Kaiji Tang is the voice of Detective Pikachu in the new game
In the new 3DS game, Detective Pikachu isn’t voiced by Ryan Reynolds. The character also isn’t played by Danny DeVito, despite some fans campaigning for the character. Detective Pikachu is instead voiced by Kaiji Tang.
Tang announced the news on Twitter yesterday:
If you're picking up #DetectivePikachu, you'll hear me as the titular waddling super sleuth, Detective Pikachu! Let's uncover the mystery in Rhyme City together! Maybe get a coffee after. I hear that Hi-Hat blend is fantastic. Erm-I mean, ahem. Pika, Pika. Pikachu. pic.twitter.com/gY2JDkOA1E
— Kaiji Tang (@KaijiTang) March 23, 2018
Tang has been working on games for over a decade. He’s had roles in the Fire Emblem games, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and more.
As for the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie, Ryan Reynolds will be handling the role.