Shiho Niiyama (March 21, 1970 – February 7, 2000) was a Japanese seiyuu who was affiliated with Aoni Production. Niiyama was famous for voicing Kou Seiya, otherwise known as Sailor Star Fighter, in Sailor Stars
and Deedlit from Lodoss-tou Senki
among other character roles. She was also involved in one seiyuu group, Virgo, who are the voice actresses of the anime and game, Ojousama Sousamou. She was diagnosed with leukemia in 1998, and died of internal bleeding following pneumonia in 2000. She was 29 years old. After her death, her ongoing roles went to Tarako, Satsuki Yukino, Makiko Oumoto and Junko Noda. Niiyama's last work was the voice of Deedlit.