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Rie Kugimiya (釘宮 理恵 Kugimiya Rie?, born May 30, 1979 in Kumamoto, Kumamoto) is a Japanese voice actress affiliated with I'm Enterprise.[1][citation needed]

Kugimiya's most famous roles include Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Happy in Fairy Tail, Kagura in Gintama, Nagi Sanzenin in Hayate no Gotoku!, Shana in Shakugan no Shana, Louise in Zero no Tsukaima, Taiga Aisaka in Toradora!, and more recently Lotte in Astarotte no Omocha and Aria H. Kanzaki in Aria the Scarlet Ammo. She is typecasted to tsundere loli roles due to her voicing of tsundere characters Nagi (Hayate no Gotoku!), Shana (Shakugan no Shana), and Louise (Zero no Tsukaima); all of those anime aired around the same time. Due to her popularity and skill portraying such roles, some of her fans have named her as the Queen of Tsundere or even "TsundeRie".[2][3]

She has also contributed her voice to various merchandise such as with Mugen Puchi Puchi Moe,[4] a virtual bubble-wrap popping game, and voiced various characters on a set of moe Karuta cards.[5]

She was nominated for Best Actress in Leading Role in the first Seiyu Awards[6] for the role of Louise in Zero no Tsukaima, and jointly won Best Actress in a Supporting Role with Mitsuki Saiga at the second Seiyu Awards. Kugimiya won Best Actress in the third seiyu awards for the role of Taiga Aisaka in Toradora!.[7]

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  • 2012: Kokohadoko


  1. ^ Doi, Hitoshi. "Kugimiya Rie". Seiyuu Database. January 3, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2011. Archived 12 January 2011 at WebCite
  2. ^ " 声優アワード: 「ツンデレの女王」釘宮理恵さんが主演女優賞に 神谷浩史さん二冠達成 [Seiyū Award: "Tsundere Queen" Rei Kugimiya Gets Starring Actress Award, Hiroshi Kamiya Also Awarded"] (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun. March 7, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2009.
  3. ^ " ツンデレカルタ: 「私の気持ちも知らないで...」"女王"釘宮理恵が読み手 緊急発売へ [Tsundere Card Game: 'Please Don't Understand My Feelings' "Queen" Rie Kugimiya as the Reader to be Sold Soon"] (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun. December 10, 2007. Retrieved November 11, 2009.
  4. ^ ∞プチプチぷち萌え-キャラクター特設サイト- 未使用ボイス集
  5. ^ Rie Kugimiya’s Tsundere Cards | Sankaku Complex
  6. ^ Seiyu Awards
  7. ^ "3rd Annual Seiyū Award Winners Revealed (Updated)". Anime News Network. 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-05-26.
  8. ^ TVアニメ『アスタロッテのおもちゃ!』公式サイト
  9. ^ AnimeNation Anime News Blog » Blog Archive » Gokicha Cel Phone Anime Announced

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