Mamiko Noto (能登 麻美子 Noto Mamiko?, born February 6, 1980) is a prolific seiyū (voice actor) working under Office Osawa.[1][citation needed] She was born in the city of Kanazawa, Ishikawa, and graduated from Hokuriku Gakuen Senior High School.[1][citation needed] According to the Japanese blood type theory of personality she is an O.[1]

She is affectionately referred to as "Mami-mami" (まみまみ) by her fellow seiyū and fans. Additionally, she is also called "Noto-chan" (のとちゃん), "Mami-chan" (まみちゃん), and "Noto-mami" (のとまみ).



  • Because of her soft voice, she is often called cute: admiringly by fans, and derisively by critics.
  • Although she is typically typecast for playing gentle, calm, and feminine characters, she has since broken out into roles with different traits. This includes being a cold and indifferent character in Yami to Bōshi to Hon no Tabibito as Hazuki Azuma, a boy in Girls Bravo as Yukinari Sasaki, a murderer in Lupin III: Angel Tactics as Poison Sophie, characters with multiple personalities such as Rinko Jerrard in The Law of Ueki and Nina Fortner/Anna Liebert in Monster, and characters with sinister backgrounds that deviate from the typical gentle personality such as Rin Asōgi from Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi, Oichi in Sengoku Basara 2, the devious, cunning and seductive vampiress Reiri Kamura in Princess Resurrection and the titular Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl).
  • Her role as Masane Amaha in Witchblade has gained the most praise from fans for voicing a character opposite to her aforementioned typecast traits.
  • During a recording for a radio program featuring Witchblade, she sang the Japanese children's song "Kagome Kagome". This drew an overwhelming positive response from listeners, as 80% of mail to the radio station the following week was regarding her singing.[2]
  • It is often regarded in anime-related internet radio programs about how difficult it is to replicate Noto's voice in dubbing works. Thus far, no one has been able to accomplish this task successfully.[3] Only Kaori Shimizu is said to make the closest attempt to replicate Noto's voice quality.[4] Kikuko Inoue tried imitating her in Otakon 2009, with remarkable results.


  • Her parents previously owned a bookstore. The store has since closed.
  • DJ and producer Yasutaka Nakata of capsule is a childhood friend of Noto's. Both were born and grew up in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, and even share the same birthdate and year.
  • After graduating from Hokuriku Gakuen Senior High School, she attended Yoyogi Animation Institute for one year before landing her first role in Super B-Daman.
  • She is admittedly not good at sports. During her school years in a round of basketball in her physical education class, she was uninvolved to the point where neither side knew which she belonged to. When the ball was accidentally passed to her, both teams rushed her in confusion.
  • In her youth, she was involved with the Gekidan Motoyayukiko theatrical group.[5]
  • She is a member of the seiyū group "MORE PEACH SUMMER SNOW", alongside Chiwa Saito, Haruna Ikezawa and Ryo Hirohashi. The group began as "MORE PEACH SUMMER", with Haruna, Chiwa and Mamiko. All 4 ladies voiced characters in the anime Sgt. Frog, and the group's name is made from puns on the names of their respective characters.
  • In April 2005, she was diagnosed with a heart condition and was in the hospital for 6 weeks. She was released and wrote a song about this experience.
  • She was a guest of honor at Otakon 2007, held in Baltimore, Maryland.[6]


Anime series

Leading roles in bold.



Anime movies

Video games



TV commercial narrations


Drama CDs


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Doi, Hitoshi. "Noto Mamiko". Seiyuu Database. June 11, 2010. Archived by WebCite July 10, 2010.
  2. <音泉> ウィッチブレイディオ リターンズ
  3. アニメ『ネギま!?』のインターネットラジオ『麻帆良学園中等部3-A・ヒミツの放課後』で石毛佐和・桑谷夏子が挑戦して曰く、「あの儚さが出ない」とのこと
  4. サントラ『スクールランブル Sound School』特典CDや、ラジオ『スクラン☆お茶会!』第22回などで聴くことができる。
  5. 劇団、本谷有希子WEBSITE
  6. "Otakon News/Updates". Otakon. 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-30. 
  7. Taniguchi, Hiroshi et al. "The Official Art of Canvas2 ~Nijiiro no Sketch~". (November 2006) Newtype USA. pp. 101-107.

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