|Rumi Hiiragi Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||August 1, 1987|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Rumi Hiiragi is a Japanese actress who is best known for her voice-over work in animated films such as Spirited Away (2001), Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008), and From up on Poppy Hill (2011). She is also well recognized for acting in TV dramas such as Dōbutsu no Oisha-san (2003), Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy (2004), Boshi Kantei (2005), Nobuta wo Produce (2005), and Kyōto Kadō Iemoto Satsujin Jiken (2005).
Katsushika City, Tokyo, Kantō, Honshu, Japan
Tokyo, Kantō, Honshu, Japan
Rumi, after high school graduation, had attended Nihon University (often abbreviated as Nichidai), a private research university in Tokyo.
5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm
54 kg or 119 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Japanese descent.
- Diminutive frame
- Ever-changing hairstyle
- Affable smile
- Gleaming face
Rumi has been featured in the TV commercials for –
- Aflac Inc. (American Family Life Assurance Company) (1994)
- SKY PerfecTV! (Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) Service) Anime (1999)
- Lawson, Inc.’s (Convenience Store Franchise Chain in Japan) Natsu Matsuri advertisement campaign (2003)
- Toyota Motor Corporation’s Cypha car advertisement campaign (2003)
- JVC’s (Japan Victor Company) BabyMovie advertisement campaign (2003)
- Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd.’s (Japanese Snack Food Company) Almond advertisement campaign (2004)
- Hakusensha, Inc.’s (Japanese Publishing Company) advertisement campaign for LaLa (a monthly Japanese shōjo manga (comics aimed at a teen female demographic) magazine) (2006)
Rumi Hiiragi Facts
- She had started her career, as a child, by appearing in numerous TV commercials and TV series. Her breakthrough arrived when she had voiced the character of Chihiro in the 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film Spirited Away. It had won the ‘Best Animated Feature’ award at the 75th Academy Awards, becoming the first hand-drawn and non-English-language animated film to do so. It was also the co-recipient of the ‘Golden Bear’ (Best Film) award at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival.
- Barely 14 years old at the time of its release, Rumi’s portrayal of the lead character in that film had made her a household name in Japan. The film had grossed USD 395.8 million at the worldwide box office and is often regarded as one of the best films of the 21st century as well as one of the greatest animated films ever made. It was also the most successful and highest-grossing film in Japanese history with earnings of USD 305 million. That record was broken only in 2020. In 2016, the film was voted the 4th-best film of the 21st century by the BBC, the highest-ranking animated film in that ‘Top 100’ list.
- In 2002, she had been featured, as a field reporter, in the high school baseball TV program Netto Koshien which provides a digest of the games of the summer National High School Baseball Championship, an annual nationwide high school baseball tournament that is also the largest scale amateur sports event in Japan.
- She has voiced the characters of Miya in Tengai Makyō III: Namida, the 12th installment of the role-playing video games franchise Tengai Makyō; and Yadoya in One Piece: Unlimited World RED, an action-adventure video game based on the famous One Piece, a Japanese manga and anime series.
Featured Image by Rumi Hiiragi / Instagram