Junko Iwao

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Junko Iwao
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Native name 岩男 潤子
Born (1970-02-18) February 18, 1970 (age 45)
Beppu, Ōita, Japan
Occupation Voice actress
Agent J. Island
Notable credit(s) Cardcaptor Sakura
as Tomoyo Daidouji
Ceres, Celestial Legend
as Ceres
Spouse(s) Harukichi Yamamoto (1998–2007)
Website www.junkoiwao.jp
Musical career
Genres Anison
Instruments Vocals
Labels J. Island

Junko Iwao (岩男 潤子 Iwao Junko?, born February 18, 1970 in Beppu, Ōita)[1] is a Japanese voice actress and singer. Her most notable role is in Cardcaptor Sakura, providing the voice to Sakura's best friend, Tomoyo Daidōji.[2] She also voiced lead character Mima Kirigoe in Perfect Blue,[3] Ceres in Ceres, Celestial Legend, and Kikyo in Hunter x Hunter. In video games, she voiced Pai Chan in Virtua Fighter, Mint in Tales of Phantasia and Serika in To Heart.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Source[1]
1994 Montana Jones Melissa Debut role [4]
1994–96 New Cutey Honey Natsuko OVA [5]
1994 Chō Kuse ni Narisō Chitose Morino [4]
1994 Macross 7 Sally Saint Ford [4]
1994 Captain Tsubasa J Sanae, Aoba Yayoi, Mori [4]
1994 Key the Metal Idol Tokiko "Key" Mima [4]
1995 Chibi Maruko-chan Kenta Hasegawa [4]
1995 Elementalors Kana [4]
1995 Wedding Peach Manami Ep. 21 [4]
1995 Mojacko Miki [4]
1995 Neon Genesis Evangelion Hikari Horaki [4]
1995 Saint Tail Kyoko [4]
1995 Super Atragon Annette [4]
1995 Golden Boy Employee B [4]
1996 Magic User's Club Akane Aikawa OVA [4]
1996 X Kotori Monō [4]
1996 Garzey's Wing Rumiko [4]
1996 Variable Geo Chiho Masuda [4]
1997 Perfect Blue Mima Kirigoe [4]
1997 Hyper Speed GranDoll Hikaru Amagi [4]
1997 Haunted Junction Reiko [4]
1997 Tenchi the Movie 2: The Daughter of Darkness Mayuka [4]
1997 Vampire Princess Miyu Riri Sone TV series, Ep. 19 [4]
1998 Cardcaptor Sakura Tomoyo Daidouji Also movies [2]
1998 Devil Lady Jun Fudo, Devil Lady [4]
1999 Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal Tomoe Yukishiro, Katsu Ikuko [4]
1999 Betterman Sakura [4]
1999 To Heart Serika Kurusugawa, Ayaka Kurusugawa [4][2]
1999 Magic User's Club Akane Aikawa TV series [4]
1999 Melty Lancer Sakuya Lansaihe [4]
2000 Mon Colle Knights mori wo itsukushimu tenshi Ep. 34, 50-51 [4]
2000 Gate Keepers Francine Allumage [4]
2004 Legendz: Tale of the Dragon Kings Rado
2000 Ceres, Celestial Legend Ceres [4]
2004 My-HiME Akane Higurashi [6]
2004 To Heart Remember My Memories Serika Kurusugawa [4][2]
2004 Blue Seed Valencia Tachibana OAV [4]
2004 Tales of Phantasia Mint Adnade [2]
2005 Majime ni Fumajime: Kaiketsu Zorori Najo
2005 Princess Minerva Tua [4]
2005 My-Otome Akane Soire [7]
2005 Mushishi Setsu Ep. 14 [4]
2006 Yoshimune Hime
2006 Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Refina
2011 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Kazuko Saotome [4]
2011 Katte ni Kaizō Yoshihiko-sensei
2011 Working'!! Haruna Otoo
2011 Hunter × Hunter Kikyo Zoldyck [2]
2012 Place to Place Kikue Sakuragawa [4]
2013 Tamako Market Sayuri Yumoto [4]
2013 Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions -Heart Throb- Rikka's mother [4]
Anpanman Yakisobakasu, Waffle-chan [4]
Case Closed Noriko Imai Ep. 383 [4]


