Three new Diamond, Pearl episodes, new voice actors revealed

First three episodes to air Sept. 28 as part of two-hour special
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  • Thursday, September 7, 2006

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Recent magazine scans and postings on the Pokeani forums have revealed not only the first three episodes of the Diamond and Pearl series, but a few of the voice actors that are making a debut in the Pokémon anime.

Following the airing of DP001, ピカチュウをさがせ! 202番道路! Find Pikachu! Route 202! and ライバルバトル! 三対三!! Rival Battle! Three vs. Three!! will air on Sept. 28. ポッチャマ対スボミー! ヒカリ初バトル!! Pochama vs. Subomī! Hikari's First Battle!! will air Oct. 5.

Subomī appears to be the name of an as-of-yet unrevealed Pokémon.

Megumi Toyoguchi (豊口めぐみ) will provide the voice for Hikari. Her other voice roles include Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist and Paine in Final Fantasy X-2.

Iemasa Kayumi (家弓家正) will provide the voice for Professor Nanamakado. His voice roles include being the Japanese dub voice for Saruman in the Lord of the Rings movies and Bill in Kill Bill.

Etsuko Kozakura (小桜エツ子) will provide the voice for Pochama. Her other voice roles include Ryo-Ohki in the Tenchi Muyo! series.