Aika Kobayashi was born on October 23, 1993 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Her nickname is "Aikyan". She voices Yoshiko Tsushima in Love Live! Sunshine!!. She takes the center position during shows involving Guilty Kiss.
Her call-and-response starts with "Ohayohane!", to which the audience replies "Ohayoshiko!". She replies with an angry "Dakara Yohane yo!", to which the audience is supposed to jump with a "Pyon" sound. Her image color during concerts is gray.
She owns two dogs named Chocola and Laela.
Her current agency is Newcome Inc. She made her debut as an artist in 2011 at the age of 17, and as a voice-actress in Love Live! Sunshine!! in 2015.
Personality & Hobbies
Her hobbies are photography, Western-style clothing, and has taken a liking to Yoshiko's style of dressing in all black lately. Her talents include dance (Hip-Hop, R&B, LA-style), and she started ballet at the age of 5.
Her goal is to become a multi-singer.
- For a collection of translated interviews and videos, please refer to Translated Voice Actress Content.
- She has bad eyesight and often wears contacts to correct her vision.
- Her favorite colors are black, grey, red, and white.
- The musical artist she respects the most is Namie Amuro.
- Her childhood dream was to be a singer and a preschool teacher. She is actually licensed to be a preschool teacher, and has said that she would pursue this profession if she wasn't a voice actress.
- She cannot handle anything scary (e.g. horror games and movies).
- Her dog Laela may have been the inspiration behind the name "Laelaps" chosen by Yoshiko in Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 Episode 5.
- Her first radio interview was for "Kimi o Mamoritai" and was by Aya Uchida and Izumi Kitta. The interviewers remarked that she seemed like an idol. Coincidentally, Yoshiko has the same image color (gray) as Kotori.
- She has said that she would love Aqours, μ's and the Nijigasaki High School Idol Club to sing SUNNY DAY SONG together.
- Please refer to this voice actress' Image Gallery.
- My Girl Vol. 21 interview
- Aqours Uranohoshi Girls' High School Radio!!! Episode 6
- Ultra Jump April 2018: 100 Questions for Kobayashi Aika
- Aikyan's 2011 interview with Ucchi and Izumin (English subtitles)
- Love Live School Idol Festival Broadcast, Series Announcement Broadcast May 20, 2018.