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Houko Kuwashima is a Japanese voice actress and singer.

Some of Kuwashima's major roles include Sango in InuYasha, Clare in Claymore, and Chizuru Yukimura in Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom.

Roles in the seriesEdit

In the Dead or Alive series, Kuwashima is the current Japanese voice actress for Kasumi, after taking over from her original voice actress, Sakura Tange, due to the latter's first retirement in 2000.

Since Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate, Kuwashima has also been the Japanese voice actress for Kasumi's mother, Ayame. In the same game, she voice Kasumi's clone, Kasumi α

In the Dead or Alive 5 games, she voices Kasumi's two clones.

Game Release Roles
Dead or Alive 3 2001-2002 Kasumi
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball 2003 Kasumi
Dead or Alive 1 Ultimate 2004-2005 Kasumi (optional voice; uncredited)
Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate 2004-2005 Kasumi (default voice)
Ayame
Kasumi α (default voice; uncredited)
Dead or Alive 4 2005-2006 Kasumi
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 2006 Kasumi
Dead or Alive Online 2009 Kasumi (uncredited)
Dead or Alive Paradise 2010 Kasumi
Dead or Alive Dimensions 2011 Kasumi
Ayame
Dead or Alive 5 2012 Kasumi
False Kasumi (uncredited)
Dead or Alive 5+ 2013 Kasumi
False Kasumi (uncredited)
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate 2013 Kasumi
Phase 4 (released as DLC on June 17, 2014; uncredited)
False Kasumi (uncredited)
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade 2013 Kasumi (uncredited)
Phase 4 (added in 2014; uncredited)
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round 2015 Kasumi
Phase 4
False Kasumi (uncredited)
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 2016 Kasumi
Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation 2017 Kasumi
Dead or Alive 6 2019 Kasumi
Phase 4

Note that both Tange's and Kuwashima's voice clips for Kasumi are avaliable in Dead or Alive Ultimate and are interchangable through the game's audio settings.

TriviaEdit

  • Like with many of the Japanese voice actors in the series, Kuwashima is affiliated with Aoni Production.
  • It is unknown whether Kuwashima voiced Alpha-152 for the Dead or Alive 5 games as both its Japanese and English voice actors are not credited.

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Actors
Japanese voice cast
Current cast members Mai AizawaNobutoshi CannaMoriya EndoBanjō GingaKaede HondoHideyuki HoriYui HorieTetsu InadaAyako KawasumiYumi KakazuAmi KoshimizuYuka KoyamaHouko KuwashimaHikaru MidorikawaShiori MikamiJunko MinagawaKotono MitsuishiKenta MiyakeYūko NagashimaJouji NakataAi NonakaSaori ŌnishiMaaya SakamotoAkemi SatōBin ShimadaRyoko ShiraishiHiroki TōchiYumi TōmaMinami TsudaMaaya UchidaSumire UesakaWakana YamazakiHiroki Yasumoto
Former cast members Takeshi AonoHisao EgawaMiyako EndōTomoko FujinoToshio FurukawaDaisuke GōriYukitoshi HoriMarina InoueUnshō IshizukaYukimasa KishinoMami KoyamaShin-ichiro MikiYūko MinaguchiChikao OhtsukaYuka SaitōOsamu SakaMariko SuzukiMinami TakayamaKaori TakedaSakura TangeMichie TomizawaKōji TotaniKōji Yada
English voice cast
Current cast members Jason BlakeKira BucklandChristine Marie CabanosAmber ConnorD.C. DouglasGrant GeorgeKyle HebertKate HigginsHeather Hogan-WatsonLauren LandaWendee LeeYuri LowenthalFaye MataMichael McConnohieMatthew MercerDave B. MitchellCassandra MorrisBrina PalenciaEden RiegelPatrick SeitzKeith SilversteinKaren StrassmanKaiji TangDavid Vincent
Former cast members Laura BaileyTroy BakerLyssa BrowneJulianne BuescherDarren CrissSally DanaGina DeVettoriTimothy EnosRichard EpcarKathryn FellerErin FitzgeraldZoe GalvezPeter GarzaZach HanksBrittney HarveyAli HillisJeremy HouRoger L. JacksonLucy KeeEric KelsoAndrew KishinoJanna LevinsteinRolland LopezErica MendezTerry McGovernMasasa MoyoPaul NakauchiLiam O'BrienJohn ParsonsKhary PaytonSam RiegelDennis RodmanLloyd SherrApril StewartZinnia SuJoel SwetowJoe J. ThomasKirk ThorntonAmanda TroopBrian VouglasHynden WalchKari WahlgrenLisle WilkersonDonna Mae Wong
DOA: Dead or Alive cast
Devon AokiDerek BoyerSarah CarterCollin ChouSteve HoweyKane KosugiNatassia MaltheMatthew MarsdenKevin NashJaime PresslyEric RobertsSilvio SimacHolly ValanceBrian J. White
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