Video games[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Source[1]
1991 Langrisser IV Schelfaniel [4]
1993 Samurai Shodown Tokihime-Tenhime    
1993 Virtua Fighter series Pai Chan [4]
1995 Tales series Mint Adnade Phantasia, Abyss [4]
1995 Eve Burst Error Marina Hojo Sega Saturn
Also Eve The Lost One
[4]
1995 Galaxy Fraulein Yuna 2 Rui Maria Marcie [4]
1996 Neon Genesis Evangelion video games Hikari Horaki [4]
1996 Lightning Legend: Daigo no Daibouken Mayu Usaka [4]
1996 Meltylancer Sakuya Multiple platforms [4]
1996 NOeL Emi Sanokura Also Noel 3 [8][4]
1996 True Love Story 2 Kodachi Kazama
1997 To Heart Serika Kurusugawa, Ayaka Kurusugawa [4]
1997 Galaxy Fraulein Yuna 3: Lightning Angel Rui Maria Marcie [4]
1997 Hyper Speed GranDoll Hikaru Tenju   [4]
1997 Power Dolls 2: Detachment of Limited Line Service Alice Knox PlayStation [4]
1998 Blaze and Blade: Eternal Quest Female warrior, thief [4]
1998 Mitsumete Knight Lesley Lopicana Also R [4]
1998 Dragon Force II Tilis Sega Saturn [4]
1998 Princess Quest Peppy
1998 Sequence Palladium Elemi Windows version [4]
1999 Cardcaptor Sakura video games Tomoyo Daidouji   [4]
1999 Gate Keepers Francine Allumage [4]
2000 Armored Core 2 Nell Aulter [4]
2000 Grandia II Tio [4]
2003 Lineage II Tutorial voice
2005 Mai-HiME: Unmei no Keitōju Akane Higurashi
2006 Summon Night 4 Coral
2007 Super Robot Wars: Original Generations series Lefina Enfield [4]
My-Otome series Akane Sowaru

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Release Date Title Catalogue Number
(Japan)
Oricon[9]
Peak
position
Weeks
charted
1995-04-05 Hajimemashite
(はじめまして, Nice to meet you)
PCCG-00335[10]    
1995-11-01 18-Ban machi no kiseki
(18番街の奇跡, 18th Street Miracle)
PCCG-00349[11]    
1996-07-19 Entrance PCCA-00978[12]    
1997-07-07 Alive PCCG-00496[13]    
1997-09-19 Kimochi PCCG-00417[14]    
1999-03-03 Favorite Songs PCCG-00472 [15]    
1998-02-18 Iwao Junko Concert Kimochi in Tokyo International Forum
(岩男潤子コンサート kimochi in 東京国際フォーラム)
PCCG-00442 [16]    
1999-11-07 Appear PCCA-01390 [17]    
2000-12-06 Canary PCCA-01485 [18]    
2011-10-26 Anison Acoustics JICD-008[19] 208 1
2013-01-23 Anison A to Z JICD-009[20] 133 1
2013-07-07 Yasashi-sa no shushi
(やさしさの種子)
JICD-010[21] 161 2
2014-07-23 Voice JICD-011[22] 280 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "岩男潤子 - プロフィール" [Junko Iwao – profile]. Junko Iwao Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Cardcaptor Sakura Voice Actress Junko Iwao Goes on Hiatus Due to Illness". Anime News Network. February 7, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Satoshi Kon Book Adds Message by Black Swan's Aronofsky (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ 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 Doi, Hitoshi. "Iwao Junko roles". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ New Cutey Honey Collection One & Two (Disk two ending credits.) ADV Films ISBN 1-57813-900-7
  6. ^ "テレビ東京・あにてれ 舞-HiME". tv-tokyo.co.jp. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ "舞-乙HiME 乙女の放課後 〜ガルデローべ OFFICIAL WEB〜". my-zhime.net. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ "PICA-1113 - Tomorrow's Memories featuring emi sanokura from NOëL - VGMdb". vgmdb.net. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ "岩男潤子のアルバム売上ランキング" [Junko Iwao Album Sales Ranking]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ "はじめまして – 岩男潤子" [Hajimemashite – Junko Iwao]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ "18番街の奇跡 – 岩男潤子" [18-Ban machi no kiseki – Junko Iwao]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Entrance – 岩男潤子" [Entrance – Junko Iwao]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Alive – 岩男潤子" [Alive – Junko Iwao]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Kimochi – 岩男潤子" [Kimochi – Junko Iwao]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Favorite Songs – 岩男潤子" [Favorite Songs – Junko Iwao]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  16. ^ "岩男潤子コンサート kimochi in 東京国際フォーラム – 岩男潤子" [Iwao Junko Concert Kimochi in Tokyo International Forum – Junko Iwao]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Appear – 岩男潤子" [Appear – Junko Iwao]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Canary – 岩男潤子" [Canary – Junko Iwao]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Anison Acoustics – 岩男潤子" [Anison Acoustics – Junko Iwao]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Anison A to Z – 岩男潤子" [Anison A to Z – Junko Iwao]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  21. ^ "やさしさの種子 – 岩男潤子" [Kindness of seed – Junko Iwao]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Voice – 岩男潤子" [Voice – Junko Iwao]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 13, 2015. 

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