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Chieko Higuchi (樋口 智恵子 (ひぐち ちえこ) Higuchi Chieko, born January 30, 1981 in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She is in the two-person group "Whoops!!" with Maaya Sakamoto.

Higuchi voiced Shigeru Okawahara and Sara Hinata in Hana Yori Dango: Koi Seyo Otome!.


Early life

Chieko Higuchi was born on January 30, 1981 in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan. She grew up in a family of four, which includes her parents and sister.


Higuchi made her debut in 1996, before she had finished high school, in Mizuiro Jidai, voicing the character of Takako Takahata. On February 5, 1997 she released an album Believe under the EMI label.

In 1998, Higuchi provided the voice of Princess Mimori in the series Kero Kero Chime. In 1999, she provided the voice of tomboy Shiho Nagaoka in the series To Heart. Higuchi also received her first film credit, voicing the main character of Marco in the film Marco: 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother. She voiced the character of Yuko Atoda in the 2005 series Ah My Buddha, playing another tomboy. She reprised voicing this character in the 2006 sequel, Amaenaideyo!! Katsu!!. Later in 2005, Higuchi voiced the character of Hibiki Watanuki in the TV Tokyo series Pani Poni Dash!, a parody which frequently references Japanese and American popular culture.

Selected filmography

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1997 To Heart Shiho Nagaoka
1998 Tail Concerto Flare Pris
2002 Azumanga Donjyara Daioh Tomo Takino
Azumanga Daioh Puzzle Bobble Tomo Takino
2003 Azumanga Daioh Advance Tomo Takino
2005 3rd Super Robot Wars Alpha: To the End of the Galaxy
2008 Hana Yori Dango: Koi Seyo Otome! Sara Hinata
Shigeru Okawahara

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