Yumi Kikuchi (菊池 由美 Kikuchi Yumi?, born March 15, 1974 in New York City, New York) is a Japanese model, singer, and voice actress, as well as a personal friend of Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima. She also is part of an in-house band called "Two-Han Princess" alongside voice actress Kikuko Inoue.
Her roles in the Metal Gear series were Raging Raven's beauty form in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (who was also modeled after her, as well as the motion capture artist for the character), as well as Dr. Strangelove from Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. In Peace Walker, she also had voice DLC for Pupa, Chrysalis, and Cocoon. She also had cameos throughout the series as a model on a gravure poster. During TGS 2011, she also appeared on-stage with Hideo Kojima where she covered some bits about the HD Collection, as well as unveiled rare footage of the game including a commercial featuring Hideo Kojima. She also unveiled alongside Hideo Kojima two uchiwa fans with their faces on it, revealing the secret fans. Kikuchi also made a tweet confirming that she, as well as Kikuko Inoue, would be doing voice work for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Metal Gear works
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015) – Strangelove
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (2010) – Strangelove; Pupa, Chrysalis, and Cocoon human voice DLC
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008) – Raging Raven