Yukari Tamura is a Japanese voice actress, and singer. Affectionately called Yukarin by her fans, she is also known for her high-pitched voice and interest in Lolita fashion. She debuted as a voice actress in 1997, releasing her debut single "Yūki o Kudasai" on March 26, 1997. Several of her releases have been used as opening and ending themes for anime series, while some have reached the Oricon top 100 singles and album charts. Her role as Nanoha Takamachi in the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series contributed to a rise in her popularity, as several of her singles ("Little Wish: Lyrical Step", "Spiritual Garden", "Hoshizora no Spica", "Beautiful Amulet") were used as the ending themes for the franchise's anime adaptations. Besides Nanoha, other major voice roles in anime include Ranpha Franboise in Galaxy Angel, Mai Kawasumi in Kanon, Mei Sunohara in Clannad, and Saku Tōyama in Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Rika Furude in Higurashi When They Cry, and Tenten in Naruto.