Mika Kanai

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Mika Kanai
Native name かない みか
Born 金井 美香
(1964-03-18) March 18, 1964 (age 52)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Voice actress, singer
Years active 1989-present
Agent Ken Production
Spouse(s) Kōichi Yamadera (1994–2006)[1]

Mika Kanai (かない みか, originally 金井 美香 Kanai Mika?, born March 18, 1964) is a Japanese voice actress and singer from Tokyo.[2] She is attached to Ken Production.[2] Her pet name is Mikapii (みかぴい Mikapii?). She is best known for her roles in Idol Tenshi Yokoso Yoko (as Yoko Tanaka), Tanoshii Moomin Ikka (as the Snork Maiden), Goldfish Warning! (as Wapiko), Soreike! Anpanman (as Melonpanna), Yadamon (as Yadamon), After War Gundam X (as Tiffa Adill), , Hare Tokidoki Buta (as Harebuta), Galaxy Angel (as Vanilla H and Normad), Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (as Satoko Hōjō), Tales of Phantasia (as Arche Klein) and Uchi no 3 Shimai (as Sū).

Kanai was married to fellow voice actor Kōichi Yamadera from 1994 to 2006, though their divorce wasn't made public until 2007. They had worked together on the long-running Anpanman series.[1] She is the daughter of Seinenza Theater Company producer Akihisa Kanai and voice actor Kazue Tagami (Pun Pun Maru, Obake no Q-tarō).

She voices Iris's Emolga in both the Japanese and English language versions of the Pokémon Best Wishes series. Kanai previously voiced Ash's Chikorita/Bayleef during the Johto League series and was a recurring character for a few episodes in the original series (as the Jigglypuff that followed the protagonists about) and the Sinnoh series. She voices Serena's Eevee in Pokémon XY.

