Rikako Aikawa

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Rikako Aikawa
Native name 愛河 里花子
Born Nahomi Kawazoe
(1967-10-07) October 7, 1967 (age 51)
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Other names Nahomi Iwata (岩田 菜穂美 Iwata Nahomi?)
Ethnicity Japanese
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 1974-present
Agent Atomic Monkey
Spouse(s) Mitsuo Iwata

Rikako Aikawa (愛河 里花子 Aikawa Rikako?, born October 7, 1967) is a Japanese voice actress affiliated with Atomic Monkey. She was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. She was originally a child actor. Her real name after she married Mitsuo Iwata, a Japanese voice actor, is Nahomi Iwata (岩田 菜穂美 Iwata Nahomi?).

She appears in the Japanese and English-language versions of the Pokémon anime, voicing Ash's Caterpie, Metapod and Butterfree and his Krabby. She had a main role in the Orange League series where she voiced Ash's Lapras in both versions. She also appeared in the second Pokémon movie as the legendary Fire Pokémon, Moltres. She had a recurring role in the Johto series as Charla, Liza's Charizard, a Pokémon who lives at the Charicific Valley and who eventually developed a romantic relationship with Ash's Charizard. She also played Madame Muchmoney's Granbull.

She is also known as a specialist of tongue-twisters in the Japanese language. [1]




  • Nichijou (2011) – "Sweet grande white chocolate mocha frapuccino with a short single-shot, caramel sauce, hazelnut syrup, chocolate chip, extra-whip espresso" (episode 18)
  • Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san (2011) – Principal
  • PriPara (2015) - Toriko


Original video animations


Video games

Dubbing roles




  1. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RikakoAikawa
  2. "Megumi Hayashibara Stars in Kaiketsu Zorori Trailer". Anime News Network. August 6, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Yamato, Japanese Atom, Battle Spirits 2 Promos Posted". Anime News Network. September 1, 2009. Retrieved January 6, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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