Rica Matsumoto (松本梨香 Matsumoto Rika, born November 30, 1968) is the Japanese voice actress of Satoshi (Ash Ketchum) in the Japanese version, and many other characters.
Outside of Pokémon, Rica has had roles in series' such as Outlaw Star, Yu-Gi-Oh, Naruto, and the Super Robot Wars series of games. She's also been a member of the singing group JAM Project, and did work in the Japanese dubs of Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! and The Little Mermaid. She is also the voice actress for Arthur G6 in her first voice acting role in the sentai series, Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman.
She specializes in singing anime songs and has performed numerous opening themes for the Japanese version of the Pokémon anime.