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Sumi Shimamoto

Sumi Shimamoto (島本 須美 Shimamoto Sumi), real name Sumi Koshikawa (越川 須美 Koshikawa Sumi), is a veteran Japanese voice actress born on December 8, 1954, in Kōchi, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. 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. She is married to Daisuke Koshikawa, one of the founders of the comedy troupe Chibikko Gang. Her best-known voice roles include Nausicaä in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Kyoko Otonashi in Maison Ikkoku. She won the role of Nausicaä as she had played Clarisse in Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro and impressed Hayao Miyazaki.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".

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Dec 8, 1954 In Kōchi, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro 1979-12-15
Latest Project:
Series Porphy no Nagai Tabi 2018
Known For
Poster of Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Poster of I My Me! Strawberry Eggs
Poster of Maison Ikkoku: The Final Chapter
Poster of My Neighbor Totoro
Series Porphy no Nagai Tabi Anek 2018
Series The Ultraman Mutsumi 2017
Series Combat Mecha Xabungle Maria 2017
Series Sasuraiger Stephanie 2017
Series Mermaid Saga Towa Kannagi 2017
Series Mai no Mahō to Katei no Hi Unknown 2016
Series Glitter Force Royale Queen 2012-02-05
Movie Mai no Mahou to Katei no Hi Yuki Tatsumi (voice) 2011-02-21
Movie Children Who Chase Lost Voices Risa (voice) 2011-07-29
Movie Black Jack: Final Dr. Kang 2011-12-16
Movie Go! Anpanman: Blacknose and the Magical Song Shokupanman 2010-07-10
Movie Go! Anpanman: Dadandan and the Twin Stars Shokupanman 2009-07-04
Series Kannagi Shige Kamimori 2008-10-04
Movie Kiddy Grade III: Truth Dawn Padushka 2007-09-01
Movie Go! Anpanman: Kokin-chan and the Blue Tears Shokupanman 2006-07-15
Series Tsubasa Chronicle Emeraude 2005-04-09
Series Sugar Sugar Rune Queen Candy 2005-07-02
Series Seven of Seven Mitsuko Suzuki 2002-01-10
Series I My Me! Strawberry Eggs Toko Kuzuha 2001-07-04
Series Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Ishizu Ishtar 2000-04-18
Movie Princess Mononoke Toki (voice) 1999-10-29
Series Princess Nine Shino Hayakawa 1998-04-08
Movie Virgin Fleet Shiokaze Umino 1998-04-25
Movie Go! Anpanman: The Pyramid of the Rainbow Shokupanman 1997-07-26
Series Case Closed 1996-01-08
Movie Go! Anpanman: Baikinman and the 3-"Bai" Punch Shokupanman 1996-07-13
Series Bakuretsu Hunters Big Momma 1995-10-03
Series Lil' Red Riding Hood Cha-Cha Urara-enchou 1994-01-07
Movie Go! Anpanman: Nosshi the Dinosaur's Big Adventure Shokupanman 1993-07-17
Movie Ocean Waves Additional Voices 1993-01-01
Movie Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still Ginrei 1992-07-22
Series My Patrasche Ipetto 1992-10-10
Series The Adventures of Peter Pan Tinkerbell (voice) 1989-01-15
Movie My Neighbor Totoro Yasuko Kusakabe (voice) 1988-04-16
Movie Maison Ikkoku: The Final Chapter Kyoko Otonashi 1988-11-06
Movie Hell Target Tiki 1987-01-21
Series Maison Ikkoku 1986-03-26
Movie Maris The SuperGal Sue (voice) 1986-05-21
Series A Little Princess Sara Sarah Crewe 1985-01-06
Movie Dream Hunter Rem Kyōko Takamiya(ep 2) Yōko Takamiya(ep 2) 1985-06-10
Series Ninja Robots Romina Ladorio 1985-10-06
Movie Fire Tripper Suzu Suzuko 1985-12-16
Movie Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Nausicaä (voice) 1984-03-11
Series Mrs. Pepper Pot Den 1983-04-04
Movie Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro Lady Clarisse de Cagliostro 1979-12-15