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Hikasa Yoko (日笠 陽子) was born on July 16, 1985 in Kanagawa, Japan[1]. She is the voice actress of Udagawa Tomoe in BanG Dream! She is affiliated with I'm Enterprise, while her singing activities are signed under Pony Canyon.

Background

Yoko aspired to become a voice actress after watching both Neon Genesis Evangelion and Sailor Moon as a child; she particularly admired Mitsuishi Kotono, who played both Misato Katsuragi and Usagi Tsukino. After graduating high school, she attended Nihon Narration Engi Kenkyujo, a voice actor training school.

Yoko debuted on October 2, 2007, with the role of Minamo Negishi in the anime Sketchbook: Full Colors. In 2009 she was cast as Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, became part of the band Ho-kago Tea Time and learned to play the bass. On March 6, 2010, Youko, together with the other voice actresses of Ho-kago Tea Time, received the Singing Award at the 4th Seiyuu Awards.

She is also known for voicing:

  • Stephanie Dola and Couronne Dola in No Game No Life
  • Rias Gremory in High School DxD
  • Kyoko Kirigiri in the Danganronpa franchise
  • Diana Cavendish in the Little Witch Academia series
  • Maria Cadenzavna Eve in the Senki Zesshou Symphogear series
  • Ryoubi in Senran Kagura
  • Houki Shinonono in Infinite Stratos
  • Freya in DanMachi
  • Emi Yuasa in Hataraku Maou-sama
  • Kou Yagami in New Game!
  • Shino Amakasu in Seitokai Yakuindomo
  • Saki Nagatsuka in Ro-Kyu-Bu!
  • K11 and Lewis in Girls' Frontline
  • Nozomi Sakurai in Princess Connect Re:Dive
  • Angelina Kudou Shields in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
  • Frieda Reiss in Attack on Titan Season 3
  • U-1196 in Cells at Work! Code Black
  • You Asakura in the 2021 remake of Shaman King
  • Izumi Takanashi in Working!!
  • Hana Katsuragi in Seikon no Qwaser
  • Louise Balze in Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei

In 2013, she made her debut as a solo artist with the single "Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai", which was used as the first ending for the first season of Attack on Titan. She held her first solo concert on October 27, 2013.

Yoko also used to co-host the Japanese weekly radio show Odoroki Sentai Momonoki Five (おどろき戦隊 モモノキファイブ) with fellow voice actress Nakamura Eriko from April 9, 2009 until September 28, 2019.

Personality & Hobbies

Yoko's hobbies include cooking and attending cooking classes; she also has both a food instructor's and natural food coordinator's certifications[2][3]. Her special skills include sewing and imitation, as well as calligraphy and aromatherapy. She is also interested in fashion.

Yoko's favorite sports are basketball and especially softball; she was a member of the softball clubs at her middle and high schools. She also likes gaming and is particularly fond of the Monster Hunter series.

She is known for her cheerful, hardworking and strong personality on both the radio and live events.

On December 30, 2015, Yoko announced her marriage on her blog[4].

Trivia

  • Her nickname is Hiyocchi (ひよっち).
  • She is the one who came up with the buzzword "Tehepero(・ω<)" pose, which first appeared in the 7th episode of Odoroki Sentai Momonoki Five[5]. The pose and phrase then became wildly popular, earning different awards and titles (such as the gold award for the "High School Girls' Mobile Phone Buzzword Award 2012"), and has been used by a lot of different actresses, idols etc.

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