Donna Burke is an actress, singer, writer and entrepreneur known for video games Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill 2 and 3 and for being the English announcer on the Tokyo to Osaka Shinkansen bullet train.
Yep, that’s still what she’s most famous for.
Donna is beloved by anime and game geeks worldwide, performing her iconic songs with symphony orchestras in Paris, Tokyo, Osaka, New York and LA with Konami endorsed Metal Gear in Concert.
Donna is active on YouTube and Spotify with Glassy Sky from anime Tokyo Ghoul racking over 70 million views and 20,000 covers- one of which Eminem sampled for his Kamikaze album in 2018.
Donna has narrated many documentaries for NHK Japan, including the 2017 International Emmy nominated, “The Phone of the Wind. Whispers to Lost Families”.
Despite singing and acting in dystopian horror stealth games, Donna’s brand is cheerful, funny and warm, which makes sense as she is also the inventor of Hotteeze, Japanese heat pads endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
When she is not trying to eliminate the world from back pain, Donna writes YA, comedy and romcoms featuring fish out of water stories. Which is what she was when she arrived in Tokyo back in 1996.
Donna has proudly jujitsued painful high school taunts of her “loving the sound of your own voice” into a successful international career spanning game, anime, television and… rail.
"Gee Donna, to think we used to tell you to shut up!"
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