Minako Kotobuki

Minako Kotobuki (寿 美菜子 Kotobuki Minako) is a Japaness voice actor and a singer. She was born on September 17, 1991 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

She is known for her role in K-ON! as Tsumugi Kotobuki or Mugi (nickname). 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". Her stage names are Mina-Chan (みなちゃん) and Bukki (ぶっきー).

Career[edit | edit source]

Her singing career began in 2009 in the anime series with her other fellow voice actresses. Later, she then perform the opening theme with Aki Toyosaki, Ayahi Takagaki and Haruka Tomatsu. The four of them later affiliated with Music Ray'n. Now, all of them are known as the musical group Sphere.

Other Roles[edit | edit source]

TV Anime[edit | edit source]

2007

  • Minami-ke - Female Student B (ep 8)

2008

  • Kyōran Kazoku Nikki - Hijiri Yamaguchi

2009

  • Hatsukoi Limited - Rika Dobashii
  • K-On! - Tsumugi Kotobuki
  • Umi Monogatari: Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto - Kanon Miyamori
  • Final Fantasy XIII - Serah Farron (video game)
  • Toaru Kagaku no Railgun - Mitsuko Kongou
  • Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahō - Kaho Sakazaki

2010

  • Asobi ni iku yo! - Chaika
  • Chu-Bra!! - Yako Jingūji
  • Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls - Sen Tokugawa
  • K-On!! - Tsumugi Kotobuki
  • Otome Youkai Zakuro - Daidai
  • Toaru Majutsu no Index II - Mitsuko Kongou

2011

  • A Channel - Yūko
  • Guilty Crown - Kanon Kusama
  • Dog Days - Veil
  • Manyū Hiken-chō - Chifusa Manyū
  • Ro-Kyu-Bu! - Natsuhi Takenaka
  • Softenni - Misaki Shidou
  • Tiger & Bunny - Karina Lyle/Blue Rose
  • Hanasaku Iroha - Eri Mizuno
  • Tamayura ~hitotose~ - Chihiro Miyoshi
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Serah Farron (video game)
  • Beelzebub - Yolda, Kaoru Umemiya

2012

  • Natsuiro Kiseki - Natsumi Aizawa


Discography[edit | edit source]

Studio albums[edit | edit source]

  • My Stride (September 12, 2012)
  • Tick (September 17, 2014)
  • emotion (January 17, 2018)

Singles[edit | edit source]

  • "Shiny+" (September 15, 2010)
  • "Startline" (November 24, 2010)
  • "Dear my..." (September 14, 2011)
  • "Kokoro Sky" (April 11, 2012)
  • "Prism" (June 19, 2013)
  • "Pretty Fever" (November 20, 2013)
  • "Believe x" (Believe Cross) (April 16, 2014)
  • "black hole" (April 8, 2015)
  • "Candy Color Pop" (September 16, 2015)
  • "Bye Bye Blue" (March 2, 2016)
  • "Million Litmus" (December 7, 2016)
  • "save my world" (January 19, 2019)

Films[edit | edit source]

2005

  • Bluebird

2006

  • Ghost of Yesterday

2011

  • K-On! The Movie - Tsumugi Kotobuki

2011

  • Towa no Quon - Cyborg Delta AKA Hizuru Asuka

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Minako is the youngest cast member; she was only 17 when she was cast, but voices the oldest main character.
  • She is also the only Japanese voice actress that is younger than her character, being exactly two and a half months younger than Tsumugi.

Reference[edit | edit source]

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