| Vocals, guitar|
| 18 November 1980 (age 35)
Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan (1980-11-18) |
Voice actress, Singer, songwriter, composer
King Records (recording) (2004-2007)
Lantis (recording) (2007-)
Avex (management, 2004-2013)
M-Peace (management, 2013-)
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
Music of Japan, Easy listening, Techno, J-pop
Sing All Love, D‑Formation, Parade, Contact, Neo Fantasia
Minori Chihara Wikipedia
Minori Chihara (茅原 実里, Chihara Minori, born November 18) is a Japanese voice actress and singer who has had roles in several anime series. As a voice actress she is under the agency Avex Planning & Development, she is well known as voice actress for her role as Yuki Nagato in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Leon in The [email protected], while in her musical career, she has been signed under King Records and is currently with Lantis. She was born in the city of Utsunomiya, Tochigi and was raised in Saitama. She is affectionately referred to as Minorin (みのりん) by her fans.
From April to September, served as the assistant to Mariko Kōda's OBC radio program "Kōda Mariko no GM" through an audition. Coupled with her winning first place at the "Seiyū Grand Prix Club," acquired the right to work in the avex artist academy.
In October, was chosen as one of the top 4 finalists for Pony Canyon, Inc.'s "Voice Artist & Singer Audition「VSオーディション2003」" sponsorship contest, but did not win the grand prize.
From April to September, debuted her voice acting career as Aya Natsume in Tenjho Tenge.
In December, begins her blog "minorhythm" and at the same time, releases her album Heroine
In April, begins work as a host personality for the internet radio program Oshiyaberi Yattemasu along with Masaya Onosaka and Miyu Matsuki as the Thursday group.
In May, begins both radio programs Avex presents Chihara Minori no Makenai Radio and Avex presents Chihara Minori no Ikenai Radio.
Her blog book "minorhythm" is published in March.
From April to September, plays the role of Yuki Nagato in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
On July 8, performs with Aya Hirano and Yūko Gotō at Animelo Summer Live 2006 Outride concert.
In July, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's ending theme single "Hare Hare Yukai" sung with Aya Hirano and Yūko Gotō reaches gold status.
In November, receives the Radio Kansai Award along with Yūko Gotō
On January 24, releases the single Junpaku Sanctuary, ending a two-year hiatus from her personal singing career.
On March 18, performs in the Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekisou concert.
In May, begins the radio program in conjunction to her blog called "Radio Minorhythm" on Wednesdays as part of the Lantis web radio lineup.
On June 6, releases the single Kimi ga Kureta Anohi
From June 29 to July 2, appears at Anime Expo 2007 along with Aya Hirano and Yūko Gotō at Long Beach, California as a guest of honor.
On July 7, performs in the Animelo Summer Live 2007 Generation-A concert.
On August 16, holds a press conference that is broadcast to 115 storefronts across Japan to announce three important news items: the release of her new album Contact on October 24, her tour Live starting its opening on November 18 as part of her birthday concert, and the release of her PV collection DVD slated for December 2007.
On December 26, releases the PV DVD Message 01. With it, a follow-up track to the album Contact titled "Contact 13th" is bundled with the DVD as an extra CD.
On March 26, releases the single "Melty Tale Storage".
On April 1, her official fanclub "m.s.s. (Minori Smile Seasons)" is opened.
On August 6, releases the single Ameagari no Hana yo Sake
On August 30, performs at Animelo Summer Live 2008 - Challenge day 1, including a duet with Masami Okui.
On November 5, releases the single Paradise Lost
On November 26, releases the album Parade
On December 7, performs in the "Dream Stage" concert at the Fancy Frontier convention held in Taipei, Taiwan.
On March 29, performs in the Lucky Star Concert Called Lucky Star in Budokan -Anata no Tame Dakara- / らき☆すた in 武道館 あなたのためだから.
