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Sumi Shimamoto (島本 須美, Shimamoto Sumi, born December 8, 1954), real name Sumi Koshikawa (越川 須美, Koshikawa Sumi), is a Japanese actress, voice actress and narrator of film and anime and video games. After graduating from the Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music, she joined Gekidan Seinenza, a theatrical acting troupe. She is currently independent of any talent management company.

Sumi Shimamoto
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Shimamoto at Sakura-Con in April 2007.
Native name
島本 須美
Born
Sumi Koshikawa (越川 須美)

(1954-12-08) December 8, 1954 (age 64)
Occupation
Years active1970–present
Notable work
Height162 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Spouse(s)
Daisuke Koshikawa (m. 1984)
Children1

She is married to Daisuke Koshikawa, one of the founders of the comedy troupe Chibikko Gang. Their first child, Shiori, has also done voice acting.[citation needed]

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RolesEdit

Her best-known voice roles include Nausicaä in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Kyoko Otonashi in Maison Ikkoku.[1]

She won the role of Nausicaä as she had played Clarisse in Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro and impressed Hayao Miyazaki.[2] Patrick Drazen praised Shimamoto's acting in a scene where Nausicaä stops an insect from diving into an acidic pool by getting in its way. Nausicaä is burned by the acid and she screams. Drazen described this scream as being one which "tears at the listener and raises the bar for cartoon voices".[1]

AnimeEdit

TVEdit

1980
  • Lupin III (Maki Ōyamada in Farewell Beloved Lupin episode in TV series 2)
1982
1984
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OVAEdit

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MoviesEdit

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GamesEdit

RadioEdit

  • Seishun Adventure: Hiroshi Mori's "Joō no Hyaku Hisshitsu" (Queen Debō Suho)

CDEdit

  • 20-mensō ni Onegai!! Koi hodo Suteki na Musical ha nai (Utako Ōkawa)
  • Koisuru KI·MO·CHI (as Kyōko Otonashi)

Live actionEdit

DubbingEdit

OtherEdit

  • All Finish Tōkyō Midnight: Natsumi's Eye (Natsumi Kawahara)
  • I Can Hear the Sea (dialect coach)

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Drazen, Patrick (October 2002). "Flying with Ghibli: The Animation of Hayao Miyazaki and Company". Anime Explosion! The What, Why & Wow of Japanese Animation. Berkeley, California: Stone Bridge Press. pp. 253–280. ISBN 1-880656-72-8.
  2. ^ McCarthy, Helen (2002). Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation : Films, Themes, Artistry. San Francisco, California: Stone Bridge Press. p. 57. ISBN 1-880656-41-8.
  3. ^ "フィッシャー・キング[吹]". Star Channel. Retrieved March 13, 2019.

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