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Noriko Itō (伊東 範子 Itō Noriko, born May 31, 1962), better known by the stage name of Noriko Hidaka (日髙 のり子 Hidaka Noriko), is a Japanese actress, voice actress, singer and narrator from Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. She attended Fujimi Elementary School. Her parents owned a Western-style clothing store named "Tailor Itō".

She began her career as an idol star, but switched to voice acting, and was employed by the talent management firm 81 Produce. She is best known for voicing Minami Asakura (Touch), Akane Tendo (Ranma ½), Satsuki Kusakabe (My Neighbor Totoro), Near (Death Note), Sōjiro Seto (Rurouni Kenshin), Kikyo (InuYasha) and Noriko Takaya (Gunbuster).

Hidaka used to use the kanji variant 日髙 (note that the second kanji is different). She switched to the current usage (日高) around 1995 when she found that it was written that way already on many things and after friends recommended the kanji with the lower stroke count. Her fans have given her the affectionate name "Nonko" (ノン子).

Dub Actors

Actor No. of Titles Country
Myriam Syrois 9 Canada
Janyse Jaud 4 Canada
Willow Johnson 4 CanadaUnited States
Melora Harte 3 United States
Alexis Nichols 3 United States
Tara Sands 3 United States
Griffin Burns 2 United States
Cynthia Cranz 2 United States
Emily Fajardo 2 United States
Karen Strassman 2 United States
Barbara Barnes 1 United Kingdom
Greg Abbey 1 United States
Felecia Angelle 1 United States
Stephen Apostolina 1 United States
Cameron Bautsch 1 United States
Amy Birnbaum 1 United States
Ardwight Chamberlain 1 United States
Colleen Clinkenbeard 1 United States
Kathleen Delaney 1 United States
Jaya Drats 1 Japan
Melissa Fahn 1 United States
Dakota Fanning 1 United States
Jeremy Felton 1 Japan
Lynn Fischer 1 United States
Kem Helms 1 United States
Saffron Henderson 1 Canada
Elinor Holt 1 Canada
Rebecca Honig 1 United States
Mona Marshall 1 United States
Elizabeth Maxwell 1 United States
Amber May 1 United States
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn 1 United States
Lisa Michelson 1 United States
Michelle Neville 1 United States
Lisa Ortiz 1 United States
Nathan Parsons 1 United States
Michelle Ruff 1 United States
Carrie Savage 1 United States
Mariette Sluyter 1 Canada
Jessica Straus 1 United States
Chio Su-Ping 1 Singapore
Claudia Thompson 1 Hong Kong
Jeannie Tirado 1 United States
Madison Weidberg 1 United States
Cathy Weseluck 1 Canada
Courtney Wright 1 United States
Suzie Yeung 1 United States
Lenore Zann 1 United States

Filmography

Year Character Title Dub Voice Dub Country
1984 Musica Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross Melora Harte United States
Allegra
Muselle
1985-1986 Lennie Ai Ninja Warrior Tobikage Michelle Neville United States
1986 Fan Grey: Digital Target Janyse Jaud Canada
1988 Satsuki Kusakabe My Neighbor Totoro Lisa Michelson United States
Dakota Fanning United States
1989 Peter Pan The Adventures of Peter Pan ¿? Canada
1989-1992 Akane Tendo Ranma ½ Myriam Syrois Canada
Claudia Thompson Hong Kong
1989 Sumire Baoh: The Visitor Kem Helms United States
1990 Lisa A Wind Named Amnesia Barbara Barnes United Kingdom
1990-1991 Jean Rocque Raltique Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Ardwight Chamberlain United States
Nathan Parsons United States
1990-1992 Temuri Takegami: Guardian of Darkness Lisa Ortiz United States
1991 Akane Tendo Ranma ½ the Movie: Big Trouble in Nekonron, China Myriam Syrois Canada
1992 Ranma ½ the Movie 2: Nihao, My Concubine Canada
1993 Sayaka Mask of Zeguy Rebecca Honig United States
1993 Akane Tendo Ranma ½: Desperately Seeking Shampoo Myriam Syrois Canada
1994 Ranma ½: Like Water for Ranma Canada
1994 Ranma ½: Akane & Her Sisters Canada
1994 Ranma ½: An Akane to Remember Canada
1994-1995 Ranma ½: One Grew Over the Kuno's Nest Canada
1995 Buburina Catnapped! Mary Elizabeth McGlynn United States
Lenore Zann

