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Masako Nozawa(野沢 雅子 Nozawa Masako, born October 25, 1936/Masako Tsukada 塚田 雅子 Tsukada Masako) in the Tokyo Metropolitan area, Japan, but raised in Numata, Gunma, is a seiyū and actress affiliated with (and the chairman of) Office Nozawa. Her pet name is Mako. Her husband, Masaaki Tsukada was also a voice actor.

As a seiyū, she is most known for the role of Goku in the original Japanese version of the popular anime franchise Dragon Ball, both as a child and an adult, as well as Tetsuro Hoshino (Galaxy Express 999) and Kitaro (GeGeGe no Kitaro, first and second series). She has also voiced two separate characters named "Hiroshi", a character in Dokonjō Gaeru, and the character known in the U.S. as "Pidge" in Hyakujūō Golion (the "Lion Force" arc of Voltron).

Career

Nozawa made her movie debut as a child actor at the age of 2.

Throughout her career as a voice actress, she has performed many male roles (most notably as all the male members of Goku's family in Dragon Ball Z, except for Raditz), leading Japanese fans to give her the nickname "The Eternal Boy". These days, however, she prefers the roles of elderly woman characters, although she continues to perform other roles (including young boys) occasionally.

On April 1, 2006, she resigned from 81 Produce to establish Office Nozawa.

Voice roles

Leading roles in bold

Television animation

Theater animation

Computer and video games

  • Battle Stadium D.O.N (Son Goku and Son Gohan).
  • Kingdom Hearts series (Merryweather)
  • Super Robot Wars series (Oreana, Ropet)
  • Digimon Tamers Battle Evolution (Guilmon)
  • Dragon Ball Z series (Son Goku, Bardock, Son Gohan, Son Goten, Tullece, Vegetto, Gogeta, Gotenks)
  • Egg Monster Hero 4 (Four-Dimensional Empress)
  • PoPoRoGue (Gilda)

Dubbing roles

  • The Goonies (TV edition) (Clark, a.k.a., "Mouth")
  • The Lion King 1½ (Timon's mother)
  • The Poseidon Adventure (Robin Shelby)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Short-Round)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959 film) (Merriweather)
  • Switch (Maggie Philbin)
  • Doug (Doug Funnie, (Billy West))
  • Richie Rich (film) (Richie)

Live action

  • Robot 110-Ban (Gan-chan's voice)
  • Super Voice World: Yume to Jiyū to Happening (DVD)
  • Ultraman Story (young Ultraman Tarou's voice)

Puppet shows

  • Nobi Nobi Non-chan (Tame-kun, Ana-chan's mother, Kitsune's granny)
  • Zawa Zawa Mori no Ganko-chan (Kero-chan)

Radio

  • Seishun Adventure: Fūshin Engi (NHK-FM) (Nataku)

CD

  • CD Theater: Dragon Quest (Merusera)
  • Doraemon Ondō (King Records cover)

Other

  • Law of Ueki commercial for Shonen Sunday (Kousuke Ueki)
  • Naruhodo! The World (narration)
  • NHK Kyōiku: Kagaku Daisukishi you Jaku (narration)
  • Wakasa Seikatsu commercial (narration)
  • The Wide Friday Ranking (narration)

External links


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