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Megumi Hayashibara

Megumi Hayashibara
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Nationality Japon
Birth 30 march 1967 (52 years) at Tokyo (Japon)

Megumi Hayashibara (林原 めぐみ, Hayashibara Megumi, born March 30, 1967) is a Japanese voice actress, singer, radio personality, and lyricist from Tokyo. She is affiliated with Woodpark Office. She is best known for her roles in Love Hina, Saber Marionette J, Ranma ½, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Slayers, Detective Conan, Pokémon, All Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku Nuku, Video Girl Ai, and Shaman King.


Megumi Hayashibara was born on March 30, 1967 in Tokyo, Japan. She studied at a Catholic school, and at one point was bullied in fifth grade. She was an active club member and participated in the Badminton, Biology, Broadcasting, Drama, and English clubs. She played the role of Alice in an English language production of Alice in Wonderland. Despite qualifying as a nurse, she has never been employed in a nursing position.

On March 30, 1998, she married. On January 10, 2004, she announced on her radio show that she was pregnant with her first child. On June 28 of the same year, she gave birth to her daughter.

Voice acting
On the same day as submitting the application for nursing school, she went to a book store and found an advert offering free anime voice acting auditions at Arts Vision. Several months after submitting a demo tape, she received a confirmation of passing the first stage of the audition, and eventually decided to continue training as a nurse while doing voice acting. After a year of voice actor training, Hayashibara was chosen to voice small roles on Maison Ikkoku. Initially, she had difficulty with her lines and had to redo many lines after the main recording sessions. Hayashibara later auditioned for Ranma ½ expecting to be cast as Akane Tendo, but was cast as the female half of Ranma Saotome instead. In 1993 and 1995, Hayashibara was a guest at Anime America. At the 1995 event, she decided to give a speech in English after believing the translation at the 1993 event did not reflect what she had said. In 1995, Hayashibara provided the voice of Rei Ayanami in Neon Genesis Evangelion, a role referred to as "innovative casting".

In addition to voicing Musashi/Jessie of Team Rocket in Pokémon, Hayashibara has also voiced Ash's Pidgeotto and Pidgeot, May's Skitty, Whitney's Miltank, Clair's Dratini and Dragonair, Latios, Latias, and Anabel's Espeon in both the Japanese and English-language versions of the anime. She also provides the voice for Ai Haibara in the ongoing anime series, Detective Conan.

While at nursing school, she started a temporary job as a DJ at a local ice skating rink. After becoming better known as a voice actress, she was given her own Radio show, "Heartful Station". After 17 shows, the broadcasting station cancelled the show and other anime related programming to concentrate on traditional music. However, 6 months later, Hayashibara started a new radio show at another broadcaster.

Hayashibara wrote a series of comics for Anime V magazine, with artwork by Sakura Asagi. The comics, known as "Megumi Toons", talked about her personal life and career. The individual chapters were collected into the book Ashita ga aru sa (明日があるさ, "There is always Tomorrow"), which has been reprinted several times. Hayashibara has also contributed two columns to Newtype magazine; Aitakute Aitakute, and Speaking in Character. Aitakute Aitakute is a series of interviews conducted by Hayashibara with people from all walks of life. Three compilations of the column have been published. Speaking in Character has been translated into English for Newtype USA.

Best films

Usually with

Ikue Ōtani
Ikue Ōtani
(40 films)
Unshō Ishizuka
Unshō Ishizuka
(28 films)
Kunihiko Yuyama
Kunihiko Yuyama
(17 films)
Minami Takayama
Minami Takayama
(23 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Megumi Hayashibara (75 films)

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Detective Conan Zero the Enforcer, 1h52
Genres Drama, Action, Crime, Animation
Actors Minami Takayama, Kappei Yamaguchi, Wakana Yamazaki, Rikiya Koyama, Tōru Furuya, Megumi Hayashibara
Roles Ai Haibara (voice)
Rating61% 3.0772053.0772053.0772053.0772053.077205
Le nouvel établissement Edge of Ocean, situé dans la baie de Tokyo, se prépare à accueillir un sommet important. Le 1er mai, durant la cérémonie d'ouverture, plus de 22 000 policiers sont en charge de la sécurité du bâtiment lorsqu'une grande explosion a lieu. L'inspecteur Tōru Amuro est le premier arrivé sur place. Conan suspecte ce mystérieux policier qui semble se déplacer en secret. Les empreintes digitales trouvées sur les lieux du crime correspondent à celles de Kogoro Mouri, un ancien policier, qui est arrêté.
Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter, 1h52
Directed by Kōbun Shizuno
Genres Action, Adventure, Crime, Animation
Actors Minami Takayama, Kappei Yamaguchi, Wakana Yamazaki, Rikiya Koyama, Ryō Horikawa, Yūko Miyamura
Roles Ai Haibara (voice)
Rating65% 3.254653.254653.254653.254653.25465
Un attentat à la bombe frappe en automne le siège de Nichiuri TV où a lieu la coupe Satsuki, un concours national de jeu de cartes karuta. L'incident provoque une grande agitation et, alors que le bâtiment brûle, les seules personnes restées à l'intérieur sont Heiji et Kazuha. Ils sont sauvés in-extremis par Conan, qui se précipite sur les lieux. L'identité et les buts du terroriste sont inconnus.
Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno, 1h52
Actors Minami Takayama, Noriko Hidaka, Wakana Yamazaki, Rikiya Koyama, Kappei Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara
Roles Ai Haibara