From April to October, She again plays the role of Yuki Nagato in the Rebroadcasting of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
On April 29, performs at the Suzumiya Haruhi no Gensō (涼宮ハルヒの弦奏, The Symphony of Haruhi Suzumiya) held at Tokyo Kosei Nenkin Kaikan with music by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Philip Chu as conductor.
On May 3, performs at Ga-Rei Zero - The Live at Shibuya-AX.
On June 3, releases the single Tomorrow's Chance.
On July 12, performs in her first ever South East Asian concert in DaiCon 「DaiCon-大コン-」, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya in Malaysia.
On August 22, performs at Animelo Summer Live 2009 Re:Bridge day 1, including a duet with Yui Horie.
On December 23, releases the single Precious One.
On February 4, releases the PV DVD Message 02.
On February 6, She once again plays the role of Yuki Nagato in Movie The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya.
On February 17, releases the album Sing All Love.
On February 24, releases the single Yasashii Bōkyaku
On April 10, releases the PV DVD Message 03.
On July 21, releases the single Freedom Dreamer
On August 7, releases the limited single Ittōsei
On August 29, performs at Animelo Summer Live 2010 Evolution day 2, including a duet with May'n.
On February 9, releases the singles Defection and Key for Life
On April 4, releases the PV DVD Message 04'
On July 6, releases the single Planet Patrol
On August 27, performs at Animelo Summer Live 2011 rainbow day 1, including a duet with Yukari Tamura.
On October 19, releases the single Terminated
On February 29, releases the album D-Formation
On March 21, releases the single Celestial Diva
On July 11, releases the single Zone//Alone
On August 26, performs at Animelo Summer Live 2012 Infinity day 2, including a duet with Chiaki Ishikawa.
On October 24, releases the single Self Producer
From October to December, plays the role of Mitsuki Nase in Beyond the Boundary.
From April to June, plays the role of Izayoi, Miku in Date a Live II.
On April 3, she once again reprises the role of Yuki Nagato in the Spin off Series The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan.
On April 8, She played the role of Kaori Nakaseko in Sound! Euphonium.
Samurai Gun (Ohana)
Tenjho Tenge (Aya Natsume)
The Law of Ueki (Memory, Tamako Hanamura in Ep. 3)
Major (2nd Season) (Ayane)
Binbō Shimai Monogatari (Unnamed girl)
Humanoid Monster Bem (Remake) (Mitsuki Kisaragi)
Lemon Angel Project (Erika Campbell)
Lovedol: Lovely Idol (Hina Hōjō)
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Yuki Nagato)
Claymore (Awakened Being in Ep. 12)
D.C. II: Da Capo II (Shirakawa Nanaka)
Dragonaut -The Resonance- (Toa)
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! (Band leader in Ep. 11)
Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny (Chouhi Ekitoku)
Lucky Star (Minami Iwasaki, Herself in Ep. 12, Waitress Yuki Nagato in Ep. 16)
Major (3rd Season) (Ayane)
Minami-ke (Chiaki Minami)
Over Drive (Takeshi Yamato's little sister)
Saint October (Seiran in Ep. 6)
Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica (Matia Machiya)
Venus Versus Virus (Sumire Takahana)
Wellber no Monogatari: Sisters of Wellber (Rio)
D.C. II S.S.: Da Capo II Second Season (Shirakawa Nanaka)
Ga-rei -Zero- (Kagura Tsuchimiya)
Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians (Chouhi Ekitoku)
Major (4th Season) (Ayane)
