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One of the more popular seiyuu 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 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; Hirohashi is also a co-seiyuu in CLANNAD and Taisho 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.

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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 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 seiyuu Kikuko Inoue can also do with remarkable results. According to Anime News Network, Mamiko is the second-most prolific Japanese female seiyuu at a whopping 446 roles, surpassed only by Kikuko.

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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, but it is not known if it is intention.

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 was at the butt-end of a backlash by fans. In fact, Noto even 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. 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 to Mamiko Noto

  • Big Sister Mentor: Goes two ways. She's this for Kana Hanazawa, and she's "mentored" by Ayako Kawasumi.
  • 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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