Marika Matsumoto

Marika Matsumoto (松本 まりか, Matsumoto Marika, born September 12, 1984) is a Japanese actress. From 2001 and 2003, she was known as "Mini Stop-chan", acting as the mascot for the Ministop convenience store chain commercials in Japan. She is the owner of a unique voice and has held a recital with upcoming star Satoshi Tsumabuki. Since November 2005, she has been on the A&G Radio Show: Anisupa! segment Anisupa Kōnin Akujo Queen. Her major roles in anime include Maya Tōmi in Fafner in the Azure, Chocolat Meilleure in Sugar Sugar Rune, Miwako Sakurada in Paradise Kiss, Kazamori Sasa in Un-Go and Diancie in Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. In video games, she provides the voice of Rikku in Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, and Kingdom Hearts II. In live-action films, she portrayed herself in the Kōji Shiraishi-directed horror film The Curse, and Yuka Morita in the Takashi Shimizu film Reincarnation.

Marika Matsumoto
松本 まりか
Matsumoto Marika from "Same Old, Same Old" at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2016 (33513971741).jpg
Born (1984-09-12) September 12, 1984 (age 35)[1]
Tokyo, Japan[1]
Years active2000–present
AgentA-Team Inc.
Height160 cm (5 ft 3 in)[1]


Live-action filmEdit

List of acting performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2005 Trilogia ~Existence~
2005 Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims
2005 The Curse Herself
2006 Reincarnation Yuka Morita
2006 My Grandfather's Clock film titled after song
2007 Serebu ga kekkonshitai 13 no akuma (ja:セレブが結婚したい13の悪魔)
2008 Hikarisasu umi, bokuno-sen (ja:ヒカリサス海、ボクノ船)
2010 Space Battleship Yamato
2013 Cold Bloom (桜並木の満開の下に, Sakura Namiki no Mankai no Shita ni) Shoko
2017 Memoirs of a Murderer Minako Kawakita
2018 Nisekoi Kyoko [3]
2019 Farewell Song [4]

Live-action televisionEdit

List of acting performances in television
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2000 Rokubanme no Sayoko
2000 Aoi Senhime Ep. 22 and 23
2000–01 Himitsu Club also Kabushiki Kaisha
2002 Taiyo no Kisetsu mini-series
2003 Aka-chan wo Sagase!
2005 Tiger & Dragon Ep. 3
2020 Pareto's Miscalculation


List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2004 Fafner in the Azure Maya Tōmi [5][6]
2005 Sugar Sugar Rune Chocola Meilleure [5]
2005 Paradise Kiss Miwako Sakurada [5]
2006 Pururun! Shizuku-Chan Norrin Also Aha in 2007 [5]
2011 Un-Go Kazamori Sasa [5]
2015 Fafner in the Azure: Exodus Maya Tōmi [5][7]
Mach Girl Lip Anime shorts for Speed Racer spin-off [8]


List of voice performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2010 Fafner of the Azure: Heaven and Earth Maya Tōmi [5][9]
2014 Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Diancie [5][10][11]

Video gamesEdit

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2001 Final Fantasy X Rikku PS2, also HD Remaster in 2013 [5][6]
2003 Final Fantasy X-2 Rikku PS2, also HD Remaster in 2013 [5][6]
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Rikku PS2, also Final Mix in 2007 [5]
2011 Final Fantasy Type-0 Mutsuki PSP [12]
2016 World of Final Fantasy Rikku [12]

Other workEdit

List of voice performances in other works
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
2001–03 Mini Stop Mini Stop-chan character in commercials


  1. ^ a b c 松本 まりか|日本タレント名鑑. Nihon Tarento Meikan (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "松本まりか - A-Team.Inc(エーチーム)". Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  3. ^ "ニセコイ". Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "さよならくちびる". Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "GamePlaza-HARUKA- 声優さん出演リスト 個別表示:松本まりか". Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Seiyuu DB search (ALL)". Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Fafner Exodus Sequel's 2-Minute Promo Streamed". Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Mach Go Go Go Gets Mach Girl TV Anime Shorts in Japan". Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Fafner Voice Actor 'Kohei Kiyasu's World' Gets Anime". Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  10. ^ "1st Pokémon XY Movie's New TV Spots Introduce Guest Voice Cast". Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Japanese Box Office, September 13-14". Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Marika Matsumoto - 10 Character Images | Behind The Voice Actors". Retrieved 20 September 2019. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources.

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