Matsumoto Rica, Getto Daze!
Rica is usually known nowadays as the seiyuu for Satoshi/Ash in Pokémon. Her roles are Hot-Blooded enough to put Romi Paku to shame, yet her range can be cute enough to rival Ikue Ohtani. She has several solo albums and recently took some time off from supergroup JAM Project.
Also had an infamous cameo in the film version of Battle Royale.
Notable roles by Rica Matsumoto:
- Jin from Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh, particularly notable because this was her first role.
- Kei from Dirty Pair Flash
- Mukai in Dragon Drive
- The title character of Angela Anaconda.
- Bikky in the FAKE OVA and Drama CDs.
- Flounder in the Japanese dub of The Little Mermaid
- MegaMarisa in MUGEN
- Jim Hawking in Outlaw Star
- Satoshi (Ash Ketchum) in Pokémon (She also does Persian and Chansey!)
- Chiro in the Japanese dub of Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
- Ricarla "Carla" Borgnine in Super Robot Wars
- Futaba Aoi in You're Under Arrest (Since Aoi is a Yamato Nadeshiko Wholesome Crossdresser, Mrs. Matsumoto is actually Playing Against Type)
- Ryou Bakura (from Battle City on) and Thief Bakura in Yu-Gi-Oh!
- Arthur G-6 in Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman
- Mutsuki Asahina in the Haunted Junction videogames and CD dramas
- Rumi in Perfect Blue
- Nall in Lunar Eternal Blue
- Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) in the Japanese dub of Selena (and also a Casting Gag, since she and Selena are both singers, except Mrs. Matsumoto is still alive.)
- Lawson in the Japanese dub of Recess
Rica has also performed songs in:
- Chi's Sweet Home ("Chiisana Dai Bouken")
- Dirty Pair Flash ("Thrill ni Koishite", "Kokoro de Mitsumeteru")
- FAKE ("Starlight Heaven")
- Kamen Rider Ryuki ("Alive A life")
- Magical Stage Fancy Lala ("La La La ~Kuchibiru ni Negai o Komete~")
- Pretty Sammy ("Ai no Makeikusa")
- Pokémon (Of course -- six solos and a duet, and that's just for the openings!)