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Shigeru Chiba (千葉 繁 Chiba Shigeru?), real name: Masaharu Maeda (前田 正治 Maeda Masaharu?), is an actor and veteran seiyū, or voice actor, born on February 4, 1954 in Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. He has also worked as a sound effects director and music director. He is employed by the talent management firm 81 Produce.

He is most known for the roles of the narrator of Fist of the North Star, Megane (Urusei Yatsura), Rei Ichidō (High School! Kimengumi), Kazuma Kuwabara (YuYu Hakusho), Pilaf (Dragon Ball), Raditz and Garlic Jr. (Dragon Ball Z), Buggy the Clown (One Piece) Kefka Palazzo (Dissidia: Final Fantasy) and Koichi Todome (Kerberos saga).

Career

Originally a stunt actor, Chiba also appeared in the Nikkatsu Roman Porno series of movies. He starred in the "Let's Make a Chiba Shigeru Promotion Film" project movie Kurenai no Gankyō, as well as the Mamoru Oshii films Cerberus, Hell's Watchdog and Talking Head. He plays both serious and gag roles. He got the leading role in Highschool! Kimen-gumi, landing the role of Rei Ichidō.

Anime

TV

OVA

Movie

Video games

  • Brave Fencer Musashi (Fores)
  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Cefca Palazzo)
  • Dōkyūsei (Kantarō)
  • From TV Animation: One Piece - Grand Battle (Buggy The Clown)
  • Kinnikuman Muscle Grand Prix Max (Kinniku Ataru)
  • Patlabor series (Shigeo Shiba)
  • Popful Mail (MegaCD) (Gau)
  • Puyo Puyo CD (Skeleton T, Sasoriman)
  • Puyo Puyo CD 2 (Skeleton T, Sasoriman)
  • Shadow Hearts: Covenant (Guran Gama)
  • Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny (Dampierre)
  • Spider-Man the Video Game (Narration)
  • Super Bomberman World (Earth Bomber)
  • Super Robot Wars Impact (Gil Berg)
  • Tengai Makyou series (Mantō, Kikugorō)
  • Virtua Fighter series (Lau Chan)

Pachinko

Sammy

  • CR Hokuto no Ken Denshō series (pachinko, in-game results message narration)
  • Hokuto no Ken (pachinko slots, in-game results message narration)

Daichi Shōkai

  • CR Tensai Bakabon (pachinko, Motomiya-san)
  • CR Tensai Bakabon 2 (pachinko, Motomiya-san)
  • CR Rerere ni Omakase (pachinko, Motomiya-san)

Other voice-overs

  • Beast Machines (Megatron)
  • Beast Wars (Megatron)
  • Meteor (Narrator)
  • The Mummy (Warden Gad Hassan)
  • Peter Rabbit (Johnny)
  • SD Gundam Gashapon Wars (Narration (commercial))
  • Super Mario Bros. (Spike)
  • The Adventures of T-Rex (Big Boss/Little Boss)
  • The Brave Little Toaster (Hanging Lamp)
  • Teletubbies (Male Voice Trumpet)

Live action

  • Shiroi Kyotō (TV drama in 1978)
  • Kurenai no Gankyō
  • Nikkatsu Roman Porno
  • The Red Spectacles
  • Stray Dog: Kerberos Panzer Cops
  • Talking Head
  • Sakigake!! Otokojuku Live-action film (Narration (Minmei Publishing)/Voice on loud speaker)

Tokusatsu

  • Biirobo Kabutakku (voice of Shākurā)
  • Gosei Sentai Dairanger (voice of Kabuki Novice)
  • Juukou B-Fighter (voice of Shubarutsu)
  • Ninja Sentai Kaku Ranger (voice of Chōchinkozō)

Radio

  • Hamidashi Kanezawa Ōkoku
  • Ōji Hiroi no Multi Tengoku

CD

  • Aria (Old Postal Worker)
  • Inferious Wakusei Senshi Gaiden Condition Green (Jasu Tamigan)
  • Roman Club (Udo Ayanokōji)
  • Setō no Hanayome (Izumi)
  • Strange+ (Narrator, α)
  • Yūkyū Gensōkyoku 2nd Album Drama CD: ensemble vol.1 (Marshall)

Live Theatre

  • Burstman Live (performer, producer)
  • Sakura Taisen Kayō Show

Other work

  • Okā-san to Issho (Gatarat)
  • Tensai TV-kun MAX: Mystery no Yakata (Miracle Man)
  • Tensai TV-kun: Mystery no Yakata (Count Brain Buster)
  • Tensai TV-kun:Tensai TV-kun Wide (TK-kun)

Sound effects director

Anime TV

Anime OVA

Games

  • Blue Breaker: Ken yori mo Bishō wo (PC-FX)

Live action movies

  • Talking Head

External links

ar:شيغِرو تشيبا cs:Šigeru Čiba it:Shigeru Chiba ru:Тиба, Сигэру zh:千葉繁

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