Akiko Yajima

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Akiko Yajima
Native name矢島 晶子
BornMay 4[1]
Kashiwazaki, Niigata, Japan
OccupationVoice actress
Years active1988–present
AgentAir Agency[1]
Height153 cm (5 ft 0 in)[1]

Akiko Yajima (矢島 晶子, Yajima Akiko, born May 4) is a Japanese voice actress from Kashiwazaki, Niigata.[2] Her best-known role is as the title character Shinnosuke Nohara in the long-running anime series Crayon Shin-chan[3]. She also voices Mipple in the original Futari wa Pretty Cure, Sally Yoshinaga in The Brave Express Might Gaine, Paffy Pafuricia in Haō Taikei Ryū Knight, Relena Peacecraft in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Ayumi Himekawa in Glass Mask, Riku and Diva in Blood+, Longlong in Shizuku-chan and Kohaku in Inuyasha. In video games, she voices Annie Barrs in Tales of series, and has dubbed for Anakin Skywalker and Harry Potter in some of the live-action films and video games. She is also known for being the voice of Spyro the Dragon in the Spyro video games, which she retired from in 2000. On June 29, 2018, Yajima retired from her career as Shinnosuke Nohara's voice actress and newly announced that Yumiko Kobayashi took over the role.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[1]
1989 Idol Densetsu Eriko Eriko Tamura Debut major role [5][6]
Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli Meshua [5]
1990 Mashin Hero Wataru 2 Reina
レイナ
Like the Clouds, Like the Wind
NG Knight Lamune & 40 Yorurun [5][6]
Magical Angel Sweet Mint Claire
クレア
[5]
Lemon Angel Medaka Ogawa Young Jump version, OVA series
1991 Jankenman Guuyan [5][6]
Chiisana Obake Acchi, Kocchi, Socchi Kocchi [5]
Dragon Knight Lala OVA [5][6]
1992 Hana no Mahōtsukai Mary Bell Vivian, Miki
Tekkaman Blade Boy [5]
Adventures of Puss-in-Boots
ja:ファンタジーアドベンチャー 長靴をはいた猫の冒険
The Little Mermaid
Cooking Papa Ohara Etsuko
小原えつ子
1992–2018 Crayon Shin-chan Shinnosuke "Shin-chan" Nohara [5][6]
1992 Licca-chan Aki
アキ
OVA [5]
Kobo-chan Nohara Satoshi
野原サトシ
1993 The Brave Express Might Gaine Sally Yoshinaga 家計を支えるためにアルバイトに精を出す少女。 [5][6]
1994 Tico of the Seven Seas Topia [5]
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S Tamasaburou [5][6]
1994–95 Haō Taikei Ryū Knight Paffy Pafuricia
1994 Yamato Takeru Kaon
カオン
[5]
Butt Attack Punisher Girl Gautaman
ja:臀撃おしおき娘ゴータマン ゴータマン誕生編
Hibari Misora OVA
Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai Yuko Mamiya
Mahōjin Guru Guru Ardenberg
Butt Attack Punisher Girl Gautaman R Hibari Misora OVA
1995 Jura Tripper Martina
Tenchi Universe Ken-Ohki [5][6]
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Relena Peacecraft Also Endless Waltz
Bonobono Min Min [5]
Bear's Phu Taro
ja:クマのプー太郎
Happiness rabbit
しあわせウサギ
幸せ探して30年
Mojacko Hyun
ヒュン
Neon Genesis Evangelion Various characters
Galaxy Fräulein Yuna Erika Kousaka OVA [5][6]
1996–98 Bakusō Kyōdai Let's & Go!! Chīko Mikuni, Josephine Goodwin [5]
1996 Rurouni Kenshin Amakusa Shōgo (young)
First Human Gon Prince of the stars
星の王子
VS Knight Ramune & 40 Fire BQ
Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai 2 Shiho Katagiri OVA [5][6]
Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo Keiko Kirigaya
霧ヶ谷景子
[5]
Martian Successor Nadesico Sayuri Terasaki
Raideen the Superior Takeru
1996–97 Galaxy Fräulein Yuna: The Abyssal Fairy Erika Kousaka OVA series [5][6]
1997 Vampire Hunter: The Animated Series Anita
Tenchi in Tokyo Yugi [5]
Revolutionary Girl Utena Mitsuru Tsuwabuki [5][6]
The Kindaichi Case Files Various characters
Flame of Recca Kurenai [5]
Battle Athletes Victory Anna Respighi [5][6]
Berserk Rickert, Elise
1998 Kocchi Muite! Miiko Mamoru Yamada [5]
Fushigi Mahō Fan Fan Pharmacy Niboshi, Natsumi, Puka
Princess Nine Koharu Hotta [5][6]
Sentimental Journey Kasumi Imanaka Ep. 7
DT Eightron Dolly [5]
