Nishio Yuka (西尾 夕香)

2020.05.26→ Morfonica Radio #7.
TBD: Interviews, Getsubushi Corners, HiBiKi Channel / D4DJ Radio / Rebirth Radio, HiBiKi Style 535~

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Twitter Bio:
【HiBiKi-affiliated】Rookie seiyuu. I love plays, singing, game centers, and horse racing! Calmly and energetically brimming with curiosity. I’m a DJ. I can play the violin. My motto is “for starters YES”. D4DJ: Aimoto Rinku (Happy Around!) / Rebirth: Higashiyama Yuu / Bandori: Ba. Hiromachi Nanami (Morfonica) 🦋 / Picot Town: Tommy

Nishio Yuka (pronounced “Yuuka”) previously performed under the stage name HARUCA. During this time, she sang “Eien no Kotae” (Kado: The Right Answer ED), hosted an anisong radio show for two years, performed at club events as a DJ (self-taught) for a year (mainly playing anime/rock), and held various minor roles. The HARUCA Twitter account has since been purged of all tweets except for the ones leading up to the transition.

On 2019.04.02, she changed her name to Nishio Yuka and joined HiBiKi after successfully passing the S・HiBiKi・Ace Crew Joint Audition along with Hazuki Himari (Ace Crew) and Kagami Karin (S). Over the next year, she received three major roles in Bushiroad mix-media franchises:
• Aimoto Rinku (Happy Around!) in D4DJ
• Higashiyama Yuu (GoGo Shichuu’s!) in Rebirth
• Hiromachi Nanami (Morfonica) in BanG Dream!

She originally joked about not using Oyu (hot water) as her nickname, and so it naturally became her nickname. Oyu comes from the middle of her name, NishiO YUka. Despite her initial dissent, she was already prepared with puns to accompany her new nickname. Also contrary to her nickname, she takes showers rather than baths to save water. Oyu will occasionally refer to herself as “Oyu-san” but usually addresses herself by her last name “Nishio” or “Nishio-san”, a trait she shares with her character, Hiromachi Nanami.

Oyu describes herself as “calmly and energetically brimming with curiosity” and her motto is “for starters YES”. She’ll try anything at least once and see if she likes it. If catches her interest, she’ll quickly dig in, otherwise she’ll toss it aside. She’s prone to acting on a whim and as she pleases. Oyu’s favorite aspect of herself is her strong willpower (she’s even willed herself into low blood pressure and overshot her attempt to avoid going back to sleep). Despite picking up the bass for the first time for Morfonica, her attitude towards the role is「I won’t let myself say, “I’m a beginner so it can’t be helped”」.

Profile ( ˘ω˘)

NicknameOyu (おゆ)
Birthday1994.03.31 (Age 26)
BirthplaceKanagawa
Blood TypeO
Height153cm
SkillsViolin (since age 4), Calligraphy (3-dan → advanced), Singing, DJ, Horse Racing, Mahjong, UFO Catchers (crane games)
HobbiesGames, Anime, Concert Appreciation, Handicrafts, Surprises
EducationKeio University, Environment and Information Studies
PetsHedgehog (Tawashi / たわし)
AgencyHiBiKi

Twitter Translations

Detailed Information

Live Videos

Music Videos

Activity

Media Mix
• D4DJ (Aimoto Rinku / 愛本りんく, Happy Around!)
• Rebirth for you (Higashiyama Yuu / 東山有, GoGo Shichuu’s! / GoGo しちゅー’s!)
• Bandori! Girls Band Party (Hiromachi Nanami / 広町七深, Morfonica)

Anime
• BanG Dream! 3rd Season EP10 (Student)
• Blend S (Shop Clerk)
• Neko Neko Nihonshi (The Three Azai Sisters)
• Record of Grancrest War (Rebecca)
• Rebasu (Higashiyama Yuu, Pastry Shop Clerk) (Subs)

Animated Motion Picture
• Ballerina (Nora)
• Mazinger Z: Infinity (Nurse)

Game
• Brown Dust (Tweeny)
• Picot Town (Tommy)

Magazine
• Dengeki G’s Magazine May Issue (2020.03.30)
• Card Gamer vol.51 (2020.03.31)

Radio
• AniGirl~Anisong Hits Radio~ (Radio NEO, 2016.04.04~2018.03.26)
• HiBiKi Channel (JFN PARK, 2019.09.30~2019.10.21) (1,2,3,4)
• Ganbare! Shinmai Danchou!! (Lost Decade In-Game Broadcast, 2020.03.06~2020.03.19)
• D4DJ presents Radio (Lost Decade In-Game Broadcast, 2020.03.28~)
• Morfonica Radio (HiBiKi Radio, 2020.04.07~) (1,2,3,4,SP,5,6,7)

