The Pokemon Company says 20+ year journey of perpetually 10-years-old Ash Ketchum to end early 2023, characters arc in Pokemon TV anime to end Some more bittersweet to be doing goodbye to a new character we have grown up alongside since 1998 through over 1,200 episodes (+ feature films).
Two voice actors cast Ash Ketchum since debut, Veronica Taylor (During 4Kids) and Sarah Natochenny (Ever since debut). Both original and current voice actor have shared celebration of their time with the leading lad while the dub cast overhaul was controversial at time, and saw many fans leave the franchise for good
Taylor hat cited:
My life’s top honors are being the voice of Ash Ketchum and a part of this Pokemon world. Thank you for this incredible journey and the dear friends Ive made Each and every story continues
Veronica Taylor (@TheVeronicaT) Dec 21, 2022
Fun Fact: Veronica Taylor showed 20+ years later she can keep Ash voice, doing this advice video about COVID-19 protection measures, really cool!
A little more advice from #OriginalAshIf we want to come back to normal, we need to work together to prevent the virus from spreading, mutating
Veronica Taylor (@TheVeronicaT) August 30, 2021
Sarah Natochenny had plenty of thoughts to share on their time as Ash: 17 years after hearing the character
British voice of Ash Ketchum Heres A Short Retrospective Of My Pokemon Journey: 2006-2022
Sarah Natochenny (@sarahnatochenny) December 21, 2022