Megumi Hayashibara is one of the most legendary seiyuu out there. She’s not only the voice of Evangelion’s Rei Ayanami, but also female Ranma (Ranma 1/2), and of course, Lina Inverse (Slayers). However, her longest role might just be as Musashi/Jesse from the Pokemon anime. In fact, she has voiced the character for 20 years already, and the Pokemon Sun and moon anime paid a little shout out to such a lengthy and legendary career. Can you guess who they are?!
The anime’s latest episode features Jesse as Hayashibara’s other iconic characters:
Back row: Himiko Shinobibe (Mashin Eiyūden Wataru), Nukunuku (All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku), Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion), Hello Kitty (Hello Kitty), Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop), Minky Momo (Magical Princess Minky Momo)
Front row: Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2), Lime (Saber Marionette J), Ai Habara (Detective Conan), Atsuko “Paprika” Chiba (Paprika).
Of course, they did not forget Lina Inverse, because how could they forget Lina Inverse?!
Now that’s some 4th Wall-leaning indeed!