Television
• Gekkan Bushiroad TV (Getsubushi News corner, 2019.07.12~)

Web
• Sensei Datte, Kamatte Hoshii. (Uzuki Makoto, 2019.10.16)
• Gurumiku wo Digurou!! (2020.03.25~)
• MORFONICAL (2020.03.24~) (1,2,3,Subs)

Discography
• [2016.11.05] Link-a-Nation mixi game「Link-a-Nation」Theme Song
• [2017.10.16] Eien no Kotae TV Anime「Kado: The Right Answer」Ending Theme
• [2020.01.29] D4DJ Departure Disc「Dig Delight!」Aver・Bver
• [2020.04.22] D4DJ 1st Album「Direct Drive!」
• [2020.05.27] Morfonica 1st Single「Daylight」
• [2020.05.29] Rebirth GO!
• [2020.06.24] D4DJ 2nd Album 「Cosmic CoaSTAR」
• [2400.03.32] B.B.B. (Iris, CV. HARUCA) TV Anime「Re:GENEsis」Opening Theme

Lives
• [2019.07.20&21] D4DJ 1st LIVE @ Makuhari Messe (Flowers)
• [2019.10.14] D4DJ 2nd LIVE @ Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball (Flowers)
• [2020.01.31] D4DJ D4 FES. -Departure- @ TOKYO DOME CITY HALL (Flowers)
• [2020.02.22] ANIMAX MUSIX NEXTAGE @ Akihabara P.A.R.M.S
• [2020.03.27] Lost Decade & D4DJ Groovy Mix Presents ONLINE LIVE @ SHIMOKITAZAWA GARDEN
• [2020.04.26&27] D4DJ 4th Live @ Maihama Amphitheater (Flowers)
• [2020.05.01] Morfonica Debut Event「Prelude」 @ Maihama Amphitheater
• [2020.05.03] BanG Dream! Special☆LIVE Girls Band Party! 2020 @ Maihama Amphitheater

• [2020.06.20] Happy Around! 1st LIVE(仮) @ LIQUIDROOM (Flowers)
• [2020.07.25&26] D4DJ 5th LIVE(仮) @ Pacifico Yokohama
• [2020.08.23] 「BanG Dream! 8th☆LIVE」Natsu no Yagai 3DAYS @ Fuji-Q Highland Conifer Forest

Events
• [2019.10.02~] Rebirth Countrywide Classes 600
• [2020.05.09&10] Rebirth Fes 2020

Trivia

Her Twitter handle is 240y_k.
2 = ni, 4 = shi, 0 = o
y_k is for “Yuka”, with an underscore for the “uu”.

Oyu is constantly making logical (and illogical) connections, so her social media is filled with puns and references. While DJing, she pays close attention to which song leads into which and gets excited when people understand what she was aiming for (see her set lists, also). She always teases things as “this” or “that“, and maintains running gags like having an extra day in every month or saying increasingly abstract good mornings.

Oyu is an “advocate” of the Zero Calorie Theory and has proven that cheese is healthy because it’s high in protein/low in carbs and that MOS Burger’s Natsume Ebi Katsu (fried shrimp) is healthy because it has leaves instead of a bun. For some reason, also she enjoys doing “that Reiwa thing” (more). And she makes non-stop pop culture references:
Dragonball, Fate/stay Night, Harry Potter, Kamen Rider, Macross, Naruto, Rahmens, Starlight

Together with fellow HiBiKi seiyuu Shindo Amane (pronounced “Shindou”), they form #Oyunesu! Oyunesu is a combination of their nicknames, Oyu + Amanesu. They host episodes of HiBiKi StYle together, and Oyu has taken to calling these “OyuneStYle“! Amanesu loses the vast majority of the time they play rock-paper-scissors, though Amanesu loses to everyone so this isn’t especially notable.

Oyunesu YouTube Playlist

At first, Oyu wasn’t really sure about what kind of HiBiKi StYle videos she could do with a middle schooler, but to her surprise, Oyu never ended up really focusing on Amanesu’s age. They quickly began to bond over things like their taste in rock music, and Amanesu occasionally helps Oyu out with social media. In return, Oyu gives her important life advice.
Oyu Band Picks: UNISON SQUARE GARDEN, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, Ling Tosite Sigure, Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas, Kami-sama, I have noticed, HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR
Amanesu Band Picks: MAN WITH A MISSION, POLKADOT STINGRAY, KEYTALK, Crossfaith

More Trivia

Note: Though I’ve linked to my original tweet translations for convenience, most of them have been updated/improved in the tweet translation compilation posts linked above.