Yūko Miyamura is a voice actress, J-Pop singer and sound director from Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture. Best known for voicing the popular Asuka Langley Soryu in Neon Genesis Evangelion¸ Yūko has also voiced characters in over 1000 TV episodes, OVAs, animated feature films and video games, including Aisha Clanclan in Outlaw Star, Casca in Berserk, Kazuha Toyama in Case Closed and Alyssa Searrs in My-Hime. Not restricting her talents to anime characters only, Yūko has also voice video games characters such as Chun Li and Rose in the Street Fighter Alpha and EX series, and Larxene in the Kingdom Hearts series. Yūko also had a short on-screen role in the film Battle Royale as the video announcer. In addition to her work as a voice actor, she has also released a number of Japanese pop albums. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.