ukina
  • Akagami no Shirayukihime – Actress (ep 12)
  • Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama – Elder sister
2016
  • Time Travel Girl – Waka Mizuki
  • Ange Vierge – Saya Sōgetsu
  • Sound! Euphonium 2 – Asuka Tanaka
2017
  • Case Closed – Eiko Ikeguchi (ep. 859)
  • Bungou Stray Dogs OVA – Aya
  • Re:Creators – Shunma Suruga
  • Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor – Sera Silvers
  • Senki Zesshō Symphogear AXZ – Saint-Germain
2018
  • Bloom Into You – Touko Nanami

Anime films

2009
  • Redline – Hime
2011
  • K-On! The Movie – Tsumugi Kotobuki
  • Towa no Quon – Cyborg Delta AKA Hizuru Asuka
  • Heaven's Lost Property the Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork – Tsukino Hououin
2012
  • Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom – Yorterrie
  • Fuse Teppō Musume no Torimonochō – Hamaji
  • Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King – Rickert
  • Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey – Rickert
  • After School Midnighters – Mutsuko
  • Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning – Karina Lyle/Blue Rose
2013
  • A Certain Magical Index: The Movie -Miracle of Endymion- – Mitsuko Kongou
  • Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent – Rickert
  • Dokidoki! PreCure the Movie: Mana's Getting Married!!? The Dress of Hope Tied to the Future – Rikka Hishikawa/Cure Diamond
  • Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 2 : Kokoro no Tomodachi – Rikka Hishikawa/Cure Diamond
2014
  • Tiger & Bunny: The Rising – Karina Lyle/Blue Rose
  • Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 3 : Eien no Tomodachi – Rikka Hishikawa/Cure Diamond
  • Aikatsu!: The Movie – Mizuki Kanzaki
2015
  • Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman – Eva Maria Parallels
  • Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin – Chihiro Miyoshi
2017
  • Lu Over the Wall
2018
  • Shiki Oriori

Video games

2009
  • Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) – Serah Farron
2010
  • K-On! Houkago Live!! (PSP) – Tsumugi Kotobuki
  • Suzunone Seven! ~Rebirth Knot~ (PS2) – Mayo Shouno
2011
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 (PSP) – Kasumi Tobuki
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3) – Serah Farron
  • Ro-Kyu-Bu! (PSP) – Natsuhi Takenaka
  • A Certain Magical Index (PSP) – Mitsuko Kongou
2012
  • Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS) – Hitomi Tono, Nemissa
  • YomeColle (Smartphone game) – Chifusa Manyū
  • Girl Friend Beta (Smartphone game) – Saya Kagurazaka
  • Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Universe Accel / Cosmic Drive (PSP) – Fram Nara
2013
  • Tiger & Bunny: Heroes' Day (PSP) – Karina Lyle/Blue Rose
  • Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere Portable (PSP) – Gin Tachibana
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) – Serah Farron
  • Aikatsu! Futari No My Princess (3DS) – Mizuki Kanzaki
2014
  • Ro-Kyu-Bu!: Naisho no Shutter Chance (Vita) – Natsuhi Takenaka
  • Suzunone Seven! Portable (PSP) – Mayo Shouno
  • Hyrule Warriors (Wii U) – Lana, Cia
  • Granblue Fantasy (Android, iOS, Browser) – Herja
  • Grimoire 〜Shiritsu Grimoire Mahou Gakuen〜 (Smartphone game) – Senri Wagatsuma
  • Heroes Placement (Smartphone game) – Obana Tonomine
  • Aikatsu! 365 Idol Days (3DS) – Mizuki Kanzaki
2015
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night (Vita) – Kanami Mashita
  • Girl Friend Note (Smartphone rhythm game) – Saya Kagurazaka
  • Hyrule Warriors – Lana/Cia
2016
  • Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS) – Lana, Cia
  • Aikatsu! Photo on Stage (Smartphone game) – Mizuki Kanzaki
  • Schoolgirl Strikers (Smartphone game) – Monica
  • Punch Line – Ito Hikiotani
  • Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (Multiple platforms) – Rickert
2017
  • Oshiro Project:RE – Tokugawa Osaka-jo
  • Precure Tsunagaru Pazurun – Rikka Hishikawa/Cure Diamond
  • Kirara Fantasia – Tsumugi Kotobuki, Yuuko
2018
  • Super Robot Wars X – Noredo Nug

Tokusatsu

2016
  • Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger – Nalia
  • Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger the Movie: The Exciting Circus Panic! – Nalia
2017
  • Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger the Movie: Super Sentai's Message from the Future – Nalia
  • Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger Returns: Give Me Your Life! Earth Champion Tournament – Nalia

Theater

2014
  • Tanin no Me – Belinda
  • Eclipse – Hanezu, Young Seimei

Overseas dubbing

Live-action

  • Big Little Lies – Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley)
  • Byzantium – Eleanor Webb
  • Carrie – Nikki and Lizzi
  • The Edge of Seventeen – Nadine Franklin (Hailee Steinfeld)
  • Gossip Girl – Ivy Dickens/Charlie Rhodes
  • Hick – Luli McMullen
  • I.T. – Kaitlyn Regan (Stefanie Scott)
  • Mindscape – Anna Greene (Taissa Farmiga)
  • The Pillars of the Earth – Elizabeth
  • Thunderbirds Are Go (TV series) – Tanusha "Kayo" Kyrano
  • Priest – Lucy
  • Safe – Mei
  • Sucker Punch – Babydoll

Animation

  • How to Train Your Dragon – Astrid
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Astrid

Discography

Singles

  • "Shiny+" (September 15, 2010)
  • "Startline" (November 24, 2010)
  • "Dear my..." (September 14, 2011)
  • "Kokoro Sky" (April 11, 2012)
  • "Prism" (June 19, 2013)
  • "Pretty Fever" (November 20, 2013)
  • "Believe x" (Believe Cross) (April 16, 2014)
  • "black hole" (April 8, 2015)
  • "Candy Color Pop" (September 16, 2015)
  • "Bye Bye Blue" (March 2, 2016)
  • "Million Litmus" (December 7, 2016)

Albums

  • My Stride (2012)
  • Tick (2014)
  • emotion (2018)
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