Orphen Maris [5][6]
Geobreeders Takami Sakuragi OVA
1999 Burst Ball Barrage!! Super B-Daman Koichi Kuroba
黒羽光一
[5]
Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne Black Angel Access Time, Sakura Todaiji [5][6]
Tournament of the Gods Craiya OVA Adult [5]
Kyorochan Kitakaze kanka
北風かんたくん
1999–2000 Blue Submarine No. 6 Daughter of the Beast OVA ep 3, 4 [5][6]
1999 Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety Yuya Fukami
Seraphim Call Chiami Ouse [5]
Excel Saga Sara Cosette [5][6]
The Big O R. Dorothy Wayneright 少女型アンドロイド
Shukan Storyland Chrysanthemum
お菊
[5]
2000 Gensomaden Saiyuki Seifuku / Meigetsu
清風・明月
[5][6]
Ceres, The Celestial Legend Miori Sahara Ep. 15-16
Argento Soma A clover
クローカ
[5]
Inuyasha Kohaku, Yura of the Hair [5][6]
Ghost Stories Boy (sometimes) [5]
Hiwou War Chronicles Mayu [5][6]
2001 The Family's Defensive Alliance Ellen Shiratori
Haré+Guu It is my sister
アレ(妹)
[5]
Rune Soldier Aila [5][6]
Prétear Mannen 冷気のリーフェナイツ
Figure 17 Tsubasa Shiina
One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e Yuzuki poet
柚木詩子
OVA [5]
Final Fantasy: Unlimited Earl Tyrant, Chocobo [5][6]
2002 Mirage of Blaze Saori Morino
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Miki [5]
Naruto Ranmaru [5][6]
Haibane Renmei Kuu
2003 Cinderella Boy Mark
マルコ
[5]
Fullmetal Alchemist Clause [5][6]
Maburaho Sayaka Otoe
音邑けやき
[5]
Twin Spica Asumi Kamogawa [5][6]
2004 Futari wa Pretty Cure Mipple
Mars Daybreak Sarah Shasha [5]
Sgt. Frog Alisa Southerncross
Monster Wim [5][6]
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo Haydée
2005 Air Boy
Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart Mipple [5]
The Law of Ueki Yun Pao
Glass Mask Ayumi Himekawa
Eureka Seven Sakuya
Hell Girl Yuki [5][6]
Blood+ Diva, Riku Miyagusuku
2006 Wan Wan Celeb Soreyuke! Tetsunoshin Lovie / Lina
ロビイ/リナ
[5]
Ergo Proxy Pino [5][6]
Inukami! Raccoon dog
タヌキ
第15話ゲスト [5]
.hack//Roots Gasper
ガスパー
xxxHolic Ame Warashi
Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin Rapunzel
Kanon Kazuya Kurata
倉田一弥
Pururun! Shizuku-chan Longlong
Digimon Data Squad the Movie: Ultimate Power! Activate Burst Mode rhythm
リズム
2007 Naruto Shippuden Young Sasori
Dennō Coil Kyoko
2007–09 Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei series Chie Arai / Thunnomitsu / Thread Braid
新井智恵/糸色倫/糸色交
2007 Blue Drop Mari Wakatake [5][6]
Clannad My voice
僕の声
[5]
Pururun! Shizuku-chan Aha Longlong, Karua-chan
Ghost Hound Miyako Komagusu
2008 Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed Fantasy
文伽
。第10話。
Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Nico
xxxHolic Ame-warashi
2008–09 The Tower of Druaga series Kai
2008 Natsume's Book of Friends Kogitsune
Casshern Sins Luna
ルナ
Clannad After Story My voice
僕の声
2009 Slayers Evolution-R Boy
Jungle Taitei – Yūki ga Mirai wo Kaeru Kenichi Oyama
大山賢一
フジテレビ開局50周年土曜プレミアム
Inuyasha: The Final Act Kohaku
2009–present Fairy Tail Lector
2010 Shin Koihime Musou Chojo
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes Arua
アルア
Cool Cute Declaration!
ja:カッコカワイイ宣言!
Various characters
2011 Natsume's Book of Friends A child fox
子狐
2012 PES: Peace Eco Smile NaSuBi web promotional anime series by Studio 4°C [7]
Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Boy [5]
Arashi no Yoru ni: Himitsu no Tomodachi Tao
タオ
Shirokuma Cafe Lesser panda
Picchipichi Shizuku-chan Longlong
2013 Gaist Crusher Aku Amun
阿久あまりん
Tokyo Ravens Suzuka's older brother
鈴鹿の兄
Noucome Utage Dōraku [5][6][8]
2014 Keroro Alisa Southerncross [5]
2014–15 Garo: The Animation series Alois, Kintoki [5][9]
2016 Shōnen Maid Hanako Hino
日野花子
[5]
Puzzle and Dragons X
ja:パズドラクロス
Young Reims
幼いランス
2018 Pop Team Epic Pipimi
1999 Kakyūsei Hikari Akimoto OVA Adult, Pink Pineapple version
My My Mai Mai Waku OVA Adult
Canyan Bunny Extra
ja:きゃんきゃんバニー・エクストラ
Swati
スワティ


