Voice Actress Mayumi Tanaka Plays 3 Anime Characters in 1 TV Block
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Mayumi Tanaka is a busy voice actress. She's so busy that she will have roles in three different anime all during the same programming block. Tanaka will appear in Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File, GeGeGe no Kitarō, and One Piece in Fuji TV's "Adventure Sunday" block on June 17.
Tanaka will play Purisuke, a talking hill myna bird who is the key to a case, in the upcoming episode of Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File. She holds the recurring role of the yōkai Sunakake Baba in GeGeGe no Kitarō and the star pirate Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece.
In a message posted with the announcement, Tanaka said she enjoyed performing the three very different roles for the upcoming anime episodes. She noted that she previously voiced a crow who only said "caw," but it was comparatively easy to show emotion with the speaking role of Purisuke.
Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File (Layton Mystery Detective Agency: Kat's Mystery-Solving Files), the television anime inspired by the Professor Layton game franchise, premiered on April 8.