I'm pretty sure the original novels aren't light novels, in that they're regular science fiction novels. My copy (of the 3 combined together, thanks Viz) won't arrive until tomorrow, but yeah.
Based on the cyber-punk light-novels of Tow Ubukata (creator of Le Chevalier D’Eon)
I did not know that. I'm yet to see the second film as well, but it's nice to see each film in the series released fairly quickly and consistently ( ::cough::rebuidofevangelion::cough:: ) which hopefully means we won't have to wait too long to have all three volumes sat on our shelves here in the UK.
Megumi Hayashibara also voices Ash's Snivy in Pokémon (as well as Jessie). I found that hilarious when I found it out.
Also Lina Inverse, Faye Valentine, Doctor Chiba from Paprika, Rei (and PenPen) from Eva and about a bajillion others. She's one of the best seiyuu around.
Yeah, but Ash's Snivy is actually pretty funny when you compare the childlike nature of Pokémon to...Mardock Scramble.