I hate to say this, so… all Pokémon-fans – PLEASE DON’T READ ANY FURTHER!
Oh, I just realized that the title of this post already spoiled it… Oh, well…
Did you know that Pikachu’s adorable voice comes from the likewise adorable woman Ikue Otani (大谷 育江), born 1965 and in other words 47 years old now.
For some years ago there was rumors that Ikue Otani had died – which was false of course. (Who are those stupid nuts that makes things like this up???)
She’s still very much alive and keep working as a voice actress for several animes.
Here’s a list for those who are interested:
Behind the voice actors – Ikue Otani
Take a look at this adorable woman showing off her voicing skills: