Yōko Hikasa (born July 16, 1985) is a voice actress from Kanagawa. After watching Sailor Moon and Neon Genesis Evangelion, she was inspired to become a voice actor and eventually attended Nihon Narration Engi Kenkyūjo. She has a beautiful, energetic singing voice and typically plays mature, composed female characters, femme fatales, or Tsundere. Although she also lends her talents towards giving voice to manipulative or obnoxious characters.
Hikasa is best known for her role as Mio Akiyama in K-On!, and as such, has worked with fellow K-On co-stars Aki Toyosaki, Ayana Taketatsu, Satomi Sato, Minako Kotobuki, as well as Kana Hanazawa, Shizuka Itō, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kaito Ishikawa, Taku Yashiro and Yūki Kaji in several other anime.
In September 2014, she released her first album titled Couleur.
Satsuki Yukino was typecast into almost the same roles as her in the early to mid 2000s.
Confirmed on her blog that she got married in 2015.
Roles by Yōko Hikasa:
- Agatha Crowley in Alchemist Code (She is also the one who sang the main theme song)
- Akechi Mitsuhide in Sengoku Collection
- Alicetaria February in Re:CREATORS
- Aloe in Interspecies Reviewers
- Alyssa Zaidelle in Final Fantasy XIII-2 Playing Against Type like you would never believe.
- Angel Miria in Luminous Arc 3
- Angelina Kudo Shields in The Irregular at Magic High School
- Anko Isuna/Dark Grasper in Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!
- Anna Fugo in Granbelm
- Anne and Selfira in Granblue Fantasy
- Ao Gennai in Frame Arms Girls
- Aoi Saitou in Sound! Euphonium
- Arshes Nei in Bastard!! (1988) (2022 Netflix anime)
- Artemis in Maria the Virgin Witch
- Aya in Onechanbara Origin
- Ayano Kousaka in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled
- Azalie Cait in Sorcerer Stabber Orphen (2020)
- Azusa Fujisaki in Beelzebub
- Bea/Saitou in Pokémon Journeys: The Series (replacing Eri Kitamura)
- Benkei Musashibou in Ikkitousen
- Blueberry Pie Cookie in Cookie Run Kingdom
- Brioche d'Arquien/Makishima Hina in Dog Days
- Celliera in Dragalia Lost (Playing Against Type as a Drill Sergeant Nasty Large Ham)
- Charlotte in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- Chiharu Isurugi in Revisions
- Coco and Rachel in Guardian Tales
- Dakki in Soul Hunter 2018
- Daleth in The Duke of Death and His Black Maid
- Diana Cavendish in Little Witch Academia
- Dorothy in Shadows House
- Echo and Female!Persona in Phantasy Star Online 2.
- Eleanor Charlet in Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
- Elena in the Drama CD of Wanna Be the Strongest in the World!
- Elsa Kanzaki/Pitohui and Rei Satou in Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online
- Elza Forte in Aikatsu Stars! (speaking voice only)
- Hibiki Tensho in Aikatsu Friends! (also sings the 3rd ending)
- Emiru Hazaki in M3: The Dark Metal
- The Hero Emilia Justina/Emi Yusa in The Devil is a Part-Timer!
- Enju Saion-ji in Moe! Ninja Girls RPG
- Erica Brandelli in Campione!
- Esra in Magi: Labyrinth of Magic: Adventure of Sinbad
- Estella in Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song
- Faldania in Restaurant to Another World
- Farnese in Berserk (2016)
- Faust in Trillion: God of Destruction
- Fighter in Bikini Warriors
- Fire Emblem:
- Fir, Athena, and Leila in Fire Emblem Heroes
- Ivy in Fire Emblem Engage
- Freya in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
- Frieda Reiss in Attack on Titan and Attack on Titan: Junior High (also sang the first ending theme)
- Fyshe Blundell in The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?)
- Gabriella in Cuticle Detective Inaba
- Galko's older sister in Please Tell Me! Galko-chan
- Gara in The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky
- Gold in Fire Force
- Hana Adachi in Flunk Punk Rumble
- Hana Sugurono in 7 Seeds
- Haruka in Tanken Driland
- Hidemi Kinoshita in Btooom!