Film[edit]

List of voice performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source[1]
1992 1000 Pine Groves
ja:せんぼんまつばら 川と生きる少年たち
Fumi
ふみ
[5]
Yawara! Soreyuke Koshinuke Kizzu Takahide Wakamatsu
若松俊秀
1993 Crayon Shin-chan: Action Kamen vs Leotard Devil Shinnosuke Nohara
1994 Crayon Shin-chan: The Secret Treasure of Buri Buri Kingdom
1995 Crayon Shin-chan: Unkokusai's Ambition
1996 Crayon Shin-chan: Adventure in Henderland
Toire no Hanako-san Kaori Miyano
宮野かおり
1997 Crayon Shin-chan: Pursuit of the Balls of Darkness Shinnosuke Nohara
1998 Crayon Shin-chan: Blitzkrieg! Pig's Hoof's Secret Mission
Martian Successor Nadesico: The Prince of Darkness Sayuri Terasaki
1999 Crayon Shin-chan: Explosion! The Hot Spring's Feel Good Final Battle Shinnosuke Nohara
2000 Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called The Jungle
Pokémon 3: The Movie Mi Snowdon
Ah! My Goddess: The Movie Ex [5][6]
2001 One Piece: Clockwork Island Adventure Akizu [5]
Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: The Adult Empire Strikes Back Shinnosuke Nohara
2002 Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: The Battle of the Warring States
Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass Kohaku
2003 Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: Yakiniku Road of Honor Shinnosuke Nohara
Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler Kohaku
2004 Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: The Kasukabe Boys of the Evening Sun Shinnosuke Nohara
Konjiki no Gash Bell!! Movie 1: Unlisted Demon 101 Kotoha
2005 Crayon Shin-chan: The Legend Called Buri Buri 3 Minutes Charge Shinnosuke Nohara
Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart the Movie Mipple
Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart the Movie 2: Friends of the Snow-Laden Sky
2006 Crayon Shin-chan: The Legend Called: Dance! Amigo! Shinnosuke Nohara
Brave Story Suaty
2007 Oshare Majo: Love and Berry Yumi [5][6]
Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: The Singing Buttocks Bomb Shinnosuke Nohara [5]
Summer Days with Coo Female announcer
2008 Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: The Hero of Kinpoko Shinnosuke Nohara
Resident Evil: Degeneration Learnie Chowler
ラーニー・チャウラー
2009 Pretty Cure All Stars DX: Everyone's Friends☆the Collection of Miracles! Mipple
Crayon Shin-chan: Roar! Kasukabe Animal Kingdom Shinnosuke Nohara
2010 Pretty Cure All Stars DX2: Light of Hope☆Protect the Rainbow Jewel! Mipple
Crayon Shin-chan: Super-Dimension! The Storm Called My Bride Shinnosuke Nohara
King of Thorn Tim
Colorful Child of sweets shop
駄菓子屋の子供
2011 Pretty Cure All Stars DX3: Deliver the Future! The Rainbow-Colored Flower That Connects the World Mipple
Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: Operation Golden Spy Shinnosuke Nohara
Little Ghostly Adventures of Tofu Boy
ja:豆富小僧
Throbbing
おろく
2012 A challenge
しらんぷり
Dong Chan
ドンチャン
Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called!: Me and the Space Princess Shinnosuke Nohara
2013 Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 2: Friends of the Heart Mipple
Crayon Shin-chan: Very Tasty! B-class Gourmet Survival!! Shinnosuke Nohara
2014 Ōkii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
ja:大きい1年生と小さな2年生
Akiyo short film featured at Anime Mirai 2014 [5][10]
Crayon Shin-chan: Serious Battle! Robot Dad Strikes Back Shinnosuke Nohara [5]
2015 Pretty Cure All Stars: Carnival of Spring♪ Mipple
Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! Shinnosuke Nohara
Miss Hokusai Child of a tea room
茶屋の子供
Gamba: Gamba to Nakama-tachi Chūta
2016 Crayon Shin-chan: Fast Asleep! Dreaming World Big Assault! Shinnosuke Nohara
2017 Crayon Shin-chan: Invasion!! Alien Shiriri

