Lisa Ortiz is a New York-based veteran voice actor, director, and producer. Her career as a voice-over artist began under the shroud of an attempted auto larceny gone awry. Luckily for her and for her sibling – the perpetrator in question – the car battery died. (No seriously, my brother tried to steal my car. That’s how I got into anime. Just ask me. I’ll tell you.).

As a voice actor, some of her early roles included Lina Inverse in Slayers, Amy Rose in Sonic the Hedgehog, and High Elf Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War. Since then she has gone on to record dozens of anime, audiobooks, video games, and films both as a voice and as a producer, director, and adapter. Her voice has been heard internationally on Disney XD, SYFY, WB, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Netflix, and more. And she appeared most recently on stage in the one-woman-show “I Couldn’t Possibly Love You” at 53 Above at the Broadway Comedy Club as well as the Anime Cabaret Improv Jam.

She is currently the director of Pokemon Sun and Moon and has worked on the show in various capacities over the years since Indigo League. She’s voiced Misty’s older sister Daisy, Sabrina, Flannery, Korrina, Litten, Torracat, Poipole, Oshwatt, Vaporeon, Totodile, Naganadel, Dewott, Samurott, Alomoola, Wishiwashi, Aromatisse, Spritzee, Fletchling Fletchinder, Deino, Vileplume, Maractus, Venonat, Phantump, and more.

She can also be heard as Maetel in Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy, Ai in Aria, Natarle Badegireul in Gundam SEED, Carla Montez in Dead Rivals, Shiori in Revolutionary Girl Utena, Noembelu in Street Fighter V, Serenity Wheeler in Yu-Gi-Oh, and more.

Her directing credits include Psychic School Wars, Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You, and Norm of the North.

She is President of Noise of O Productions, co-founder of, and currently resides in NYC with her fabulous felines Littie and Boudica (Boodie). She does not own a car.

Lisa will conduct paid autograph sessions all three days at Anime NYC and appear on two events…

Anime Cabaret Improv Jam – Friday – 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM – 1E15
Join Lisa Ortiz for a fun filled cabaret with standards, stories, and songs inspired by a life in and around anime. She’ll answer questions and – with a little help from the crowd – sum up your favorite (or most obscure) shows in song – to various levels of inaccuracy! Some audience participation!

Behind the Scenes of Pokemon – Sunday – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – 1E13
Prepare for Trouble! And Make it Double! Or Even Triple! Please join Lisa Ortiz (Pokemon Sun and Moon Director), Michele Knotz (Voice of Jesse), and James Carter Cathcart (Voice of James), the creators and actors who make the world of Pokemon come alive for fans all over the world. You won’t want to miss their stories and insights into the franchise that’s been around for over 20+ years.

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