2020.04.03→ Profile and trivia content/quality pass.
TBD: Interviews, Getsubushi Corners, HiBiKi Channel, HiBiKi Style 535~, February QC
【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 Yuuka previously performed under the stage name HARUCA. During this period, 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 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 Yuuka 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 YUuka. 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 she usually calls herself by her last name “Nishio” or “Nishio-san”, a characteristic 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 about herself is her strong willpower—even willing herself into low blood pressure and overshooting her attempt to avoid going back to sleep. Despite picking up the bass for the first time for Morfonica, her attitude towards her role is「I can’t just say, “I’m a beginner so there’s nothing I can do about it”」.
Profile ( ˘ω˘)
|Birthday||1994.03.31 (Age 26)|
|Skills||Violin (since age 4), Calligraphy (3-dan → advanced), Singing, DJ, Horse Racing, Mahjong, UFO Catchers (crane games)|
|Hobbies||Games, Anime, Concert Appreciation, Handicrafts, Surprises|
|Education||Keio University, Environment and Information Studies|
|Pets||Hedgehog (Tawashi / たわし)|
- April 2019 Tweet Translations
- May 2019 Tweet Translations
- June 2019 Tweet Translations
- July 2019 Tweet Translations
- August 2019 Tweet Translations
- September 2019 Tweet Translations
- October 2019 Tweet/Instagram Translations
- November 2019 Tweet Translations
- December 2019 Tweet Translations
- January 2020 Tweet Translations
- February 2020 Tweet Translations
- March 2020 Tweet/Instagram Translations
- April 2020 Tweet/Instagram Translations
- [2019.07.20] Dig Delight! / Happy Around! (D4DJ 1st LIVE Day1)
- [2019.07.21] Direct Drive! / Happy Around! (D4DJ 1st LIVE Day2)
- [2019.09.18] Rebirth GO! (Rebirth Product Presentation)
- 輪華ネーション / HARUCA (Link-a-Nation)
- 永遠のこたえ / HARUCA (Eien no Kotae)
- B.B.B. / Iris (CV. HARUCA)
- Dig Delight! / Happy Around!
- Direct Drive! / Happy Around!
- Daylight / Morfonica (Anime)
- Daylight / Morfonica (Real Band)
• 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)
• 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)
• Brown Dust (Tweeny)
• Picot Town (Tommy)
• Dengeki G’s Magazine May Issue (2020.03.30)
• Card Gamer vol.51 (2020.03.31)
• 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~)
• Gekkan Bushiroad TV (Getsubushi News corner, 2019.07.12~)
• Sensei Datte, Kamatte Hoshii. (Uzuki Makoto, 2019.10.16)
• Gurumiku wo Digurou!! (2020.03.25~)
• MORFONICAL (2020.03.24~) (1)
• [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
• [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
• [2019.10.02~] Rebirth Countrywide Classes 600
• [2020.05.09&10] Rebirth Fes 2020
Her Twitter handle is 240y_k.
2 = ni, 4 = shi, 0 = o
y_k is for “Yuuka”, with an underscore for the “uu”.
Her agency previously romanized her name as “Nishio Yuka” (the URL for her agency page still has “nishio_yuka”), but “Nishio Yuuka” was later decided as the official romanization. This change has been reflected across all pages aside from the older flower stands, though old URLs will remain as “nishio_yuka” to avoid breaking links.
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 figure out 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, Rahmens, Starlight
Together with fellow HiBiKi seiyuu Shindou Amane, 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 this isn’t especially notable since Amanesu loses to everyone.
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 own 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. Oyu gives important life advice in return.
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
- Her typical day off involves going to karaoke, the gym, and game centers (alone)
- Her pet hedgehog Tawashi sleeps all day and can generally be found like this. Despite Oyu making Tawashi refer to itself as “boku”, Tawashi is actually female!
- Has a younger sister who’s also an otaku
- About 2/3s of her clothes are black (source, also), and her favorite outfit is her beret and “x~x” top (also)
- Tends to use abbreviations and jargon for her hobbies
- Always playing games, even backstage. In middle school she would sit behind school and play Mario Kart
- Refers to Aimoto Rinku as “Rinku”, Higashiyama Yuu as “Yuu-chan”, Hiromachi Nanami as “Hiromachi”. She uses donut 🍩 emojis for Rinku and butterfly 🦋 emojis for Hiromachi.
- Her most-used kaomoji is ( ˘ω˘), followed by ┗=͟͟͞͞( ˙∀˙)=͟͟͞͞┛ and ┏( .-. ┏ ) ┓
- When she’s projected on a large screen, she thinks about things like how many meters long her face is
- Her favorite Sanrio character is Hello Kitty, followed by Mari Mari (SHOW BY ROCK!!)
- Addicted to MOS Burgers’ Natsumi Ebi Katsu (without tartar sauce) (really)
- Loves Karaage-kun Red (spicy chicken nuggets) from Lawson convenience stores
- Huge anime song otaku and looks up music even for shows that she hasn’t watched. She attends anime song lives no matter how broke it makes her
- Loves soy sauce and even puts it on foods like okonomiyaki and takoyaki instead of the usual sauces (i.e. thicker, sweeter versions of Worcestershire sauce)
- Likes strange little creatures such as Space Invaders, Pikmin, Meteos, Patapon, Unown, Pacman, etc… Her original character follows this pattern
- Loves Kamen Rider and wanted to become one in high school
- Dislikes sweet drinks but is addicted to unsweetened drinks with tapioca
- Loves Halloween and wishes it lasted longer
- Loves rhythm games and especially likes the HinaBitter♪ franchise which appears in BEMANI rhythm games (also, also)
- Plays BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! and attends Bandori lives (NGNC, Raukure). Rolled 300 times for ★4 Nanami
- Plays D4DJ Groovy Mix and is able to full combo almost every song on Expert difficulty
- Plays Rebirth and wants to build a full Yuu deck and Rinku deck (her characters)
- Started playing Revue Starlight ReLIVE and managed to roll nearly all the characters voiced by HiBiKi seiyuu in her Redo Gacha + 1 Gacha Ticket
- Surprised everyone on STAY TUNE #2 by saying her hobby is surprises (Source, Also, Also)
- She’s a big fan of RAISE A SUILEN and used to constantly listen to R・I・O・T to hype herself up. She also chained “Michi” by The Sketchbook (Kohara Riko’s former band) into “EXPOSE’Burn out!!!'” by RAS for one of her DJ setlists
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.