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Creator: Kikuko Inoue

Good morning, Troper-san. Please describe a 17-year old seiyuu named Kikuko Inoue, if you would, please?

Oi, oi... Anyway, Kikuko Inoue is a voice actress best known for her motherly, dignified, angelic voice, which lends well for her to get picked to play Yamato Nadeshiko, Team Mom, or Onee-sama roles. She also specialized in playing mega-bitches like I-No from Guilty Gear, Grace, Lust, Louise's big sister Eleonore and even a Tokusatsu example (Insarn). She is also married and has a young daughter, Houko. She's a member of the Goddess Family Club singing club, and like Megumi Hayashibara, she is also part of the singing club DoCo.

If you think mega-bitches are her only "other" role, how about a Badass Action Mom, to the tune of The Boss in Metal Gear Solid 3?

These notable roles are all 17 years old!note 

She always refers to herself in public as "17 years old + XXXX days" even though she was born in 1964 and no longer looks anywhere close to 17. This is used as a Shout-Out in Mai-HiME in regards to Midori Sugiura's dubious age; and by Maria in Hayate the Combat Butler who actually is 17 but is constantly mistaken for someone older; and by Virgilia, who is obviously not 17 years old but is voiced by Kikuko Inoue, in a Umineko no Naku Koro ni preview; and by Shizuka Nekonome-sensei from Rosario + Vampire. Some seiyuu, such as Yukari Tamura (who voices Midori) have also picked up this habit, which is not surprising, because Kikuko started the 17 years old religion, and ONLY females can be worshippers, quite a number of seiyuu have converted.

It's also worth noting that despite being THE archetypical Yamato Nadeshiko seiyuu, she's also often landed with Lethal Chef roles, where said Yamato Nadeshiko isn't so complete due to her lack of quality in producing good, edible food. Examples include Cecile Croomy, Tytti Noorbuck, Sanae Furukawa and Rosemary.

In a strange twist of art imitating life, Kosuke Fujishima (creator of Ah! My Goddess) became so impressed by Ms Inoue's portrayal of Belldandy in the first OVA series that subsequent chapters of the manga use her characterization as the character's base personality, including quirks such as liking sunfish and touching fake food.

Despite her very common surname, she is not related to any other prominent Inoue seiyuus.

Tropes associated with Kikuko Inoue:

For her American equivalent (who's more subtle about her age), see Bridget Hoffman.

Inoue-san as a fine 17-year-old GPS system.note 
Kenyū HoriuchiNames to Know in AnimeKinryū Arimoto
Kazuhiko InoueVoice ActorsYou Inoue

alternative title(s): Kikuko Inoue
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