Minami Takayama

Minami Takayama (高山 みなみ Takayama Minami, born Izumi Arai (新井 泉 Arai Izumi), May 5, 1964) is a Japanese voice actress and singer. 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, Danganronpa series as Hajime Hinata and Izuru Kamukura and Detective Conan as Conan Edogawa.

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Lupin the Third: Dead or Alive (1996)

Lupin has set his sights on a the national treasure of the country of Zufu, placed for safe-keeping on a mysterious floating island by the country's late king. The island's super-intelligent defense mechanism, however, proves to be too much for Lupin, Jigen, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiroyuki Yano  •  Kazuhiko Kato
CAST:  Makio Inoue  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Kanichi Kurita  •  Eiko Masuyama

Lupin has set his sights on a the national treasure of the country of Zufu, placed for safe-keeping on a mysterious floating island by the country's late king. The island's super-intelligent defense mechanism, however, proves to be too much for Lupin, Jigen, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiroyuki Yano  •  Kazuhiko Kato
CAST:  Makio Inoue  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Kanichi Kurita  •  Eiko Masuyama

Digimon X-Evolution (2005)

The Digital World is becoming so overpopulated that the super computer Yggdrasill who governs the Digital World can no longer handle it. Its solution is Project Ark: to wipe out most of inhabitants with the X Program. Yggdrasill chooses a very small percentage to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiroyuki Kakudou
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Chika Sakamoto  •  Hideyuki Tanaka  •  Masako Nozawa

The Digital World is becoming so overpopulated that the super computer Yggdrasill who governs the Digital World can no longer handle it. Its solution is Project Ark: to wipe out most of inhabitants with the X Program. Yggdrasill chooses a very small percentage to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiroyuki Kakudou
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Chika Sakamoto  •  Hideyuki Tanaka  •  Masako Nozawa

Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)

Gaea is a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi Kanzaki helps aid the young Prince Van as they embark upon a journey to fight the Black Dragon Clan. The battle over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kazuki Akane
CAST:  Maaya Sakamoto  •  Tomokazu Seki  •  Mayumi Iizuka  •  Minami Takayama

Gaea is a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi Kanzaki helps aid the young Prince Van as they embark upon a journey to fight the Black Dragon Clan. The battle over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kazuki Akane
CAST:  Maaya Sakamoto  •  Tomokazu Seki  •  Mayumi Iizuka  •  Minami Takayama

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

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A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Rei Sakuma  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Keiko Toda

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Rei Sakuma  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Keiko Toda

Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street (2002)

Noah's Ark—the latest in VR technology and a milestone of human innovation—is set for a showcase to Japan's privileged children. They have the honour of beginning a new revolution in gaming; however, their carefree fun is cut short when a company employee is found ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenji Kodama
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Wakana Yamazaki  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Akira Kamiya

Noah's Ark—the latest in VR technology and a milestone of human innovation—is set for a showcase to Japan's privileged children. They have the honour of beginning a new revolution in gaming; however, their carefree fun is cut short when a company employee is found ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenji Kodama
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Wakana Yamazaki  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Akira Kamiya

TEKKEN: The Motion Picture (1998)

All of your favorite Tekken characters are here as they battle their way through each other to win the Iron Fist tournament, where fighters of unequaled strength from around the world gather to test their strength in the gladitorial arena. Of course, intrigue and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kunihisa Sugishima
CAST:  Kazuhiro Yamaji  •  Yumi Touma  •  Akio Nakamura  •  Daisuke Gouri

All of your favorite Tekken characters are here as they battle their way through each other to win the Iron Fist tournament, where fighters of unequaled strength from around the world gather to test their strength in the gladitorial arena. Of course, intrigue and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kunihisa Sugishima
CAST:  Kazuhiro Yamaji  •  Yumi Touma  •  Akio Nakamura  •  Daisuke Gouri

Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007)

Colin MacLeod hunts for the man responsible for the death of his love. He chases the immortal Marcus Octavius across centuries as his quest threatens to take over his life and heart. In his quest, he meets a woman who reminds him of his slain beauty. But it's his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshiaki Kawajiri
CAST:  Alistair Abell  •  Kathleen Barr  •  Nolan North  •  Janyse Jaud

Colin MacLeod hunts for the man responsible for the death of his love. He chases the immortal Marcus Octavius across centuries as his quest threatens to take over his life and heart. In his quest, he meets a woman who reminds him of his slain beauty. But it's his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshiaki Kawajiri
CAST:  Alistair Abell  •  Kathleen Barr  •  Nolan North  •  Janyse Jaud

Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser (2009)

A new member from the Black Organization that shrunk Shinichi's body manages to find out about Shinichi's transformation into Conan. This discovery starts to put those around him in danger as Gin and the other Black Organization members start to take action.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuichiro Yamamoto
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Megumi Hayashibara  •  Wakana Yamazaki

A new member from the Black Organization that shrunk Shinichi's body manages to find out about Shinichi's transformation into Conan. This discovery starts to put those around him in danger as Gin and the other Black Organization members start to take action.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuichiro Yamamoto
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Megumi Hayashibara  •  Wakana Yamazaki

Mobile Suit Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer (2010)

The year is 2314 AD, two years have passed since the defeat of the Innovators and the exposure of the A-Laws' crimes against humanity. The A-Laws have been abolished and their infrastructure integrated into the Earth Sphere Federation Army. However, the world's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seiji Mizushima
CAST:  Hiroshi Kamiya  •  Mamoru Miyano  •  Ryô Katsuji  •  Shin-ichiro Miki

The year is 2314 AD, two years have passed since the defeat of the Innovators and the exposure of the A-Laws' crimes against humanity. The A-Laws have been abolished and their infrastructure integrated into the Earth Sphere Federation Army. However, the world's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seiji Mizushima
CAST:  Hiroshi Kamiya  •  Mamoru Miyano  •  Ryô Katsuji  •  Shin-ichiro Miki

Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (2013)

Conan Edogawa sets out to apprehend Lupin the Third, the suspect of stealing a jewel called Cherry Sapphire. (A sequel to the TV special Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan, 2009.)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hajime Kamegaki
CAST:  Kanichi Kurita  •  Minami Takayama  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Wakana Yamazaki

Conan Edogawa sets out to apprehend Lupin the Third, the suspect of stealing a jewel called Cherry Sapphire. (A sequel to the TV special Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan, 2009.)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hajime Kamegaki
CAST:  Kanichi Kurita  •  Minami Takayama  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Wakana Yamazaki

Megumi (2008)

An anime biography on Megumi Yokota, who was abducted by North Korea in 1977 when she was 13 years old. North Korea acknowledges abducting her and at least 12 other Japanese residents during the 1970s and the 1980s, but the country has not provided any conclusive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hidetoshi Omori
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Rica Fukami  •  Megumi Tano  •  Bin Shimada

An anime biography on Megumi Yokota, who was abducted by North Korea in 1977 when she was 13 years old. North Korea acknowledges abducting her and at least 12 other Japanese residents during the 1970s and the 1980s, but the country has not provided any conclusive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hidetoshi Omori
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Rica Fukami  •  Megumi Tano  •  Bin Shimada

Spooky Kitaro: Japan Explodes!! (2008)

Movie based on the 2007 TV anime with an original plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gou Koga
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Isamu Tanonaka  •  Keiko Yamamoto  •  Hiromi Konno

Movie based on the 2007 TV anime with an original plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gou Koga
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Isamu Tanonaka  •  Keiko Yamamoto  •  Hiromi Konno

Summer Vacation 1999 (1988)

Summer Vacation tells the story of four teenage students who spend their summer vacation at school – unsupervised and untouched by the outside world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shusuke Kaneko
CAST:  Eri Miyajima  •  Tomoko Ôtakara  •  Miyuki Nakano  •  Eri Fukatsu

Summer Vacation tells the story of four teenage students who spend their summer vacation at school – unsupervised and untouched by the outside world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shusuke Kaneko
CAST:  Eri Miyajima  •  Tomoko Ôtakara  •  Miyuki Nakano  •  Eri Fukatsu

Project A-Ko Versus Battle 2: Blue Side (1990)

It will take a lot of strength to slay a three-headed dragon, perhaps more than A-ko, B-ko and Maruten can muster. As these intrepid souls invade a space station ruled by their nemesis, they encounter star pirates, hidden explosives, seductive spirits, and female ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katsuhiko Nishijima
CAST:  Emi Shinohara  •  Minami Takayama  •  Michie Tomizawa  •  Miki Ito

It will take a lot of strength to slay a three-headed dragon, perhaps more than A-ko, B-ko and Maruten can muster. As these intrepid souls invade a space station ruled by their nemesis, they encounter star pirates, hidden explosives, seductive spirits, and female ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katsuhiko Nishijima
CAST:  Emi Shinohara  •  Minami Takayama  •  Michie Tomizawa  •  Miki Ito

