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Tokui Sora
Tokui Sora Infobox Image
Kanji 徳井 青空
Romaji Tokui Sora
Statistics
Gender Female
Birth Date December 26, 1989
Origin Minamibōsō City, Chiba Prefecture
Occupation Voice Actress
Singer
Manga Artist
Blood Type O
Height 159cm
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Tokui Sora was born on December 26, 1989 in Minamibousou City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Her most commonly-used voice actress nickname is "Soramaru." She voices Yazawa Nico in Love Live!. She also voices the supporting characters Yazawa Cocoro, Yazawa Cocoa, and Yazawa Cotarou.

Her call-and-response during concerts begins with a variant of "Sore dewa minna-san go issho ni" ( lit. And so everyone together now), followed by a simultaneous "Nico Nico Nii~" with the audience. During the 5th live, she added the secondary line "Dai ginga uchuu?" ( lit. Milky Way Universe?), to which the audience responds "Number one!" This is a reference to Season 2 Episode 4 where Nico proclaims herself the Number 1 Idol in the Universe.

Background

Her parents work as karate-practitioners, and she has a younger brother.

Tokui Sora graduated from Dwango Creative School, a voice-acting/vocalist training school operated by MAGES. Inc.

Starting December 2009, she has been a member of the singer group Milky Holmes (alongside Mimori Suzuko), which consists of the four main voice actresses in the media franchise Tantei Opera Milky Holmes.

In 2011, her 4koma Mahou Shoujo Jitaku-chan began serialization in Otapoke magazine.

In April 2012, she was appointed as the tourism ambassador for her hometown of Minamibousou in Southern Chiba Prefecture.

Personality & Hobbies

Her favorite foods include Pepsi Nex, white rice, salmon, and meat. Her disliked foods include boiled eggs, tofu and tomato juice.

As older footage shows, she formerly was in the habit of referring to herself using the masculine pronoun "boku," revealed via interviews to be unwittingly cultivated through practicing her lines for Yuzurizaki Nero repeatedly.

For undisclosed reasons, Tokui Sora is very deterred by going down flights of stairs, a fact well known amongst her fellow voice actresses, as shown in this Milky Holmes clip where Kitta Izumi is jokingly mimicking her performance. This was also shown especially in the 4th live, where there were two back-up dancers who escorted her down the stairs for "Niko puri♥Joshi dou", as well as her unsteady descent at the start of "Kaguya no Shiro de Odoritai".

Jitaku-chan, the main character of Mahou Shoujo Jitaku-chan, is based largely on the personality and experiences of Tokui Sora, a self-admitted "home security guard" (自宅警備員, a term used to describe stay-at-home nerds).

She is a huge fan of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and in particular, the character Asuka Langley Soryu which she has cosplayed in multiple occasions. She credits Miyamura Yuuko, the voice actress for Asuka, as the inspiration for her to become a voice actress herself. On 6 February 2015, she displayed a screenshot showing her donation to a crowdfunding project to send a replica of the Spear of Longinus to the moon.

Other Data

For a collection of translated interviews and videos, please refer to Translated Voice Actress Content.
Dengeki G's Magazine January 2011 - Character Interview [1]
About Nico

Nice to meet you! It's the super indoors-type Tokui Sora. Nico-chan is full of energy and is cute, and her catchphrase "Nico Nico Nii♪" has caught my interest. Whether it's her nature or a calculated act is a riddle, but acting in the "Nico world" with everything I have is always fun.

Nico's Appeal
When Nico took first place in the mid-point results announcement (of the character popularity vote the other day), I was really shocked! Please support her with your next vote as well so that she can take the first place! Please use your vote for Nico Ni, Nico Nico! (lol)

A word for the readers
Everyone! Nico Nico Nico Nii♪ It's Yazawa Nico! Please spend this year's winter with Nico! Even though it's cold, if the two of us go Nico Nico Nii~ together, I think it'll definitely become a warm winter. Do lots and lots of Nico Nico Nii! Doki☆

Dengeki G's Magazine Interview Before Final Live[2]
Q1: Please tell us what is something that can't be missing when doing a μ's concert!

