Megumi Ogata (緒方 恵美 Ogata Megumi, born June 6, 1965) is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer from the Tokyo Metropolitan area. As a singer, she goes by the name em:óu. She attended Tōkai University, but left due to lack of interest. She is also best known for voicing Sailor Uranus, Kurama and Shinji Ikari.
Megumi started out as a musical actress. She attended the same classes as Rumi Kasahara and the late Shiho Niiyama. She used to be affiliated with Aoni Production.
Because of her husky voice, she is often typecast as either young men and boys or tomboyish females (a famous example of this being Sailor Uranus, a popular character from Sailor Moon known for being a charming tomboy in her civilian form). It is also because of this that she is sometimes referred as "Aniki" ("Big brother" in Japanese, usually used in gangs) by fans.
She married for the second time on April 1, 2004.
Megumi appeared on NHK's second anime song marathon on April 30 along with fellow seiyuu Ichiro Mizuki.
A selection of other roles played by Megumi Ogata
Cardcaptor Sakura as Yukito Tsukishiro
Danganronpa series as Makoto Naegi and Nagito Komaeda
Full Moon wo Sagashite as Izumi Rio
Kodomo no Omocha OVA as Akito Hayama
Magic Knight Rayearth as Princess Emeraude
Magic Night Rayearth 2nd season as Eagle Vision
Sailor Moon R as Vampil and Petz
Sailor Moon R Movie as young Mamoru
Sailor Moon S, Super S, & Sailor Stars as Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus
Yu Yu Hakusho as Kurama
Yu-Gi-Oh! (1998) as Yugi
And many more...
- Began career as a musical actress, but after dissolution of her media troupe applied for training at a voice actor school.
- Became a seiyuu after she was accepted a role -- on the spot -- at an audition for Yu Yu Hakusho voice actors.
- Later married a man 13 years her junior.
- Ogata now spends most of her career singing than voice acting. Her singing name is Em Ou (M.O, her initials) to separate herself from her seiyuu career.
- Ironic since she's Shinji's seiyuu, Ogata fell into a month-long Depression in March 2009.
- Ogata was praised by Anno for the first time during the final day of voicework recording for Evangelion 2.0.
|Staff||Hideaki Anno • Kazuya Tsurumaki • Ikuto Yamashita • Shirō Sagisu • Yoshiyuki Sadamoto • Takeshi Honda • Yoko Takahashi • Akio Satsukawa • Masayuki|
|Cast||Megumi Ogata • Yuko Miyamura • Megumi Hayashibara • Tomokazu Seki • Akira Ishida • Maaya Sakamoto • Fumihiko Tachiki • Motomu Kiyokawa • Kotono Mitsuishi • Kōichi Yamadera •Yuriko Yamaguchi • Miki Nagasawa • Hiro Yūki • Takehito Koyasu • Mika Doi • Maria Kawamura • Mugihito • Tetsuya Iwanaga • Junko Iwao|
|Companies||Gainax • khara inc.|