Masako Nozawa

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Masako Nozawa
野沢 雅子
Born (1936-10-25) October 25, 1936 (age 77)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actress
Years active 1939-present
Agent Aoni Production
Spouse(s) Masaaki Tsukada

Masako Nozawa (野沢 雅子 Nozawa Masako?, born October 25, 1936) is a Japanese voice actress and actress from Tokyo. Throughout her life, she has been affiliated with Production Baobab, 81 Produce and Office Nozawa; she is currently affiliated with Aoni Production. Her husband, Masaaki Tsukada was also a voice actor.

As a voice actress, she is best known for the role of Son Goku in the original Japanese version of the popular anime franchise Dragon Ball, both as a child and an adult, as well as Goku's two sons and father. She has also voiced Tetsuro Hoshino (Galaxy Express 999) and Kitaro (GeGeGe no Kitaro, first and second series). In addition, 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.

Career[edit]

Nozawa made her movie debut as a child actor at the age of 3. 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 all three Dragon Ball anime series, with the exception of 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. In 2010, Nosawa closed her Talent Agency. A number of voice actors who were affiliated with her agency went on to affiliate with Media Force.

Voice roles[edit]

Anime TV series[edit]

1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s

OVA[edit]

Theater animation[edit]

Computer and video games[edit]

Puppet shows[edit]

  • Nobi Nobi Non-chan (1990–1996) (Tame-kun, Ana-chan's mother, Kitsune's granny)
  • Zawa Zawa Mori no Ganko-chan (1996–) (Kero-chan)

Dubbing roles[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Animated[edit]

Live action[edit]

Radio[edit]

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

CD[edit]

Others[edit]

  • Law of Ueki commercial for Shōnen Sunday (Kousuke Ueki)
  • Naruhodo! The World (narration)
  • NHK Kyōiku: Kagaku Daisukishi you Jaku (narration)
  • Toriko, One Piece and Dragon Ball Z Collaboration Special (Son Goku, Son Gohan and Son Goten)
  • Wakasa Seikatsu commercial (narration)
  • The Wide Friday Ranking (narration)

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