800px-Sumi Shimamoto at Sakura-Con 2007

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