Ikue Otani (Japanese: 大谷育江 Ōtani Ikue; also credited as Ikue Ōtani, Ikue Ootani and Ikue Ohtani) is a Japanese voice actress for the Pokémon games and anime.
Otani 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 roles on Pokémon is those of Ash's Pikachu and Captain Pikachu. She has also provided the voices of many Pokémon and characters of the day.
Otani 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.
- Suzie (EP005, AG177)
- One of Gary's cheerleaders
- Female Team Galactic Grunt (DP036, DP060)
- Red (AG086)
- Zachary Evans
- Ghost girl
- Whitney's Gym assistant
- Various guest characters
- Ash's Pikachu
- Ash's Pikachu (M20)
- Misty's Goldeen
- Misty's Corsola
- James's Mime Jr. (AG147-AG158, AG176-present)
- Drew's Roselia
- Harley's Banette
- Zoey's Glameow
- Mesprit (anime)
- Captain Pikachu
- Ash's Raticate
- Max's Ralts
- Squirtle (Squirtle Squad)
- Barry's Roserade
- Sumomo's Vaporeon
- Juan's Azurill
- Nando's Lopunny
- Sullivan's Flaaffy (Hannah)
- Mirror Pikachu
- Alternate World Ash's Pikachu
- Lisia's Ali
- Togepi (DP142)
- Frillish (BW069)
- Litwick (BW069)
* This song is credited in-character as Pikachu.
Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
Hey You, Pikachu!
Super Smash Bros.
Pokémon Puzzle League
Pokémon Stadium 2
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Pokémon: Catch the Numbers!
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
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
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other non-Pokémon roles
In anime and video games
- Vivi Ornitier (Kingdom Hearts II)
- Bon Bonne (Mega Man Legends)
- Tony Tony Chopper and Sanji (child) (One Piece)
- Merle (Vision of Escaflowne)
- Yukina Shiratori (Martian Successor Nadesico)
- Sailor Tin Nyanko (Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars)
- Sora Hasegawa (Oh My Goddess!)
- Fon Master Ion, Sync the Tempest, Florian (Tales of the Abyss)
- Konohamaru Sarutobi (Naruto)
- Zatch Bell (Zatch Bell!)
- Rita (Ashita no Nadja)
- Sayaka (Tournament of the Gods)
- Seelnay (Crest of the Stars)
- Ayane Isuzu (Gatekeepers 21)
- Candy (Smile PreCure!)
- Himeko Nonohara and Erika (Hime-chan's Ribbon)
- Hana-Chan and Majo Monroe (Ojamajo Doremi / Magical DoReMi)
- Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya (Detective Conan)
- Tiki (Fire Emblem: Awakening)
- Morgana (Persona 5)
In dubbed productions of English shows
- Dot Warner (Animaniacs)
- Stephanie Tanner (Full House)
- Pucca (Pucca)
- Chomper (The Land Before Time)
- Apple Bloom (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
- Oona (Puffin Rock)
- Ikue Otani has made several appearances as a Pikachu Trainer in the Pokémon games:
- In the Japanese versions of Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a Picnicker named Ikue can be battled on Route 35, her sole Pokémon being a Pikachu. In the English versions, her name was changed to "Brooke".
- In the Japanese versions of Pokémon X and Y, a Pokémon Breeder named Ikue can be found and battled inside Connecting Cave, with one of her Pokémon being a Pikachu. In the English version, she was renamed as "Mercy".
- In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, a female Pokémon Breeder named Ikue can be found at Hau'oli Cemetery, her only Pokémon being a Pikachu.
- In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the Pikachu Master Trainer is a Lass named Ikue.
|This article is part of Project VA, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each voice actor of the Pokémon anime.|