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Kikuko Inoue (井上 喜久子 Inoue Kikuko?, born September 25, 1964 as 井之上 喜久子 (pronounced identically) in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a popular Japanese voice actress and singer. She has been part of the singing groups DoCo and Goddess Family Club, among others, and is the manager of her voice-acting company, Office Anemone. Inoue tends to play the "perfect girlfriend" or "motherly" role in many series, but she has also played more sultry and provocative roles.

She often goes by the nickname Onee-chan. She is married and has one daughter.

Brief biography

Inoue's vocal roles are usually female characters characterized as dignified, reserved, beautiful, kind, regal, mature or domestic. For example, Belldandy, a goddess who is kind, compassionate and skilled at domestic tasks. Kasumi Tendo is an older sister who has taken over domestic duties after the death of her mother, and who acts as a counter-balance to the more rambunctious members of her family. Notably, both Kasumi and Belldandy are almost parallels of each other due to their roles as domestics in a home which could explode into chaos at any moment. She also plays Rune Venus in El-Hazard, a princess and leader of her country; as well as Kazami Mizuho in Onegai Teacher, a sensible, strong-hearted alien agent in charge of observing humanity that ends up falling in love with an earthling.

She occasionally takes on roles which are more sultry, such as Corvette, a curvaceous dancer who flirts quite intensely with Mimu, the young heroine. In the hentai OVA Ogenki Clinic she provides the voice of a sex-crazed nurse. Also, as Lust in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, she was an antagonist the main characters have to contend with more than once.

Her most odd role would probably be Guilty Gear's I-No, as she provided two voice sets: one subdued, the other unusually aggressive. Loyal fans have therefore found it hard to associate her with the character.

She is referred as "Onee-chan" ("big sister" in Japanese) and stayed with the title on her official site and a few albums because of her role as Kasumi Tendo in Ranma ½; this is confirmed in her online profile.[1] She believes that in her past life she was a fish and therefore uses fish as her trademark.[2][3] She made a guest appearance at the 2007 Animazement anime convention in Durham, North Carolina for an autograph and Q&A session.[4] When asked her age, she often responds that she is only 17.[1] At an Otakon 2009 panel, she explained that the number 17 was an aesthetic choice.[5] After voice acting Belldandy from the Ah! My Goddess anime, subsequent chapters of the manga used Inoue's distinctive style as the basis for Belldandy's character.[1]

Recently, she won for Best Supporting Female Seiyuu in the 4th Seiyuu Awards.

Roles

TV anime

OVA

Anime films

Video games

Other voiceover

Live appearances

  • TV Champion (TV Tokyo, September 15, 2005)

Stage appearances

CD

Singles

  • Dōzo Yoroshiku ne.
  • Okaerinasai

Albums

  • Bokura no Best da, Onee-chan
  • Funwari, Nobi Nobi Perfect Solo Collection (LD + 2CD set)
  • Fushigi na Omajinai: Tadaima 2
  • Hidamari
  • merry fish: sound & photo book
  • Mizuumi
  • Shiawase Tambourine
  • Sora Iro no Ehon (2CD set)
  • Tadaima
  • Tanoshii Koto
  • Yūbi na Osakana

Talk

  • Inoue Kikuko no Gekkan Onee-chan to Issho: January
  • Inoue Kikuko no Gekkan Onee-chan to Issho: February
  • Inoue Kikuko no Gekkan Onee-chan to Issho: March
  • Inoue Kikuko no Gekkan Onee-chan to Issho: April
  • Inoue Kikuko no Gekkan Onee-chan to Issho: June
  • Inoue Kikuko no Gekkan Onee-chan to Issho: July
  • Inoue Kikuko no Gekkan Onee-chan to Issho: August
  • Inoue Kikuko no Gekkan Onee-chan to Issho: September
  • Inoue Kikuko no Gekkan Onee-chan to Issho: October
  • Inoue Kikuko no Gekkan Onee-chan to Issho: November
  • Inoue Kikuko no Gekkan Onee-chan to Issho: December
  • Inoue Kikuko no Manbow Hōsōkyoku
  • Inoue Kikuko no Ruri Iro Aquarium: Manbow Hōsōkyoku 2
  • Inoue Kikuko no Ruri Iro Aquarium Special: Manbow Hōsōkyoku 3
  • Inoue Kikuko no Ruri Iro Aquarium Selection
  • Inoue Kikuko no Shin Onee-chan to Issho: Winter Issue
  • Inoue Kikuko no Shin Onee-chan to Issho: Spring Issue
  • Inoue Kikuko no Shin Onee-chan to Issho: Summer Issue
  • Inoue Kikuko no Shin Onee-chan to Issho: Autumn Issue

