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Minami Takayama
Minami Tagayama
Kanji 高山 みなみ
新井 泉 (Birth Name)
Romaji Takayama Minami
Arai Izumi
Dubbed Minami Takayama
Izumi Arai
Character Profile
Gender Female ♀
Age 51 (2015)
Hair Color Brown and Black
Eye Color Brown
Occupation/s Voice Actress
Singer
Status Alive

Minami Takayama is a popular Japanese singer and voice actress. Minami is also a member of the pop group Two-Mix, and a part of DoCo when it was active.

She is best known for her roles in Kiki's Delivery Service as both Kiki and Ursula, Ranma ½ as Nabiki Tendo, Moomin as Moomin, Yaiba as Yaiba Kurogane, Nintama Rantarō as Rantarō Inadera, and Detective Conan as Conan Edogawa. Minami and Shiina Nagano, the other member of Two-Mix, also appeared as themselves in a case in her former husband's manga, Detective Conan

General Information

Takayama's real name is Izumi Arai. She was married to manga artist Gosho Aoyama on May 5, 2005 but they divorced on December 10, 2007.

Anime Roles

Television animation

1987
  • Mister Ajikko as Yōichi Ajiyoshi
1988
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy as Roy
  • Oishinbo as Terue Yumemi
1989
  • Dash! Yonkuro as Aoi Hyūga
  • Ranma ½ as Nabiki Tendo
  • City Hunter 3 as Mei Asaoka
1990
  • Magical Tarurūto-kun as Honmaru Edojō
  • Moomin as Moomin
1991
  • Holly the Ghost as Kaori
1992
  • Cooking Papa as Makoto Araiwa, Miyuki Araiwa
  • Hime-chan's Ribbon as Shintarō Kobayashi, Ichiko Kamikura
1993
  • Nintama Rantarō as Rantarō Inadera
  • Yaiba as Yaiba Kurogane
1994
  • Magic Knight Rayearth as Ascot
  • Yu Yu Hakusho as Mukuro
1996
  • Detective Conan as Conan Edogawa, Minami Takayama (Herself, episode 81 and 82), Aoko Nakamori (episode 219, OVA 4), Goro
  • The Vision of Escaflowne as Dilandau Albatou, Serena Shezal, Prince Chid
1998
  • Gasaraki as Rin Ataka
1999
  • Jibaku-kun as Silver (young)
  • Pokémon as Hiroshi
  • Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko as Yohko Yamamoto
2000
  • Android Kikaider as Chigusa Sakamoto
  • Descendants of Darkness as Hijiri Minase
  • Shinzo as Mushra, Mushrambo
2001
  • Cyborg 009 as Artemis
  • Project ARMS as Kei Kuruma
  • Shaman King as Hao Asakura
  • The SoulTaker as Mio Date
  • Touch as Alice
2002
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex as Kuroha
  • Monkey Typhoon as Mion
2003
  • Astro Boy as Shin'ichi
  • Pokémon Chronicles as Hiroshi
2004
  • Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG as Chai
  • Kyo Kara Maoh! as Anissina von Karbelnikoff
  • Maria-sama ga Miteru as Former Rosa Gigantea
2005
  • Black Cat as Train Heartnet (younger)
  • Digital Monster X-Evolution as Dorumon, Dorugamon, DoruGreymon, Alphamon
2006
  • Majin tantei Neuro as aya asheia
  • D.Gray-man as Anita
  • Ghost Slayers Ayashi as Kyōsai Kawanabe
  • Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple as Kisara Nanjō
2007
  • Claymore as Irene
  • GeGeGe no Kitaro as Kitarō
2008
  • Megumi as Megumi Yokota
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00 as Kati Mannequin
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season as Kati Mannequin and Red Haro
  • Porphy no Nagai Tabi as Rebecca
2009
  • GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class as Sasamoto-sensei
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood as Envy
  • Lupin III vs Detective Conan as Conan Edogawa
2010
  • HeartCatch PreCure! as Dark Precure
  • Digimon Xros Wars as Taiki Kudou
2011
  • Pokemon Best Wishes! as Luke
  • Tales of Symphonia: The United World as Mithos Yggdrasill
  • Digimon Xros Wars: Toki wo Kakeru Shounen Hunter-tachi as Taiki Kudou
2012
  • Senki Zesshō Symphogear as Kanade Amō
  • Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future as Yong Hwa

