Ikue Ōtani

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Ikue Ōtani
Native name 大谷 育江
Born (1965-08-18) August 18, 1965 (age 50)
Kashiwazaki, Niigata, Japan
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 1986–present
Employer Mausu Promotion
Notable credit(s) Pikachu (Pokémon)

Ikue Ōtani (大谷 育江 Ōtani Ikue?, born August 18, 1965) is a Japanese voice actress from Kashiwazaki, Niigata, affiliated with Mausu Promotion. She is best known for her roles in the Pokémon series (as Pikachu), One Piece (as Tony Tony Chopper), Detective Conan (as Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya), and Uchi no Sanshimai (as Fu). She is currently attached to Mausu Promotion. Her pet name is "Iku-chan". She is known for playing both male and female roles, and sometimes plays multiple roles in one production. She is a native of Tokyo, but grew up in Niigata Prefecture.

Pregnancy leave[edit]

In January 2006, Ōtani took a temporary leave of absence from her work due to her pregnancy.[1] Her ongoing roles were replaced with others voice actors.


Television animation[edit]



Theater animation[edit]

Video games[edit]

live-action film[edit]

Drama CD[edit]

Dubbing roles[edit]



  1. ^ "Errata: Ikue Ohtani Not Ill: She's Pregnant". Anime News Network. January 18, 2006. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 

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