Seiyuu Nicknames, 2015 Spring Edition

[Please also see 2016 version of this post]

I reference seiyuu by nickname sometimes. It’s not a habit I pride on and I think it’s better, in such a blog, to refer people by their family names. It can get confusing since romanized, a lot of people’s names are the same, so nicknames often help as a better way to communicate. (Especially since the reverse situation, while does happen, rarely does due to the way nicknames tend to form.) Anyway, I digress. Ask me separately about how I feel about them sometimes I guess.

For sake of ease of recalling, I group them by how I felt like it (kinda) and sorted by nickname, since I figured that’s the better mapping. Also I’m limiting it to the names I would use on this blog. I know there are more nicknames than what I list here, and some seiyuu have many nicknames that I only list a few. Truth is I don’t even know all of them, even people I reference to.

Also I’m avoiding the list of people who are not new because this is going to get REAL long if I added people like Miyukichi and Asumiss in the mix. It’s already really long.

Only if CG was this cool

Core IM@S

  • Akky/Akki – The (recently) married and with-child, Hasegawa Akiko. Plays Miki.
  • Asapon – A high end nickname for her is like “Shimoneta” because Shimoda Asami is like that. the CV for Ami/Mami is also playful.
  • Azumin – Asakura Azami. Yukiho’s second CV. Best known otherwise in her High School DxD and ChuuniKoi roles.
  • Chiaking – Takahashi Chiaki, or Azusa’s CV. See also King. See also “JPY” or “Juicy Party Yeah”???
  • Eririn/Eriko – Nakamura Eriko plays Haruka.
  • Haramii – Hara Yumi. Lately Takane’s CV’s new nickname “Hanyanya” has gained steam, but it has yet to stick.
  • Hirorin – Hirata Hiromi plays Makoto. Also see Kaachan.
  • Jurikichi – Takita Juri, or Kotori’s CV. The second 765Pro mom.
  • Kaachan – Somehow Hirorin gained this nickname because she was pretty public about her early goings of being a new mom. TBD how this nickname will stick with multiple buns in the oven in the near future!
  • Kami – Wakabayashi Naomi, or Ritsuko. Mom #3.
  • King – It’s actually just the next stage of Chiaking.
  • Kugyuu/Kugimi/etc – Kugimiya Rie, you know her.
  • Mingosu – Imai Asami, CV for Chihaya. Just a side note but Mingosu is often a suffix (see: Asamigosu, Eromingosu, EriMingosu)
  • Nunu/Nu – Numakura Manami, CV for Hibiki. Nuuuuuuuu.
  • Sensei – Often refers to Nakamura in this context but in general this is a flexible nickname in all cases.
  • Yurishii – Hase Yurina. The original Yukiho CV. Also goes by Ochiai Yurika. Retired from IM@S back in 2010 or so.

CG/ML/New wave – Frankly between these two franchises it covers like half of all newbie seiyuus that you’re likely going to hear this season. Some of these people below are not quite newbies, though.

