Atsuko Tanaka (voice actress)

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Atsuko Tanaka
Native name 田中 敦子
Born (1962-11-14) November 14, 1962 (age 55)
Maebashi, Gumma, Japan
Occupation Voice actress
Agent Mausu Promotion

Atsuko Tanaka (田中 敦子 Tanaka Atsuko?, born November 14, 1962 in Maebashi, Gunma) is a Japanese voice actress associated with Mausu Promotion (formerly Ezaki Productions).[1][2] Her most-known voice role is Motoko Kusanagi in the Ghost in the Shell film and franchise. She also voices Caster in the Fate/stay night, Lisa Lisa in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Claudette in Queen's Blade, and Karura in Utawarerumono. In video games, she voices title characters Lara Croft in the Japanese dub of the Tomb Raider games, and Bayonetta in the Bayonetta: Bloody Fate film adaptation and Bayonetta 2.[lower-alpha 1] She studied with the Tokyo Announcement Academy in voice training in 1991.[2] In 2012, a Biglobe poll named her the voice actress with the sexiest voice.[4]

Filmography

Anime

List of voice performances in anime for television and direct-to-video productions
Year Series Role Notes Source[2]
1993 Mobile Suit Victory Gundam Juca Meilasch   [5]
1993 Lupin III: Voyage to Danger Karen Korosky   [5]
1994 Yamato Takeru Shaman   [5]
1994 Blue Seed Kanbayashi's Mother   [5]
1994 Mahoujin Guru Guru Bikein   [5]
1994 Macross 7 Margarita   [5]
1994–95 My Sexual Harassment Miyakawa Yumi   [5]
1995 Fushigi Yuugi Okuda Takiko, Soi   [5]
1995 Princess Minerva Cheloria Yurisis   [5]
1995 Megami Paradise Mamamega new   [5]
1995 Virtua Fighter Eva   [5]
1995 Black Jack Abumaru   [5]
1995 Toma Kishenden Oni Carla   [5]
1996 Reideen the Superior Reiko Amakai   [5]
1996–97 Variable Geo Miranda Jahana   [5]
1997–99 Agent Aika Neena Hagen   [5][6]
1997 Master of Mosquiton '99 Wolf Lady TV series [5]
1997 Berserk Sulan   [5]
1998 Trigun Claire   [5]
1998 Cowboy Bebop Coffee   [5]
1998 Yu-Gi-Oh Hajime Imori   [5]
1998 Fancy Lala Yumi Haneishi   [5]
1998 Brain Powerd Shiela Glass  
1998–99 Master Keaton Kayoko Kida   [5]
1998–1999 Super Doll Licca-chan Puru   [5]
1999 Legend of Himiko Fujina   [5]
1999 Angel Links Valeria Vertone   [5][7]
1999–2000 Great Teacher Onizuka Nanako's Mother   [5]
1999 Reign: The Conqueror Cassandra   [5]
2001 Salaryman Kintaro Bian Linglong  
2002 RahXephon Sayoko Nanamori   [5]
2002 WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 Misaki Saeko   [5]
2002 Heat Guy J Elisa Ryan   [5]
2002–06 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Motoko Kusanagi Also 2nd Gig, Solid State Society [5]
2003 Wolf's Rain Jagara   [5]
2004 Angelique Dexia   [5]
2004–05 Monster Margot Langer   [5]
2004 Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple Miss Lemon   [5]
2005 Lupin III: Angel Tactics Kaoru  
2005 Noein Miyuki Gotou   [5]
2005 Fate/stay night Caster   [5]
2006 Ergo Proxy Lacan   [5]
2006 Utawarerumono Karura   [5]
2006–07 Le Chevalier D'Eon Queen Elizabeth of Russia   [5]
2006 Shonen Onmyouji Takaokami no Kami  
2006 Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Viletta Badim  
2006 Hataraki Man Maiko Kaji  
2007 Moonlight Mile Fatma Toure Gutuu   [5]
2007 Devil May Cry: The Animated Series Trish  
2008 Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka Nagase   [5]
2009 Kawa no Hikari Blue TV movie special [8]
2009 Umineko no Naku Koro ni Kyrie Ushiromiya   [5]
2009 Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye Claudette   [5]
2009 Nyan Koi! Nyamsas   [5]
2009 A Certain Scientific Railgun Harumi Kiyama   [5]
2009–10 Kiddy Girl-and Ellis   [5]
2009 Aoi Bungaku Series Madam Eps. "Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku)" [9]
2010–11 Pokemon: Black and White Aloe   [5]
2010 Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Inspector Villeta Vadim  
2010–13 The World God Only Knows Yuri Nikaido   [5]
2012 Ozma Bynas  
2012 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Lisa Lisa  
2012 Kokoro Connect Reika Nagase   [10]
2012 Busou Shinki Narrator   [5]
2013 Dokidoki! Precure Marmo  
2013 Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Caster   [5]
2014–15 Knights of Sidonia Samari Ittan Also Battle for Planet Nine [11]
2014 Parasyte -the maxim- Ryoko Tamiya   [12]
2015 The Heroic Legend of Arslan Tahamine   [13]
2015 The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Executive Director Mishiro   [14]