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[1]
1995–98 Galaxy Fraulein Yuna games Erika Kousaka [5][6]
1996 Cry Sweeper
クライスイーパー
Kai Shi
甲斐シュリ
PC Adult [5]
Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai games Shiho Katagiri [6]
1997 Dōkyūsei 2 Tomomi Mizuno Various platforms [5][6]
1998 Lament and ...
ja:慟哭 そして…
Aoki Senju
青木千砂
SS
トラウマになりかけるほど1番残酷な死に方をしたヒロイン。
[5]
1998 Succubus ~ The fallen angel ~
ja:サキュヴァス ~堕ちた天使~
Tina
ティナ
PC Adult
1998 Martian Successor Nadesico Kazama Itsuki, Sayuri Terasaki SS [5][6]
1998–99 Twins stories wanting to tell you ...
ja:ツインズストーリー きみにつたえたくて…
Kikuoka Hanano
菊岡華乃
PC
1999 Circadia
ja:サーカディア
Kiryuin Deep Snow
桐生院深雪
PS1 / PS2 [5]
1999 Fire Himitsune ~ Love ~
ja:火魅子伝 ~恋解~
Atago
愛宕
1999–2000 Persona 2 games Maya Amano PS1 / PS2
罪ではヒロイン、罰では主人公
1999 Little Lovers SHE SO GAME
ja:Little Lovers SHE SO GAME
Erika Shinto
神藤えりか
PS1 / PS2
1999 Yukyu Fantasia 3 Perpetual blue
ja:悠久幻想曲3 Perpetual blue
Bisette Marsh DC [5][6]
2000 Mega Man Legends 2 Sera PS1 / PS2 [5]
2000 Cosmo Warrior Zero Les Silviana / Hermatia
レ・シルビアーナ/ヘルマティア
2000 Eternal Suite: All Star Project
ja:悠久組曲 All Star Project
Bisset Marsh
ビセット・マーシュ
2000 Kōkidō Gensō Gunparade March Yumi Arai
新井木勇美
2000 Blue Submarine No. 6 Lan Chuang
蘭芳
DC
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Harry Potter PS1 / PS2
2002 Grandia Xtreme Dene
ディーネ
2002 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Anakin Skywalker PC
日本語版
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter PS1 / PS2 [5][6]
2003 Sunrise World War From Sunrise Heroes
サンライズワールドウォー From サンライズ英雄譚
R · Dorothy Weinright / Yoshinaga Surrey
R・ドロシー・ウェインライト/吉永サリー
[5]
2004 Onimusha 3 Henri Blanc
アンリ・ブラン
2004 Zatch Bell games Kotoha
2004–05 Futari wa Pretty Cure games Mipple
2005 Another Century's Episode Lillina · Peace Craft
リリーナ・ピースクラフト
PS1 / PS2
2005 New Century Brave War Yoshinaga Surrey
吉永サリー
2006 Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth Ariesa
アリーシャ
PSP
2006–14 Crayon Shin-chan games Shinnosuke Nohara
2006 .hack//G.U. series Gaspard PS1 / PS2, Vol. 1 and 2
2006 Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Alicia PS1 / PS2
主人公
2006 Brave Story: New Traveler Wataru Mitani PS2, PSP
2006 Blood+ games Riku Miyagi
2006 Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology Annie Barth
アニー・バース
PSP
2007 Everybody's Golf 5 Chris
クリス
PS3
2007 Another Century's Episode 3: The Final Sakuya
サクヤ
PS1 / PS2
2009 Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 Annie Barth
アニー・バース
PSP
2009 Boku no Natsuyasumi 4 Me
ボク
2009 Super Robot Wars Neo Puffy · Pafrisia
パッフィー・パフリシア
Wii
2010 White Knight Chronicles Fran-Powers
フランポワーズ
PS3
2010 Hello, Good-bye Natsume Rindo PC Adult
こゆき名義。読みは「りんどう なつめ」
2011 Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 Annie Barth
アニー・バース
PSP
2012 Toriko: Gourmet Survival! 2 Merck
メルク
2013 Super Robot Wars Operation Extend Puffy · Pafrisia
パッフィー・パフリシア
2014 Aka and Akashiyaki
あかやあかしやあやかしの
Maple
もみじ
2014 Tales of the World: Reve Unitia Annie Barth
アニー・バース
DS
1999 Magic Woman M Merle
メルル
Other
正直名作です。漫画の続き読みてえ
2003 Castle Shikigami 2 Nie gorgeous blue
ニーギ・ゴージャスブルー
PS1 / PS2
Heroine Dream
ヒロインドリーム
Kyushu circle
九櫛円
2001 Dokapon: Monster Hunter Uiui
ウイウイ
PS1 / PS2
地球外生命体です?
2004 Tales of Rebirth Annie Barrs PS2
2012 Majikoi S Cookie Fourth form
クッキー第四形態
PC Adult
田辺美沙名義

