Shiho Niiyama (新山 志保, born March 21, 1970) was a Japanese voice actress until her death on February 7, 2000 where she suffered from complications due to leukemia.
Her forte was that of the Dark Action Girl and Bishounen.
She was diagnosed with leukemia in 1998, and later passed away at age 29. Niyama have been close friends with Megumi Ogata, and Shinichi Yamada since they were classmates hailing from the same voice acting school.
If she is reading this article in the afterlife, she would be chagrined, of course. May she finally find peace there.
Notable roles by Shiho Niiyama:
- Deedlit in the Record of Lodoss War TV series, replacing Yumi Touma (she herself would be replaced with Junko Noda for the last 6 eps.)
- Doris O'Connor in Marmalade Boy
- Gene Petromolla and Span 'The Swift Thunder' Corkilneipha in Mitsumete Knight
- Kimberly Hart/The Pink Ranger in the Japanese dub of /Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie
- Momiji Kagariya in Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko (darrined by Satsuki Yukino in the TV series, for obvious reasons)
- Risa Kanzaki in Gokinjo Monogatari
- Seiya Kou/Sailor Star Fighter in Sailor Moon
- Suou Takamura in CLAMP School Detectives