Endou Yurika (遠藤ゆりか) was born on June 24, 1994, in Tokyo, Japan. She was both Imai Lisa's voice actress and Roselia's bassist up until her retirement from the entertainment industry on June 1, 2018. She was affiliated with Swallow, while musical activities were signed under Pony Canyon.
From an early age, Yurika had been interested in anime and dreamt of becoming a voice actress and singer after seeing series such as Ojamajo Doremi and Cardcaptor Sakura.
While still a high school student, Yurika decided to participate in the 6th Animax Anison Grand Prix held by Pony Canyon. She won the grand prize at the audition and became affiliated with the voice acting agency Swallow. In addition to this, she was paired with a fellow newcomer voice actress Takahashi Karin to form the vocal unit YURI*KARI. The two released one single before ceasing activities around 2015.
She made her debut as a voice actress with the role of Haruno Yoshikawa in 2013 (the role was switched to Sakura Ayane after her retirement), and as a solo singer on February 4, 2014, with the single "Monochrome Overdrive", which was used as the ending theme for the anime Z/X: Ignition.
On December 17, 2017, her agency announced that she would retire from the entertainment industry in 2018 due to health-related reasons. She released her final album, "Emotional Daybreak SINGLES BEST", on May 9, 2018.
On June 3, 2018, Yurika made her final tweet on Twitter showing her new haircut. This symbolizes leaving her past life (seiyuu/singer career) into her new life. She intended to delete her Twitter but later changed her mind during her "FINAL LIVE -Emotional Daybreak-" concert on June 1, 2018.
As of June 2018, she had released a total of four singles and one album.
Yurika is also known for voicing:
- Nozomi Momijidani in Tenshi no 3P!
- Rina Sakai in Sakura Trick
- Mitsuki Gero in the Onsen Musume multimedia series
- Asuna Kangoshi in Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika
- Tanako Kujirai in Majimoji Rurumo
- Aina Mikage in Z/X: Ignition
- Ichika Houshi in Exile Election
- Maiko Kurashiki in Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine
Personality & Hobbies
In high school, Yurika was the vocalist of her school's Anison Cover Club. She is skilled at playing both the guitar and bass.
Her hobbies include watching anime, reading manga, and listening to all kinds of music (but especially anisongs). Yurika's favorite musicians are Kurosaki Maon, Porno Graffiti, and Shiina Hayashi, and her favorite genre is screamo. Her favorite anime series is Steins;Gate.
- Her nickname is Yurishii (ゆりしぃ), which came from the Steins;Gate character Mayuri "Mayushii" Shiina.