Films

List of voice performances in feature films
Year Series Role Notes Source[2]
1995 Ghost in the Shell Motoko Kusanagi   [5]
2004 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Motoko Kusanagi  
2011 Tekken: Blood Vengeance Nina Williams   [15]
2012 Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles—Animal Adventure Professor Kelly  
2013 Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Bayonetta   [16][17]
2015 Sleep Tight My Baby, Cradled in the Sky Yuri Aoshima Limited theatrical release [18]

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
Year Series Role Notes Source[2]
1993 Night Trap Lisa Mega CD [5]
1995 Seifuku Densetsu Pretty Fighter X Shizaki Sorami Sega Saturn [5]
1995 Philosoma Michau PlayStation [5]
1995 Quantum Gate I Jenny PlayStation [5]
1996 Angelique Special Dia PC FX [5]
1996 Fushigi no Kuni no Angelique Dia Win95, PC-FX, PlayStation, Sega Saturn [5]
1997 Doukyuusei Mahjong Shingyouji Reiko PlayStation [5]
1997 EVE: Burst Error Aqua Lloyd Sega Saturn [5]
1997 Refrain Love: Anata ni Aitai Takamiya Sachiko PlayStation, Sega Saturn [5]
1997 Doukyuusei 2 Narusawa Misako PlayStation, Sega Saturn [5]
1997 Desire Christy Shepard Sega Saturn [5]
1997 B Senjou no Alice Candoll PlayStation [5]
1997 Zen-Nippon Bishoujou Grand Prix: Find Love Voice Sega Saturn [5]
1998 Misa no Mahou Monogatari Izabeal du Joleju PlayStation [5]
1999 Himiko-Den Renge Fujina PlayStation [5]
1999 Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Aratanaru Chousensha Nemesis (female) PlayStation [5]
2002 Utawarerumono Karura [19]
2003 Ys I&II Eternal Story Sarah Tovah PS2 [5]
2005 Namco × Capcom Chun-Li, Regina PlayStation 2 [20]
2006 Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Rosso the Crimson PS2 [5]
2007 Super Robot Taisen Original Generations Viletta PS2 [5]
2008 Fate Tiger Colosseum Upper Caster PSP [5]
2009 Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume Natalia NDS [5]
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken Poison PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC [21]
2013 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Merlwyb Bloefhiswyn PC, PS3, PS4 [22]
2014 Ultra Street Fighter IV Poison [23]
2014 Bayonetta 2 Bayonetta Wii U includes port of original Bayonetta game with Japanese audio track [16][24]
2014 Fate/hollow ataraxia Caster PlayStation Vita [25]
2015 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Yennefer [26]
2015 Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen Karura [19]
2015 Project X Zone 2 Hibana Nintendo 3DS [27][28]
2016 Ryū ga Gotoku: Kiwami Reina PS3, PS4 [29]
Tomb Raider II Lara Croft
Tomb Raider III Lara Croft
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Lara Croft
Ratchet & Clank series 1,3,4,5
My Summer Vacation series 1,2

