Uchida Yuma (内田(うちだ) 雄馬(ゆうま)) is a Japanese singer and voice actor. He is managed by I'm Enterprise agency and made his singing debut on May 30, 2018, under the label King Amusement Creative of King Records.

As a voice actor, he starred in numerous popular works such as BANANA FISH and Grand Blue, and won the Best Male Lead Actor Award at the 13th Seiyu Awards.

He is the younger brother of voice actress Uchida Maaya who also works under the same agency.

Biography

Due to the influence of his family who loved games, at the age of 13, Yuma became interested in voice acting after influenced by Sakura Taisen, and at the age of 17[1], he became more aspiring to become a voice actor, and enrolled to the Japan Narration Actors Institute.

After making his debut as a voice actor in the anime version of Holy Knight in 2012 while enrolled at the training school, Yuma graduated from the training school and became a member of the current agency on April 1, 2013. In addition, the hairstyle of the picture taken when he entered the current agency is set by his older sister, Uchida Maaya.

In 2013, when Yuma was still not widely known as a voice actor, he made an appearance in "A&G All-Star 2013" held at Pacifico Yokohama at the invitation of Sugita Tomokazu.[2]

In 2014, Yuma made his first TV animation lead role, starring Kousaka Yuuma of Gundam Build Fighters Try.

In 2017, Yuma won the Best New Actor Award at the 11th Seiyu Awards.[3]

In May 2018, Yuma made his solo debut under the record label, King Records, releasing his first single "NEW WORLD"; it peaked at 9th place on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart and stayed on the chart for four weeks.

On September 19, 2018, Yuma released his second single "Before Dawn"; it peaked at 11th place on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart and stayed on the chart for three weeks. Following the release, he made his first public live performance on September 24, 2018, in King Super Live 2018 held in Tokyo Dome wherein he sang "NEW WORLD", and "Before Dawn"; he, with angela, Aoi Shouta, and Miyano Mamoru collaborated in singing "Kakumei Dualism" for the encore.

On May 8, 2019, Yuma released his third single "Speechless"; it peaked at 7th place on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart and stayed on the chart for two weeks. The title track from the single was used as the ending theme for the TV anime Kono Oto Tomare!.

On May 30, 2019, Yuma announced on his Twitter that he celebrates his 1st anniversary as a solo artist by releasing his first album HORIZON on July 24, 2019, and will also hold his first live tour in three major cities across Japan starting October.[4] He made his first television appearance as an artist on "Ongaku no Hi 2019". His first album peaked at 7th place on the Oricon Albums Weekly Chart.

On November 27, 2019, Yuma released his fourth single "Rainbow"; it peaked at 8th place on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart and stayed on the chart for two weeks. The title track from the single was used as the ending theme for the TV anime Kono Oto Tomare!.

On February 19, 2020, Yuma released his fifth single "Over". The title track from the single was used as the ending theme for the TV anime Ahiru no Sora.

Discography

Studio albums

  1. [2019.07.24] HORIZON

Singles

  1. [2018.05.30] NEW WORLD
  2. [2018.09.19] Before Dawn
  3. [2019.05.08] Speechless
  4. [2019.11.27] Rainbow
  5. [2020.02.19] Over
  6. [2020.08.26] Image
  7. [2021.01.27] SHAKE!SHAKE!SHAKE!

Video releases

  1. [2020.07.15] YUMA UCHIDA 1st LIVE "OVER THE HORIZON"

Publications

Photobooks

Uchida Yuma - Uuuuma cover.jpg Uchida Yuma - One Day Trip vol.4 cover.jpg

  1. [2018.12.14] Uuuuma
  2. [2020.09.26] One Day Trip vol.4

Awards

  • 11th Seiyu Awards - Best New Actor
  • 13th Seiyu Awards - Best Male Lead Actor

Concerts

  • YUMA UCHIDA 1st LIVE TOUR "OVER THE HORIZON" (2019)
  • YUMA UCHIDA 1st LIVE TOUR "OVER THE HORIZON ~& Over~" (2020)

Trivia

  • Yuma wants to be a voice actor who can play the leading role in any generation in the future.[5]
  • Yuma's hobbies include listening to music, strolling, forest bathing, and mountain climbing.
  • Yuma's special skills include composing music, impersonation, grilling meat, and jacket play.
  • Yuma's favorite saying is "You can do it if you try" (為せば成る、為さねば成らぬ何事も naseba naru, nasaneba naranu nanigoto mo?).[6]
  • Yuma mentioned Sugita Tomokazu as a voice actor who gives an impact.[7]
  • Yuma is close friend with the fellow voice actor, Ishikawa Kaito.[8]
  • Yuma's favorite food is meats, and dislikes tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers.


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