Anime films

1988
  • Kiki's Delivery Service as Kiki, Ursula
1995
  • Whisper of the Heart as Kosaka-sensei
1997
  • Case Closed: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper as Conan Edogawa
1998
  • Case Closed: The Fourteenth Target as Conan Edogawa
1999
  • Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century as Conan Edogawa
2000
  • Case Closed: Captured in Her Eyes as Conan Edogawa
2000
  • Escaflowne (film) as Dilandau Albatou
2001
  • Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven as Conan Edogawa
  • Princess Arete as Ampule
2002
  • Case Closed: The Phantom of Baker Street as Conan Edogawa
2003
  • Case Closed: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital as Conan Edogawa
2004
  • Case Closed: Magician of the Silver Sky as Conan Edogawa
2005
  • Case Closed: Strategy Above the Depths as Conan Edogawa
2006
  • Case Closed: The Private Eyes' Requiem as Conan Edogawa
2007
  • Case Closed: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure as Conan Edogawa
  • Highlander: The Search for Vengeance as Joe
2008
  • Case Closed: Full Score of Fear as Conan Edogawa
2009
  • Case Closed: The Raven Chaser as Conan Edogawa
2010
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: Awakening of the Trailblazer as Kati Mannequin
  • Case Closed: The Lost Ship in the Sky as Conan Edogawa
2011
  • Case Closed: Quarter of Silence as Conan Edogawa
2012
  • Case Closed: The Eleventh Striker as Conan Edogawa
2013
  • Case Closed: Private Eye in the Distant Sea as Conan Edogawa
2014
  • Case Closed: Dimensional Sniper as Conan Edogawa

OVA

1991
  • Slow Step as Minatsu Nakazato
1994
  • Cosmic Fantasy as Yū
1995
  • Elementalors as Saori
1997
  • Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko as Yohko Yamamoto
1998
  • Tekken: The Motion Picture as Nina Williams, Young Kazuya, Jin Kazama
2001
  • Hikarian as Nozomi
2002
  • Macross Zero as Nora Polyansky
2003
  • .hack//GIFT as Mia
2007
  • Kyo Kara Maoh! R as Anissina von Karbelnikoff
  • Tsubasa: Tokyo Revelations as Nataku, Kasumizuki
2009
  • Cobra the Space Pirate: Time Drive as Emeralda

Dubbing roles

1987
  • Stand by Me as Chris Chambers (River Phoenix)
1989
  • The Land Before Time as Littlefoot (Gabriel Damon)
1990
  • The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter as Atreyu (Kenny Morrison)
  • RoboCop 2 as Hob (Gabriel Damon)
  • Twin Peaks as Donna Hayward (Lara Flynn Boyle)
1992
  • Back to the Future Part II as Video Game Boy #1 (Elijah Wood) (TV Asahi Dub)
1993
  • Boy Meets World as Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong)
1994
  • The Good Son as Mark Evans (Elijah Wood)
  • The War as Stu (Elijah Wood)
  • Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit as Rita Watson (Lauryn Hill)
1996
  • Flipper as Sandy Ricks (Elijah Wood)
1998
  • An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island as Cholena
1999
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy as Kevin
2000
  • Charlie's Angels as Alex Munday (Lucy Liu)
  • Music of the Heart as Lexi (Kieran Culkin)
2002
  • Resident Evil as Rain (Michelle Rodriguez)
2003
  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle as Alex Munday (Lucy Liu)
2006
  • The Queen as Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren)
  • Monster House as DJ (Mitchel Musso)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning as Alex (Cyia Batten)
2014
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic as Daring Do (Chiara Zanni)

Games

  • Psychic Force 2012 as Emilio Michaelov
1992
  • Tengai Makyō II: Manjimaru as Matsuri
1993
  • Tengai Makyō: Fuun Kabukiden as Matsuri
1995
  • Linda Cube as Linda
1996
  • PoPoLoCrois as Pietro
  • Psychic Force as Emilio Michaelov
  • Virtua Fighter 3 as Pai Chan
1997
  • Linda Cube Again as Linda
2000
  • Digimon World as Protagonist
2001
  • Virtua Fighter 4 as Pai Chan
2002
  • .hack//Infection as Mia
  • .hack//Mutation as Mia
  • .hack//Outbreak as Mia
2003
  • .hack//Quarantine as Mia
  • Mega Man X7 as Axl
  • Tales of Symphonia as Mithos Yggdrasill
2004
  • Gungrave: Overdose as Spike Hubie
  • Mega Man X: Command Mission as Axl
  • Mega Man X8 as Axl
2005
  • Super Robot Wars Alpha 3 as Ruach Ganeden
2006
  • Virtua Fighter 5 as Pai Chan
2007
  • Case Closed: The Mirapolis Investigation as Conan Edogawa
  • Tales of Fandom Vol.2 as Mithos Yggdrasill
2008
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl as Pit
2012
  • Dead or Alive 5 as Pai Chan
  • Project X Zone as Pai Chan
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising as Pit
  • Super Danganronpa 2: Farewell Despair Academy as Hajime Hinata
2013
  • Danganronpa 1.2 Reload as Hajime Hinata
2014
  • Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax as Pai Chan

Drama CD

1991
  • Video Girl Ai as Ai Amano
1994
  • Fushigi Yūgi as Nuriko
  • Rurouni Kenshin as Myōjin Yahiko
1997
  • Red River as Yuri Suzuki
2000
  • M to N no Shōzō as Natsuhiko Amakusa
  • Chrono Crusade as Child Chrono
2001
  • Angel Heart as Li Xiang Ying
  • Shaman King as Hao Asakura
  • W Juliet as Ito Miura
2004
  • Kyo Kara Maoh! as Anissina von Karbelnikoff
  • Ginnoyuki Furufuru (Takashi Sakakibara)

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