Hiroko Konishi

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Hiroko Konishi
小西 寛子
Born (1975-10-26) October 26, 1975 (age 45)
Alma materChuo University
Years active1994–2003 (voice acting)
AgentOffice Squirrel
Height161 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1995–present
Associated actsLittle Cure

Hiroko Konishi (小西 寛子, Konishi Hiroko, born October 26, 1975) is a Japanese voice actress and musician.[1] Some of her major roles are Jiyuu Nanohana in Jubei-chan, Sae Sawanoguchi in Magic User's Club, Nene Romanova in Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040, Akane Kimidori in the 1997 remake of Dr. Slump, the title character Ojarumaru, and the original Takeru Takaishi in Digimon Adventure. In video games she voiced Shiori Misaka in the original Kanon visual novel, Lilith Aensland in Darkstalkers, Bridget in Guilty Gear X2, and Sophia Roberinge in Mitsumete Knight. After leaving voice acting in the mid 2000s, Konishi has returned to become a singer and musician, releasing songs on her independent label Squirrel Records.

Life and career[edit]

Konishi formed a budding interest in stage acting as a junior high student, and as a high schooler, received voice training at the Nihon Narration Engi Kenkyūjo [ja].

She released NOVELETTE (EMI Music Japan, 1999), her first album under her own identity. She teamed up with Ryo Arshe (Ryo Asakawa), her musical collaborator since 1998 and the artist NAOMI, forming the musical unit Little Cure.[citation needed]

As a TV personality, she has appeared on both NHK and public sector network shows. She had been a regular on the TV Tokyo-syndicated variety show Ichioshi Kiss, where she was portrayed as the youngest of three sisters, with co-stars Risa Stegmayer [ja] and Hinako Saeki. She was also narrator for the short-lived "pick of the week" show Ichioshi [ja]. She also acted in live action TV Commercials for "Dial 104" (cellphone directory assistance), as keitai detective PI Hiroko.

In 2018, Konishi claimed that she was replaced as Ojarumaru in Prince Mackaroo from disputes over her voice recording on Ojarumaru dolls and other merchandise.[2] Motivated by the Me Too movement, Konishi shared that she left voice acting after being sexually harassed and witnessing her other female peers abused by their agencies. She also alleged that she was propositioned by her manager Hara to enter a mixed bath in the nude with Akitaro Daichi and claimed that she was unable to get voice acting work after she refused.[3]

Personal life[edit]

After Sagami Women's Junior College [ja] she transferred to Chuo University's law department, earning an LL.B. degree, and qualifying in the National Bar Examination [ja].



List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
1995 Tenchi Universe Mirei [5][6]
1995 Fushigi Yûgi Girl (A) [5][6]
1995 H2 Boy [5][6]
1995 Mojacko Yumi [5]
1996 Alien from the Darkness Hikari Adult OVA [5]
1996 Brave Command Dagwon Minako Hashiba [5]
1996 Ninja Cadets Sakura OVA [6]
1996 Kodocha Shota Nakao [5][6]
1996 Magic User's Club Sae Sawanoguchi OVA [5][6]
1996 You're Under Arrest Sena Wakabayashi/Sena Nakajima 1996 TV series [5]
1996 Jewel BEM Hunter Lime Store Clerk OVA [5][6]
1997 Kindaichi Case Files Yoshino, Mikoto Mizuki [5][6]
1997 Crayon Kingdom of Dreams Horesore [5]
1997 Anime Ganbare Goemon Rumie Himuro [5]
1997 Dr. Slump Akane Kimidori 2nd TV series [5][6]
1997 Agent Aika Rion Aida OVA series [6]
1997 I Dream of Mimi Kanako Shimada OVA [6]
1998 Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san Tomoe Kitahara (Moe-moe) [5][6]
1998 Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden Pinkubon [5]
1998 Kocchi Muite! Miiko Yuka Kobayashi [5]
1998 Fushigi Mahou Fan Fan Pharmacy Kaori Nishino (potpourri) [5]
1998 Heritako Pooh-chan Mimitan / mirin-chan's mother [5]
1998 DT Eightron Quilt [5]
1998 Super Radical Gag Family Akane Kikuchi [5]
1998 Ojarumaru Ojarumaru [5]
1998 St. Luminous Mission High School Shizuku Kabe [5]
1998 Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 Nene Romanova [5][6]
1998 If I See You in My Dreams Miho Hamaoka TV series [5]
1998 Seikimatsu Leader den Takeshi! Mitsuru Imai OVA [6]
1999 Ojamajo Doremi Hehe [5]
1999 Digimon Adventure Takeru Takaishi [5][6]
1999 Jubei-chan Jiyuu Nanohara [5][6]
1999 D4 Princess Nejiru Gaou, Nejiri Gaou [5]
1999 I'm Gonna Be An Angel Silky [5][6]
1999 Magic User's Club Sae Sawanoguchi TV series [5][6]
1999 Mito's Great Adventure: The Two Queens Hioko TV series [5]
1999 Now and Then, Here and There Boo [5][6]
1999 Sol Bianca: The Legacy Meio OVA [6]
2000 Gatekeepers Misao Sakimori [5][6]