Minami-ke: Okawari (Chiaki Minami)
Wellber no Monogatari: Sisters of Wellber (2nd Season) (Rio)
The Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk (Coopa)
Minami-ke: Okaeri (Chiaki Minami)
Saki (Tōka Ryūmonbuchi)
The Tower of Druaga: The Sword of Uruk (Coopa)
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009) (Yuki Nagato)
Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Sakutarou)
Chu-Bra!! (Nayu Hayama)
The Qwaser of Stigmata (Teresa Beria)
Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor (Chouhi Ekitoku)
Occult Academy (Mikaze Nakagawa)
Yumeiro Patissiere SP Professional (Maize)
Mitsudomoe (Airi Ogata)
Asobi ni iku yo! (Lawry)
Nurarihyon no Mago (Sewagakari no Medanuki)
Mitsudomoe Zōryōchū! (Airi Ogata)
Rio: Rainbow Gate! (Dana)
The Qwaser of Stigmata II (Teresa Beria)
A Channel (Kimiko Kitō)
Oniichan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!! (Ran Yatagai)
Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere (Horizon Ariadust)
C³ (Konoha Muramasa)
Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere II (Horizon Ariadust)
Hyōka (Yuri Kōnosu)
Queen's Blade Rebellion (Yuit)
Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A (Tōka Ryūmonbuchi)
So, I Can't Play H! (Dalnia Earheart)
Busou Shinki - (Strarf Mk.2/Hina)
Oniichan dakedo Ai sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne! (Anastasia Nasuhara)
Minami-ke: Tadaima (Chiaki Minami)
Sparrow's Hotel (Sayuri Satō)
Beyond the Boundary (Mitsuki Nase)
Phi Brain: Puzzle of God (Rätsel)
Saki (Tōka Ryūmonbuchi)
Nobunaga the Fool (Ichi-hime)
Date A Live II (Miku Izayoi)
Rail Wars! (Noa Kashima)
Cross Ange (Miranda Campbell)
Girl Friend Beta (Mahiro Natsume)
Hibike! Euphonium (Kaori Nakaseko)
The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (Yuki Nagato)
Nyoro~n Churuya-san (Yuki Nagato)
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya-chan (Yuki Nagato)
A Channel +smile (Kimiko Kitō)
Kyo no Gononi (Tsubasa Kawai)
Lucky ☆ Star OVA (Minami Iwasaki)
Mars of Destruction (Kurita Aoi)
Murder Princess (Unnamed girl)
My-Otome 0~S.ifr~ (Raquel Mayol)
Space Symphony Maetel: Galaxy Express 999 (Arena)
Tenjho Tenge: Ultimate Fight (Aya Natsume)
Tenkuu Danzai Skelter+Heaven (Ayaka Matsumoto)
Busou Shinki Moon Angel (Strarf Mk.2/02)
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (Yuki Nagato)
-I'll Be Here- Beyond the Boundary the Movie: The Past (Mitsuki Nase)
-I'll Be Here- Beyond the Boundary the Movie: The Future (Mitsuki Nase)
Avalon Code (Neaki)
Busou Shinki BATTLE RONDO (Strarf)
étude prologue ～Yureugoku Kokoro no Katachi～ (Asami Hagiwara)
Granblue Fantasy (Orchis)
Final Fantasy Type-0 (Cater)
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (Cater)
Haruhi Suzumiya series as Yuki Nagato:
The Promise of Haruhi Suzumiya (PSP)
The Perplexity of Haruhi Suzumiya (PS2)
The Excitement of Haruhi Suzumiya (Wii)
The Series of Haruhi Suzumiya (NDS)
The Parallel of Haruhi Suzumiya (Wii)
THE [email protected] ONE FOR ALL (Leon)
Ikki Tousen series as Chouhi Ekitoku:
Ikki Tousen: Shining Dragon (PS2)
Ikki Tousen: Eloquent Fist (PSP)
Lucky ☆ Star: Ryōō Gakuen Ōtōsai (Minami Iwasaki)
Lux-Pain (Natsuki Venefsukja)
Mars of Destruction (Aoi Kurita)
Memories Off #5 encore (Akina Ichijo)
Shōkan Shōjo -ElementalGirl Calling- (Uzuki)
Summon Night X: Tears Crown (Phara Mir Celestia)
Tenkuu Danzai Skelter+Heaven (Ayaka Matsumoto)
The Kōshōnin (Lina Hanashita)