At an exclusive auction house in New York, a painting recently found in Arles was up for bids. It had been examined by various experts and declared to be one of Van Gogh's "Sunflowers", similar to a masterpiece thought to be destroyed during a U.S. air raid in Japan during World War II.
Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper, 1h50
Directed by Kōbun Shizuno
Actors Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Rikiya Koyama, Kappei Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Noriko Hidaka
Roles Ai Haibara

Conan, Agasa, Ran, and the Detective Boys attended the opening ceremony and the observation deck of Bell Tree Tower when a sniper shot at one of the guests at the deck. Conan, having observed possible suspect, pursued the suspect with Masumi Sera joining later. The suspect blown up police patrol cars during the escape and despite FBI's attempt to follow the suspect, the suspect got away. Tokyo Police and FBI later discussed on the possible suspect and discovered that Timothy Hunter is a possible suspect, as the victim is involved with the United States Navy SEALS squadron and the former US military officers in Japan. The suspect uses sniping ability to murder more people in relation to the suspect's past, though Timothy Hunter, the prime suspect, was later found dead and Conan is under the target of assassination when he attempted to stop the murder, only to be intervened by Sera.
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, 1h15
Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama
Genres Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Films based on video games, Children's films
Actors Rica Matsumoto, Yūki Kaji, Mariya Ise, Mayuki Makiguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Shin-ichiro Miki
Roles Musashi (voice)
Rating56% 2.813292.813292.813292.813292.81329
In a country called "Diamond Domain" (ダイヤモンド鉱国, Daiyamondo Kōkoku) lies the powerful Heart Diamond (聖なるダイヤ, Seinaru Daiya, "Holy Diamond"), which has served as the kingdom's source of energy and maintained the Ore Country for centuries. Many Carbink live in Diamond Domain, including their princess - the Jewel Pokémon, Diancie, who created the Heart Diamond. Diancie no longer has the power to control the Heart Diamond and her country is falling into chaos as a result.
Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea, 1h41
Directed by Kōbun Shizuno
Origin Japon
Genres Action, Animation
Actors Minami Takayama, Kappei Yamaguchi, Rikiya Koyama, Wakana Yamazaki, Fūrin Cha, Ryō Horikawa
Roles Ai Haibara

At Maizuru Bay, on the dawn of April 20, a coast guard named Masaki Kurata finds a suspicious boat during his patrol. Upon examining the inside of the boat, he discovers some explosives and immediately reports this to the Wakasa Coast Guard. The discovery quickly hits the news reports, where is it revealed that the boat contains data and components not found in Japan. It's also believed to have entered Japan illegally.
Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened, 1h11
Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Films based on video games, Children's films
Actors Sarah Natochenny, Kōichi Yamadera, Rica Matsumoto, Reiko Takashima, Ikue Ōtani, Jason Anthony Griffith
Roles Musashi (voice)
Rating55% 2.779532.779532.779532.779532.77953
The Genesect Army comes to a mountainous, snowy area that used to be their home. However, three hundred million years have passed, and it is no longer habitable. Suddenly, an avalanche occurs, but Mewtwo arrives and manages to save four of the five Genesect. Mewtwo peers into the mind of the Douse Drive Genesect and learns what they are looking for: their home. The Red Genesect, whom Mewtwo was unable to save, then appears and attacks Mewtwo, and the Genesect Army flies off. Later, they see the skyline of a large city and mistake it for their home, leading them to travel there.
Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan: The Movie, 1h47
Origin Japon
Genres Action, Crime, Animation
Actors Kan'ichi Kurita, Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Megumi Hayashibara, Rikiya Koyama
Roles Ai Haibara (voice)
Rating65% 3.2623753.2623753.2623753.2623753.262375
The story begins with another daring theft committed by Kaito Kid, with a fabulous diamond as his target - only that Kaito is in this case merely a spectator from the sidelines. Other discrepancies in this case include Kid using a real gun and a high-powered boat, instead of his standard hang glider cape, to make his getaway. Conan Edogawa takes up pursuit, but is foiled by a shadowy figure using a sword to slice his skateboard in two; only then does he realize the true identity of the culprit: Arsène Lupin III.
Wolf Children, 1h57
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Animation
Themes L'adolescence, Films about animals, Films about children, Films about families, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kumiko Asō, Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Ōsawa, Megumi Hayashibara, Haru Kuroki, Shota Sometani
Roles Sohei's Mother (voice)
Rating81% 4.051164.051164.051164.051164.05116
College student Hana falls in love with a werewolf and has two half-werewolf children with him: a daughter, Yuki, and a year later a son, Ame. Soon after Ame's birth, their father is killed while hunting food for the children.
Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice, 1h11
Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama
Origin Japon
Genres Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Films based on video games, Children's films
Actors Jason Anthony Griffith, Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ōtani, Mamoru Miyano, Aoi Yūki, Sarah Natochenny
Roles Tsutarja (voice)
Rating55% 2.771242.771242.771242.771242.77124
The film follows Keldeo, who wishes to become a member of the Swords of Justice, but before it must learn the move Secret Sword so that it will become part of the group.
Asura (2012)

