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Sumi Shimamoto

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Birth 8 december 1954 (65 years)

Sumi Shimamoto (島本 須美, Shimamoto Sumi), real name Sumi Koshikawa (越川 須美, Koshikawa Sumi), is a veteran Japanese voice actress born on December 8, 1954, in Kōchi, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. After graduating from the Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music, she joined Gekidan Seinenza, a theatrical acting troupe. She is currently independent of any talent management company.

She is married to Daisuke Koshikawa, one of the founders of the comedy troupe Chibikko Gang.

Her best-known voice roles include Nausicaä in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Kyoko Otonashi in Maison Ikkoku.

She won the role of Nausicaä as she had played Clarisse in Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro and impressed Hayao Miyazaki. Patrick Drazen praised Shimamoto's acting in a scene where Nausicaä stops an insect from diving into an acidic pool by getting in its way. Nausicaä is burned by the acid and she screams. Drazen described this scream as being one which "tears at the listener and raises the bar for cartoon voices".

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Filmography of Sumi Shimamoto (7 films)

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Weathering with You
Directed by Makoto Shinkai
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Actors Shun Oguri, Tsubasa Honda, Sumi Shimamoto, Ryōhei Kimura, Kana Hanazawa, Ayane Sakura
Roles Mamiya (voice)
Rating76% 3.8078353.8078353.8078353.8078353.807835
Le jeune lycéen Hodaka Morishima quitte son domicile sur une île isolée pour s'installer à Tokyo, mais il manque rapidement d'argent. Il vit dans l'isolement mais trouve finalement un travail en tant qu'écrivain pour un magazine occulte louche. Après que Hodaka commence à travailler, le temps reste pluvieux jour après jour. Puis, dans un coin très fréquenté de la ville, il rencontre une jeune fille nommée Hina Amano. Hina et son jeune frère vivent ensemble mais mènent une vie joyeuse et stable. Cette fille enjouée et déterminée possède un pouvoir étrange et merveilleux : le pouvoir d'arrêter la pluie et de dégager le ciel.
Children Who Chase Lost Voices, 1h56
Directed by Makoto Shinkai
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Hisako Kanemoto, Kazuhiko Inoue, Miyu Irino, Fumiko Orikasa, Sumi Shimamoto, Junko Takeuchi
Roles Risa (voice)
Rating71% 3.597843.597843.597843.597843.59784
Asuna is a young girl who has been forced to grow up quickly due to the death of her father, while her mother, a nurse, works long shifts at a hospital. Asuna spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the cat's-whisker receiver her father gave to her as a memento, accompanied by Mimi, her little cat with strange red markings.
Princess Mononoke, 2h14
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films, Wolves in film, Demons in film, Political films, Alternate history films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Yuriko Ishida, Yoji Matsuda, Kaoru Kobayashi, Yūko Tanaka, Masahiko Nishimura, Makoto Satō
Roles Toki (voice)
Rating83% 4.1999354.1999354.1999354.1999354.199935
In Muromachi period Japan, an Emishi village is attacked by a demon. The last Emishi prince, Ashitaka, kills the demon before it reaches the village, but its corruption curses his arm in the battle. The curse gives him superhuman fighting abilities, but will eventually kill him. The villagers discover that the demon was once a boar god, Nago, corrupted by an iron ball lodged in his body. The village's wise woman tells Ashitaka that he may find a cure in the western lands Nago was exiled from.
Ocean Waves, 1h12
Directed by Tomomi Mochizuki
Genres Drama, Animation, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Nobuo Tobita, Toshihiko Seki, Jun'ichi Kanemaru, Tomokazu Seki, Yuri Amano, Aya Hisakawa
Roles Additional Voices (voice)
Rating66% 3.3431653.3431653.3431653.3431653.343165
At Kichijōji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to Kōchi Prefecture. As the plane takes off, he narrates the events that brought her into his life. The story is told in flashback.
My Neighbor Totoro, 1h26
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about children, Feminist films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Chika Sakamoto, Noriko Hidaka, Hitoshi Takagi, Shigesato Itoi, Sumi Shimamoto, Hiroko Maruyama
Roles Yasuko Kusakabe (voice)
Rating81% 4.0990754.0990754.0990754.0990754.099075
In 1958 Japan, university professor Tatsuo Kusakabe and his two daughters, Satsuki and Mei, move into an old house to be closer to the hospital where their mother Yasuko is recovering from a long-term illness. Satsuki and Mei find that the house is inhabited by tiny animated dust creatures called susuwatari – small, dark, dust-like house spirits seen when moving from light to dark places. When the girls become comfortable in their new house and laugh with their father, the soot spirits leave the house to drift away on the wind. It is implied that they are going to find another empty house – their natural habitat.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, 1h56
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Feminist films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Films about insects, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Disaster films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Sumi Shimamoto, Yoji Matsuda, Hisako Kyōda, Gorō Naya, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Ichirō Nagai
Roles Nausicaä (voice)
Rating80% 4.0484754.0484754.0484754.0484754.048475
One thousand years have passed since the Seven Days of Fire, an apocalyptic war that destroyed human civilization and gave birth to the vast Toxic Jungle, a forest swarming with giant mutant insects in which everything is lethal to humans. Scattered settlements exist wherever the Toxic Jungle relents, with the Valley of the Wind being one such settlement. The Valley's settlers have a prophecy about a saviour, "clothed in blue robes, descending onto a golden field, to join bonds with the great earth and guide the people to the pure lands at last".
Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, 1h40
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Crime, Animation
Themes Monde imaginaire, Faux-monnayeur
Actors Yasuo Yamada, Gorō Naya, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue, Eiko Masuyama, Sumi Shimamoto
Roles Lady Clarisse de Cagliostro (voice)
Rating76% 3.8473253.8473253.8473253.8473253.847325
Master thief Arsène Lupin III and his colleague, Daisuke Jigen, flee the Monte Carlo Casino with huge quantities of stolen money. They escape in Lupin's Fiat 500, but Lupin recognizes the bills as distinctively high quality counterfeits. Deciding to seek out the source, they head to the Grand Duchy of Cagliostro, the alleged wellspring of the counterfeits.