- If you were looking for the character of the day from Dreaming a Performer's Dream! with the Japanese name of Kaori, see Kayleigh.
KAORI. (born February 28, 1976) is a Japanese voice actress for the Pokémon anime.
KAORI. was born in Kanagawa, Japan.
She had used the stage name Midori Kawana (Japanese: 川菜翠 Kawana Midori) until December 1999; she had used the name Akiko Kawana (Japanese: 川菜明子 Kawana Akiko) prior. In Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl she is credited as Kaori Suzuki.
KAORI.'s most prominent role in the Pokémon anime is May. She played that character until the end of Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, when May left the series. She returned to voicing May briefly during Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl.
Musical appearances in Pokémon
- It's the Start of an Adventure!! (Japanese: 冒険の始まりだ!!)
- I Won't Lose! ~Haruka's Theme~ (Japanese: 私、負けない！ 〜ハルカのテーマ〜)
Other non-Pokémon roles
- Hatoko Konoha (Akiba Girls)
- Marin Asagi (Brigadoon)
- Le Silviana (Cosmo Warrior Zero)
- Lou Lupus (Final Fantasy: Unlimited)
- Milo (Kaleido Star)
- Nana "Hachi" Komatsu (NANA)
- She was credited as 鈴木カオリ Kaori Suzuki when May returned during Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl.
- She is currently a member and singer of Spunky Strider.
- It has been reported in 2012 that KAORI has been diagnosed with a severe health condition affecting her larynx known as spasmodic dysphonia, severely impairing her ability to speak. As a result, neither May nor Max have made any further appearances in the anime following Pokémon: The Series: Diamond and Pearl except in either flashbacks or brief, non-speaking cameos.
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