Sega's mobile/arcade game started its service in Japan in September 2019
50-year-old anime voice actress/singer Rika Matsumoto, best known as Satoshi in the Pokémon anime franchise, is set to play Giant Penguin in Sega's mobile/arcade game series Kemono Friends 3. The news was revealed at the "Kemono Friends 3 LIVE" event held at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA in Tokyo on November 9, 2019.
She made a surprising appearance in the encore of the event to announce the news, then perfomed the first TV anime's OP theme song "Yokoso Japari Park he" together with the members of Doubutsu Biscuits and PPP.
The visual of Giant Penguin was also revealed at the event.
Two Kemono Friends cast members posted photos with her on Twitter:
Yurie Funato (Australia Devil):
スペシャルゲストのジャイアントペンギン役の松本梨香さんと、たんぽぽの白鳥さんとお写真撮っていただきましたっ????— 船戸ゆり絵 (@Yurie_Funato) November 10, 2019
Haruja Fushimi (Common dolphin):