(young)

1995 Akane Tendo Ranma ½: Faster Kasumi! Kill! Kill! Myriam Sirois Canada
1995-1996 Soushi Yukimi Soar High! Isami Jaya Drats
(eps. 1-3)
Tokyo, Japan
Jeremy Felton
(eps. 4-50)
1996-1998 Sōjiro Seta Rurouni Kenshin Stephen Apostolina
(ep. 31)
United States
Mona Marshall
Tara Sands
(eps. 31-47)
United States
Lynn Fischer
(eps. 50-51)
Melissa Fahn
(eps. 54-61)
1996 Eriya The Vision of Escaflowne Saffron Henderson Canada
Felecia Angelle United States
1997 Erii Chusonji CLAMP School Detectives Courtney Wright United States
Midoriko Kyogoku
(ep. 3)
Madison Weidberg
1997-2002 Kaoruko
(ep. 77)
Pokémon Tara Sands United States
1998 Iselle Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy Suzie Yeung United States
1998 Hari Makibi Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture – Prince of Darkness Cameron Bautsch United States
1998-2003 Hajime
(ep. 14)
Pokémon Chronicles Greg Abbey United States
1999 Mama I'm Gonna Be An Angel! Jessica Straus United States
1999-
present
Bell-mère One Piece Chio Su-Ping Singapore
Kathleen Delaney United States
Cynthia Cranz United States
1999-2000 Reice Zoids: Chaotic Century Mariette Sluyter Canada
2000-2004 Kikyo InuYasha Willow Johnson Canada
2001 Miss China Spirit of Wonder: Scientific Boy's Club Carrie Savage United States
2002-2003 Ms. Mari MegaMan NT Warrior Janyse Jaud Canada
2003-2004 Di Gi Charat Queen Di Gi Charat Nyo! Elinor Holt Canada
2003-2004 Ms. Mari MegaMan NT Warrior: Axess Janyse Jaud Canada
Ms. Yuri
2003-2006 Helen Sonic X Amy Birnbaum United States
2004 Tōi Rondot Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys Tara Sands United States
2004 Kikyo InuYasha - The Secret of the Cursed Mask Willow Johnson Canada
2004-2005 Yatsuha Jinpachi
(ep. 15)
Samurai Champloo Michelle Ruff United States
2006-2007 Nate River /
Near
Death Note Cathy Weseluck Canada
2009-2010 Kikyo InuYasha: The Final Act Willow Johnson Canada
2011-2014 Shalnark Hunter x Hunter Griffin Burns United States
2013 Ursula Callistis /
Shiny Chariot
Little Witch Academia Alexis Nichols United States
2013 Shalnark Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge Griffin Burns United States
2013-2014 Principal Minami Love Live! School Idol Project Karen Strassman United States
2015-2016 Izumi Shikibu Garo: The Animation Elizabeth Maxwell United States
2015 Ursula Callistis /
Shiny Chariot
Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade Alexis Nichols United States
2015 Principal Minami Love Live! The School Idol Movie Karen Strassman United States
2017 Ursula Callistis /
Shiny Chariot
Little Witch Academia Alexis Nichols United States
2017 Bell-mère One Piece: Episode of East Blue Cynthia Cranz United States
2018-

present

Pipimi
(ep. 1b)
Pop Team Epic Colleen Clinkenbeard United States
2020 Claudia Strife Final Fantasy VII Remake Jeannie Tirado United States
2020-2021 Eua Higurashi: When They Cry - Gou Emily Fajardo United States
2020-2022 Spirit of the Tree of Ages

(Kikyo)

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Willow Johnson United States
2021 Eua Higurashi: When They Cry - Sotsu Emily Fajardo United States
2021-

present

Narrator Komi Can't Communicate Amber May United States
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