Kate Higgins is the West Coast equivalent of Eric Stuart
, as she is an anime voice actress and a musician as well. Her best known role is Sakura Haruno in Naruto
. She usually is cast as Tsunderes
or Cool Big Sisters
. However, she avoided typecasting herself by also being capable of voicing other types of characters when needed such as older women, villains, comic reliefs, and even young boys. You can easily tell her voice when she's angry.
She can play the piano and write her own music as well. She trained under famed jazz pianist Bob Richardson. She is also in a band called Upperstructure.
Here's her MySpace page
and Twitter account
Notable roles by Kate Higgins:
- Angel in Stitch!
- C.C. in Code Geass
- Deadra in the XBLA release of Zeno Clash
- Emi Isuzu in Tenjho Tenge
- The female announcer in Marvel vs. Capcom 3
- Frankie Stein in Monster High
- Fuka Kazamatsuri in Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
- Hisui in the anime adaptation of Shingetsutan Tsukihime
- IF in Neptunia
- Jessica Darlin in IGPX
- Jessica Philomele of Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis. Like Sakura, she is also a pink-haired Combat Medic.
- Karin Kurosaki, Retsu Unohana, Nanao Ise, and Lilly in Bleach
- Lissa in Fire Emblem Awakening
- Megumi Oumi, Kolulu, and Laila in Zatch Bell!
- Miki Kurosaki in Digimon Savers
- Nanako Kuroi in Lucky Star
- Natsu in SoulCalibur V
- Rhyme and Uzuki in The World Ends with You
- Saber in Fate/stay night
- Sakura Haruno and Udon in Naruto
- Scarlet Witch in Wolverine and the X-Men
- Subaru Kujou in Sakura Wars: So Long My Love
- Imperator Saya/Izanami in BlazBlue
- She is in quite a few Tales Series games as well, such as:
- Tails and Wave in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, as of Sonic Free Riders onwards. As of Sonic Boom, the role of Tails has been taken over by Colleen Villard.
- Talho and Linck in Eureka Seven
- Tina Armstrong in Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball 2
- Momiji in Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword, Sigma 2, and Razor's Edge.
- Adult Toph Beifong in The Legend of Korra
- Yuri and Seyama in Samurai Champloo
- Zefiris in Scrapped Princess
- Queen Myala Everstar in Wild Star
- The Solid Rock (1998) - Concord Records
- The Tide is Low (2002) - Concord Jazz - with Eric Alexander and Steven Bernstein
- Upper Structure 6 by 5 (2004)
- Bigger than Love (2006) - Concord
- Stealing Freedom (2009) - Concord Jazz - with Eric Alexander and Steven Bernstein
Tropes associated with Kate Higgins:
- Idol Singer: As its been mentioned before she is a fairly accomplished singer before she went into voice acting. It's certainly a lot easier to notice when not only does she do the speaking voice of Megumi she is also Megumi's singing voice as well.
- Star-Making Role: Sakura Haruno.
Tropes frequently associated with characters Kate Higgins has played: