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Saeko Chiba

Saeko Chiba
Born (1977-08-26) August 26, 1977 (age 42)
Other namesSaepon
Occupation
Years active1996-present
AgentSpace Craft Produce
Height160 cm (5 ft 3 in)

Saeko Chiba ( , Chiba Saeko, born August 26, 1977) is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She grew up in Tokyo and married on her birthday in 2007.[1] She is contracted to the Space Craft Produce.

Biography

Chiba took up ballet at a young age with ambitions of becoming part of Takarazuka Revue. However, having failed the entrance exam for Takarazuka Music School in her third year of middle-school, she joined the Minami Aoyama Sh?jo Kageki Dan (, South Aoyama Female Opera Group, also called Nansh? for short) a stage group for teenage girls.

Having had several lead roles over the three years she spent with the troupe, Saeko was then cast in the lead voice acting role of Kotori Haruno in the Dreamcast game Kita e. Having had a taste of being a voice actress and deciding that she preferred voice acting to performing on stage, Saeko decided to pursue the career full-time. Some of her earlier roles are her voice acting debut as Tsubaki Sakura in Kare Kano, Kitsune no Akane in Angel Tales, and Elliot Chapman in Sci-Fi Harry. Saeko was famed for her long, straight, black hair and seemingly cold outward appearance which led to her being cast in various tsundere and 'cool-girl' roles. She then cut her hair short in the spring of 2005, which strangely coincided with the increasing diversity of her roles, as Saeko herself noted on the My-HiME fandisc interview. Saeko has pursued a singing career with Yuki Kajiura, who wrote music for some of the Nansh? stage shows, writing and producing almost all her material. Her first single was Koi no Kiseki, the theme song for the PlayStation game Meguri Aishite. She has since released nine singles and two albums, along with various character song and drama CDs. She has also performed theme songs for games such as Alundra 2 and Atelier Judie. Saeko was also part of the group tiaraway with fellow Nansh? member Yuuka Nanri. Originally recording and performing as 'Saeko Chiba & Yuuka Nanri' for Memories Off 2nd, the duo released three singles and an album before breaking up on March 6, 2005.

On February 17, 2011 Saeko gave birth to her first child, a daughter.[2]

Filmography

Anime

1998
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2013

OVA

Games


Discography

Singles

# Title Release Date Oricon peak
1 Koi no Kiseki (?) 1999.02.27 _
2 Carry On Everyday 1999.11.20 _
3 Twinkle Star (?) 2001.04.25 _
4 Daiya no Genseki () 2002.08.24 _
5 Sayonara (?) 2002.11.10 _
6 Hikari () 2003.01.22 No. 163
7 Ice Cream (?) 2003.05.21 No. 73
8 Winter Story 2003.11.27 No. 106
9 Sayonara Solitia () 2004.01.21 No. 53

Character singles

# Title Release Date Anime information
1 Kirei na Namida~Kirei na Namida Yasashii Kimochi~ (~? ?~) 2003.12.03 Image single of Akina Nanamura from UFO Princess Valkyrie
2 Mizube no Hana (?) 2004.09.15 Image single of Natsuki Kuga from My-HiME
3 Ichigo Mashimaro Character Image CD Volume 1: Chika ( ?CD(1)?) 2005.03.09 Image single of Chika Ito from Strawberry Marshmallow
4 Rosario + Vampire Character Single 5: Ruby Toujou (? ?(5) ?) 2008.03.26 Image single of Ruby Tojou from Rosario + Vampire
5 Rosario + Vampire Capu2 Character Single 6: Ruby Toujou (?Capu2 (6) ?) 2008.03.26 Image single of Ruby Tojou from Rosario + Vampire
6 Shugo Chara! Character Song Album Best 2: Hana Tegami () 2009.08.05 Image single of Nadeshiko/Nagihiko Fujisaki from Shugo Chara!

Albums

# Title Release Date Oricon peak
1 melody 2003.03.26 No. 201
2 everything 2004.06.23 No. 126

References

  1. ^ "Chiba Saeko blog entry for August 27, 2007". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  2. ^ 6th NoitaminA Radio, 17 February 2011.

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