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Rica Fukami

Rica Fukami


8/8/1963, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

Birth Name

Fukami Rica



Also Known As

Rika Fukami
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Japanese seiyuu, or voice actress, who has played various roles in anime and OVAs. Rica's most known role as a seiyuu was her voice work as Minako Aino(more popularly known as Sailor Venus in America and other western countries) in the Sailor Moon series. She has also voiced…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • On the hit American comedy series Friends, Rica plays the voice over of Monica Geller/Bing in the Japanese dub.

    • On February 21, 1994, Rica released her very first solo album entitled Mornin' After. This CD contained 10 tracks.

    • On May 21, 1995, Rica participated in the "Mitsukoshi Charity Auction". For the auction, she brought along a signed Sailor Venus doll and Sailor Venus make-up kit, as well as a playdia game machine since Rica Fukami software was going to be released soon.

    • In the hour length animated movie Sailor Moon R Movie: Promise of the Rose, Rica along with her seiyuu group "Peach Hips" performed the ending theme "Moon Revenge".

    • Rica is part of a 5 person seiyuu group called "Peach Hips". These members voiced the 5 original Senshi on the hit anime, Sailor Moon. The other 4 members include Kotono Mitsuishi(Sailor Moon), Aya Hisakawa(Sailor Mercury), Michie Tomizawa(Sailor Mars), and Emi Shinohara(Sailor Jupiter).

    • Rica is said to be a U.S.-certified hypnotherapist.

    • On the Doukyuusei Mahjong Premium CD released on January 17, 1997, Rica did track #11 called "Masaki Natsuko". This is a voice data track that is approximately 12-18 seconds in length.

    • On September 21, 1994, Rica released a solo music CD entitled La Venus. This CD is approximately 39 minutes long and contains 11 tracks.

    • Rica has made a guest appearance at many special events such as the "Windows/Mornin' After CD event" on March 19, 1994; the "Voice Actor Super in Ikebukuro" on July 22, 1995; the "Charity Event in Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi" on March 31, 1996; the "With You event at Animate Shibuya" on January 25, 1998 and the "Anime Expo 2000" between June 30 and July 2, 2000.

    • One of Rica's favorite things to do is to travel.

    • On the hit anime Sailor Moon S, Rica helped perform the second ending theme(eps 3-38) "Tuxedo Mirage" with her seiyuu group "Peach Hips"

    • On January 10, 1993, Rica did an interview for a monthly close up that would appear in the February 1993 issue of the Japanese magazine, Animedia. This spread contained 4 pages with color photos. Rica also appeared in several other popular Japanese magazines including Waku Waku Seiyuu Land, Virtual Idol, Seiyuu Grand Prix, Character Voice Collection Joseihen and AnimeV.

    • Rica stands in at 155 cm (5 feet, 1 inches) tall, weighs approximately 44 kg (97 lbs), has a shoe size of 23 cm (size 7 in womens), and has blood type B.

    • Rica is employed under the talent agency, Vi-Vo.

    • Rica has voiced a couple of characters on drama CDs including Erina Koyanagi in Mujintou Monogatari and Diana Spacey in FAKE ~A Change of Partner~.

    • As a joke, Rica says her three sizes are 95-56-88.

    • Rica has voices characters in several Japanese video games including here role as Safiine Grace in Super Robot Taisen F Kanketsuhen, Akasaka Juri in Seifuku Densetsu Pretty Fighter X, Myung Fang Lone in Macross Plus: Game Edition, Fran in Final Fantasy XII and Minako Aino/Sailor Venus in Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another Story.

    • Rica's debut role in anime was playing an extra girl, also known as Girl A, in Tokimeki Tonight.

  • Quotes

    • (when asked about playing such a long role on Sailor Moon)
      Rica: It's because of the fans. We are very thankful to the fans. Earlier this year, there was a time when there was a substitute for Venus. Some of you might have noticed. I injured my vocal chords and I couldn't talk for two weeks. I couldn't work. I couldn't do any daily conversation.

    • Rica: I went to London during the new year holiday, and there were some rumors going around that I got sick and stuck in London. That's not true.