- Hilde in Counter Side
- Hinata Hidaka in Haganai
- Hina Tachibana in Domestic Girlfriend
- Hiyori Kazane in Heaven's Lost Property
- Hizuru Minakata in Summertime Rendering
- Houki Shinonono in Infinite Stratos
- Hwaryun in Tower of God
- Inha Oh in Buried Stars
- Irene Adler/James Bond in Moriarty the Patriot
- Iris and the Iris Units in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation
- Iris Midgar in The Eminence in Shadow
- Irma Felice in Violet Evergarden
- Izumi Takanashi in Wagnaria!!
- Sayuri Muranushi in WWW.WORKING!!
- Jeanne Kaguya D'Arc/Ranmaru Mori in Nobunaga the Fool
- Jill Roberts (Emma Roberts) in the Japanese dub of Scream 4
- Jivunya Lorezzo in Dances with the Dragons
- Jona in Alchemy Stars
- Judith Ranster / Grimcats the Phantom Thief in The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki
- Juliet Starling in Lollipop Chainsaw (Xbox 360)
- Junko Hattori in Demon King Daimao and Queen's Gate Spiral Chaos
- K11 and Lewis Gun in Girls' Frontline
- Kaede Miyano in Slow Loop
- Kaede Saitou in Encouragement of Climb
- Kal'tsit in Arknights
- Kanata Totukubara in Chivalry of a Failed Knight
- Kanae Maekawa in A Place Further than the Universe
- Kaoru Harishima in Yuri Kuma Arashi
- Kaoruko Mifune in Love Live! School idol festival ALL STARS
- Karina Komiya in Psycho-Pass
- Katia Grineal in Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Moon Dwellers
- Kei Kugimiya in Majestic Prince
- Kijyo Koyo in Fate/Grand Order
- Kimie Kobayashi in Night Head 2041
- Kiyosumi Shirakawa in Call of the Night
- Kou Yagami in New Game!
- Kuon Ichinose in Persona 5 Strikers
- Kuro Tokage in Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
- Kyouko Kirigiri in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
- Lafter Frankland in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
- Laura Matsuda in Street Fighter V
- Liesl von Trapp (Charmian Carr) in the 50-year anniversary Japanese dub of The Sound of Music
- Linda in Rio -Rainbow Gate!-
- Ling Wen in the Japanese dub of the Animated Adaptation of Heaven Official’s Blessing: Tian Guan Ci Fu
- Lion Ace Maid in Akiba Maid War
- Literature Girl in Daily Lives of High School Boys
- Liza Renecastle in To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
- Lori and Lucy Loud in the Japanese Dub of The Loud House and The Casagrandes.
- Louise Balze in The Fruit of Evolution
- Lynn Lamberetta in Bodacious Space Pirates
- Mabui Daga in Life Lessons with Uramichi-Oniisan
- Mammon in Seven Mortal Sins
- Mari Uotani and Hinako Kitashirakawa in Tamako Market
- Maria in The Vampire Dies in No Time
- Maria Cadenzavna Eve in Symphogear
- Marie Adler in Infinite Dendrogram
- Marisa Kirisame in Touhou Genso Wanderer
- Maya Kumashiro in Occult Academy
- Medilla Barani in Zenonzard
- Meena in Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End
- Mielle in Vermeil in Gold
- Mikio's Mother in Sweetness & Lightning
- Miku Kobayakawa in Keijo!!!!!!!!
- Minami Hokutouzai in Dr. STONE
- Minami Kawashima in Moshidora
- Minamo Negishi in Sketchbook ~full color'S
- Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan) in the Japanese dub of Captain Marvel (2019)
- Mio Akiyama in K-On!
- Mira Yamana in Trinity Seven
- Mireille Ferrier Adalet in Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings
- Miyamoto Musashi in Samurai Girls
- Mizerka in Phi-Brain: Puzzle of God 2
- Momo Kuzuryu in Valkyrie Drive -Bhikkhuni-
- Mona Lisa and Queen of the Mirror in Grimms Notes
- Myuu in Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
- Namie Umino in A Couple of Cuckoos
- The Narrator in Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs
- Nashetania Loei Piena Augustra in Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
- Natalya in the Japanese version of Arena of Valor
- Natsuka in Hitori no Shita: The Outcast
- Natsume and Orie Sendawara in Food Wars!
