Yumiko Kobayashi

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Yumiko Kobayashi
Native name
小林 由美子
Born (1979-06-18) June 18, 1979 (age 40)
Chiba, Japan
Occupation Voice actress
Years active1998present
Children2

Yumiko Kobayashi(小林 由美子,Kobayashi Yumiko, born June 18, 1979) is a Japanese voice actress. [1] [ better source needed ] She is a freelance voice actor, but until August 2007 was affiliated with Arts Vision.

Voice acting in Japan Occupation in Japan

Voice acting in Japan is acting as a narrator or as an actor in radio plays or as a character actor in anime and video games. It also involves performing voice-overs for non-Japanese movies and television programs. Because Japan's large animation industry produces 60% of the animated series in the world, voice acting in Japan has a far greater prominence than voice acting in most other countries.

Arts Vision Incorporated is a Japanese talent agency that employs a large number of high-profile voice actors. It was founded in 1984 by Sakumi Matsuda.

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Kobayashi was born in Chiba Prefecture. She and fellow Excel Saga voice actress Mikako Takahashi are known as the duo "The Excel Girls". [1] She is also part of the voice actress quartet "Prits" along with Natsuko Kuwatani, Nana Mizuki, and Hisayo Mochizuki; all four voiced characters in Sister Princess. Kobayashi is also the newly announced voice actress for an anime character, Shinnosuke Nohara from a famous childhood comedy anime, Crayon Shin-chan ; after Akiko Yajima retired from her career as Shinnosuke's voice actress on June 29, 2018. [2]

Chiba Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Chiba Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region, and the Greater Tokyo Area. The sixth most populous prefecture, and 27th largest by land area, Chiba is on the east coast of Honshu and largely consists of the Bōsō Peninsula, which encloses the eastern side of Tokyo Bay. Its capital is the city of Chiba.

<i>Excel Saga</i> 1999 film directed by Shinichi Watanabe

Excel Saga is a manga series written and illustrated by Kōshi Rikudō. It was serialized in Young King OURs from 1996 to 2011, and its individual chapters were collected and published in tankōbon volumes by Shōnen Gahōsha. The series follows the attempts of Across, a "secret ideological organization", to conquer the city of Fukuoka as a first step towards world domination. The title character of the series, Excel, is a key member of the group who is working towards completing this goal, while the city is being defended by a shadowy government agency led by Dr. Kabapu.

Mikako Takahashi is a Japanese voice actress and J-pop singer. As the Excel Saga character Mikako Hyatt, she forms one half of the voice acting duo The Excel Girls. She is employed by I'm Enterprise.

Filmography

Television animation

1999-2002
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<i>Gate Keepers</i> television series

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2003-2005
<i>Bomberman Jetters</i> 2002 Japanese anime television series

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<i>D.N.Angel</i> 2003 film

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<i>Ikki Tousen</i> 2003 video game

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2007-2010
<i>Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette</i> 2007 Japanese TV series, based on the novel Les Misérables

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<i>Shakugan no Shana</i> Japanese light novel series

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2011-2014
<i>Blue Exorcist</i> Japanese manga and anime series

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<i>Kamisama Dolls</i> 2011 anime

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<i>Humanity Has Declined</i> Japanese light novel series written by Romeo Tanaka, and anime series adaptation

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