Project A-Ko Versus Battle 1: Grey Side (1990)

In this animated sci-fi adventure set in the future, a brave band of adolescents work together to defeat an invasion of alien invaders and a fearsome dragon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katsuhiko Nishijima
CAST:  Emi Shinohara  •  Minami Takayama  •  Michie Tomizawa  •  Miki Ito

In this animated sci-fi adventure set in the future, a brave band of adolescents work together to defeat an invasion of alien invaders and a fearsome dragon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katsuhiko Nishijima
CAST:  Emi Shinohara  •  Minami Takayama  •  Michie Tomizawa  •  Miki Ito

Ranma ½: The Movie — The Battle of Nekonron: The Fight to Break the Rules! (1991)

When Prince Kirin of the 7 Lucky Gods shows up at the Tendo dojo looking for his bride-to-be, guess who's accidentally holding the scroll that signifies his future mate? Why, Akane, of course, and the rest of the Ranma crew is forced to take a boat to China in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shuji Iuchi
CAST:  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Megumi Hayashibara  •  Noriko Hidaka  •  Kaneto Shiozawa

When Prince Kirin of the 7 Lucky Gods shows up at the Tendo dojo looking for his bride-to-be, guess who's accidentally holding the scroll that signifies his future mate? Why, Akane, of course, and the rest of the Ranma crew is forced to take a boat to China in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shuji Iuchi
CAST:  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Megumi Hayashibara  •  Noriko Hidaka  •  Kaneto Shiozawa

The Weathering Continent (1992)

Three adventurers - a warrior, a priest, and a young woman - traverse a land devastated by centuries of environmental calamaties searching only for a way to survive. In their journeys they stumble across first the remains of a band of desperate treasure-hunters, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kouichi Mashimo
CAST:  Toshihiko Seki  •  Minami Takayama  •  Yûsaku Yara  •  Masashi Hironaka

Three adventurers - a warrior, a priest, and a young woman - traverse a land devastated by centuries of environmental calamaties searching only for a way to survive. In their journeys they stumble across first the remains of a band of desperate treasure-hunters, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kouichi Mashimo
CAST:  Toshihiko Seki  •  Minami Takayama  •  Yûsaku Yara  •  Masashi Hironaka

Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker (2012)

Kogoro's detective agency receives a mysterious phone call. Someone on the other end warns about a bomb and leaves behind a code, "The Boy in Blue and The Blue Zebra, the rain from above ..." If Conan can decipher the riddle, he can stop the bomb. An adventure ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuichiro Yamamoto  •  Kobun Shizuno
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Wakana Yamazaki  •  Rikiya Koyama

Kogoro's detective agency receives a mysterious phone call. Someone on the other end warns about a bomb and leaves behind a code, "The Boy in Blue and The Blue Zebra, the rain from above ..." If Conan can decipher the riddle, he can stop the bomb. An adventure ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuichiro Yamamoto  •  Kobun Shizuno
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Wakana Yamazaki  •  Rikiya Koyama

Crayon Shin-chan: Pursuit of the Balls of Darkness (1997)

The Noharas get caught between two rival clans when Himawari swallows a pretty bead that turns out to be a mysterious ball with hidden powers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keiichi Hara
CAST:  Miki Narahashi  •  Keiji Fujiwara  •  Akiko Yajima  •  Satomi Korogi

The Noharas get caught between two rival clans when Himawari swallows a pretty bead that turns out to be a mysterious ball with hidden powers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keiichi Hara
CAST:  Miki Narahashi  •  Keiji Fujiwara  •  Akiko Yajima  •  Satomi Korogi

Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence (2011)

The Governor of Tokyo, Yuichiro Asakura, receives a threatening letter the day before the opening of Touto Line, a new train line for the Tokyo Metro. During the opening ceremony of the line, Conan Edogawa and the Detective Boys are driven by Professor Agasa and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuichiro Yamamoto  •  Kobun Shizuno
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Wakana Yamazaki  •  Rikiya Koyama  •  Shohei Yamaguchi

The Governor of Tokyo, Yuichiro Asakura, receives a threatening letter the day before the opening of Touto Line, a new train line for the Tokyo Metro. During the opening ceremony of the line, Conan Edogawa and the Detective Boys are driven by Professor Agasa and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuichiro Yamamoto  •  Kobun Shizuno
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Wakana Yamazaki  •  Rikiya Koyama  •  Shohei Yamaguchi
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