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Aki Toyosaki

Japanese actress, voice actress and singer
The basics
About
Occupation Seiyū Singer Actor
Country Japan
Date of birth Tokushima Prefecture, Shikoku, Japan
Awards Seiyu Awards for Best Actress in a leading role
Authority IMDB id Musicbrainz id VIAF id
The details
Biography

Aki Toyosaki (豊崎 愛生, Toyosaki Aki, born October 28, 1986) is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer from Tokushima, Tokushima Prefecture. She had her first major voice acting roles in 2007, voicing Amuro Ninagawa in Kenkō Zenrakei Suieibu Umishō and Su in Shugo Chara!. She was named "Best New Actress" at the 4th Seiyu Awards in 2010 for her role as Yui Hirasawa in K-On! and Kana Nakamachi in Kanamemo, and received the "Best Lead Actress" and "Best Personality" awards at the 5th Seiyu Awards in 2011.

Her career as a musician began with her performance of the opening and ending themes of the anime series K-On! in April 2009. In the same month, she and three other voice actresses debuted as the musical group Sphere with their single "Future Stream". Later, K-On!'s ending theme was given Animation Kobe's "Best Song" award. She released her first solo single "love your life" in October 2009, and has since released two albums and eleven singles that have placed in the top 20 of Oricon's weekly charts. She was awarded "Best Musical Performance" at the 4th Seiyu Awards for her performance on the K-On! mini-album Hōkago Tea Time with four other actresses.

Acting career

Toyosaki had her first major role as voice actor in 2007, providing the voice of Amuro Ninagawa, the main character of the anime series Kenkō Zenrakei Suieibu Umishō. She was then featured in Minami-ke and Shugo Chara! as Yoshino and Su, respectively. In 2008, Toyosaki reprised the two roles in Minami-ke: Okawari and Shugo Chara!! Doki—. She is also the voice of Charlotte in the new movie adaptations of Kentaro Miura's dark-fantasy manga Berserk.

She went on to voice Najimi Tenkūji in the 2009 series Akikan! and held the leading role in K-On!, providing the voice of protagonist Yui Hirasawa. She later took the roles of Koyoi Bessho, in First Love Limited, and Kana Nakamachi, the protagonist of Kanamemo. In Minami-ke: Okaeri, she reprised her role as Yoshino a second time. In 2012, she voiced Chiyuri Kurashima in Accel World, and title character Medaka Kurokami in the two seasons of the high school anime Medaka Box. In 2013, she voiced Kon, the main character's Familiar in Tokyo Ravens. In 2014, she voiced Seitenshi in Black Bullet, and was the third gender main character Izana Shinatose in Knights of Sidonia, which was also broadcast as a Netflix-exclusive series.

In addition to voice acting, Toyosaki has also appeared on camera. Her first acting job was on Shikoku Broadcasting's informational variety show Saturday Naisho!! (土曜はナイショ!!, Doyō ha Naisho!!) from 2003 to 2004. She, Ayahi Takagaki, Haruka Tomatsu, and Minako Kotobuki appeared twice on the Anime Song Plus (アニソンぷらす, Anison Purasu) television show as the musical group Sphere on April 20, 2009, and July 27, 2009. During its run in July 2009, Toyosaki also narrated the show. At the 2010 Seiyu Awards, she was named as a "Best New Actress" for her role as Yui Hirasawa and Kana Nakamachi. At the 2011 Seiyu Awards, she won Best Lead Actress for her work in K-ON!! and Best Personality for her work on Radion!!, Pl@net Sphere, and Toyosaki Aki no Okaeri Radio.

In Animage's annual Anime Grand Prix awards, Toyosaki placed first overall for Best Voice Actor in 2009. Her character Yui Hirasawa also placed first overall among Best Characters. She would also place tenth overall in 2012 and eighth overall in 2014.

