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Hikasa Yoko (日笠 陽子) was born on July 16, 1985 in Kanagawa, Japan. She is the voice actress of Udagawa Tomoe. She is currently a freelancer, 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
  • Kirigiri Kyoko 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
  • Shinonono Houki in Infinite Stratos
  • Freya in DanMachi
  • Yuasa Emi in Hataraku Maou-sama
  • Yagami Kou in New Game!
  • Amakasu Shino in Seitokai Yakuindomo
  • Nagatsuka Saki in Ro-Kyu-Bu!
  • Tachibana Hina in Domestic Girlfriend
  • K11 and Lewis in Girls' Frontline
  • Sakurai Nozomi in Princess Connect Re:Dive
  • Angelina Kudou Shields in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
  • Iris Midgar in The Eminence in Shadow
  • Matsuda Laura in Street Fighter V
  • Weiss Schnee in RWBY
  • Frieda Reiss in Attack on Titan
  • U-1196 in Cells at Work! Code Black
  • Asakura You in the 2021 remake of Shaman King
  • Takanashi Izumi in Working!!
  • Katsuragi Hana in Seikon no Qwaser
  • Yamana Mira in Trinity Seven
  • Louise Balze in Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei
  • Anne in Manaria Friends
  • Jona and Regina in Alchemy Stars
  • Drakulya in Your Majesty
  • Arshen Nei in Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy
  • Claire in Tower of Fantasy
  • Tio Clarence in Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
  • Mifune Kaoruko in Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS
  • Lailaps in Genjitsu no Yohane -SUNSHINE in the MIRROR- [1]
  • Bell in Kibou no Chikara: Otona PreCure '23
  • Arthur Pencilgon/Towa Amane in Shangri-La Frontier
  • Orfevre in Uma Musume: Pretty Derby

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.

On January 20, 2023, she left I'm Enterprise (She was affiliated with the agency for 20 years), and became a freelancer. [2][3]

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.[4][5] 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 (which were both all-girls' schools).[6] 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.[7]

Trivia[]

  • She has an older brother.
  • 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[8]. 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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