Posts Tagged ‘Rie Kugimiya’

Rie Kugimiya , born May 30, 1979 in Osaka is a Japanese voice actress affiliated with I’m Enterprise. Trust me, her voice are so cute! Somehow i realize something interesting, that is most her voice character have same commonalities. Try to have a look at Toradora! and Zero no Tsukaima.
Kugimiya’s most famous roles include Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Happy in Fairy Tail, Kagura in Gintama, Nagi Sanzenin in Hayate no Gotoku!, Shana in Shakugan no Shana, Louise in Zero no Tsukaima, Taiga Aisaka in Toradora!, and more recently Lotte in Astarotte no Omocha and Aria H. Kanzaki in Aria the Scarlet Ammo. She is typecasted to tsundere loli roles due to her voicing of tsundere characters Nagi (Hayate no Gotoku!), Shana (Shakugan no Shana), Louise (Zero no Tsukaima), and Aisaka Taiga (Toradora), all of those anime aired around the same time. Due to her popularity in such roles, some of her fans have named her as the Queen of Tsundere.

She has also contributed her voice to various merchandise such as with Mugen Puchi Puchi Moe, a virtual bubble-wrap popping game, and voiced various characters on a set of moe Karuta cards.

She was nominated for Best Actress in Leading Role in the first Seiyu Awards for the role of Louise in Zero no Tsukaima, and jointly won Best Actress in a Supporting Role with Mitsuki Saiga at the second Seiyu Awards. Kugimiya won Best Actress in the third seiyu awards for the role of Taiga Aisaka in Toradora!