Shōko Nakagawa

Shōko Nakagawa

Shōko Nakagawa (Japanese: 中川翔子 Nakagawa Shōko) is a Japanese voice actress for the Pokémon anime and was also one of the hosts of Pokémon Sunday, Pokémon Smash, Pokémon Get☆TV, Meet Up at the Pokémon House? and Where are We Going With Pokémon!?.


Nakagawa was born on May 5, 1985, in Tokyo, Japan.

She is also known under the nickname Shokotan and is famous for her extensive use of 2ch-driven language, which is known by her fans as Shokotanese (Japanese: しょこたん語 Shokotan-go).

In 2013, she wrote an autobiographical book about her experiences as a Pokémon fan and her experiences working as on Pokémon Sunday, Pokémon Smash and as a voice actress. It is titled Shōko Nakagawa: Pokémon Taught Me The Meaning of Life. She was an animator on Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues! and the anime series based on the Pokémon Sword and Shield games, Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

On May 7th, 2023, she announced that she will be leaving the Sunday Pokémon infotainment shows with Abareru-kun taking her role. Her last appearance was Sunday, May 14th, 2023.

Pokémon roles





Musical appearances

Other non-Pokémon roles

See also


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