Ikue Ohtani (Japanese: 大谷育江 Ōtani Ikue; also seen as Ikue Ōtani, Ikue Ootani and Ikue Otani) is a Japanese voice actress for the Pokémon anime. She was born on August 18, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan.
Ohtani's most famous role on Pokémon is that of Ash's Pikachu. She has also provided the voices of many Pokémon and characters of the day.
For health reasons, she took leave from her work from January to May 2006. Voice clips from previous episodes were reused for Pikachu, while Mime Jr. was voiced by Tomoe Hanba (半場友恵) from AG161 to AG175.
* This song is credited in-character as Pikachu.