Musical career

Toyosaki's first musical performance was with fellow voice actress Eri Kitamura on the Minami-ke Weather (みなみけ びより, Minami-ke Biyori) image song CD on April 23, 2008. She then performed the opening and ending themes of the 2009 anime series K-On!, "Cagayake! Girls" and "Don't say 'lazy'" respectively, with voice actresses Yōko Hikasa, Satomi Satō, and Minako Kotobuki. Both themes were released as singles on April 22, 2009. The "Cagayake! Girls" single sold about 62,000 copies during its debut week, ranking fourth on Oricon's latest weekly singles chart, while the "Don't say 'lazy' " single sold about 67,000 copies during its debut week, placing second on the chart. The opening and ending singles remained on the chart during the week of April 27 to May 3, falling to sixth and fifth, while selling an additional 19,963 and 22,094 copies. On June 23, 2009, "Don't say 'lazy'" was awarded Animation Kobe's "Best Song" award.

Toyosaki then performed the opening theme of the 2009 First Love Limited series, titled "Future Stream" with Ayahi Takagaki, Haruka Tomatsu, and Minako Kotobuki. Shortly after, the four formed the musical group Sphere. They are affiliated with Music Ray'n, an artist management and publishing group of Sony Music Entertainment Japan. The theme was released as the group's first single on April 22, 2009.

Toyosaki, Hikasa, Satō, and Kotobuki performed the insert song, a song that occurs within the episodes of the anime, "Fuwa Fuwa Time" for K-On!. It was released as a single on May 20, 2009. On June 17, 2009, Toyosaki released a K-On! image song single named after her K-On! character Yui Hirasawa. The single ranked third on Oricon's weekly singles chart during the week of June 15 to 21, selling 31,384 copies.

Shortly after, Toyosaki, Kaoru Mizuhara, and Rie Kugimiya performed "Heart Connected to You", the opening theme of Kanamemo, which was released August 5, 2009. On June 25, 2009, she provided the narration of a television advertisement for the performance of "Blue Feather", a single by the musical group Binecks. The First Love Limited Character File Vol. 3 image album, released July 23, 2009, includes a song featuring Toyosaki. In July, the anime series Sora no Manimani debuted with the Sphere performed opening theme "Super Noisy Nova", which was released as a single on July 29, 2009. Toyosaki, Hikasa, Satomi Satō, Kotobuki and Ayana Taketatsu performed on K-On!'s Hōkago Tea Time (放課後ティータイム, lit. "After School Tea Time") mini-album released July 22, 2009. The mini-album sold over 67,000 copies to debut at the number one spot on Oricon's latest weekly album chart. It is the first album credited to fictional anime characters to do so. On October 27, 2009, Toyosaki released her first solo single "love your life". Sphere released their third single "It Raises the Wind/Brave my heart" on November 25, 2009. The group released their first album A.T.M.O.S.P.H.E.R.E on December 23, 2009.

After, the group performed the opening theme of Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaō, "REALOVE:REALIFE", which began airing in April 2010. The theme was released as a single April 21, 2010. Sphere next performed on the first day of Animelo Summer Live 2010, at Saitama Super Arena on August 28, 2010. At the 2010 Seiyu Awards, Toyosaki and her collaborators were awarded "Best Musical Performance" for their performance on Hōkago Tea Time. On May 28, 2010, Toyosaki released her second solo single, titled "Looking for Me". In July 2010, the Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky anime series began airing with "Now loading...SKY!!" by Sphere as its opening theme. The theme was later released as a single on July 28, 2010. In October, the Otome Yōkai Zakuro anime premiered with Sphere's "MOON SIGNAL" as the opening theme. Toyosaki's voice is also featured in "Junjō Masquerade" (純情マスカレイド, "Pure Heart Masquerade"), one of the series' three ending themes. "MOON SIGNAL" was released as a single on October 20, 2010, and "Junjō Masquerade" was released with the other endings on November 24, 2010. Toyosaki was the fourth top-selling voice actress in 2011.

