Michie Tomizawa

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Michie Tomizawa
富沢 美智恵
Born (1961-10-20) October 20, 1961 (age 59)
Occupation
Years active1983present
Agent Aoni Production
Notable credit(s)
Sailor Moon as Sailor Mars
Height159 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Spouse(s)
Akira Ito
(m. 2001)
Children1

Michie Tomizawa (富沢 美智恵, Tomizawa Michie, born October 20, 1961) is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer born in Maruko, Nagano Prefecture and raised in Shinmachi, Gunma.

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Life and career

She is most known for the roles of Matsuzaka-Sensei ( Crayon Shin-chan ), Manami Kasuga ( Kimagure Orange Road ), Linna Yamazaki ( Bubblegum Crisis ), Rei Hino / Sailor Mars ( Sailor Moon ), Sumire Kanzaki ( Sakura Wars ), and Emi Ogasawara ( Ghost Sweeper Mikami ).

Tomizawa temporarily retired from voice acting before getting married in 2002. [1] She came out of retirement for 2004's Disgaea and 2006's Black Lagoon . She also appeared in a number of Musical Kayou Shows as her Sakura Taisen character Sumire; she retired from the annual performances after getting married but came back for the 2005 show, the final show in 2006, and the 2007 Budoukan show. Although said to have retired from the Sakura Taisen world, she did, however, appear backstage in scenes of Hanagumi Camera and later on stage during some of the later shows. In 2019, she also reprised her role of Sumire Kanzaki in Shin Sakura Taisen , now as the commander of the Hanagumi and as the Imperial Playhouse's general manager.

She sang a song in Sailor Moon R , "Eien no Melody" (Eternal Melody) written by Noda Kaoru and composed by Mashita Izumi. [2] She has also recorded songs for several Sailor Moon soundtrack albums, including a version of Wham!'s "Last Christmas" (in English) for the Sailor Stars Christmas album. Tomizawa is fluent in English as well as Japanese.

She also returned to the stage of Animelo Summer Live at the Anisama Super Game Song Live 2012 in May 2012 along with fellow Sakura Taisen cast members, Chisa Yokoyama and Urara Takano to perform as the Sakura Taisen Teikoku Kagekidan. [3]

Personal life

She married Akira Ito in 2002. She's a convert to Christianity. [4]

Filmography

Television animation

Unknown date

Original video animation

Animated films

Video games

Television drama

Tokusatsu

Dubbing

Live-action

Animation

Others

Music

As the voice of Sailor Mars from the Sailor Moon series, Tomizawa performed two international Christmas tunes, "White Christmas" and "Last Christmas". These songs also are on the Japanese Sailor Moon Christmas CDs. Both songs are in English.

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