List of voice performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
1999 Doctor Slump: Arale's Surprise Akane Kimidori [5]
2000 Digimon Adventure: Our War Game! Takeru Takaishi [5]
2000 Ojarumaru the Movie: The Promised Summer - Ojaru and Semira Ojarumaru Sakanoue [5]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
1995 ja:戦国サイバー 藤丸地獄変 Kaname of Oborokage PS1 [5]
1996 Mega Man 8 Roll, Eddie PS1/SS [5]
1996 Fire Woman Matoigumi Lemon Also PS version in 1998 [5][6]
1996–97 Darkstalkers series Lilith Aensland Arcade [6]
1996 Magic School Lunar Lena Sega Saturn [6]
1997 Mega Man Battle & Chase Roll, Iceman PS1 [5]
1997 Ryuuki Denshou 2 Melky Caring Windows [6]
1997 Voice Fantasia series Weep Sega Saturn, PS1/PS2 [5][6]
1997 Magic School Lunar! Lena Sega Saturn [5][6]
1998 Mitsumete Knight Sophia Roberinge PS1/PS2 [5][6]
1998 Brave Fencer Musashi Mint PS1 [5]
1998 Pounding Poyatchio
Cynthia PS1 [5]
1998 Night R Adventures Hen Staring
ja:みつめてナイトR 大冒険編
Sophia Roberinge PS1 [5]
1999 Captain Love
Kaori Kondo PS1 [5]
1999 Persona 2 Lisa Silverman PS1/PS2 Sin and Punishment [5]
1999 The Misadventures of Tron Bonne Danish Marmalade PS1/PS2 [5]
1999 ja:Little Lovers SHE SO GAME Nana Ogihara PS1 [5]
1999 Revive: Resuscitation Aoi Fujisawa Dreamcast, also Adult PC in 2003 [5]
1999 Gatekeepers Misao Sakimori PS1/PS2 [5]
1999 Yukyu Fantasia 3 Perpetual blue
悠久幻想曲3 Perpetual blue
Cher Acis DC [5]
2000 Grandia II Elena Dreamcast [5][6]
2000 Kanon series Shiori Misaka Dreamcast, PS2 [5]
2001 Digimon Rumble Arena Takeru Takaishi PS1 [5][6]
2002 Guilty Gear X2 Bridget PS1/PS2, Arcade [5][6]
2004 Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower Lilith PSP [6]

Audio dramas[edit]

List of voice performances in audio dramas
Title Role Notes Source[4]
Agent Aika Rion Aida [6]
Fruits Basket Tohru Honda [6]
Kindaichi Case Files: Devil Suite Murder Cast Yuka Mido [5]
Kyuukyoku Parodius Mona [6]


  • Sophia (ソフィア, Sofia) (King Records, 1998, KICA-7900)[4]
  • Novelete (EMI Music Japan, 1999, TYCY-10025)[4]
  • Pudding de Ojyaru (Nippon Crown Co. Ltd. 1999, as a role of Ojyaru-maru)
  • "Mitsumete" (みつめて) (King Records, 1998, KIDA-7642)[7]
  • Don’t Love (EMI Music Japan, 1999)
  • Bite of Love (Nippon Columbia July 2000, as a member of LITTLE CURE)
  • "Sayonara Arigato" (Squirrel, 2014)[8][9]
  • "But She Was in Love" (Squirrel, 2014)[8][9]
  • "An Amulet in His Pocket" (Squirrel, 2015)[8][9]
  • "You Always Stay By Me" (Squirrel, 2015)[8][9]


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  2. ^ Loveridge, Lynzee (2018-06-08). "Voice Actress Hiroko Konishi Reveals Industry Disagreements About Ojarumaru Role". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  3. ^ Morrissy, Kim (2019-02-13). "Voice Actress Hiroko Konishi Shares Her #MeToo Story". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
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  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 be bf bg "声優さん出演リスト 個別表示:小西寛子(Hiroko Konishi)" [Voice actor's appearance list individual display: Hiroko Konishi]. Voice Artist Database (in Japanese). GamePlaza-HARUKA-. June 2, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
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