  • Aimin – AIMI or Terakawa Aimi. Solo musician career is promising but overall really cool gal. She plays Julia in ML.
  • Ayachi – Taketatsu Ayana. CV for Sachiko from CG. Established artist and part of Petit Milady with Aochan/Y.Aoi/etc.
  • Ayappe/Pe – Suzaki Aya – CV for Minami from CG.
  • Baum – Otsubo Yuka. Kanako’s CV in CG. Named after her favorite dessert, the baumkuchen. Best known as part one of four Yuru Yuri. Also see Yukachin.
  • MatsuEri – Matsui Eriko.
  • Chiichan – Akasaki Chinatsu, Hino Akane from CG. Also known as Gag Machine Akasaki?
  • Chokotan – Osaki Chiyo, CV for Koume from CG. I know her best from Da Capo 3 actually…
  • Choucho – Kiritani Choucho. Plays Miya in ML. Not the anison artist. [But given ML is Lantis, it’s entirely possible for Choucho the artist to pen a song for Choucho the seiyuu.]
  • Cutter -Matsui Eriko. CV for Nao from CG. See also MatsuEri or Matsui Eriko.
  • Daasan – Tsuda Minami. Miho’s CV from CG. Also Yuru Yuri.
  • Dogenzaka Noboru – Not a nickname per se, but it’s the alias of Fuurin (Fukuhara Ayaka) when she writes into certain IM@S radio shows. The name is a Shiburin reference.
  • Fuurin – Fukuhara Ayaka. Shiburin’s CV, CG.
  • Hasshi – Ohashi Ayaka. CV for Uzuki from CG. My favorite role for her is Sabagebu. Also see Hego.
  • Hayamin – Hayami Saori. You know her. CV for Kaede from CG.
  • Hego – Somewhat derogatory nickname for Ohashi Ayaka, but it’s usually used in good humor.
  • Ibukichan/Ibuibu/Ibuking – Ibuki Kido. Kana from ML. Best known, IMO, as OniAi’s center girl Akiko.
  • Keiko Oneesama – I don’t really use this one but Watanabe Keiko plays Momoko in ML.
  • Kidochan/Kidochang – Also see Ibuki Kido.
  • Kochima – Listed here only for completeness. I never refer to Machico this way because it’s not necessary.
  • Koroazu – Tadakoro Azusa. CV for Shizuka from ML.
  • Kotorin – Koiwai Kotori, or Tomoka from ML. Best known otherwise as “Nyanpasu” Renge from Non Non Biyori.
  • Maimai – Fuchigami Mai. Karen from CG.
  • Makinon – Makino Yui. You know her. CV for Mayu from CG.
  • Maochi – M.A.O. In CG she plays Fumika
  • Marietti – Miyake Marie, Nana from CG. Sometimes I can’t believe she’s that young.
  • Mayayan/Marei – Uchida Maaya. Ranko from CG. Also has a nice set of lesser roles now, during her award-winning rookie years. Solo career in progress.
  • Meshiya – Hara Sayuri. Mio from CG. Part of disbanded seiyuu idol group LISP.
  • Mikku – Itou Miku, CV for Yuriko from ML. StylipS and in a few shows each season. Good Girl thorough and thorough.
  • Mocho – Asakura Momo. CV for Serika from ML. TrySail member.
  • Moyochi – Kurosawa Tomoyo. CV for Miria froM CG.
  • Nanamin – Yamashita Nanami. Yui Otsuki from CG. Also WUG.
  • Nansu – Natsukawa Shiina. CV for Anna from ML. TrySail member.
  • Nontan/Nojo – Yamamoto Nozomi. Rika from CG. Loves gorilla and USA.
  • Natsunee – Takamori Natsumi. Miku from CG. Best known for her role from Sakurasou IMO, as the free-spirited Misaki.
  • Pirami – Hirayama Emi. Plays Reika in ML.
  • Popochan – Harashima Akari. Plays Iku in ML.
  • Pyonkichi – Yamazaki Haruka. Mirai from ML. Also has a stint as an idol from Hayate no Gotoku.
  • Rari – Inagawa Eri. Plays Tamaki in ML, but she’s the lead in Show by Rock this season.
  • Reichama – Matsuzaki Rie. Kirari from CG. Mostly known for being the most resourceful seiyuu and a Yakult Swallows diehard.
  • Riccasama – Tachibana Rica. Or Rika. Sae from CG. Seiyuu/talent.
  • Rikanee – Yamaguchi Rikako. Plays Rio in ML.
  • Rieshon – Murakawa Rie. CV for Arisa from ML. Etotama is her show. PonyCan locked on!
  • Rurukyan/Ruru – Yoshimura Haruka. Mika from CG. Ema from Shirobako. QT3.14, as they say.
  • Ruuri – Aoki Ruriko. Riina from CG. Tall girl with long limbs.
  • Sayurin – Also see Hara Sayuri. And LISP.
  • Satorina – Satou Rina. CV for Chihiro, CG. I don’t get it but that’s how it goes… Best known as the voice of Railgun.
  • Sorasora/Sorachan – Oozora Naomi. CV for Chieri from CG. Note this can get confusing.
  • Sorachan – Also see Tenchan. Only fans call her Tenchan really.
  • Stefuji/Stef – Fujii Yukiyo. Tetora from LOG HORIZON. Megumi from ML.
  • Sumipe – Uesaka Sumire, CV for Anya from CG. Solid new wave seiyuu overall, and there’s that Russia thing.
  • Suwachan – Suwa Ayaka. Plays Matsuri in ML (who I produce)
  • Suzie – Suegawa Rie. Fuuka from ML.
  • Takamina/Miina – Takahashi Minami. Not the AKB48 one but the one in Shoukugeki no Soma. Plays Konomi in ML.
  • Tanechan – Taneda Risa. Kotoha from ML. Since her lead role from Shinsekai Yori she’s tearing it up in the seiyuu world IMO.
  • Tenchan – Amamiya Sora. Shiho from ML. Member of TrySail.
  • Ueshama – Ueda Reina. She’s a seiyuu award newcomer winner and quite the personality. Lately been called Uebaba by some. Umi from ML.
  • Yukachin – Also see Baum (Otsubo).
  • Yuiton/Yton – Watanabe Yui. CV for Nao from ML.
  • Yukinko/Yukinco – Igarashi Hiromi. CV for Anzu from CG. Really prolific and not really new? LOL.
  • Yuucha – Kahara Yuu. She plays Emily in ML.
  • Zekky/Zekki – Oozeki Eri. CV for Minako from ML.

