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Creator / Marina Inoue

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Marina Inoue (born January 20, 1985 in Tokyo, Japan) is a female seiyū and singer from Tokyo. She is signed onto Sony Music Japan's Aniplex division. As for her voice acting career, she's employed by Sigma Seven. She is 162 cm tall and has AB-type blood. Notable for being able to play girls with deep, coarse, almost masculine voices very well; in fact, she became a seiyuu so she could play the male roles she did in the drama club at her all-girl high school.

Inoue made her debut as a voice actor and singer after she was chosen out of 2000 people from the "Gonna be a star" auditions (hosted by Sony Music Japan) for the title role in the OVA Le Portrait de Petite Cossette.

She is one of those rare talented seiyū who can draw very well, and provides eye-catches for some of the anime she has a voice role in, including the ending artwork for episode 22 of Zegapain.


She happened to be a cosplayer and model, too, before and after she entered the voice acting industry.

Not to be confused with the American tattoo artist Marina Inoue. Also, she has no blood relation to fellow voice actors Kazuhiko Inoue, Go Inoue or Kikuko Inoue.

Also happens to regularly appear alongside Rina Sato, Kana Asumi, Romi Park, Tetsuya Kakihara, Yūki Kaji and Misato Fukuen as of late.

Marina's VA Roles

Tropes associated with Marina Inoue:

  • Action Girl: The majority of her roles are this.
  • Contralto of Danger: Due to the number of Action Girls she voiced, many of her characters she voiced come out this way. That being said, she's capable for using a higher-pitched voice for cuter and younger characters.
  • Crossdressing Voices: One of the reasons why she became a seiyuu in the first place was so she could play the male roles like she did in the drama club at her all-girl high school.
  • The Gunslinger: Several of her characters, most notably Yoko.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Most of her characters do qualify.
  • Woman of a Thousand Voices: This video showcases her extent of her vocal range, with several of her characters sounding different from each other.

"This article didn't have an equal number of black and blue words! And "blue" was a Red Link back there! And then Permanent Red Link Club is in blue! These things drive me crazy!"


Video Example(s):


Gurren Lagann Yoko vs Adiane

Adiane is beating down Yoko with her scorpiont tail, even ripping off her top, before Yoko improvises her hairpins as needles to pin down Adiane's tail to the floor.

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