Brandishing her voice just as Mikasa wields her blade; Trina Nishimura has sliced her way through the Anime world over the past few years, primarily working with FUNimation Entertainment. SARAH MINAZZO had a great chat with her ahead of SUPANOVA (Sydney and Perth).
From meager beginnings as the little hungry girl Namiko in Desert Punk, to her much anticipated and lauded appearance as Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan; Nishimura’s agile voice has brought her critical acclaim, and unprecedented fan support.
Fans will recall Trina’s many dutiful portrayals in such works as Claymore (Flora and Sophia), Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple (Shigure Kosaka), School Rumble and Yurippe School Rumble: 2nd Semester (Akira Takano), Baccano! (Rachel), Sgt Frog (Ghost Girl), and the ever popular Witchblade (Shiore Tsuzuki), to name a few.
More recent work includes Luna in Cashern Sins, Mizune in Soul Eater, Francesca Lucchini in Strike Witches, Lan Fan in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Sohara in Heaven’s Lost Property, Aiko Kudo in Baka and Test, Mari Makinami Illustrious in Evangelion 2.22 & 3.33, Kurisu Makise in Steins;Gate, Mamitas in Space Dandy.
Trina is that rare breed of performer who not only embodies her characters, but also embraces her fans… taking time to make appearances across the world.
Though her voice and talents have taken her, and her characters to every corner of the globe…. her heart will always belong to Texas, and Taco Villa.