Other new-ish seiyuu idols

  • Airin – Eino Airi. WUG.
  • Ayaneru – Sakura Ayane, in a billion things now… like every card I have in Chaincro is her voice?
  • Chanyui – Ogura Yui. Among other things, graduated from StylipS with YuiKaori teammate Ishihara.
  • Emitsun – Nitta Emi. Love Live’s Honoka.
  • Kayanon – Kayano Ai. Prolific soft-voice seiyuu.
  • Kayatan – Okuno Kaya. WUG.
  • Kussun – Kusuda Aina. Love Live’s Nozomi.
  • Kyary/Carrie – Ishihara Kaori. Among other things, graduated from StylipS with YuiKaori teammate Ogura.
  • Mahochu – Matsunaga Maho. StylipS.
  • MayuC/Mayushi – Not Shimoda Mayu, but Yoshioka Mayu.
  • Mimorin – Mimori Suzuko. Love Live’s Umi.
  • Minyami – Tanaka Minami. WUG.
  • Moeshi – Toyota Moe. StylipS 2nd gen along with Mikku.
  • Myu – Takagi Miyu. My WUG Oshi. Yep. Hackadoll #1.
  • Nanjolno/Jolno – Nanjou Yoshino. Love Live’s Eli. Not Manning.
  • Naobou – Toyama Nao
  • Nocchi – Noto Arisa. SylipS.
  • Rippi – Iida Riho. Love Live’s Rin.
  • Shikako/Shikaco – Kubo Yurika. She’s got a bit of a chip to go with this one. Love Live’s Hanayo.
  • Soramaru – Tokui Sora. Love Live’s Nico.
  • Ucchi – Uchida Aya. Love Live’s Kotori.
  • Yoppi – Aoyama Yoshino. WUG.

More jokes

  • #e – trick way to say Hasshi.
  • 10ch – trick way to say Tenchan.
  • (o・∇・o) – this is not an inside joke anymore…but this is the Mocho sign.

PS. I mentioned Suzuken in the last post but that’s Suzumura Kenichi, duh. And Yukarin…there is only one Yukarin, I hope you know.

PPS. Go here. Because I can only edit my post so well while drunk.


4 Responses to “Seiyuu Nicknames, 2015 Spring Edition”

  • MT

    I think you should put quotation marks around the high end description of Shimoneta ww

    IIRC, Chiichan is also known as Chiisama, and Yukiyosama for Stefuji.

    There are also the ? x ? versions, like Eringosu, HaraNu, JolKs, that you can add if you want.

  • omo

    Yukiyosama is something I thought of but will go into the next edition of this post. At the time of writing I’m not sure it stuck on wide enough but at this time yeah. I should add Chiisama…

    For the ? x ? versions I’ll leave it to the real seibuta bloggers.

  • mc.god

    Hi man, you swapped Rippi and Shikako roles in LL ^^

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