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She lllikes you!!

-- Happy (Fairy Tail)

"Urusai, urusai, URUSAI!" ("Shut up, shut up, SHUT UP!")
Lots of her characters listed below.

If you think of a Tsundere, think of this person. Yes. Rie Kugimiya is a woman very well known for Tsundere roles, moreso if the said character is childlike and has a flat chest. Fans started noticing her after she did Alphonse Elric, but her role as Shana is probably what made her popularity skyrocket. Like Norio Wakamoto, although Tsundere is her forte, Rie is also capable of voicing a lot of character types, including boys, or even Yandere. She's also a skilled baton user, so yeah, she can really kick your butt... but probably she gets dere-dere afterwards in apology.

Unfortunately for Rie, the fact that producers LOVE pigeonholing her as Shana Clones (her best forte), she receives quite some Hype Backlash amongst fans, accusing her to be unable to voice anything outside that. This, for the most part, is untrue as she is quite capable of doing non-Tsundere roles, and in fact has done quite a few. Her Fan Nickname is Queen of Tsundere and TsundeRie, which may either point on how she's pigeonholed in that role, or just how good she is in doing her job in that field. In fact, Shana, Louise, Nagi, and Taiga are collectively known as the Four Tsundere Wonders.[1]

She is also available in GPS form to guide you as Nagi of Hayate the Combat Butler.

She is now also available here.

Her Tsundere characters will almost certainly have a painfully adorable Cry Cute moment in a series that she voice acts in.

Compare with Satsuki Yukino, for a seiyuu of older/teen-aged Tsundere.


Some of her roles include:

Tropes associated with the Tsundere characters voiced by Rie Kugimiya

Tropes associated with Rie Kugimiya in Real Life

Notes

  1. The current candidate for the fifth Tsundere Wonder is her most recent role, Aria.
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