Kaori Shimizu is a versatile voice actress that for some reason tends to avoid the spotlight. She rarely appears in hit shows, and if she does, she doesn't do their main protagonist (except for her debut). However, most of the characters she has voiced are recognized as great characters and mostly well liked. Basically, this translates to cult status as a voice-over actress. She currently seems to be pigeonholed
into calm, cool, stoic characters, mostly with tender sides that pop up time to time
, but can also be found voicing roles at the opposite end of that spectrum
. She has also done Nightmare Fuel
and debuted as Lain
, but the one role that has probably shot her to fame is Signum
Notable roles by Kaori Shimizu:
Despite being not quite so well known, she has quite a relationship
with Mamiko Noto
, as she has the dubious honor of being "the only one to closely mimic Mamiko's voice." She also seems to be good friend with fellow voice-over actor Kana Ueda
, who had their roles kind of reversed in between Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
and Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
. She also recently has been cast together with Marina Inoue
. Hitomi Nabatame
, who likes to hit on her female coworkers, refers to her as "Wife #3."
P.S: Apparently there is another person with the same name as her
, and amongst her portfolio, she is a model and has voiced Athena Asamiya during her old Psycho Soldier
game. Just to clarify, this is not Kaori Shimizu the voice actress described above, so don't think that Psycho Soldier
or The King of Fighters
are amongst her portfolio.
Western counterpart? For Texas, Luci Christian
. For New York, Debora Rabbai.