- Neve in Goddess of Victory: NIKKE
- Newt in Xenoblade Chronicles 2
- Nobara Yukinakouji in Inu × Boku SS
- Nozomi Sakurai in Princess Connect! Re:Dive
- Olivier Juan De Belmer in No Guns Life
- Popuko in Pop Team Epic Ep 4A
- Qiang Lei/Kyokai in Kingdom
- Rau Peipei in Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka
- Rei Ryugazaki (younger) in Free!
- Relie Aingram in Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
- Restia Ashdoll in Bladedance of Elementalers
- Rias Gremory in High School D×D
- Rin Eiyuuzaki in If Her Flag Breaks
- Ritsu Shiozumi in Asura Cryin'
- Rui Fumizuki in Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed
- Ruler/Sanae Mokuou in Magical Girl Raising Project
- Ryou in The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!
- Ryōbi in Senran Kagura
- Saeki Nanako in The Flowers of Evil
- Sailor Lead Crow in Sailor Moon Cosmos
- Sakie Satou in Interviews with Monster Girls
- Sakura Sakurakouji in Code:Breaker
- Sarah Tendouji in Gunslinger Stratos 2 & 3
- Satan in Umineko: When They Cry (as well as Sanon in the PS3 port)
- Sayuri in Flip Flappers
- Seiten in Queen's Blade: Grimoire
- Seraphim "Sera" in Is This A Zombie?
- Serena, Foruna, and Voicia in Merc Storia
- Shahra in Altair: A Record of Battles
- Sheila in Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
- Shino Amakusa in Seitokai Yakuindomo
- Shiragami Touko in My Monster Secret
- Shutaura Sequenzia in A Certain Magical Index: Miracle of Endymion
- Sonan Kyouko in Daimidaler the Sound Robot
- St. Louis and Honolulu in Azur Lane
- Stephanie Dola and her Ancestor Corone Dola in No Game No Life
- Stür in Listeners
- Suzuka Gozen in Onmyōji (2016)
- SZZU in Black★Rock Shooter
- Tazuko in Bakuon!!
- Tio Clarce in Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
- Tomoe Udagawa in BanG Dream! Girls Band Party
- Tomomi "Tomo" Yoshino in Fuuka
- Toshiko Inō/Boar in Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
- Tsubaki in Karneval
- Tsubaki Mikoto in Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story
- Utahime Iori in Jujutsu Kaisen
- Utako in Hinamatsuri
- Veronica de Sade in The Case Study of Vanitas
- Veronif in Granado Espada
- Weiss Schnee in the Japanese dub of RWBY and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
- White Blood Cell (U-1196) in Cells at Work! CODE BLACK
- Witch in Goblin Slayer
- Yana in Record of Grancrest War
- Yao Haa later, Ro Dushi in Gate
- Yayoi Kusakabe in High-Rise Invasion
- Yoh Asakura in Shaman King 2021 (Playing Against Type as a Stock Shōnen Hero)
- Yoshie Hatabatake in Aho Girl
- Yukana Kishi in Romantic Killer
- Yukina Himuro in the Drama CD Missions of Love
- Zetsubi Hazama in Bubuki Buranki
- Zurbon in Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (2020)
- Astro Boy/Atom in Pluto
Yōko Hikasa and her works provide examples of:
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: One of the types of characters she plays often.
- Catchphrase: On one radio show she became known for てへぺろ (Tehepero, combined onomatopoeia for embarrassed laughter and sticking out your tongue), which underwent Memetic Mutation to the point of getting an entry in the dictionary.
- Large Ham: In a few of her roles such as Shino, Yukina, Gabriella, or Anna.
- Ms. Fanservice: Not necessarily one herself, but most of her characters - particularly Laura, Freya, St. Louis, Honolulu and Rias - do qualify.
- Star-Making Role: Mio Akiyama from K-On!. Ironically, she tends to avoid voicing characters like Mio.
- Woman of a Thousand Voices: She can voice any character from Pampered Rich Girls, Seductive Woman, Tomboys and Serious Characters.