Noriko Hidaka

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Noriko Hidaka
Native name 日高 のり子
Born Noriko Itō (伊東 範子)
(1962-05-31) May 31, 1962 (age 54)
Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Other names Noriko Nagai (永井 範子)
Nonko (ノン子)
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 1984–present
Notable credit(s) Touch as Minami Asakura
Ranma ½ as Akane Tendo
Death Note as Near

Noriko Nagai (永井 範子 Nagai Noriko?, née Itō (伊東), born May 31, 1962), better known by the stage name of Noriko Hidaka (日高 のり子 Hidaka Noriko?), is a Japanese voice actress.[1] Hidaka is most known for the roles of Minami Asakura (Touch), Mikage Matsunaga (Miracle Girls), Akane Tendo (Ranma ½), Satsuki Kusakabe (My Neighbor Totoro), Near (Death Note), Seta Sōjirō (Rurouni Kenshin), Jean Roque Raltique (Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water), Kikyo (Inuyasha), and Noriko Takaya (Gunbuster).

Hidaka was born in the Kudan area of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan,[1] where she attended Fujimi Elementary School. Her parents owned a Western-style clothing store named "Tailor Itō".


Hidaka began her career as an idol star, but switched to voice acting, and was employed by the talent management firm 81 Produce. Hidaka used to use the kanji variant 日髙 (note that the second kanji is different). She switched to the current usage (日高) around 1995 when she found that it was written that way already on many things and after friends recommended the kanji with the lower stroke count. Her fans have given her the affectionate name "Nonko" (ノン子).

In 1982, during her time as an idol star, Noriko appeared in a Japanese TV commercial for Nivea skin milk. She has also done voice-over commercials for programs and games, in which she plays a role, such as 3rd Super Robot Wars Alpha: To the End of the Galaxy.[2]


TV anime[edit]


Original video animations (OVAs)[edit]




Video games[edit]


TV shows[edit]

Regular appearances[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Quiz Nattoku Rekishikan
  • Run Run Asa 6-sei Jōhō
  • Sumai no 110-ban
  • Tochūgesha Junjō


  • Asakura Minami no All Night Nippon - September 29, 2004
  • Clair de Lune (Banana Fritters)
  • Earth Conscious Dream
  • Hidaka Noriko no Happy @
  • Hidaka Noriko no Tokyo Wonder Jam: Uri! Uri! Urihō!
  • KBS Kyoto Hyper Night
    • Hidaka Noriko no Aromatic Night
    • Hidaka Noriko no Hyper Night Getsuyōbi
    • Hidaka Noriko no Hyper Night Kinyōbi
  • Nisseki Doyō Omoshiro Radio
  • Nonko to Nobita no Anime Scramble
  • Nonko's Cheerful Mind "Urara"
  • Saturday Tokimeki Station
  • Shōfukutei Tsuruko no All Night Nippon

Theatrical roles[edit]

Dub voice work[edit]





  • Breath of Air
  • Hidaka Noriko Best
  • Kazumi (as Kazumi Endō)
  • Mega Babe
  • Minami no Seishun
  • Minamikaze ni Fukarete
  • Nonko
  • Otakara Song Book
  • Paradise
  • Personal
  • Personal 2
  • Ranma ½ Utagoyomi Heisei 3 Nendoban (as Akane Tendo, includes Yasashii, ii Ko ni Narenai (a.k.a. the "Baka Song"))
  • Time Capsule
  • Touch in Memory (as Minami Asakura)



  • Anata ga Uchū ~By My Side~
  • Ashita he no Tsubasa / Niji no Kanata
  • Be Natural / Megami ga Kureta Ichibyō
  • Watashi Datte (as Kazumi Endō)




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