Filmography

Anime

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source
2006 Red Garden Female student
2007 Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! Handicraft staff
手芸部員
2007 Love Com Student, elementary school student
2007 Bokurano: Ours Child
2007 Kenkō Zenrakei Suieibu Umishō Amuro Ninagawa
2007 Potemayo Shizuka Shiina
2007–09 Shugo Chara! series Su
2007 Kimikiss: Pure Rouge Kazuki Aihara (childhood)
相原一輝(子供時代)
2007–13 Minami-ke series Yoshino
2008 Noramimi
ja:のらみみ
Girl
2008 Net Ghost PiPoPa Siren, Kyoko Urasawa
2008 Nijū Mensō no Musume Maid
2008–09 Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu series Mai Asahina, Eri Togasaki also OVA in 2012
2008 Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka Yocchan
よっちゃん
2008–09 *Dolly☆Variety
ja:ドーリィ☆バラエティ
Sora Aoki
2008 Hell Girl: Three Vessels Yuko Hiraishi
平石逸子
2008 Bihada Ichizoku
ja:美肌一族
Ai Shiratori
2008 Nodame Cantabile Paris Student
2009 Akikan! Najimi Tenkūji
2009–10 K-ON! Yui Hirasawa 2 seasons
2009 Asura Cryin' series An Ōhara 2 seasons
2009 Arad Senki: Slap Up Party Stella, others
2009 First Love Limited Koyoi Bessho
2009 Umi Monogatari: Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto Oshima
2009 Umineko When They Cry Asmodeus
2009 Aoi Hana Miwa Mogi
2009 Kanamemo Kana Nakamachi
2009 Suspended
宙のまにまに
Aiko Wakashi
和下あいこ
2009 Spice and Wolf II Merta
2009 Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
東京マグニチュード8.0
Yuka
ユカ
2009 A Certain Scientific Railgun Kazari Uiharu also OVA in 2010
2009 The Sacred Blacksmith Lisa
2009 Kobato. Hiromi Omura
大村裕美
TV
洋菓子店「チロル」の店員。読みは「おおむら・ゆみ」
2009 To Love-Ru Momo Velia Deviluke OVA ep. 4
2010–11 The Qwaser of Stigmata Tomo Yamanobe 2 seasons
2010 Maid Sama! Manager Satsuki
2010 Demon King Daimao Keena Soga
2010–15 Jewelpet series Angela, Lady Diana, others starting with Twinkle
2010 Shizuku Hesoka
ja:しまじろう ヘソカ
Nuno / Marurin
ののちゃん/まるりん
2010 Okami-san and Seven Companions Otohime Ryūgū
2010–11 Mitsudomoe Yuki Yoshioka 2 seasons
2010 Asobi ni iku yo! Melwin also OVA in 2011
2010 Heaven's Lost Property: Forte Chaos
2010 Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls Kanetsugu Naoe Also Samurai Bride in 2013
2010 Motto To Love-Ru Momo Velia Deviluke
2010 Otome Yōkai Zakuro Bonbori
2010 A Certain Magical Index II Kazari Uiharu
2010–11 Princess Resurrection OVAs 13, 14, 16
2011 Beelzebub Aoi Kunieda
2011 Wandering Son Momoko Shirai
2011 Fractale Megan
2011 Hanasaku Iroha Nako Oshimizu
2011 Softenni Yura Hiratsuka
2011 The World God Only Knows II Jun Nagase
2011 Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Tetsudō Hisakawa (child)
2011–15 YuruYuri series Chitose Ikeda
2011 Nekogami Yaoyorozu Shamo Also OVA in 2012
2011 Manyū Hiken-chō Kaede
2011 Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing Fem Fan Fan
2011 Un-Go Inga, Sumie Yada
2012 Inu x Boku SS Chino Kotomura
2012 Kokon the Animation
ja:こいけん! ~私たちアニメになっちゃった!~
Wakaba Otowa
音羽わかば
2012 Queen's Blade: Rebellion Mirim
2012 Medaka Box Medaka Kurokami 2 seasons
2012 Natsuiro Kiseki Rinko Tamaki
2012 Accel World Chiyuri Kurashima / Lime Bell
2012 Hyōka Rie Zenna
2012 Kokoro Connect Iori Nagase
2012 Busou Shinki Valona
2012–17 To Love-Ru Darkness Momo Velia Deviluke 2 seasons
2013 Valvrave the Liberator Lieselotte W. Dorssia 2 seasons
2013 A Certain Scientific Railgun S Kazari Uiharu
2013 The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat Azuki's mother
2013 Servant × Service Megumi Chihaya
2013 Sunday Without God Ai Astin
2013 I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job. Aki Toyosaki
2013 Tokyo Ravens Kon
2014–15 Noragami Kofuku 2 seasons
2014 D-Frag! Funabori
2014 If Her Flag Breaks Tsumugi Ryukishihara
2014 Monster Retsuden Oreca Battle Data Uchiki
2014 Black Bullet Seitenshi
2014 Knights of Sidonia Izana Shinatose Also Battle for Planet Nine in 2015
2014, 2016 Terra Formars Yaeko Yanasegawa 2 seasons
2014 Celestial Method Yuzuki Mizusaka
2014 Girl Friend Beta Raimu Nejikawa
2015 Ultimate Otaku Teacher Kōtarō Araki
2015 Mikagura School Suite Senior
2015–16 Ushio and Tora Yuu Hiyama 2 seasons
2015 Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama Melly
2015–16 Concrete Revolutio Emi Kino 2 seasons
2016 Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear Clerk
2016 Kuromukuro Yukihime
2016 Berserk Charlotte
2016 Time Travel Girl Mari Hayase
2016 Ange Vierge Elel
2016 Flip Flappers Welwitschia
2017 KonoSuba 2 Yunyun
2017 Scum's Wish Akane Minagawa
2017 Duel Masters Momo Uraraka
2017 Alice & Zouroku Sanae Kashimura
2017 Re:Creators Altair
2017 Made in Abyss Marulk
2017 Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart Miō Aida
2018 Laid-Back Camp Aoi Inuyama


