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Mrs. Saeko Shimazu (born September 8, 1959) 島津 冴子 is a prolific Japanese voice actress from Isehara. As many others, she first had Naïve Everygirl roles, then started branching into more varied archetypes. Her breaching, however, took her to frequently switch to the Yandere or Dark Action Girl types. Also, she's credited to have voice roles in almost all the Rumiko Takahashi works - just look below. She's also done some singing, having recorded some image songs as Kodachi in Ranma ½.

Since she didn't have many major roles in the 90s and later, Mrs. Shimazu was believed to be retired by many people. That prompted the people in charge of the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam movies to replace her with Yukana. She hasn't had a voice role in a TV series since 2004, despite spotty work on OVA's and video games since, and currently works predominantly as a narrator.

Her official twitter feed is here.

Some of Saeko Shimazu's roles include:

Tropes associated with Saeko Shimazu:

  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Several of her characters laugh this way, particularly Kodachi. She was the first seiyuu to display this laugh in anime.
  • Woman of a Thousand Voices: Saeko can be quite versatile. She has voiced no-nonsense women (Glycine, Akiko Natsume), funny women (Kodachi Kuno), hot-tempered women (Shinobu Miyake, Megumi Ayase) and young and innocent women (Kazane Tsukikage).