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One of the more popular Japanese voice actress since the Turn of the Millennium, Mamiko Noto (born February 6, 1980 in Kanazawa, Japan) is known for her soft breathy voice, which is worshiped by some and derided by others as ridiculously "cute". She tends to play either Moe or otherwise Nice Girls, but one thing that makes her so famous is her ability to adapt to almost any type of role, even incredibly creepy ones — well, so long as the character is a girl or a young boy (though, on occasion, she has portrayed an older woman). She has a long-standing friendship with fellow voice actress Ayako Kawasumi and Nana Mizuki.

She's a member of the seiyuu group "MORE PEACH SUMMER SNOW" alongside Chiwa Saitō, Haruna Ikezawa and Ryō Hirohashi (co-VAs in Sgt. Frog; Hirohashi is also a co-VAs in CLANNAD and Taishō Baseball Girls, while Saito and Ikezawa worked with Noto on Maria Watches Over Us, with Ikezawa also being in Girls Bravo). Mamiko had visited Otakon 2007 in Baltimore.

Though they're not that closely related, Noto seems to have a relation with fellow voice actress Kaori Shimizu. If the latter appears in one series, the former has a high chance of also appearing in that series (though it doesn't generally work in reverse), and it's also probable that Noto's character will be under the care/supervision (or maybe the junior) of Kaori's character (case in point, School Rumble and Haruka Nogizaka's Secret; in other cases, they're companions, such as Endless Frontier). It's also listed in The Other Wiki that Noto's voice is very hard to imitate, but Kaori is the only one to ever come close to imitating it, a feat that fellow voice actress Kikuko Inoue can also do with remarkable results. According to Anime News Network, Mamiko is the third-most prolific Japanese voice actress at a whopping 450+ roles, surpassed by Rie Kugimiya and Inoue.

In addition, it's easy to be confused with Noto and Saori Hayami because of the latter's similar manner of conversation and the relaxed timbre of her voice.

In September 2018, she revealed that she got married to someone who's not an actor. Mamiko gave birth to her first child on February 1, 2019.

Here is Mamiko in GPS form.

Notable roles by Mamiko Noto ("Or maybe we should say, her most well known ones? No? How about 'Good Civilizations'?):

Tropes associated with Mamiko Noto's roles

  • Woman of a Thousand Voices:
    • While breathy Moe voice seems to be her go-to type, she utilizes that voice to tremendous range, including a scary one with Johan Liebert crossdressing as Anna Liebert...
    • Another good example of defying type is Scathach in Fate/Grand Order. Many of Noto's characters are relatively cute Moe girls (even Altera, to some degree); Scathach is the confident, authoritative queen of the Land of Shadows, and this carries in her voice, which is commanding and downright husky at times. It can sometimes be a surprise to people that Altera and Scathach are played by the same woman. She also does her more 'standard' voice in form of Brynhild, you can compare those within the same game.
    • Her flexible voice range gets also cleverly utilized within Honkai Impact 3rd where she voices Durandal as the serious and commanding Lady of War, while later using a somewhat similar but more cutesy tone of voice that she is known for when she's playing a younger and pre-amnesiac version of the same character, who's revealed to be the original Kiana Kaslana.
    • Yukako Yamagishi. She might sound normal at times if a bit awkward as her, if she's pissed off, she's capable of screeching while maintaining a contralto.
  • Yandere: Her breathy soft voice and her ability to lower her voice on a whim make her a perfect candidate to do this kind of role.

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