Film

List of voice performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source
2010 Book Girl Chia Takeda
2011 Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom: Choroneko
2011 Un-Go Episode 0: Inga Chapter Inga
2011 K-On!: The Movie Yui Hirasawa
2012 Berserk: the Golden Age I: The Egg of the King Charlotte
2012 Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey' Charlotte
2012 Jewelpet the Movie: Sweets Dance Princess Angela
2013 Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent Charlotte
2013 A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion Kazari Uiharu
2013 Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home Nako Oshimizu
2013 Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Tetsudō "Poppo" Hisakawa (young)
2013 The Lost 15 Boys: The Big Adventure on Pirates' Island Raymond
2014 Sora no Otoshimono Final: Eternal My Master Chaos
2015 Knights of Sidonia Movie Izana Shinatose
2016 Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita Mio Aida
2016 Accel World: Infinite Burst Chiyuri Kurashima
2016 Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan o Mio Aida
2017 Blame! The Authority

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
2007 Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! Happy Festa Takeuchi
武内
PS1/PS2
2007 Kenkō Zenrakei Suieibu Umishō Amuro Ninagawa PS1/PS2
2008–09 Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka games Yocchan
よっちゃん
PS1/PS2
2008 Momo Taisen Papers
ja:桃色大戦ぱいろん
Sherry-mine / Aoyama
シェリー=マイン/青山あろえ
PC(一般)
2008–09 Shugo Chara! games Su DS
2009 Kazeiro Surf
風色サーフ
Arisa Beriev
アリサ・ベリエフ
PS2
2009 Arc Rise Fantasia Sonia Carlisle
ソニア・カーライル
Wii
2009 Record of Agarest War Zero Apli PS3, also Dawn of War in 2010
2009 Luminous Arc 3 Sion
シオン
DS
2009 Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos Ranchel / Suschel
ランシェル/スーシェル
PSP
2010 Keroro RPG: Kishi to Musha to Densetsu no Kaizoku Ilinx
イリンクス
DS
2010 Marriage Royale Prism Story Iyo Uwajima PSP
2010 Class of Heroes 2G Olive
オリーブ
PS3
2010 K-On! Hōkago Live!! Yui Hirasawa PSP
2010 Class of Heroes 3 Kirsch-Torte
キルシュトルテ
PSP
2010 Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Majo to Suiri no Rondo Asmodeus PS3
2011 Gashira! ~ Rampage Teacher in High School ~
ja:ガチトラ! 〜暴れん坊教師 in High School〜
Moe Asami
浅見萌
PSP
2011 Terror of the Stratus Yui Asai
麻井由比
PSP
2011 A Certain Scientific Railgun Kazari Uiharu PSP, also title in 2013
2011 Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru: Shinjitsu to Gensō no Nocturne Asmodeus PS3
2012 New Little King's Story Apricot PS Vita
2012 Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Tetsudō "Poppo" Hisakawa (child) PSP
