Katou Emiri (加藤 英美里) was born on November 26, 1983 in Fussa, Tokyo. She is the voice actress of Uehara Himari in BanG Dream! She is affiliated with 81 Produce, while her singing activities are signed under Pony Canyon.
In her third year of high school, her good friend and fellow voice actress Kano Yui invited her to a school tour at the Amusement Media School, which the two then decided to attend. Emiri then debuted as a voice actress in 2004 with the role of Doria in the anime Kyou Kara Maou! Originally Emiri wanted to work at a game company, but decided to become a seiyuu in the end.
Emiri won the award for the "Best New Actress" at the 2nd Seiyuu Awards in 2008 for her role as Momoko Akatsutsumi in Powerpuff Girls Z. She also won the award for the "Best Supporting Actress" at the 6th Seiyuu Awards in 2012.
She is also known for voicing:
- Kagami Hiiragi in Lucky Star
- Mayoi Hachikuji in the Monogatari series
- Kyubey in Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Akatsuki in Log Horizon
- Hideyoshi and Yuuko Kinoshita in Baka and Test
- Mey-Rin in Black Butler
- Momoko Akatsutsumi in Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z
- Kiko Kayanuma in Darker Than Black
- Ryuuko Mifune in Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
- Sakurako Oomuro in YuruYuri
- Fumiya Kuroba in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
- Naru Ayase in the Pretty Rhythm series
- Tatsuko Gakumazawa in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya and Roche Frain Yggdmillennia in Fate/Apocrypha
- Riko Saikawa in Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
- Yayoi Endou in Owari no Seraph
- Aura Bella Fiora in Overlord
- Tsukasa Ebisu in Revue Starlight Re LIVE
- Sierokarte in Granblue Fantasy
- Fluttershy in the Japanese dub of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
- Type 59, M37 and ST AR-15 in Girls' Frontline
She debuted as a singer on December 17, 2008 with her first album "vivd". Emiri also used to be part of the music duo Kato*Fuku (かと*ふく) together with Fukuhara Kaori. The duo released three singles and three albums from 2012 to 2015, before disbanding in 2016.
Personality & Hobbies
Emiri's hobbies include photographing, gaming, and drawing. Her favorite games are Final Fantasy XI, the Dragon Quest series and Granblue Fantasy. Although Emiri wasn't that interested in voice actors, according to her cast comment in ARIA The NATURAL Drama CD I, her childhood dream was to become an anime character.
She has near-sightedness and a result, often wears glasses at work.
- Her nickname is Emirin (えみりん).
- She used to play drums in a high school band.