Collaboration

  • Lu · puty · La · puty (Shiawase Kurowassan, Kikuko Inoue and Maria Yamamoto)
  • Osakana Penguin no Theme (Osakana Penguin, Kikuko Inoue and Junko Iwao)
  • Osakana Penguin CD (Osakana Penguin, Kikuko Inoue and Junko Iwao)
  • Shiawase-san (Shiawase Kurowassan, Kikuko Inoue and Maria Yamamoto)

Soundtracks

  • Anata no Birthday (as Belldandy)
  • Aria Drama CD I (Alicia Florence and Hime M. Granchester from Aria)
  • Aria Drama CD II (Alicia Florence and Hime M. Granchester from Aria)
  • E-yume, Miyou! (Meimi and Seira from Saint Tail)
  • Gimme Love (from Voogie's Angel)
  • Girl Friends (from Voogie's Angel)
  • Oh My Goddess! Mikami Debut Pack (as Belldandy from Oh My Goddess!)
  • Shin Megami Tensei Devil Children Character File 3 (as Cool from Shin Megami Tensei Devil Children)

Other

  • animetoonz Presents Kikuko Inoue

Radio

Listed in broadcast order.

AM radio

  • Inoue Kikuko no Twilight Syndrome (April–September 1995)
  • Inoue Kikuko no Ruri Iro Aquarium (October 1995–March 1996)
  • Kakikuke Kikuko no Sashisuse Sonata (October 1998–March 1999)
  • Hexamoon Guardians  Kikuko Maria no Otsuki-sama ni Onegai (April 1999–March 2000)
  • It's on! (October 2001–March 2003)
  • Onegai Teacher: Mizuho-sensei no Hachimitsu Jugyō (January–October 2002)
  • Inoue Kikuko no Caramel Heights (October 2002–March 2005)
  • Onegai Teacher: Hachimitsu Jugyō♥Ho · Shu · U (October 2002–March 2003)
  • Onegai Teacher: Hachimitsu Jugyō Shingakki (April–June 2003)
  • Onegai Twins: Mizuho-sensei to Hachimitsu Twins (July 2003–March 2004)
  • Hāi Inoue Shōten Desu yo! (April 2005–current)

Satellite digital radio

  • Inoue Kikuko no Osakana Radio (November 2000–March 2002)
  • Inoue Kikuko no Shiitake Radio (April 2002–March 2003)
  • Inoue Kikuko no Caramel Town (March 2003–current)

Internet radio

  • Onegai Hour: Mizuho-sensei no Kojin Jugyō (May 2004–March 2005)
  • Onee-chan ha Mahō Shōjo? (June 2005–current)

Software

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 official site's profile Onee-chan's profile
  2. Otakon Day One - Kikuko Inoue Panel Q&A, Pt 2. Retrieved July 31, 2009.
  3. Hitoshi Doi's Kikuko Inoue's Seiyuu Page. Retrieved on April 22, 2007.
  4. 2007 guest page. Retrieved on July 14, 2007.
  5. Otakon Day One - Kikuko Inoue Panel Q&A, Pt 1. Retrieved July 31, 2009.
  6. Nakagami, Yoshikatsu. "The Official Art of AIR". Newtype USA. 6 (10) pp. 135–141. October 2007. ISSN 1541-4817.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 "Inoue Kikuko roles (anime)". Seiyuu Database.Retrieved March 4, 2010.
  8. Steel Angel Kurumi. [DVD]. ADV Films. ISBN 1-57813-119-7.

External links

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