A veteran seiyuu born in 1974. Hekiru Shiina is one of the three seiyuus, alongside Megumi Hayashibara and Mariko Kouda to initiate the third Seiyuu boom. An accomplished singer, this is what she mostly does these days, however, she had her share in voice acting, mostly remembered as the voice of Magic Knight Rayearth's Hikaru Shidou.
While she kind of vanished during the early 2000's, she slowly made her return as a recurring character in the third season of Hell Girl and later as Yuyuko Saigyouji in the fangame-lovechild of Touhou and Castlevania — Koumajou Densetsu. This is eventually topped during The New '10s in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and its anime adaptation where she plays someone on the opposite spectrum of the role she's mostly remembered as above: Celestia Ludenberg, quite possibly her second most known role (or the first for modern watchers).
Also, she got married in 2014.
Notable roles by Hekiru Shiina:
- Alpha Hatsuseno in both Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou OVAs
- Celestia Ludenberg real name Taeko Yasuhiro in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
- Chiho Masuda in Advanced Variable Geo (first game only; replaced by Yoko Asada in the sequel)
- Dortin in Sorcerer Stabber Orphen
- Elisiss/Jsieda in Edens Bowy
- Faerie & Fairy Familiar in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (As an Easter Egg, she can sing the insert song Nocturne if you have the latter (Fairy) active while Alucard sits down on a chair for a long time, only in the Sega Saturn version and Dracula X Chronicles)
- Fam in Ruin Explorers
- Hikaru Shidou in Magic Knight Rayearth (Reprises the role in Super Robot Wars T)
- Kotomi Takanashi in DNA²
- Mega Man in Mega Man: The Power Battle and The Power Fighters
- Mina Toreishi in Idol Defense Force Hummingbird
- Mitsuka Kaguya in Star★Twinkle Pretty Cure
- Pastel in the Twinbee series
- Princess Shiina in Special Duty Combat Unit Shinesman
- Ruri in the first InuYasha movie
- Yamawaro in Hell Girl
- Yoshiko Tsushima's mother in Love Live! Sunshine!!
- Yuyuko Saigyouji in Koumajou Densetsu II