Samantha Inoue-Harte is an established and varied entertainment industry veteran. First and foremost, Samantha is a producer and partner at Animetropolis, a boutique transmedia studio that develops and produces compelling cross-cultural creative content with partnering Japanese anime studios. Animetropolis partnered with IDA (International Digital Artists) as production partner and lead animation unit for a Japanese/American co-produced CG-animated feature adaptation of Tailchaser’s Song, the acclaimed best-selling fantasy novel by author Tad Williams. Tailchaser’s Song is hailed “as fully realized as Watership Down” by Publisher’s Weekly and written by “the best author of epic fantasy not named Tolkien,” according to The New Yorker, Tailchaser’s Song follows a young ginger tomcat named Fritti Tailchaser on a perilous quest through the wondrous world of whiskery heroes and villains. [Over 3 million copies sold, and over 25 years in print.]
Samantha is also an accomplished 16-year veteran voice actress in more than 40 Japanese anime and video game titles. Samantha’s most recognized roles are in Kingsisle Entertainment’s Pirate 101 and in Sony Online Entertainment’s DC Universe Online as Isis, Sakura Wars as Kohran Ri, Magical Play as Pipin, and Final Fantasy Unlimited as the Chocobo and Cactaur. Her other titles include: Ascension VG, Birth, Blade of the Phantom Master, Bratz, City Hunter the Motion Picture, Cosplay Complex, Dai Guard, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, DearS, Devil Lady, Eden’s Bowy, Gatchaman, Getbackers, Getter Robo, Gun Crazy, Happy Lesson, Jing: King of Bandits, Legend of Crystania the Motion Picture, Lost Universe, Mazinkaiser, Moeyo Ken, Nadia the Secret of Blue Water, Negima!, New Fist of the Northstar, Ninja Resurrection, Petite Princess Yucie, Princess Blade, Pumpkin Scissors, Queen Emeraldas, Sakura Diaries, Samurai X the OVAs, Samurai X the Motion Picture, Shuten Doji – The Star Hand Kid, Soul Hunter, Steam Detectives, Tekken the Motion Picture, Trinity Blood, Wedding Peach, and Zone of the Enders.
Samantha’s resume includes non-anime specific work as well. She has been an animation director for SpikeTV on the Fresh Baked Video Games TV series, has been an animator on Kevin Smith’s Clerks: The Lost Episode, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch 2: The Origins of Stitch, Disney’s Villains’ Revenge, Lonestar’s “Mr. Mom” music video, and many more.
Samantha has acted and has been a stunt worker in many on-camera features including: Appaloosa, Blacktino, Beatdown, Elvis and Annabelle, Exterminators, Grindhouse: Death Proof, Grindhouse: Planet Terror, How to Eat Fried Worms, Idiocracy, Jonah Hex, Kabluey, Machete, Machete Kills, Man of the House, National Lampoon’s The Stoned Age, No Pain No Gain, Office Space, Shorts, Sin City, Sin City 2, Teeth, The 2 Bobs, Tree of Life, and True Grit.
Samantha also dabbles in Gore FX makeup, which can be seen in Teeth, Predators, Shores of Another Sea, and American Idol. And finally, she is also an avid Cowboy Action Sharpshooter in her spare time.