Drama CDs[edit]

List of voice performances in drama CDs
Year Title Role Notes Source[1]
2004 Renten Rose
レンテンローズ
Miyuki, Primula
ミユキ/プリムラ
[5]
2012 Rui no Masaiban [11]
Galaxy Fraulein Yuna Erika Kousaka [6]
Gundam Wing Relena Dorian Radio
Haou Taikei Ryuu Knight Paffy
Hayate × Blade Hitsugi Amachi
Vampire Hunter Anita Radio and CD
Yuukyuu Gensoukyoku 3: Perpetual Blue

Other dubbing[edit]

List of voice performances in overseas dubbing
Year Title Role Notes Source[1]
1994 Home Alone Kevin McAllister [5]
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Anakin Skywalker
2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Cal
カル
2010 Despicable Me Edith
2013 Despicable Me 2
2014 The Lego Movie Wonder Woman
2017 Despicable Me 3 Edith [5]
Kubo and the Two Strings Kubo [12]


References[edit]

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  2. ^ Doi, Hitoshi (April 9, 2017). "Yajima Akiko (矢島晶子) – Personal Information". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  3. ^ https://kotaku.com/crayon-shin-chans-japanese-voice-actress-is-leaving-the-1826477008
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  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg "声優さん出演リスト 個別表示:矢島晶子=こゆき" [Voice actor's appearance list individual display: Akiko Yajima]. Voice Artist Database (in Japanese). GamePlaza-HARUKA-. January 4, 2017. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
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  9. ^ "Garo: Guren no Tsuki's Teaser Previews Masei Nakayama's Voice". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Mutsumi Tamura, Ayumi Fujimura Lead Anime Mirai Cast". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
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