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Nishimoto Rimi (西本りみ) was born on 25th October, 1994 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. She voices Ushigome Rimi in BanG Dream!. She is affiliated with HiBiKi.

Background

When Rimi was in elementary school, after seeing the anime "Mirmo de Pon!", she knew instantly that she wanted to become a voice actor in the future. [1]

On April 27, 2013, Rimi auditioned for Futari wa Milky Holmes during the Milky Holmes Sisters Members Scout Audition and lost to Ayasa, however she left a strong impression on Kidani Takaaki, the president of Bushiroad. When BanG Dream! was still in planning stage, Rimi was one of the first people Kidani wanted to cast into the project.[2]

Rimi, alongside with Aimi and Ayasa, was one of three original members of Poppin'Party. Prior to becoming a member of the BanG Dream! franchise, Rimi knew how to play piano, guitar, and bass, though bass was the one she had least experience in. She started practicing playing it earnestly after becoming a member of Poppin'Party, and Rimi also ended up becoming her debut role in the voice acting industry.

Personality & Hobbies

Rimi has her own YouTube Channel called "RiMichan", where she would often upload vlogs or video games.

Just like Rimi herself, she loves chocolate and is not good with scary things[3]. Her hobbies are napping, eating chocolate and playing instruments. Besides the three mentioned, Rimi knows how to play the euphonium as well and also likes cosplaying[4].

Trivia

  • She shares both her first name and nickname Rimi-rin with her character.
  • Her favorite foods are chocolate, crème fraîche, meat, maple syrup and especially chocolate kit kats.[5]
  • She can play Bandori with one hand on the Expert difficulty.[6]
  • In her first year of university she obtained 2nd degree secretarial skill certifications for both Microsoft Office Word and Excel.[7]

References

  1. https://www.at-x.com/at-x_contents/summerfes2015/fresh05.html#fresh_n06
  2. https://akiba-souken.com/article/31557/?page=1
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_JpRyaZzAo
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=293&v=vFp8k-EbeUY
  5. https://ameblo.jp/rimirinkuma/entry-12255180667.html
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0gVJ_FGuic
  7. https://ameblo.jp/rimirinkuma/entry-12258177568.html?timestamp=1490011659