Pettanko Thursday – Komugi, Mai, Yurume

Momoi Halko

Today’s spotlight seiyuu is a Tokyoite known as the Queen of Akihabara, Momoi Haruko, or just shortly Halko. It’s a nickname she herself came up with. She was born on December 14, 1977. Her blood type is O and she is 160 cm tall.

I will use the almost omniscient uncle Wikipedia now.

Haruko took interest in personal computers from a young age and studied personal computer communications during her high school years. After she graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Yoyogi High School, her articles and writing on her online blog caught the attention of the chief editor of the Weekly ASCII magazine. Eventually she was offered a job as a writer for the magazine.

During the late nineties, Haruko began singing and doing live performances on the streets of Harajuku and Akihabara. She then debuted her single “Mail Me,” a cover version of which appears in the movie Suicide Circle in 2000. Soon after, she debuted as a seiyū for her role as Komugi Nakahara in The SoulTaker. In 2002, she paired with Masaya Koike to form the duo UNDER17 and together performed songs for various video games, adult games and anime. After their last album “Best Album 3 ~Soshite Densetsu e…~” and a live tour of the same name, UNDER17 separated in 2004 citing creative differences, and the two musicians have since gone their separate ways. She continued on with her solo singing career and in 2006, was signed under avex mode as a music composer and singer.

In 2007, Halko published an autobiography entitled “Akihaba-LOVE”, in which she tells of the major experiences that shaped her life, mainly those that were important in constructing her career as a musician and voice actress, but it also includes anecdotes from her childhood and stories of friendship, as well as personal opinions on different aspects of anime fandom.

Link to Halko’s blog.

Nakahara Komugi

Nakahara Komugi, a female character from The SoulTaker, where she is a mutant girl.

She is the main character in spin-off OVA of The SoulTaker, Nurse Witch Komugi. In this anime, she is a 17-year old cosplayer, who transforms into Nurse Witch Komugi. She works under a talent agency as an idol. She is very high-spirited, which often leads her by a path to trouble.

Nakahara Komugi

Nakahara Komugi

It’s revealed in the OVA that the first of Komugi’s three sizes is 65cm.

Nonomiya Mai

Nonomiya Mai from anime Lovely Idol. She’s a short, mild tempered girl. Other people often pick on her by comparing the size of her breasts to other idols’ sizes. According to her, she has been a child actor for 8 years at the time when this anime takes place.

Nonomiya Mai

Aida Yurume

Aida Yurume is an 18-year-old girl who has failed at the entrance exams to Tokyo University (Toudai). Nonetheless, she has high hopes of being accepted to Toudai.

Aida Yurume

She moves to a dormitory where other rounins (those who fail to get to university) live and she joins them in their studies for upcoming entrance exams.

Aida Yurume