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Kudou Haruka (工藤 晴香) was born on March 16, 1989 in Osaka, Japan. She is the voice actress of Hikawa Sayo and Roselia's guitarist. She is currently affiliated with Ace Crew Entertainment, while her singing activities are signed under Nippon Crown.

Background

Haruka was an exclusive model for the Japanese fashion magazine "Seventeen" from 2003 to 2007, and was also affiliated with TOP COAT. Prior to this she had modeled for the magazine "CUTiE".

She debuted as a voice actress with the role of Hagumi Hanamoto in Honey and Clover in 2005. She put her activities on a hiatus after entering a university, and her contract with TOP COAT expired at the end of September 2007. She later started voice acting again in 2011 after becoming affiliated with Sigma Seven e. On August 2014, Haruka left Sigma Seven e and became a freelancer, before signing up with ELBS Entertainment on October 2016. On May 1, 2017, she announced that she will be transferred to Ace Crew Entertainment[1].

Haruka debuted as a singer on March 25, 2020, with the mini-album "KDHR". She released her 1st single, "Under the Sun", on July 7, 2021[2]. The title track, which she also wrote the lyrics for, was used as the July 2021 opening theme for TV Asahi's music program musicる TV.

Outside of BanG Dream!, Haruka is known for voicing:

  • Luna Yumizuki in Cardfight!! Vanguard G
  • Sayu Yagami in Death Note
  • Kyuusaku Yumeno in Bungou Stray Dogs
  • Ponzu in the 2011 adaptation of HunterxHunter
  • Haruka Kaminogi in Noein: Mou Hitori no Kimi e
  • Gennai Hiraga in Sengoku Collection
  • Setsuna in Captain Earth
  • Yachiyo Tsuruhime in Revue Starlight Re:LIVE
  • Renge Hiiragi in the ROAD59 franchise (including stage plays)

She also hosts Roselia's RADIO SHOUT! together with Megu.

She released her first photobook, 910hr, on December 13, 2018[3].

On January 11, 2022, Haruka tested positive for COVID-19.[4]

Personality & Hobbies

Haruka's personality is the opposite of Sayo's, similarly to Aina - she is energetic, jokes around a lot and has a hard time staying in-character, even during challenges.[5] She is also the one who came up with the band's "GanbaRoselia" catchphrase.

She is skilled at drawing and can also speak English. Her other hobbies are watching movies, reading books, eating and sleeping.

Her favorite guitarists are Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and X JAPAN's ex-member HIDE. She is also a fan of both Nine Inch Nails and Luna Sea.

Trivia

  • Her nickname is Kudoharu (くどはる, also shortened to KDHR sometimes).
  • She has the same name as former 10th generation Morning Musume member, Haruka Kudo. (Their surnames share the same kanji, but first names have different kanji.)
  • Haruka has an official fanclub called KDHR Apartment[6].

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