2012 Accel World: Awakening of the Silver Wings Chiyuri Kurashima PS3, PSP
2012 Girl Friend Beta Raimu Nejikawa Also Summer Vacation in 2015
2012 Kokoro Connect Yochi Random Iori Nagase PSP
2013 Accel World: The Peak of Acceleration Chiyuri Kurashima PS3, PSP
2013 Killer Is Dead Mika Takekawa PS3, Xbox 360
2013 Phantom Breaker: Extra Yuzuha Fujibayashi PS3, Xbox 360
2014 Granblue Fantasy Melleau iOS, Android, Web Browser
2014 J-Stars Victory VS Medaka Kurokami PS3, other
2014 To Love-Ru Trouble Darkness: Battle Ecstasy Momo Velia Deviluke
2015 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Mio Nagumo DS
2015 To Love-Ru Trouble Darkness: True Princess Momo Velia Deviluke
2015 Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition Kazari Uiharu PS3, other
2016 Zero Time Dilemma Q 3DS, PS Vita
2016 Persona 5 Caroline, Justine PS3, PS4


Drama CD

List of voice performances in drama CD
Year Title Role Notes Source
2010 Aquarian Age Fenrir
2011 Oreshura Chiwa Harusaki 2 volumes

Other dubbing

List of voice performances in overseas and other dubs
Year Title Role Notes Source
2014 We Are What We Are Iris Parker
2016 The Powerpuff Girls Blossom
2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village Smurf Lily

Discography

Solo singles

Title Release date Chart positions Oricon sales Album
Oricon
Weekly
Singles
Chart
Billboard Japan Hot 100
First
week
Total
"love your life" October 28, 2009 12 6,999 9,233 Love your life, love my life
"Boku wo Sagashite" (ぼくを探して, lit. "What I'm Looking For") May 26, 2010 11 86 10,865 13,341
"Dill" November 10, 2010 14 85 11,504 15,209
"Shun Pu" (春風 SHUN PU, lit. "Spring Breeze") April 13, 2011 5 56 12,453 17,388
"Music" January 25, 2012 12 77 9,043 10,143 Love Letters
"Shirotsumekusa" (シロツメクサ, lit. "White Clover") May 23, 2012 20 98 7,669 8,904
"Orion to Supankoru" (オリオンとスパンコール, lit. "Orion and Spangles") December 19, 2012 10 66 9,812 11,581
"flip flop" (フリップ フロップ, Furippu furoppu) May 22, 2013 18 66 8,955 9,730
"Cheeky" August 28, 2013 16 86 7,092 7,692
"Delight" (ディライト, Diraito) March 19, 2014 17 5,513 6,389 all time Lovin'
"Kanae Tamae" (叶えたまえ) July 9, 2014 11 70 5,307 5,989
"Portrait" (ポートレイト) November 12, 2014 17 4,743 5,149
"Uh-LaLa" June 24, 2015 14 5,166 5,569
"Walk on Believer ♪" August 31, 2016 25 4,529 4,858
"Honey and Loops" (ハニーアンドループス) May 31, 2017 14 4,514 4,514

Solo albums

Title Release date Chart positions Oricon sales
Oricon
Weekly
Albums
Chart
Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales
First
week
Total
love your life, love my life June 1, 2011 7 7 22,447 28,581
Love letters September 25, 2013 13 12 10,574 12,646
all time Lovin' March 23, 2016 10 10 7,836 8,784
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