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One of the more popular seiyuu since about 2000, Mamiko Noto (born February 6, 1980) 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. (On occasion, she's played an older woman.) Has a long-standing friendship with fellow seiyuu Ayako Kawasumi and Nana Mizuki.

She's a member of the seiyuu group MORE PEACH SUMMER SNOW, alongside Chiwa Saito, Haruna Ikezawa and Ryo Hirohashi (co-seiyuus in Sgt. Frog, the last is also a co-seiyuu in CLANNAD and Taisho Baseball Girls, the first two co-seiyuus in Maria-sama ga Miteru, and the first a co-seiyuu in Girls Bravo). She also visited Otakon 2007 in Baltimore (consider yourself lucky if you met her there).

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Though they're not THAT closely related, Noto seems to have a relation with fellow seiyuu Kaori Shimizu. If the latter appears in one series, the former have a high chance to appear in that series (doesn't work in reverse generally) 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 points: School Rumble and Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, other cases they're companions, as in Mugen no 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. This feat is also repeated with remarkable results with... Kikuko Inoue.

In addition, Saori Hayami can be very easily confused with her because of the very similar manner of conversation and the relaxed timbre of the voice, but it is not known if it is intended.

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She was at one point courted by Tetsuya Kakihara. While we don't know how Noto reacted, and all ends well for her... Poor Tetsuya seems to be the sole butt-end for the backlash by the fans. In fact, Noto herself has reached the status of Even the Girls Want Her, since the likes of Hitomi Nabatame and Shizuka Ito (both famous for being Les Yay in real life), as well as Nana Mizuki and Akeno Watanabe (not so known for it) all want a piece of her. Then in September 2018, she revealed that she got married and is expecting her first child.

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 to Mamiko Noto

  • Big Sister Mentor: Goes two ways. She's this for Kana Hanazawa, and she's "mentored" by Ayako Kawasumi.
  • Even the Girls Want Her
  • Playing Against Type: Many instances, or else she wouldn't be this famous these days.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Lots and lots. Including some of her School Rumble alumnus like Ami Koshimizu, Yui Horie and Kaori Shimizu, or the MORE PEACH SUMMER SHOW members.
  • Running Gag: She's Pandemonium, seriously.
  • 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.
    • Predating that and surprising many would be Yukako Yamagishi. She might sound normal at times, if a bit awkward, as her, but if she's pissed off, you wouldn't believe how Mamiko could be screaming so frickin' loud (in contralto) it became so goddamn terrifying.
  • Yandere: Not her, but lately, her breathy soft voice and her ability to lower to Contralto of Danger on a whim makes her a rather perfect candidate to do this kind of role.


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