Ikue Otani

Ikue OtaniJapanese

Date Of Birth: Aug 18, 1965
Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
Voice Over Language: Japanese

Popularity: 20th All Time, 40th This Week

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said at 4:11 AM on Thu Aug 18 2016
Happy Birthday, Ikue Otani! Honestly no matter how much I want to, her Pikachu is way too adorable and iconic for me to get out of my head. I've come to associate Otani with Pikachu the most of all her roles, but some of my favorite roles from the seiyuu include Cheadle Yorkshire, Tony Tony Chopper, Nej, and Mannish Boy.
said at 4:47 PM on Sun Jun 19 2016
Occasionally, when I am distraught, I listen to clips of her as Pikachu. It is so warm, & reminds me of childhood.

Pretty cool she voiced Goldeen, Corsola, Mime Jr., & (even in the dub) Togepi & Starmie.

She's also been dubbed a few times by Debi Derryberry, which I must say is perfect casting.

Anyhow, one of my favorite actresses, & I am stoked to hear her in Persona 5.
said at 8:24 AM on Sat Apr 16 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Kawaii desu voice
Joel the Pokekid
said at 3:41 PM on Sun Mar 13 2016
Konohamaru, Zatch Bell, Tony Tony Chopper and of course Pikachu!
said at 1:07 PM on Thu Dec 24 2015
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I have one word to say about her Pikachu voice: kawaii.
said at 11:01 AM on Thu Oct 8 2015
She's an amazing Pikachu. I'm even glad they never really give Pikachu an English voice actor. (Rachael Lillis only replaced some lines occassionally...)

Also, Zatch Bell having electricity powers and being voiced by her is just downright ironic.
said at 4:17 PM on Thu Oct 8 2015
No, that's a coincidence.

Irony would be if Zatch's powers were rubber-based.
said at 4:26 PM on Thu Oct 8 2015
@rosebr10 Ohhh wrong definition, sorry. D=
The Ear of One
said at 12:10 AM on Thu May 7 2015
I had a hard time beliving the japanese voice for Applebloom was the same lady who is more famous for her young boys voice.
she sounded so adorable as Applebloom, and wished she would do more liek that.
even her Cheadle vocie was unexpected for me.
to bad I never heard her as Dot.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 9:23 PM on Sun Jan 4 2015
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Interesting how she's the Japanese voice actress for Apple Bloom! And Michelle Creber is aware of this too!: https://twitter.com/RoctaviaMelody/status/523879517601816576
Jacob M. Keene
said at 9:28 PM on Sun Jan 4 2015
@Jacob M. Keene Okay, this needs more clarification: Michelle favorited/retweeted my tweet presenting that same fact, THAT'S how she's aware.
said at 2:01 AM on Tue Nov 11 2014
As far as I can tell her Dot Warner's pretty good.
said at 3:23 PM on Mon Jul 14 2014
Gash and Applebloom! :D
said at 1:04 PM on Tue Mar 4 2014
This woman is like the Tara Strong of Seiyus
Jared Delgado
said at 4:54 AM on Sun Sep 7 2014
@Anisykes Good analogy, but Miyuki Sawashiro is to me more like the Tara Strong of the Seiyu.
Belial Edge
said at 12:09 AM on Tue Nov 11 2014
@Jared Delgado Cause she's EVERYWHERE nowadays. :P
said at 9:30 PM on Sun May 6 2012
 1 Shout Out!
A wild DOT appeared.

Go get'm, PIKACHU!
said at 1:08 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@SmartyBoyboy Player defeated APPLE BLOOM!
said at 12:45 PM on Tue Nov 19 2013
@thomwim One word: ZAKERU!
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Ikue Otani role? *
Pikachu (Ash's)
40.4% (21 votes)
Tony Tony Chopper
25.0% (13 votes)
11.5% (6 votes)
Apple Bloom
5.8% (3 votes)
3.8% (2 votes)
Konohamaru Sarutobi
3.8% (2 votes)
Zatch Bell
3.8% (2 votes)
Sailor Tin Nyanko
1.9% (1 vote)
Goldeen (Misty's)
1.9% (1 vote)
1.9% (1 vote)
52 Total Votes