Ikue Ohtani

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Ikue Ohtani

Ikue Ohtani (Japanese: 大谷育江 Ōtani Ikue; also credited as Ikue Ōtani, Ikue Ootani and Ikue Otani) is a Japanese voice actress for the Pokémon anime.


Ohtani was born on August 18, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan, but grew up in the Niigata Prefecture. She became a voice actress as an adult and eventually joined the Pokémon anime. Her 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.

Ohtani is currently affiliated with Mausu Promotion. 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.

Pokémon roles



Ikue Ohtani's lookalike in XY078




Pokémon Live!

Musical appearances

* This song is credited in-character as Pikachu.

Other animation

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Video games

Pokémon Yellow

Hey You, Pikachu!

Pokémon Snap

Pokémon Stadium

Super Smash Bros.

Pokémon Pinball

Pokémon Puzzle League

Pokémon Stadium 2

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Pokémon: Catch the Numbers!

Pokémon Channel

Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

Pokémon X and Y

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Rumble World

Dancing? Pokémon Band

Pokkén Tournament

Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokkén Tournament DX

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Pokémon Masters EX

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Other non-Pokémon roles

In anime and video games

In dubbed productions of English shows


External links

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