Yūka Nanri debuted on NHK's Utatte Odoronpa (うたってオドロンパ) (an educational programme) in 1995 as a child star.
In 1997, she joined Minami Aoyama Shōjo Kageki Dan (南青山少女歌劇団 South Aoyama Female Opera Group, also known as Nanshō), a stage group for young girls as one of its seventh generation members, and acted in musicals and other theatrical performances.
Nanri left the group in August 2001 and made her voice acting debut that year as Bubbles in the Japanese version of The Powerpuff Girls. After that, she officially started her voice acting activities as the protagonist of Gunslinger Girl. She has voiced many weak-looking and gentle characters, though in My-HiME she played Nao Yūki, a morally ambivalent middle school student who enjoys preying on perverted men.
In late 2003 Nanri formed tiaraway, a voice acting duo with fellow Japanese singer Saeko Chiba. After releasing three singles and an album tiaraway disbanded on March 6, 2005 after its first (and final) live concert. Nanri and Chiba cited wanting to go down separate paths as the reason for ending the group.
In 2006 Nanri was asked to voice Karen Ichijō from the second season of the anime School Rumble, but she turned it down to play the main character of the musical ANGEL GATE ~Haru no Yokan~ (ANGEL GATE～春の予感～ ANGEL GATE ~Spring's Premonition~), and participated in four performances from April 13–16. She graduated from university in March of the same year with an academic degree in vocal music.
Nanri's first mini-album, "LIVE ON!", was released August 22, 2012.
- [2012.03.14] Rondo... Tsuki no Kioku wo Tadotte. (ロンド…月の記憶をたどって。)
- [2012.08.22] LIVE ON!
- Fun! Fun! ★Fantasy
"Fun! Fun! ★Fantasy" was the 4th theme song for the anime Selfish Fairy Mirumo de Pon.
- "Fun! Fun! ★Fantasy" (Fun! Fun! ★ふぁんたじー Fun! Fun! ★Fantajī)
- "Nanairo Mirai" (ナナイロミライ)
- "Fun! Fun! ★Fantasy (instrumental)"
- "Nanairo Mirai (instrumental)"
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"Odyssey" is Nanri's first official single and the opening for the anime Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus.
- UMCK - 5229
- "Odyssey" (オデッセイ)
- "Odyssey (instrumental)"
- "Dear (instrumental)"
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"Tsukishirube" was the ending theme for the anime Ookami Kakushi.
- VTCL - 35084
- Tsukishirube (月導 Guidepost of the Moon)
- "Ame no Sanpomichi" (雨の散歩道)
- "Tsukishirube (instrumental)"
- "Ame no Sanpomichi (instrumental)"
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"Shizuku" was the ending theme song for .hack//Quantum.
- VTCL - 35097
- "Shizuku" (雫 Drop)
- Vocalists: Yūka Nanri, Takumi Ozawa, Kaori Nishina
- "Heart Bible" (Heartバイブル)
- "Shizuku (instrumental)"
- "Heart Bible (instrumental)"
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"Kiseki" was the ending theme for the anime Sacred Seven.
- VTCL - 35115
- "Kiseki" (輝跡 Sparkling Miracle)
- "Anata to Watashi no Uta" (あなたと私のうた)
- "Kiseki (instrumental)"
- "Anata to Watashi no Uta (instrumental)"
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- BLOODY HOLIC
"BLOODY HOLIC" was the ending theme for the anime Blood Lad.
- "BLOODY HOLIC"
- "snow wind"
- "BLOODY HOLIC" (without vocal)
- "snow wind" (without vocal)
- Memories Off 2nd (2001 OVA), Megumi Soma
- The Prince of Tennis (2001 TV series), Narumi Ijuuin (ep 134)
- Macross Zero (2002 OVA), Mao Nome
- Godannar (2003 TV series), Sakura
- Gunslinger Girl (2003 TV series), Henrietta
- My-HiME (2004 TV series), Nao Yūki, Female student (ep 22)
- W~Wish (2004 TV series), Akino Iida
- School Rumble (2004 TV series), Karen Ichijou
- The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004 film), Sayuri Sawatari
- My-Otome (2005 TV series), Juliet Nao Zhang
- School Rumble: Extra Class (2005 OVA), Karen Ichijou
- My-Otome Zwei (2006 OVA), Juliet Nao Zhang
- Sora Kake Girl (2009 TV series), Nami Shishidō
- Wandering Son (2011 TV series), Saori Chiba
- Sakamichi no Apollon (2012 TV series), Ritsuko Mukae
- Blood Lad (2013 TV series), Liz T. Blood
- Space Dandy (2014 TV series), Queen Bee Sofia
- Ushio and Tora (2015 TV series), Saya Takatori
- Memories Off 2nd (2001), Megumi Sōma, Nozomi Sōma
- W~Wish (2004), Akino Iida
- D→A:BLACK, Hīro Enomoto
- D→A:WHITE, Hīro Enomoto
- Memories Off After Rain Vol.2 (2005), Megumi Sōma
- My-HiME ~Unmei no Keitōju~ (2005), Nao Yūki
- Musashi: Samurai Legend (2005), Tamie
- Corpse Party BloodCovered: ...Repeated Fear (2010), Mayu Suzumoto
- Corpse Party: Book of Shadows (2011), Mayu Suzumoto
- Corpse Party 2U (2012), Mayu Suzumoto
- Goodbye Girl (グッバイガール Gubbai Gāru), Lucy
- Waltz ga Kikoeru? (ワルツが聞こえる? Warutsu ga Kikoeru?)
- Christmas Juliet ~Eve no Kiseki (クリスマスジュリエット～イヴの奇跡～ Kurisumasu Jurietto ~Ivu no Kiseki~)
- Highschool Revolution ~Ai to Yūki no Tabidachi~ (ハイスクール Revolution～愛と勇気の旅だち～ Haisukūru Revolution ~Ai to Yūki no Tabidachi~), Satsuki Katayama
- Christmas Juliet ~Eve no Kiseki [Another Showing] (クリスマスジュリエット～イヴの奇跡～ [再演] Kurisumasu Jurietto ~Ivu no Kiseki~ [Saien]), Akane Saitō
- Nagareboshi no Rarabai (流れ星のララバイ, Nagareboshi no Lullaby), Momoko
- ANGEL GATE ~Haru no Yokan~ (ANGEL GATE～春の予感～) (2006), Yuri
- The Powerpuff Girls (2001), Bubbles
- Arashi no Hero (嵐の勇者(ヒーロー)) cover (2011), in album HARVEST