Dubbing

Live-action

List of voice dubbing performances on overseas productions
Voice dub for Title Role Notes Source[2]
Nicole Kidman Malice Tracy Safian
Batman Forever Dr. Chase Meridian
The Portrait of a Lady Isabel Archer
The Peacemaker Dr. Julia Kelly 2001 TBS edition
The Human Stain Faunia Farley
Fur Diane Arbus
The Golden Compass Mrs. Coulter 2010 TV Asashi edition [30]
Rabbit Hole Becca Corbett [31]
Trespass Sarah Miller [32]
The Paperboy Charlotte Bless   [33]
Stoker Evelyn Stoker   [34]
Before I Go to Sleep Christine Lucas   [35]
Grace of Monaco Grace Kelly   [36]
Monica Bellucci A Dangerous Affair
Irréversible Alex M
L'ultimo capodanno Giulia
Under Suspicion Chantal Hearst
How Much Do You Love Me? Daniela
Lisa Kudrow Analyze This Laura MacNamara
Friends Phoebe Buffay
Rachel Weisz The Mummy Evelyn Carnahan
Stalingrad Tania Chernova
Sunshine Greta
Runaway Jury Marlee
Kate Beckingsale Pearl Harbor Evelyn Carnahan
Underworld Selene
Van Helsing Anna Valerious 2007 TV Asahi edition
Underworld Evolution Selene
Jennifer Lopez Maid in Manhattan Marisa Ventura
Gigli Ricki/Rochelle
Shall We Dance? Paulina
Unfinished Life Jean Gilkyson
Gwyneth Paltrow Seven Tracy Mills 1999 TV Tokyo edition
A Perfect Murder Emily Taylor
Possession Maud Bailey
Sandra Bullock In Love and War Agnes von Kurowsky  
Forces of Nature Sarah Lewis  
The Proposal Margaret Tate
Cate Blanchett The Gift Annabelle "Annie" Wilson
Bandits Kate Wheeler 2005 NTV edition
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Jane Winslett-Richardson
Julia Roberts The Pelican Brief Darby Shaw 1996 TV Asahi edition [citation needed]
Conspiracy Theory Alice Sutton 2000 TV Asahi edition
America's Sweethearts Kathleen "Kiki" Harrison
The Mexican Samantha 2004 TV Asahi edition
Valentine's Day Cpt. Katherine "Kate" Hazeltine
Uma Thurman Batman & Robin Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy 2000 TV Asahi edition
Gattaca Irene Cassini
Kim Raver 24 Audrey  
Jill Novick Beverly Hills 90210 Tracy  
Kathryn Morris Cold Case Det. Lilly Rush
Cameron Diaz The Counselor Malkina
Elisabeth Shue CSI Julie Finlay season 12  
Lucy Liu Elementary Joan Watson
Catherine Zeta-Jones Entrapment Virginia "Gin" Baker 2002 TV Asahi edition
Maria Bello ER Anna Deruamiko  
Elisabeth Shue Hollow Man Linda McKay  
Julianne Moore The Hours Laura Brown
Demi Moore Indecent Proposal Diana Murphy 1997 NTV edition
Catherine Bell JAG Lt. Col. Sarah MacKenzie
Jessica Lange King Kong Dwan 1998 TV Asahi edition
Carey Lowell Licence to Kill Pam Bouvier 1999 TV Asahi edition
Olivia Williams The Postman Abby
Nastassja Kinski Terminal Velocity Chris Morrow/Krista Moldova 1997 TV Asahi edition

Animation

Title Role Notes Source[2]
Rango Angélique [37]
Toy Story 3 Dolly   [38]

Notes

  1. Although she did not voice Bayonetta in the original game, Tanaka voiced her for the television commercials and the promotional special.[3] She would later voice for the Bayonetta port that was bundled with Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U.

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