Momo Asakura

Momo Asakura (麻倉 もも, Asakura Momo, born June 25, 1994) is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She is part of the Music Ray'n agency.[1][2] After passing an audition held by Music Ray'n, she made her voice acting debut as Yumi in the anime My Little Monster. She played her first main role as Ayumi Otosaka in the anime television series Charlotte.[3] She is a member of the voice acting unit TrySail, alongside Sora Amamiya and Shiina Natsukawa. Apart from voice acting, she also performed theme song for various anime she acted in.

Momo Asakura
麻倉 もも
Born (1994-06-25) June 25, 1994 (age 26)
Occupation
Years active2012–present
EmployerMusic Ray'n
Height156 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2016–present
LabelsSony Music Entertainment Japan/Music Ray'n
Associated actsTrySail

BiographyEdit

Asakura's interest in becoming a voice actress began in middle school and continued through high school.[4] She got her break in 2011 when, together with Sora Amamiya and Shiina Natsukawa, passed an audition held by Sony Music Entertainment Japan's sub-label Music Ray'n.[3] She made her voice acting debut in 2012, voicing the character Yumi in the anime My Little Monster.[5] Since then, she was given minor roles in various anime.[5]

In 2014, she was cast as Sumi Otokawa in Sakura Trick,[6] Rin Kazari in Witch Craft Works.[7] She and other cast members performed the series' ending theme "Witch☆Activity". On December 21, 2014, it was announced that Asakura, Amamiya, and Natsukawa would be forming the voice acting unit TrySail, which released its first single "Youthful Dreamer", used as the opening theme song for the anime television series Ultimate Otaku Teacher, on May 13, 2015.[8][9] That same year, she was cast as Ayumi Otosaka in the anime television series Charlotte becoming her first main role.[3][10] She then played the role of Manako in Monster Musume,[11] and Yuyu Aizawa in Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA.[5]

In 2016, she made her official debut as a solo artist for Music Ray'n by releasing her first single "Ashita wa Kimi to." (明日は君と) which was used as an insert song for the anime film Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan o: Kokuhaku Jikkō Iinkai.[12] The song peak at number 8 on the Oricon weekly charts.[13] Her first solo album Peachy! was released on October 3, 2018; the album peaked at number 6 on the Oricon weekly charts.[14] The following year, she was cast as Rona Pricipa O'Lapanesta in Endro!,[15] and Nagisa Kashiwagi in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War.[16]

FilmographyEdit

AnimeEdit

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2012 My Little Monster Yumi Ep. 9 [5]
2013 A Certain Scientific Railgun S Minori Ep. 7 [5][17]
2013 Karneval Girl Ep. 11 [5]
2013 Aikatsu! Rion Ep. 42
2013 Walkure Romanze: Shōjo Kishi Monogatari School girl C Ep. 4 [5]
2014 Witch Craft Works Rin Kazari [5][7]
2014 Sakura Trick Sumi Otokawa, student [5][6][18]
2014 Noragami Student B Ep. 2 [5]
2014 Hamatora: The Animation Female student B Ep. 8 [5]
2014 Bladedance of Elementalers Vitte Ep. 9 [5]
2014 Sword Art Online II High school girl Ep. 24
2015 Ultimate Otaku Teacher Ayaka Ep. 6 [5][17]
2015 Fairy Tail Lummy
2015–2016 Charlotte Ayumi Otosaka Also OVA [5][10][17]
2015–2017 Monster Musume Manako Also OVA [5][11][17]
2015 Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Aurea Ep. 7 [5]
2015 Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA Yuyu Aizawa [5]
2016 Kuromukuro Koharu Shirahane [5]
2016–2017 High School Fleet Mikan Irako Also OVA [5][17]
2016 WWW.Working!! Miri Yanagiba [5][17]
2017 PriPri Chi-chan!! Yuka Saeki [5]
2017 Interviews with Monster Girls Shouko Hasegawa Ep. 13
2019 Endro! Rona Pricipa O'Lapanesta [15][17]
2019 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Nagisa Kashiwagi [16]
2019 O Maidens in Your Savage Season Momoko Sudō [19]
2020 Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Iroha Tamaki [20]
2020 Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It Rikekuma [21]
2021 Horimiya Honoka Sawada [22]
2021 Idoly Pride Yū Suzumura [23]

FilmsEdit

List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2014 The Idolmaster Movie: Beyond the Brilliant Future! Serika Hakozaki [5][24]
2015 Love Live! The School Idol Movie School idol [5]
2016 Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai Hina Setoguchi [5]
2016 Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan o: Kokuhaku Jikkō Iinkai Hina Setoguchi [5]
2020 High School Fleet the Movie Mikan Irako [5]
2020 The Island of Giant Insects Miura Mami

Video gamesEdit

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2012 Girl Friend Beta Yuki Hanafusa iOS, Android [5]
2013 The Idolmaster Million Live! Serika Hakozaki iOS, Android [5][17][24]
2014 The Idolmaster One For All Serika Hakozaki PS3 [24]
2014 Freedom Wars Anne "Charm" Vito PS Vita [25]
2015 School Fanfare Kotone Genshouin iOS, Android [26]
2017 The Idolmaster: Million Live! Theater Days Serika Hakozaki iOS, Android
2017 Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Iroha Tamaki iOS, Android [27]
2018 Dragalia Lost Daikokuten iOS, Android

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title[28] Album details[28] Catalogue No. Oricon[14]
Regular
edition
Limited
edition
Peak
position
Weeks
charted
Peachy! SMCL-565 SMCL-561/2
(CD+DVD)
SMCL-563/4
(CD+Blu-ray)
6 4
Agapanthus
  • Released: April 8, 2020
  • Label: Music Ray'n
  • Format: CD, CD + DVD, CD + Blu-ray, digital download
SMCL-655 SMCL-650/1
(CD+DVD)
SMCL-653/4
(CD+Blu-ray)
5 1

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Release date Title[28] Catalogue No.
(Regular edition)
Oricon[13] Album Notes
Peak
position
Weeks
charted
November 2, 2016 "Ashita wa Kimi to." (明日は君と。) SMCL-456 8 7 Peachy! Insert song for Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan o: Kokuhaku Jikkō Iinkai
June 7, 2017 "Tokubetsu Ichiban!!" (トクベツいちばん!!) SMCL-485 11 4 1st opening theme song for PriPri Chi-chan!!
November 1, 2017 "Colorful" (カラフル) SMCL-517 7 3 3rd opening theme song for PriPri Chi-chan!!
August 22, 2018 "Pumpkin Meat Pie" (パンプキン・ミート・パイ) SMCL-554 11 3 N/A
February 13, 2019 "365×LOVE" SMCL-593 14 1 Agapanthus
May 22, 2019 "Smash Drop" (スマッシュ・ドロップ) SMCL-602 6 1 3rd ending theme song for PazuDora
September 4, 2019 "Yume Cinderella" (ユメシンデレラ) SMCL-616 15 1 Ending theme song for O Maidens in Your Savage Season

ReferencesEdit

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