Atsuko Enomoto

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Atsuko Enomoto
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Native name
榎本 温子
Born (1979-11-01) November 1, 1979 (age 39)
Tokyo, Japan
Years active1998present
Height155 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Mark Ishii
(m. 2016;div. 2018)
Musical career
Years active2001present
Labels Avex Trax

Atsuko Enomoto(榎本 温子,Enomoto Atsuko, born November 1, 1979) is a Japanese voice actress and singer. Her debut voice acting role was Yukino Miyazawa from Kare Kano in 1998, which she auditioned for while still in high school. Her debut single was Be My Angel the opening theme of the 2001 anime Angelic Layer. She was affiliated with talent agency 81 Produce until 2015. [1] Her former husband was voice actor Mark Ishii, [2] who is younger than her by 12 years. [3] In 2018 she discussed harassment in the industry and how she desperately wanted to quit in her first years as a voice actress. [4]

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