Rica Matsumoto is a veteran Japanese SINGER and VOICE ACTRESS. She is wellknown for her powerful voice and her sunny smile.
Name: Rica (Rika)
Birth Place: Yokohama, Kanagawa (Japan)
Height: 1,60 cm
Weight: 48 Kg
Blood Type: 0
Taste: Japanese Dance
Hobbies: Travelling, Dogs, to Collect Perfumes
Fovourite Colors: White, Black, Red and Purple
Profession: Singer, Voice Actress, Actress
Discographic House: Sun Music Production
Special Ability: to imitate the voice of the people
Favourite Brand: DIESEL
Favourite Phrase: "if you are happy, I'm happy too"
Favourite Season: Autumn
Favourite Singer: Bobby Caldwell, John Lennon
Favourite Hero: Kamen Rider
Favourite Animal: Dogs
Favourite Drink: Coffee
Favourite Fruits: Banana, Strawberries, Pear
Favourite song to sing in the Karaoke: Mezase Pokemon Master (by Rica Matsumoto),
Dareyorimo suki na no ni (by Toro Furuuchi), Jyoubari Bune (by Mika Kamino)
Units: JAM Project, TRICYCLE
Manager: Hiroko Matsushita (Macchan)
Rica Matsumoto was born in Yokohama (Kanagawa) on 30th November 1968. Her family was the leader of a Japanese Typical Theatre Company, and she is grown up acting on the Stage. Besides her acting talent, since she was a child, she also proved the ability to sing Japanese Enka Songs, showing an amazing vocal power too. But after the death of her older brother, Rica seriously felt ill stopping her activity of Actress. After recovering perfectly, Rica decided to embark on the way of the dubbing, becoming a Veteran Seiyuu and starting to sing Songs for Anime (Animesongs). The most popular role voiced by Rica is "Ash Ketchum" (Satoshi), the main character of the popular Japanese Animation Series "Pokemon" (Pocket Monsters). Rica is wellknown for dubbing roles of young-boys, cause her boysh voice.
Rica loves very much dogs, to travel, and she is good with the Traditional Japanese Dance. She is kind, lively, amusing and she always show a sunny smile. She actually works for the discographic house "Sun Music Production", and she leads a weekly Radio Program called "Matsumoto Rica's Yokohama Weekend Style".
TRICYCLE is a small unit founded by Rica Matsumoto in the 2003, with the partecipation of Yoshiyuki Ichikawa and Keiichi Kodo, for the total of three members. The TRICYCLE released only one Mini Album titled "Desert, Grass and Forest", which was released on the 25th September 2003.
JAM Project / Japanese Animeson Makers Project
"Hironobu Kageyama, Rica Matsumoto, Masaaki Endoh, Hiroshi Kitadani, Masami Okui, Yoshiki Fukuyama"
The JAM Project is a Super Group of veteran singers which was founded by Hironobu Kageyama, Ichirou Mizuki and Rica Matsumoto on 19th July 2000. The first CD Single of the JAM Project in fact is "KAZENINARE/Crazy Revolution!", which contains two songs for the Anime EX Driver, featured by Matsumoto Rica. The JAM Project usually sing songs for Japanese Anime and for Video Games (in particular Super Robot), but they make many Original Songs too. The most well-known JAM Project songs are SKILL, GONG, VICTORY, BREAK OUT and ROCKS, and in the 2008 they debuted all over the world with the sponsor theme NO BORDER.
The motto of the JAM Project is to create music which has the power to make dream childrens and adults who still believe in the Japanese Animation Heroes.JAM Project popularity is increasing very much year by year, thanks their amazing Rock/Heavy Metal sound, their powerful voices and burning spirits.
ABOUT RICA'S BREAK WITH JAM PROJECT - PAUSE OR SECESSION?
Rica is been the founding female member of the group for 8 years. Her powerful voice is been a great contribute for the JAM Project, but unfortunately she had left the group (maybe only for a while) on 7th April 2008.
PAUSE OR SECESSION? There aren't others informations about the actual status of Rica with the group.
JAM Project misteriously deleted every information about Rica in their Home Page, an act which remove the hope of the return of Rica in the group. However, at that time, Rica clearly said "this isn't a secession",
so, the Return of Rica to the JAM Project, is still possible.
JAM Project songs featured by Rica:
Crazy Revolution! (with Kageyama Hironobu)
Unmei no ito
Promise - mirai he no chikai
Girls be ambitious
Meguri aeta kiseki
Go! Go! Rescue (with Endoh Maasaki and Kitadani Hiroshi)
March of Rescue Hero (with Endoh Maasaki and Kitadani Hiroshi)
Salvage (with Okui Masami)
MATSUMOTO RICA FAN LETTER ADDRESS
Sun Music Production
Sun Music Production
160-8501 Shinjuku-ku - Yotsuya 4-28 Ookido Building
to miss: Matsumoto Rica