Rica Matsumoto

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Matsumoto.
Rica Matsumoto
Native name 松本 梨香
Born (1968-11-30) November 30, 1968 (age 48)
Yokohama, Japan
Other names Rika Matsumoto
Occupation
  • Actress
  • voice actress
  • singer
Years active 1980–present
Agent Amuleto
Notable work Satoshi (Pokémon)
Website www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~amg-pro/rica/

Rica Matsumoto (松本 梨香 Matsumoto Rika?, born November 30, 1968) is a Japanese actress, voice actress, and J-pop singer who was born in Yokohama, Japan.[1][2] Her name is also sometimes romanized as Rika Matsumoto. She was a founding member of vocal supergroup JAM Project.

After early stage work, she began both voice acting and singing careers. The most popular role by Rica is Satoshi (Ash Ketchum in English translations), the main character of the anime series Pokémon. She also had a role in the Yu-Gi-Oh series as Ryo Bakura and Yami Bakura. As such, Matsumoto has taken on roles for young boys. Matsumoto also performs the songs for many of the openings for the Japanese Pokémon anime.

Matsumoto has had lead or supporting roles in dozens of series. She has also had a radio show in Japan and does some dubbing work for translations of American films and TV series into Japanese. Matsumoto was also a founding member of JAM Project in 2000. She announced in April 2008 she was taking time off from the group and her solo work.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Television animation[edit]

1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
  • Anpan Man - Kurukuru Okoma-chan
  • Pocket Monsters - Satoshi, Sakaki's Persian
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

Theatrical animation[edit]

Video games[edit]

Tokusatsu[edit]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Animation[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Released Label Format(s) Catalog # Peak position[4] Sales Notes
Cluster April 28, 1993 EMI Music Japan CD TYCY-5301 [5]
華の宴
(Hana no Utage)
May 19, 1993 EMI Music Japan CD TYTY-5302 [6]
Destiny July 12, 1995 Pioneer LDC CD PICA-1067 [7]
Rica the Best May 23, 2001 VAP CD VPCD-81374/5 2 CDs
[8]
まんまる
(Manmaru)
September 30, 2009 Sound Mission Label CD ZMCZ-5087 [9]
松本梨香が歌うポケモンソングベスト
(Matsumoto Rika ga Utau Pokemon Songu Besuto)
July 16, 2011 Kadokawa / Media Factory CD, digital download ZMCP-7317 #85 Spent 7 weeks on the Oricon charts[10]

Other songs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doi, Hitoshi. "Matsumoto Rica". Seiyuu Database. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors - Rica Matsumoto". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ "[JAM Project] Message form Rica Matsumoto 松本梨香 からのメッセージ (燃えろ!俺の魂~勇者の熱血ブログ)". mysinablog.com. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ 松本梨香の作品 アルバム [Rica Matsumoto Albums]. Oricon Style (in Japanese). Retrieved May 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ "CLUSTER" (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Retrieved May 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "華の宴" [Flower Party] (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Retrieved May 5, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Destiny" (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Retrieved May 5, 2016. 
  8. ^ "RICA the BEST" (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Retrieved May 5, 2016. 
  9. ^ "まんまる" (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Retrieved May 5, 2016. 
  10. ^ "松本梨香が歌うポケモンソングベスト" [Rika Matsumoto Sings the Best Pokemon Songs] (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Retrieved May 5, 2016. 

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