Random: Kirby’s Voice Actor Surprises At Anniversary Concert, And Everyone Loves Her

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Kirby’s 30th Anniversary Music Fest yesterday gave us plenty of surprises on top of some top performances of incredible Kirby music, but one of the biggest ‘wow’ moments from the concert of a particular guest appearance – Kirby’s voice actor.

Yes, Kirby really does have a voice; it’s not just a conglomerate of sounds! But even better than that, she’s pretty cute herself too. Makiko Ohmoto has been making the pink puffball heard in video games since the original Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64 and made its series debut in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. She’s been playing the little guy ever since, and it’s probably because of her voice that so many people have fallen in love with the character.

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Ohmoto showed up at the concert yesterday and many who watched the stream were surprised. But within seconds everyone was completely charmed by her.

It’s not too surprising given Kirby’s popularity, and how many people – young and old – enjoy mimicking the character’s cute, quirky voice. But knowing that Ohmoto himself is a ray of sunshine has brought joy to many people.

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Anyway people goods surprised to see Kirby’s voice actor in real life, but all she had to do was “do the voice”, and she won everyone over.

Some fans took to Twitter to share their shock that Kirby even had a VA, let alone performing at the concert. Ohmoto even sang during the concert and performed a duet of Kirby and the Forgotten Land’s “Welcome to the New World” with Neichel to close out the show. And what a great concert it was.

Makiko Ohmoto of course not only voice the pink puffball, and she has several credits on both Nintendo and non-Nintendo games. In the Kirby series, she provided the voices for Rick and Iro (Kirby: Right back at Ya!), Queen Sectonia (Kirby: Triple Deluxe), and Susie (Kirby: Planet Robobot). She is also the voice of Ness in the Smash Bros. series, which means you can make her two characters fight each other! And to top off those Nintendo voting credits, she even voiced Viridi in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

That’s not an exhaustive list of her roles in Nintendo games, but she’s had plenty of other notable credits throughout her career. She has been the voice of Makino from the anime for a long time A pieceand she also had a recurring role on the Samurai Warriors and the Warriors Orochic crossover games. But most surprisingly, she is the voice of Sayaka Maizono from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.

She is a talent and a star, and everyone loves her. It was a nice surprise to see her at the concert yesterday.

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How did you like seeing Kirby’s voice actor? Is this your first time seeing her? Or are you a fan of her in other roles? Let us know!

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