Terakawa Aimi (寺川 愛美), professionally known by the mononym of Aimi (愛美), was born on December 25, 1991 in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. She is the voice actress of Toyama Kasumi and vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Poppin'Party. She is affiliated with HiBiKi and her musical activities are signed under King Records.
Aimi was born in Hyogo Prefecture, and currently lives in Tokyo with her younger sister Terakawa Chiharu (formerly Hokaze Chiharu), who is also affiliated with HiBiKi. Aimi had dreamed of becoming a singer ever since she was young. She initially only aspired to become a singer, but she became interested in voice acting after becoming familiar with the anime series Macross Frontier, where she was impressed at how the series was able to combine music and animation in its storytelling.
In order to make her dream come true, she participated in various contests, such as the “Best of Singer Contest National Championship 2008”, which she made into the Finals but lost. She was one of the 3rd ANIMAX Anison Grand Prix Finalists with Sasaki Sayaka in 2009, and was a winner of the Osaka block.
On February 6th, 2010, she made it to the finals of the "Aim for Ellie! Milky Holmes Seiyuu Audition", a seiyuu audition tour hosted by DWANGO Creative School, but lost the role to Tokui Sora. However, she did make her debut as a seiyuu in the Milky Holmes anime.
On April 27, 2013, Aimi won the role of Kazumi Tokiwa in Futari wa Milky Holmes during the Milky Holmes Sisters Members Scout Audition and formed the unit Milky Holmes Feathers together with Ayasa.
Aimi, alongside with Ayasa and Rimi, was one of the three original members of Poppin'Party.
Aimi is also known for voicing:
- Julia in The Idolm@ster: Million Live!
- Suiko Tatsunagi and Amu Chouno in the Cardfight!! Vanguard series
- Kyoko Yamate in the D4DJ series
- Nanako Kogure in Bokutachi no Remake
- Kiri Hyoryu from Future Card Buddyfight
- Tomoya Mizuhara in Onee-chan ga Kita
- Yukari Nanahoshi in Luck & Logic
- Mayura Momouchi in Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
- Emanuela Pollarola in Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko
- Shelly in Plastic Memories
- Millaarc Cranstoun in Symphogear XV
- Carla Vargas in How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
- Yuuri Amakage in Deatte Gobyou de Battle
- MDR and TAC-50 in Girls' Frontline
- Kotoko Yuzuriha in the music project MILGRAM
- Nemesis and Rabbie in Alchemy Stars
- Parfait Cookie in Cookie Run: Kingdom
- Ichigo Minase in Heaven Burns Red
- Takahashi Yomogi in Teppen—!!!
Aimi's 1st single, "Tenshi no CLOVER", was released on May 3, 2011, and used as the opening for the anime Lotte no Omocha, while her 1st album, "Love", was released on November 6, 2013.
On February 4, 2021, Aimi announced that her musical activities would now be signed under the King Records label. She released her 1st single "ReSTARTING!!" on April 7, 2021. She wrote the lyrics for all of the three tracks of the single.
Aimi was the guitarist of a girls' band in high school and self-taught, but quit playing after graduating. She picked it up back in 2014 and used it to perform during her THE iDOLM@STER Million Live! live performances as Julia. Aimi is the influence and where Kidani Takaaki, the president of Bushiroad, got his idea for the BanG Dream! franchise from - after seeing Aimi playing the guitar during THE IDOLM@STER M@STERS OF IDOL WORLD!!2014.
On February 15, 2022, it was announced that after discussing it with her family doctor, Aimi will be taking a 2-month long break from performing in order to receive treatment for a chronic illness. On May 5, 2022, she made her first re-appearance in Bandori TV!, showing she had made a full recovery.
Personality & Hobbies
Aimi's hobbies is studying languages and collecting figures, and her special skills include playing the saxophone and crane games. Her favorite manga is Glass Mask, while her favorite game series is the Harvest Moon series.
Her favorite onigiri fillings are tuna and mayonnaise.
She also owns a pet snake named Annie.
- Her nicknames are Aimin (あいみん) and Ai-chan (あいちゃん).
- Her favorite color is gold.
- Aside from her younger sister Chiharu, she also has an older brother.
- She has expressed an interest in performing English songs overseas.