Ryoko Shiraishi (白石 涼子, Shiraishi Ryōko, born September 7, 1982) is a Japanese voice actress from Kashiba, Nara, Japan. She is affiliated with Aoni Production.
Due to her low and gentle voice, Shiraishi is often cast as either the effeminate-and-kind young man or the sexually mature but sweet-and-sensitive supporting woman. However, in a break from tradition, one of her most famous roles is the brash and hot-headed Asuka Kazama, who is noted for speaking with a strong Osaka accent, which is one of Shiraishi's specialist skills. She was also formerly a member of the voice acting unit Drops, along with Ai Nonaka, Akemi Kanda, Tomoko Kaneda, and Mariko Kōda.
Shiraishi married on September 6, 2012, but divorced in 2013.
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