Japanese voice actress Kikuko Inoue will publish her first autobiography. It will be titled Inoue Kikuko 17-sai desu “Oioi!” which can be translated to I am Kikuko Inoue, 17 years old “Hey hey!” The book will be available at 1,980 yen (~$14.5) in late September 2022 in Japan.
In addition to the book’s cover, the new blog post also revealed several bonus cosplay photos that will be available by purchasing at specific stores. Animate will include Inoue’s cosplay photo as a schoolgirl, Rakuten with a ring girl attire, and 7Net will have a maid costume.
Kikuko Inoue is best known for her claim to be eternally 17 years old, even though she is already married and has children. Her eldest daughter, Honoka Inoue, has since grown into adulthood and pursues the same voice acting career as her mother.
One of the segments in the autobiography will feature a dialogue between Honoka and Kikuko Inoue. The book will also include comments from other voice actresses like Noriko Hidaka, Atsuko Tanaka, Rica Matsumoto, Aya Hisakawa, Nana Mizuki, Mai Nakahara, Rie Tanaka, and Maria Yamamoto.
Kikuko Inoue began her voice acting career in 1988. She began to rise in prominence after voicing Kasumi Tendo in the 1989 anime show Ranma 1/2 and Belldandy in the 1993 OVA Ah! My Goddess. More recently, Inoue has provided voices for Carta Issue in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans and Archbishop Rhea in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
Inoue is not the only voice actress to publish her own book. In early 2021, Megumi Hayashibara released a book where she described her voiced characters. This book is also available in English. It is yet to be known whether Kikuko Inoue’s book will also receive an official translation.
Kikuko Inoue’s autobiography, Inoue Kikuko 17-sai desu “Oioi!” will be available on September 24, 2022.