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[3]
1979 Doraemon Sumire Hoshino 2nd generation [4]
1988–present Anpanman Melonpanna メロメロパンチ [4][1]
1989 Patlabor The Mobile Police Kana Matsumoto [4][5]
1989 City Hunter 3 Girl [4]
1990 Chibi Maruko-chan Togawa-sensei's wife [4]
1990 Idol Angel Yokoso Yoko Yoko Tanaka [4][5]
1990 NG Knight Ramune & 40 Yakkyun Ep. 30 [4][5]
1990 Moomin Floren [4]
1990 Mōretsu Atarō Matsushiro 2nd TV series [4]
1990–92, 1997 Licca-chan Licca OVA series [4]
1991 Goldfish Warning! Wapiko はよ~ん [4][5]
1991 The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird Mayumi [4]
1991–92 Shonen Ashibe series Mao (Peppeppe) [4][5]
1991 Locke the Superman: New World Command Erika OVA series [5]
1992 Tsuyoshi Shikkari Shinasai Rie [4]
1992 Floral Magician Mary Bell Little [4]
1992–94 Sailor Moon Mikan Shiratori, Mimete [4][5]
1992 The Cobi Troupe Noshi [4]
1992 Cooking Papa Sanae Yoshinaga [4][5]
1992 Crayon Shin-chan Kazama's friends, Belle [4]
1992 K.O. Beast Mei Mah OVA [4][5]
1992 Yadamon Yadamon [4][5]
1992 Thumbelina: A Magical Story Maya [4]
1992 YuYu Hakusho Girl, Sasuga [4][5]
1993 Irresponsible Captain Tylor, TheThe Irresponsible Captain Tylor Yumi Hanner, Emi Hanner [4][5]
1993 Nintama Rantaro Okuni [4]
1993 Heisei Inu Monogatari Bau Witch [4]
1994 Yamato Takeru Oto Tachibana [4][5]
1994 Combustible Campus Guardress Aoba Hime OVA [5]
1994 Mahōjin Guru Guru Cherry [4][5]
1995 Ninku Natsuko [4]
1995 Jura Tripper Asuka [4]
1995 Wedding Peach Pajama [4]
1995 Mama Loves the Poyopoyo-Saurus Small boy [4]
1995 Saint Tail Maju Sendo [4]
1995 Dirty Pair Flash Monica OVA Part 3, episode 2 [4][5]
1996 After War Gundam X Tifa Adelle あなたに力を・・・ [4][5]
1996 Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai II Suchipai (Kyoko Misaki) OVA [4][5]
1996 Shonen Santa no Daiboken May [4][5]
1996 Baby & Me Ichika Fujii [4]
1996–97 Remi, Nobody's Girl Lise [4][5]
1997–2015 Pokemon Bayleef, Chikorita, Emolga, Espeon, Jigglypuff, Marill, Desmas, Bonnie, others [4][5]
1997 Kindaichi Case Files Mizuho Ninomiya [4]
1997 Fair, then Partly Piggy Harebuta, others [4]
1997 Ninpen Manmaru Ranko [4]
1997 Vampire Princess Miyu Shiina TV series [4]
1997 Brave Command Dagwon: The Boy with Crystal Eyes Nagisa Hirose OVA [4]
1998 Trigun Neil Ep. 10 [4][5]
1998 Fancy Lala Asuka Futatsugi Ep. 22 [4][5]
1999 Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko Rote [4][5]
1999–2000 Monster Rancher series Miminya, Meow [4]
1999–2001 Bubu Chacha Bubu Pyoko [4]
1999 Kakyūsei Urara Kasuga OVA Adult [4][5]
2000 Mon Colle Knights Beginner-chan [4]
2000 Mighty Cat Masked Niyandar Miko (Nyanda Karen)
ミーコ(ニャンダーかれん)
2代目 [4]
2000 Daa! Daa! Daa! Ru 宇宙人の赤ちゃん [4][5]
2000 Platinumhugen Ordian Miru [4]
2001–06 Galaxy Angel series Normad, Vanilla H [4][5][1]
2001 Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi Karin Hirano
平野かりん
[4]
2001 Parappa the Rapper Sunny Funny [4][5]
2001 Vandread: Second Stage Rebecca [4]
2002 One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e Mayu Shiina OVA ep. 4 [4]
2002 Shin Megami Tensei Devil Children Light & Dark Skuld [4]
2003 Lime-iro Senkitan Saten [4]
2003 Wolf's Rain Alchemist [4][5]
2003 Nanaka 6/17 Pikota [4][5]
2003 Someday's Dreamers Girl [4]
2003 Ashita no Nadja Luca [4]
2003 Pluster World Katchin-hime [4]
2003 Di Gi Charat Nyo! Kinako Ankoro [4][5]
2003 Astro Boy Denko [4]
2003 Zatch Bell Rops [4]
2003 Croket! Mozzarella [4]
2003 Avenger Nei [4][5]
2003 Planetes Sher [4][5]
2003 Full-Blast Science Adventure - So That's How It Is Priestess [4]
2003 Space Pirate Captain Herlock: The Endless Odyssey Brow
まゆ
[4]
2003 Cromartie High School Mika-chan, Mekasawa β [4][5]
2004 Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. 2nd GIG Togusa's daughter [4][1]
2004–05 Kaiketsu Zorori series Hanli, Manyi [4]
2004 Nanami-chan Emiko Zashiki [4]
2004 Kurau: Phantom Memory Baby [4][5]
2004 Sweet Valerian Panda-bu, Narrator [4][5]
2004–06 School Rumble series Pyotr キリン [4]
2004–06 Tales of Phantasia: The Animation Arche Klein OVA series [4][5]
2005 Kyo Kara Maoh! Child Yuri 2nd series [4]
2005 Onegai My Melody Rika Takano [4]
2005 Snow Queen, TheThe Snow Queen Lily [4]
2005 Kotencotenco Ai-chan [4]
2006 Kagihime Monogatari Eikyū Alice Rondo Alice Twins [4]
2006–12 Higurashi: When They Cry series Satoko Hojo [4][5]
2006 Nana Misato Uehara [4]
2006 Princess Princess Sayaka Kono (child) [4]
2006 Ray: The Animation Honoka [4][5]
2006 Black Jack 21 Marie [4][5]
2006–08 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion series Kaguya Sumeragi [4]
2006 History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi Renka Ma [4]
2007 Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette Semplice, Toussaint [4]
2007 Naruto Shippuden Yukimaru [4]
2008 Uchi no Sanshimai Second daughter Sue [4]
2009 Kanamemo Girl [4]
2011 Kimi ni Todoke 2nd season Schoolgirl [4]
2011 Is This a Zombie? Delusion Yu [4]
2011 Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san Yunitas [4]
2011 Hunter x Hunter Leroute [4]
2011 Chihayafuru Sakura Kanai [4]
2012 Rock Lee and His Ninja Pals Mii [4]
2013 Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation Histoire [4][5]
2014 History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi Renka Ma OVA specials [4]
2014 Sabagebu! Rozeria Haguro, Clerk [4]
2014 Gonna be the Twin-Tail!! Wormgildy [4][5]
2015 Rolling Girls, TheThe Rolling Girls Aki Habara [4]
2002 Hanada Shonen-shi Rinko
2002 Ojamajo Doremi DOKKA~N! (Pao)
2007 Nagasarete Airantou Kagami
UFO Baby Roux-kun
Ojarumaru Hachiko
Pochakko Pochakko
2006 Princess Beware
ja:姫様ご用心
Imo ネコっぽい人々のすむ惑星の国の大臣ですニャ。 [4]

Film[edit]

List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source[3]
1993–present Anpanman films Melonpanna [4]
1998 Pokemon: Pikachu's Vacation Marill short film before feature [4]
1999 Pokemon: Pikachu's Rescue Adventure Marill short film before feature [4]
1999 Pokémon: The Movie 2000 Marill [4]
2000 Pokemon: Pikachu and Pichu Chikorita short film before feature [4]
2000 Pokémon 3: The Movie Chikorita [4]
2001 Pokemon: Pikachu's PikaBoo Bayleef short film before feature [4]
2001 Pokémon 4Ever Bayleef [4]
2002 A Tree of Palme Pooh
プー
[4]
2002 Pokémon Heroes Espeon [4]
2006 Dōbutsu no Mori Foucault
フーコ
[4]
2010 Mardock Scramble: The First Compression Rare the Hair [4]
2011 Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom Emolga [4]
2012 Pokemon: Meloetta's Sparkling Recital Chikorita, Emolga short film before feature [4]
2012 Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice Emolga [4]
2012 Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess Momon [4]
2013 Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened Emolga [4]
2016 Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Exquisite Magearna Sylveon [4]


Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[3]
1994 Monster Maker Rorien PC Engine [4][5]
1995–2011 Tales of Phantasia Arche Klein Also related Tales Of games [4][5]
1997 Eve Burst Error Akane Shibata SS [4][5]
1997 Farland Story Pamela [4][5]
1997 Dokyusei 2 Kumiko Nagashima [4][5]
1997 Eternal Fantasy Teddy [4][5]
1997 Bloody Roar Alice PS1/PS2 [4]
1997 Ninpen Manmaru Ranko SS [4]
1998 Kindaichi Case Files: Star Viewing Island: Sad Demon of Revenge Chihiro Kanno PS1/PS2 [4]
1998 Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai Kyoko Misaki (Suchipai) Adult game [4][5]
1998 Thousand Arms Gobuo ratchet
五武王ラチェット
PS1/PS2 [4]
1998 Ganbare Goemon: Kuru Nara Koi! Ayashige Ikka no Kuroi Kage San PS1/PS2 [4]
1999 Bloody Roar 2: Bringer of the New Age Alice PS1/PS2 [4]
1999 Eternal Eden Pisutiru root
ピスティル・ルート
PS1/PS2 [4]
2001 Bloody Roar 3 Alice PS1/PS2 [4]
2001 Sakura Wars games Ci Caprice Starting from Sakura Taisen 3 [4][5]
2001 Growlanser III: The Dual Darkness Annette Burns PS1/PS2 [4]
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Myrtle Wailing PS1/PS2 [4]
2002–04 Lime-iro Senkitan Saten [4]
2003–04 Doraemon games Fuko, Shami [4]
2004 Zatch Bell games Rops PS1/PS2 [4]
2004–05 Croket! games Mozzarella Other [4]
2006 Nana: Everything Is Controlled By The Great Demon King Misato Uehara PSP [4]
2007–15 Higurashi: When They Cry games Satoko Hojo PS1/PS2 [4][6]
2007–08 Eternal Sonata Salsa Also Reprise [4]
2007 Another Century's Episode 3: The Final Tiffa Adill PS1/PS2 [4]
2008 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Lost Colors Kaguya Sumeragi PS1/PS2 [4]
2010–15 Hyperdimension Neptunia series Histoire PS3 [4]
2001 Super Smash Bros. Melee Jigglypuff, Chikorita, Marill GameCube [4][5]
2013 Super Robot Wars series Mio Sasuga [4][5]
2014 Super Heroine Chronicle Himeko Kagura, Satoko Hojo [4][7]


Drama CD[edit]

List of voice performances in audio recordings
Title Role Notes Source[3]
Code Geass Kaguya Sumeragi [5]
Higurashi: When They Cry Satoko Hojo [4]
Idol Project Extra Kaidou [5]
Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko Rote [5]
Tales of Phantasia Arche Klein [5]

Dubbing roles[edit]

List of voice performances in overseas shows and films
Title Role Notes Source[3]
Tiny Toon Adventures Shirley the Loon [4]
Horton Hears a Who! Katie [4]
Astro Boy
aka Atom
Widget 2009 film [4][8][9]
Moomins on the Riviera Floren [4]


Albums[edit]

  • おもちゃ箱 (Omochabako/Toy Box) - 1992
  • ダイアリ (Diary) - 1993
  • ナチュレル (Naturelle) - 1994
  • スタイル (Style) - 1995
  • ジューク・ボックス (Juke Box) - 1996
  • クラムチャウダー (Clam Chowder) - 1997
  • MIKA KANAI "Best Selection" - 1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-11-29/voice-actors-kouichi-yamadera-mika-kanai-divorced
  2. ^ a b Doi, Hitoshi (July 21, 2016). "Kanai Mika (かないみか) – Personal Information". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e http://www.kenproduction.co.jp/talent/member.php?mem=w15
  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 bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu ev ew ex ey ez fa fb fc fd fe ff fg fh fi "声優さん出演リスト 個別表示:かないみか(Mika Kanai)=大野朋" [Voice actor's appearance list individual display: Mika Kanai]. Voice Artist Database (in Japanese). GamePlaza-HARUKA-. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  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 Doi, Hitoshi (July 21, 2016). "Kanai Mika roles". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-12-15/higurashi-no-naku-koro-ni-sui-replaces-eri-kitamura-in-cast-due-to-health-issue/.82181
  7. ^ "Super Heroine Chronicle's 1st Promo Video Shows New Cast". Anime News Network. October 31, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-08-30/osamu-tezuka-astro-boy-live-action-drama-gets-dvd-box
  9. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-09-01/yamato-japanese-atom-battle-spirits-2-promos-posted

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