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Kumiko Okae (1956–2020), Japanese voice actress in “Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew”

by Linnea Crowther

Kumiko Okae was a Japanese actress, voice actress, and TV host who was the voice of Jenny in the 2005 film “Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.”

Notable roles

Okae frequently appeared on Japanese TV for decades, including hosting the morning show “Hanamaru Market” for almost 20 years. She was internationally known for voiceover roles, including Naoko in Studio Ghibli’s “The Cat Returns” (2002) and Elina in “The Dog of Flanders” (1997), as well as Ryouko in the manga series “Attack No. 1” (2005).

What people said about her

Full obituary: Deadline

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