Shiho Niiyama

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Shiho Niiyama
新山 志保
Born (1970-03-21)March 21, 1970
Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan
Died February 7, 2000(2000-02-07) (aged 29)
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 1992-1998
Agent Aoni Production

Shiho Niiyama (新山 志保 Niiyama Shiho?, March 21, 1970 – February 7, 2000) was a Japanese voice actress and narrator from Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture. She was attached to Aoni Production at the time of her death. Niiyama was most known for the roles of Kou Seiya/Sailor Star Fighter in the Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon series, Risa Kanzaki in Neighborhood Story, Suou Takamura in Clamp School Detectives and Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight. She was also involved in one voice actor group, Virgo, who are the voice actresses of the anime and game, Ojōsama Sōsamō.

Niiyama was diagnosed with leukemia in 1998 and later returned for a bone marrow transplant on February 7, 2000. At approximately 6:23 A.M., Niiyama suffered a bout of internal bleeding in her lung and died as a result of complications from leukemia. Niiyama was 29 years old at the time of her death. Her final performance was in the TV series Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight as the voice of Deedlit.



  • Provided both the acting and singing voice of Seiya, part of the singing group "Three Lights" in Sailor Stars.
  • Part of the singing group Virgo in Ojōsama Sōsamō
  • Released a CD single Koi no Sousamou in 1996

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