Akiko Yajima

Akiko Yajima


5/4/1967, Niigata, Japan

Birth Name

Akiko Ogasawara



Also Known As

Akiko Yazima
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Born in Niigata, Japan, and raised in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, Akiko is a seiyuu, or voice actress, who is known for her many works in anime such as voicing Relena Darlian / Relena Peacecraft on Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and Shinnosuke Nohara on Crayon Shin-chan. Akiko has…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Akiko is a certified nanny.

    • On the 3 episode OAV Galaxy Fraulein Yuna Returns, Akiko helps perform the 2nd ending theme song "Tsukikage Oyasumi", along with fellow cast members Chisa Yokoyama, Satomi Koorogi, Yumi Touma and Miki Takahashi.

    • Akiko has made a guest appearance at many special events in Japan such as the "Tokyo Toy Show in Makuhari Messe (Chiba)" on June 5, 1994, the "Victor OURS Anime Festival in Osaka" on June 11, 2000, and the "Crayon Shin-chan movie event Yuurakuchou Marion" on April 16, 2005.

    • A few of the voice roles Akiko did in Japanese video games includes Spyro in Spyro the Dragon, Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Annie Bars in Tales of Rebirth, and Niigi Gorgeous Blue in Castle Shikigami 2.

    • In the animated movie Crayon Shin-chan: Densetsu wo Yobu Odore! Amigo!, Akiko performed the opening theme song, "Yuruyuru de DE-O!", in the voice of her character in the movie, Shinnosuke "Shin-chan" Nohara.

    • Three things Akiko wishes she had more of are time, breasts, and wishes she were taller.

    • On June 9, 1995, Akiko appeared as a guest on the radio program, "Knight of Midnight". She spoke for a while using the voice she did as Shin-chan and then did an interview with Akira and Hitomi. After the interview, they played "Angel Flower", one of Akiko's songs.

    • Akiko is employed under the company, Production Baobab.

    • On the 4 episode OAV My My Mai, Akiko performed the opening theme, "Ikenai Situation" and the ending theme, "Kizuite Hoshi Ino", as well as voiced the main character Mai Waku.

    • Akiko's shoe size is 23 centimeters (size 7 in women's in US). Akiko has blood type B. Akiko weighs in at approximately 40 kilograms (88 lbs). Akiko stands in at 152 centimeters (5 feet, 0 inches) tall.

    • Akiko has blood type B.

  • Quotes

    • Akiko: Usually when I do girls' roles, the characteristics are already made up. So when I see some parts of the character that is close to mine, I think about how I would do it.

    • Akiko: When I'm drinking juice and then I spill some, I go "Wa!" in Shin-chan's voice.

    • Akiko: I wanted to be at least 155 cm. When I go buy clothes, I have to always fix it to make it fit. It's not cheap either.

    • Akiko: Shin-chan is someone who I admired (looked up to). When I was going to nursery school, I was the one who always got picked on. I was always crying. But Shin-chan is different. He would never cry. So I'm a little envious of him.