Sarah Natochenny comments on voicing Ash Ketchum for 17 years
An unforgettable run
While Sarah Natochenny isn’t the original English voice actor for Ash Ketchum in the Pokemon anime, she’s the one with the longest tenure. Natochenny brought Ash to life for 17 years of his journey, and she’s shared a special message about her contributions in an Instagram post. You can see her message in complete below.
“It’s been an extraordinary privilege to have been the English voice of Ash Ketchum for what will be 17 years. No matter what lies beyond his final chapter, he’ll live forever in the hearts of many generations to come. I’ll keep him present for all of us in every way I can.
Ash & Pikachu: the very best, like no one ever was. Forever grateful to Pokémon, Hilary, Toshi, Andy, Lisa, Nick, George, Fran, Iyuno, directors of the past, & my fellow cast & crew mates over the years. 17 years is a long time to be playing a 10 year old 😎 To our fans…thank you from the bottom of my heart. Catch you in the wild! 💜💜💜”
Love, Sarah Natochenny.”