Genres Drama, Horror, Historical, Animation
Actors Masako Nozawa, Megumi Hayashibara, Kin'ya Kitaōji, Kappei Yamaguchi, Tesshō Genda, Hiroaki Hirata
Roles Wakasa
Rating66% 3.3479353.3479353.3479353.3479353.347935
Mid 15th-century Japan. Flood, drought and famine have transformed the landscape of Kyoto into a barren wasteland. More than 80,000 people perished between 1459 and 1461. This desolate state serves as the backdrop to the beginning of the country's greatest civil war. In this era, a boy is born a beast - Asura. Abandoned as an infant, an eight-year-old boy wandered around the world with his axe and was forced to learn the means of surviving in the wild. In time, he learns to kill and eat humans as well. He stumbled upon a monk who he intended to eat but the monk repelled him. The monk gave him temporary shelter and food because he sees Asura within this boy, naming him Asura. He teaches Asura the Buddha chant hoping one day Asura would understand it and leaves the boy on the side of the road.
Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker, 1h50
Directed by Kōbun Shizuno
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Minami Takayama, Naoko Matsui, Wakana Yamazaki, Kappei Yamaguchi, Kenichi Ogata, Rikiya Koyama
Roles Ai Haibara

The Detective Boys attend a promotional event where the J. League play soccer with children. There, the group are introduced to several people. The next day, the Detective Boys watch the soccer match at Touto Stadium. Kogoro Mori receives a phone call from a bomber who relays the location of a bomb in the form of a riddle. The riddle reads "Blue zebra and blue boy, rain from above, people from below, their left hand, as it is shows, the tree on the left. Ran Mori relays the riddle to Shinichi Kudo allowing Conan to decipher it. The blue zebra and boy refer to the mascots of the teams currently playing at Touto stadium. The rest of the riddle is a play on kanji; The top part of Rain (雨, Ame), bottom part of People (人, Hito), left of Hand (手, Te), Show (示, Shī) as it is, and the left of Tree (木, Ki). Filling in the missing parts of the kanji and adding them together forms the word Electronic Scoreboard (電光掲示板, Denkō Keijiban). With little time to evacuate the spectators, Conan traverses up the infrastructure and arranges the explosives so the scoreboard falls in a safe location.
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, 1h33
Directed by Hideaki Anno, Mahiro Maeda
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Animation
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yūko Miyamura, Māya Sakamoto, Takehito Koyasu, Akira Ishida
Roles Rei Ayanami
Rating70% 3.5046653.5046653.5046653.5046653.504665
Asuka Langley Shikinami and Mari Illustrious Makinami, pilots of giant Evangelion cyborgs, are sent into in space to retrieve a container in which Evangelion Unit 01 and its pilot Shinji Ikari are sealed. When Asuka grabs the container with her Evangelion unit, it releases attack drones. Unit 01 awakens and destroys the drones, then deactivates and descends back to Earth. Kaworu Nagisa watches and says he has been waiting for Shinji.
Pokémon the Movie White: Victini and Zekrom, 1h35
Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Films based on video games, Children's films
Actors Jason Anthony Griffith, Rica Matsumoto, Aoi Yūki, Mamoru Miyano, Michele Knotz, Nana Mizuki /
Roles Musashi (voice)
Rating59% 2.964812.964812.964812.964812.96481
The two films follow a similar plot with some major and minor changes, notably the Pokémon that appear, Reshiram and Zekrom swapping roles. In the opening scenes, a man named Damon approaches a remote village with the intention of revitalising the land of the People of the Vale. A natural disaster occurs, but Damon summons either Reshiram or Zekrom to save the villages.
Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence, 1h49
Directed by Yasuichiro Yamamoto, Kōbun Shizuno
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Minami Takayama, Kappei Yamaguchi, Rikiya Koyama, Wakana Yamazaki, Megumi Hayashibara, Naoko Matsui
Roles Ai Haibara

The Governor of Tokyo, Yuuichiro Asakura, receives a threatening letter the day before the opening of Touto Line, a new train line for the Tokyo Metro. During the opening ceremony of the line, Conan Edogawa and the Detective Boys are driven by Hiroshi Agasa and pass under the Touto Line. Conan, having heard about the threatening letter, notices explosives connected to the Touto railway; Using his original voice to inform the police as Shinichi Kudo, he is able to stop the train and divert traffic away from the explosives preventing any deaths. Conan researches Asakura's political history for a clue on the culprit and learns the governor was in charge of the construction of dam in Kitanosawa, a fictional town in the Niigata Prefecture. Due to the dam's construction, the citizens of Kitanosawa were forced into a new town and their old homes were drowned by the dam. Since Asakura's trip to celebrate the anniversary of the dam is canceled by the bombing, Conan speculates information on the bomber could be found in Kitanosawa and plans a trip there.