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KAORI (born February 28, 1976) is a Japanese voice actress who provides a handful of voices on the Japanese version of the Pokémon anime. Her most famous role is that of Haruka.


KAORI was born in Kanagawa, Japan.

She had used the stage name Midori Kawana (Japanese: 川菜翠) until December 1999; she had used the name Akiko Kawana (Japanese: 川菜明子) prior. In the Diamond & Pearl series she is credited as Kaori Suzuki


KAORI's most prominent role in Pokémon is May. She played that character until the end of Advanced Generation, when May left the series. She returned to voicing May when she returned briefly during the Diamond & Pearl series.

Voices on Pokémon

Musical appearances in Pokémon

Famous non-Pokémon roles


  • She is credited as 鈴木カオリ Kaori Suzuki when May returns during the Diamond & Pearl series.
  • She is currently active in the band, Spunky Strider.

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