Kirby's 2D design from Kirby Super Star Ultra
|First appearance||Kirby's Dream Land|
|Created by||Masahiro Sakurai|
|Designed by||Masahiro Sakurai|
|Voiced by (Japanese)||Mayumi Tanaka (1994)
Makiko Ohmoto (1999-present)
Kirby can absorb the properties of swallowed objects to temporally gain new magical powers known as "copy abilities." In the Kirby series of video games, Kirby often battles antagonistic forces including Dark Matter and his nemesis King Dedede. Kirby has inspired an anime series, manga, and a line of licensed merchandise. Since 1999, he has been voiced by Makiko Ohmoto.