Yui Horie

Birthplace: Katsushika, Tokyo
Height: 155 cm
Blood type: B

Her real name is Horie Yoshiko (堀江 由子), and she is sometimes affectionately nicknamed "Hocchan" by her Japanese fans.

She hosts a radio show called "Horie Yui no Tenshi no Tamago" and is the founding member of the singing group, Aice⁵. She is also a member of the band Kurobara Hozonkai, with the name Yuiel. Her hobbies include shoulder massage, reading and cooking.

As a child, she was a huge fan of the anime series Dirty Pair and has later stated that the series was her first inspiration to become a voice artist.

She debuted in 1997 in a video gameVoice Fantasia and for several years had minor roles in various anime. She landed her first leading role as Haruka in Kurogane Communication. The turning point in her career wasn't till the year 2000, when she won the role of Narusegawa Naru in the popular animeLove Hina. Other notable and defining career moments were taking the role of Honda Tooru in the anime Fruits Basketin 2001, and releasing her 1st music album (Mizutamari ni Utsuru Sekai) in 2000. She has since become one of the most popular anime voice actresses in Japan.

Horie formed a temporary unit called Yamato Nadeshiko with the popular seiyuu Tamura Yukari in 2001. They released two singles, Mou Hitori no Watashi and Merry Merrily—the latter of which was an insert song in the Love Hina Christmas Special: Silent Eve.

In October, 2005 she founded Aice⁵, a J-Pop group consisting of 4 other seiyuu, to help launch their careers. Aice⁵ was officially disbanded on September 20, 2007.

She has collaborated with a few other artists, such as Unscandal in 2005 and Kurobara Hozonkai, a Japanese Goth band, in 2007.

She was employed by Arts Vision until mid-2007 due to a scandal within the agency's top management, at which point she left to become a freelance seiyuu unaffiliated with any talent management firm.

She has published 6 independent musical albums. Nearly all of them incorporate at least one track from an anime she has worked with. She currently releases music under the Starchild label (a subdivision of King Records).

(Source: AniDB)

A member of Aice⁵ with:
- Akemi Kanda (神田 朱未)
- Chiaki Takahashi (たかはし 智秋)
- Masumi Asano (浅野 真澄)
- Madoka Kimura (木村 まどか)

Twitter (staff): @horieyui_staff
Youtube: @YuiHorieJP
Instagram: @yuihorie_official
Blog: http://ameblo.jp/horieyui-blog/

Known For


Cast Credits

Hundred (2016)
Starring as Charlotte Dimandias
Hatsukoi Monster (2016)
Starring as Kaho Nikaidou
Nyanbo! (2016)
Starring as Shiro
Maho Girls Precure! (2016)
Starring as Cure Magical
Starring as Izayoi Riko
Aoharu x Machinegun (2015)
Starring as Kanae Yajima
Absolute Duo (2015)
Starring as Sakuya Tsukumo
Shimoseka (2015)
Starring as Onigashira, Kosuri
Rail Wars! (2014)
Starring as Nana Iida
Sabagebu! (2014)
Starring as Kazue Sonokawa
Black Bullet (2014)
Starring as Tendou, Kisara
Golden Time (2013)
Starring as Kaga, Kouko
Yuyushiki (2013)
Starring as Yoriko Matsumoto
Coppelion (2013)
Starring as Kanon Ozu
Miss Monochrome (2013)
Starring as Miss Monochrome
K (2012)
Starring as Anna Kushina
Little Busters! (2012)
Starring as Riki Naoe
Bodacious Space Pirates (2012)
Starring as Coorie
Dog Days (2011)
Starring as Millhiore F Biscotti
Ben-To (2011)
Starring as Sawagi, Kyou
Dragon Crisis! (2011)
Starring as Maruga
Penguindrum (2011)
Starring as Natsume, Masako
Otome Youkai Zakuro (2010)
Starring as Hoozuki
B Gata H Kei (2010)
Starring as Miharu Takeshita
Mayoi Neko Overrun! (2010)
Starring as Kanae Naruko
Fairy Tail (2009)
Starring as Charles
Saki (2009)
Starring as Fukuji, Mihoko
Monogatari (2009)
Starring as Tsubasa Hanekawa
Kämpfer (2009)
Starring as Akane Mishima
Aoi Hana (2009)
Starring as Kyouko Ikumi
Vampire Knight (2008)
Starring as Yūki Cross
Toradora (2008)
Starring as Minori Kushieda
D.C. II: Da Capo II (2007)
Starring as Asakura Yume
Zero no Tsukaima (2006)
Starring as Siesta
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (2006)
Starring as Hanyu
Kanon (2006)
Starring as Ayu Tsukimiya
Inukami (2006)
Starring as Youko
Mahou Sensei Negima! (2005)
Starring as Makie Sasaki (4 episodes)
School Rumble (2004)
Starring as Sawachika, Eri
D.C. ~Da Capo~ (2003)
Starring as Shirakawa Kotori
Nanaka 6/17 (2003)
Starring as Yuriko Amemiya
Samurai Deeper Kyo (2002)
Starring as Shiina, Yuya
Angelic Layer (2001)
Starring as Fujimori, Hiromi
Sister Princess (2001)
Starring as Sakuya
Fruits Basket (2001)
Starring as Toru Honda
Love Hina (2000)
Starring as Narusegawa Naru
To Heart (1999)
Starring as Multi
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Starring as Actress