Blaze Union: Story to Reach the Future (Eater, Lapis)
Rune Factory 3 (Sofia)
Final Promise Story (Sasha)
Gloria Union (Raspberry, Eater)
Otomedius Excellent (Strarf)
Chaos Rings II (Lessica)
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (Barbara)
Date A Live: Ars Install (Miku Izayoi)
B Gata H Kei (Kyouka Kanejyou)
Dragon Nest: Prelude~ Awakening of Fate (Goddess Altea)
Franken Fran (Veronica Madaraki)
Lovedol: Lovely Idol (Hina Hōjō)
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: Sound Around (Yuki Nagato)
My-HiME Destiny (Mayo Kagura)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (Tanikawa Yuzu)
Kōda Mariko no GM (April to September 2003)
avex presents Chihara Minori no Makenai Radio (JOQR, Ended)
avex presents Chihara Minori no Ikenai Radio (JOQR, Ended)
SOS Dan Radio Shibu (Ended)
Oshaberi Yattemasu Thursdays (Graduated)
Chihara Minori radio minorhythm (Still running)
Chihara Minori's fans Contact (A&G Super RADIO SHOW 〜AniSuper〜: October 6, 2007, to October 27, 2007)
Ga-rei -Zero- Supernatural Disaster Countermeasure Radio Room (Lantis web radio: October 18, 2008)
Busou Shinki It is the radio for master. (Onsen web radio: September 24, 2012, still running)
Debut 1st Anniversary Commemoration Event: Minorin Spring Celebration 2005 (April 10, 2005)
Birthday Event: Minorin Birthday Celebration 2005 (November 20, 2005)
Debut 2nd Anniversary Commemoration Event: Minorin Spring Celebration 2006 (April 22, 2006)
Love Live 2006: Minori Chihara Birthday (November 18, 2006)
I Melody: Minori Chihara Birthday Live 2007 (November 18, 2007)
Starchild Presents: Starchild Collection
Minori Chihara 1st Live Tour 2008: Contact/Re:Birth (March 9, March 16, March 22, March 23)
Minori Chihara Live Tour 2009: Parade (February–March 2009)
Minori Chihara Live at DaiCon (Malaysia) 「DaiCon-大コン-」 (July 11–12, 2009)
Minori Chihara Live 2009 "Summer Camp" (August 1–2, 2009)
Minori Chihara Final & Countdown Live 2009-2010 (December 31, 2009)
Minori Chihara Live 2010 "Sing All Love" (April 10 - May 30, 2010)
Minori Chihara Live 2010 "Summer Camp 2" (August 11–12, 2010)
Minori Chihara Live 2010 "Invasion Tour" (October 9, 2010)
Minori Chihara Xmas Party 2010 (December 25, 2010)
Minori Chihara Film Live (February 9, 2011)
Minori Chihara Live 2011 "Key for Defection" (May 2–8, 2011)
Minori Chihara Live 2011 "Summer Camp 3" (August 5–7, 2011)
Minori Chihara Final & Countdown Live 2011-2012 (December 31, 2011)
Minori Chihara Acoustic Live "A-Formation" (February 29, 2012)
Minori Chihara Live 2012 "D-Formation" (April 7-May 27, 2012)
Minori Chihara Ultra Formation/Party Formation (June 16–17, 2012)
Minori Chihara Live 2012 "Summer Camp 4" (August 4–5, 2012)
Minori Chihara Birthday Live (November 18, 2012)
Blister Pack V♀ices
True Love: Winter Best Songs (Commercial narration)
True Love: Spring Memorial Songs (Commercial narration)
Natsu Monogatari: Summer Best Songs (Commercial narration)
Message 01, released December 26, 2007
Minori Chihara 1st Live Tour 2008 Contact DVD, released June 25, 2008
Message 02, released February 4, 2009
Minori Chihara Live Tour 2009 Parade DVD, released June 24, 2009
Message 03, released April 10, 2010
Minori Chihara Live Tour 2010:Sing All Love DVD, released November 10, 2010
Minori Chihara Summer Camp 2 DVD, released February 23, 2011
Message 04, released April 4, 2012
Minorhythm, published March 30, 2006
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