Tomo Sakurai

Tomo Sakurai (Japanese: 櫻井智 Sakurai Tomo) is a Japanese voice actress for the Pokémon anime. Her most important role in Pokémon is the voice of Cynthia.

Tomo Sakurai


She was born on September 10, 1971 in the city of Ichikawa in Chiba Prefecture in Japan.

At the age of 14, Sakurai debuted as a sub-member for "KISS Fairlies", a group that worked as campaign girls for KIJIMA Motorcycle Racing Team, a Japanese company. She was the youngest from the group, every other member being 15 years old.

At 17 years old, she joined the idol pop unit, Lemon Angel, another project of Cream Lemon coordinated by the same company that produced KISS Fairlies. The unit played in Midnight Anime Lemon Angel. She released five albums during her time in Lemon Angel.

Sakurai joined a new videogame idol unit and released only one album with this group. After this, she focused her career on mainly voice acting work.

On September 1, 2016, she announced her retirement from voice acting, however, on June 1, 2019, she announced that she would be returning to the entertainment industry.

Pokémon roles

Other non-Pokémon roles

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