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Rica Matsumoto

Rica Matsumoto (Japanese: 松本梨香 formerly 松本利香 Matsumoto Rika) is a Japanese seiyū for the Pokémon anime.

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Biography

Matsumoto was born on November 30, 1968, in Yokohama, Japan. Her most famous role is that of the main protagonist of the main Pokémon anime, Ash Ketchum. After getting into theater at a young age, Matsumoto discovered voice acting and singing. She has since been typecast as young boys in Japanese anime series.

In addition to being a solo artist, Matsumoto is a member of two singing groups:

  • JAM (Japanese Animationsong Makers) Project, with Hironobu Kageyema, Masaki Endoh, Hiroshi Kitadani, Masami Okui, and Yoshiki Fukuyama
  • Tricycle, with Yoshiyuki Ishikawa and Keīchi Kodo

Also, Matsumoto hosts or has hosted three radio shows:

  • I'll Catch Your Heart (Japanese: 君のハートをGETだぜ)
  • Rumors About Him (彼奴の噂)
  • Saturday HOT Request

Pokémon roles

Anime

Humans

Major
Minor

Pokémon

Major
Minor

Musical appearances

* This song is credited in-character as Ash.

Other non-Pokémon roles

Anime series

Dubbing roles

Video game roles

Solo albums

  • 花の園 Hana no En, Flower Garden
  • Cluster
  • Destiny
  • Rough Love
  • RICA the BEST
  • Alive A life

Group albums

JAM Project

  • JAM Project LIVE 震撼~Return to the Chaos~
  • JAM Project BEST COLLECTION II ~FREEDOM

Tricycle

  • Desert, Grass and Forest

Trivia

External links


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