Voice Actress Rica Matsumoto Goes Independent
Voice actress Rica Matsumoto is one of the most recognizable entities in anime today. She’s not only been the voice of Satoshi (Ash) in Pokémon for going on 20 years, but has also had major roles in dozens of anime series and films for the last several decades. She’s the regular dub voice from Drew Barrymore, Patricia Arquette, and more in films; and she was a founding member of the anison supergroup JAM Project.
Now, after a long and successful career being represented by entertainment agency Amuleto, Matsumoto has announced that she has gone independent as of November 30. Her tweet was very positive and thanked the agency profusely through their help throughout the years, saying that she would never forget their sincerity and kindness.
Fans and friends have responded positively to the news, wishing Matsumoto well in her future career.
Amuleto currently represents a variety of voice actors, screen actors, and musical acts. Other clients include Yukari Tamura, Hitomi Yoshida, and Asami Sanada.