Yoshiko Horie (堀江 由子, Horie Yoshiko, born September 20, 1976), known by her stage name Yui Horie (堀江 由衣, Horie Yui) is a Japanese voice actress and singer, affiliated with VIMS and Starchild. She has been affectionately nicknamed "Hocchan" (ほっちゃん) by her Japanese fans. She debuted as a voice actress in 1997, releasing her debut single "My best friend" on 000000001998-11-18-0000November 18, 1998. Since then, she has been involved in excess of 350 productions in addition to promotional material, concert performances, as well as charting several albums and singles. She won the award for Best Supporting Voice Actress in the 4th Seiyu Awards.
She is one of a handful of Japanese idol voice actors that rose to prominence in the 2000s, whose popularity today has been attributed to their solid experience and long term interaction with their fan base, as opposed to the contemporary norms of youth and beauty in the entertainment industry. As a result of her ongoing success, she has performed solo at large music venues, such as the Nippon Budokan in 2009 and the Yoyogi National Gymnasium - First Stadium in 2015, each with capacities of approximately 14,000 and 13,000 respectively. Her official fanclub is the 'Black Cat Alliance'.
Some of her notable roles include Naru Narusegawa in Love Hina, Multi in To Heart, Tohru Honda in Fruits Basket, Ai in Dōbutsu no Mori, Ayu Tsukimiya in Kanon and Hitomi in the Dead or Alive game series.
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