Breakfast! As expected, lives require lots of energy, so I always eat breakfast properly! And then my manicure too, I always do them shinily to my taste before any large concerts. Our costumes have lots of sparkling things too, so matching the costumes is the best! (lol)

Q2: Tell us what you feel about the final solo concert, as well as a message for the readers!
I'm really thrilled right now! Though it took some time to sort my feelings out after learning that it was our final live, hearing μ's lines in the movie made me feel that these worries are unnecessary. As the grand culmination of all of μ's lives, I want to make our final live the greatest one. Though Tokyo Dome is an extraordinarily large stage, I want to properly convey our emotions to everyone, and hear everyone's voices clearly. I want to be able to feel everyone's closeness to us!

Dengeki G's Magazine Arigatou Project (Part 3)[3]
Μ's Arigatou Project Messages 04
Message from Tokui Sora

To Nico-chan♡

My much, much, much beloved Nico-chan!
The wonder of singing as the nine of us, the wonder of creating a performance with your friends, I learned many different things from Nico-chan.

The times all nine of us take the stage really feel like a dream.

Even though it's the Final Live, I'll always, always be with Nico-chan even from here on, the nine members of μ's will aaaaaaaaaaalways be great friends, too!
Feeling sad is no good!

I won't forget your smile from here on! Because it's leading everyone else on! Nico-nico-nii♡

Let's always, always be good friends, even after the Final Live♡

My precious treasure, Nico-chan♡

From Tokui Sora

Μ's Arigatou Project Messages 05

MESSAGE FOR YOU!
μ's will still always be μ's from here on! Please let us cheer for your dreams from here on, too!

Thank you all very much for supporting μ's during these six years!!! Just like the tagline "A story realized together", it's all thanks to everyone that we really had a lot of our dreams granted. What was your dream six years ago? During these six years filled with lots of singing, I would be happy if μ's managed to become a part of your strength. Though it's the Final Live, μ's will still always, always be μ's from here on! Please let us cheer for your dreams from here on, too! Thank you all very much for these six years!

Trivia

  • Due to her long working history with Mimori Suzuko, the pair enjoys a tight friendship. They often celebrate their birthdays together with other voice-actresses from Milky Holmes.
  • She also is a heavy fan of the NicoMaki pairing alongside Pile, though her relationship with the other voice actress does not appear to be as close as to other members of the team, possibly a result of a lack of collaboration opportunities. Nevertheless, BiBi as a unit have said they get along well during the interview compiled in the 5th Live's pamphlet, and both Nanjou Yoshino and Pile address and refer to Tokui Sora by her given name directly without any honorifics or suffixes, showing their familiarity.
  • She is the only member to have consistently addressed Nanjou Yoshino and Uchida Aya as "Nanjou-san" and "Uchida-san" respectively, out of respect for their seniority to her in the voice acting industry.
  • She reviews her JP Wikipedia article from time to time, and has pointed out inaccuracies in it; however, she does not seem to have edited the article despite noting its inaccuracies.
  • She can sing μ's songs and anime songs well during karaoke. [4]
  • The ninth and last episode of the program Emitsun Fight Club was aired on December 26, which also happens to be her birthday. Fellow voice actresses Nitta Emi, Kubo Yurika, and Iida Riho held a tiny celebration for her, much to her surprise.[5]
  • She has stated that "Natsuiro Egao de 1, 2 Jump!" is the most special μ's song for her because it was the first song that Nico was the center for while performing.

Gallery

Please refer to this voice actress' Image Gallery.

References

  1. Dengeki G's Magazine January 2011 issue
  2. Dengeki G's Magazine April 2016 issue
  3. Dengeki G's Magazine May 2016 issue
  4. |clubDAM Interview
  5. Emitsun Fight Club Episode 9

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