She may just have retired from the industry, but still... We wish Yurika Endo a happy 24th birthday! We wish you all the best for your future!
From an early age, she had dreamed of becoming a voice actress and singer, and she had become interested in anime due to watching series such as Ojamajo Doremi and Cardcaptor Sakura. Her desire to become an entertainer was also bolstered by her interest in anime and manga, which she maintained during her high school years. While in high school, she became part of a band that performed covers of anime music.
While still a high school student, Endō decided to participate in an audition held by the media company Pony Canyon. She won the grand prize at the audition, and she became affiliated with the voice acting agency Swallow. She was then paired with fellow newcomer voice actress Karin Takahashi (later known to play Nono Morikubo in iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls) as the vocal unit Yuri*Kari.
In 2014, Endō released her first solo single "Monochrome Overdrive", the title track of which was used as the ending theme to the anime series Z/X Ignition, where she plays the role of Aina Mikage.
In 2015, Endō made an appearance at Anime Festival Asia Indonesia and Anime Festival Asia Singapore. In 2017, she was cast as the character Lisa Imai in the multimedia franchise BanG Dream!, where she became part of the band Roselia.
On December 18, 2017, Endō announced that due to health reasons, she would retire from the entertainment industry in 2018. Her final overseas appearance was at C3 AFA Hong Kong in February 2018, while her last appearance as part of Roselia was on May 13, 2018. She released a compilation album titled Emotional Daybreak on May 9, 2018.
while her final activity as an entertainer is a solo live concert that took place at Akasaka Blitz on June 1, 2018.
Her role as Lisa Imai in BanG Dream! is now replaced by Yuki Nakashima.
Her Twitter account was left undeleted as a memory of he journey.
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