Sumi Shimamoto (born 8 December 1954) is a Japanese anime voice actress who has had roles in a number of Studio Ghibli films.


She met Hayao Miyazaki while working on Lupin III. Miyazaki was very impressed by her voice acting.[1]


  1. McCarthy, Helen (2002). Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation : Films, Themes, Artistry. San Francisco, California: Stone Bridge Press. p. 57. ISBN 1-880656-41-8

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