Kaori (voice actress)

KAORI. (born 28 February 1976) is a Japanese voice actress, and singer from Yokohama, Kanagawa. Before 2000, she was known as Midori Kawana (川菜翠, Kawana Midori) and Akiko Kawana (川菜明子, Kawana Akiko). "KAORI" is a portmanteau of Ka-wana Mid-ori. She is a member of the rock band Spunky Strider. In various dub versions of Pokémon: Jirachi Wishmaker, her singing voice was used when her character sang a lullaby. She is also credited under the name "Kaori Suzuki", especially when her character appeared in the Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl arc of the anime.

Born (1976-02-28) 28 February 1976 (age 43)
Other namesMidori Kawana (川菜 翠, Kawana Midori), Akiko Kawana (川菜 明子, Kawana Akiko), Kaori Suzuki (鈴木 カオリ, Suzuki Kaori)
Years active1995–2012
Notable work
Pocket Monsters: Advanced Generation as Haruka




  • "Tears Infection"[1]
  • "Watashi Makenai"
  • "I Won't Lose! ~Haruka's Theme~"


  1. ^ Miya, Showtaro; Nogami, Shigeru. "Tears Infection". Newtype USA. 7 (1) p. 128. January 2008. ISSN 1541-4817

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