Megumi Hayashibara (born March 30, 1967) is a Japanese voice actress, singer, radio personality, and lyricist from Tokyo. She is currently affiliated with Woodpark Office. Her nicknames include: Megu-san, Megu-nee, Bara-san, Kakka (Excellency), and Daijin (Minister). She is best known for her roles in Saber Marionette J, Ranma ½, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Slayers, Detective Conan, Pokémon, All Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku Nuku and Shaman King. She is also a fully qualified and registered nurse.