Janice Kawaye

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Janice Kawaye
Born
Janice Hiromi Kawaye

(1970-04-04) April 4, 1970 (age 51)[1]
Other namesJanice Roman Roku
OccupationVoice actress
Years active1983–present
AgentCESD[2]
Notable work

Janice Hiromi Kawaye (born April 4, 1970) is an American voice actress known for her roles as Numbuh 83/Sonia and Numbuh 84/Lee in Codename: Kids Next Door and Ami in the cartoon Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi which aired on Cartoon Network in the mid-2000s,[3] Jenny Wakeman, the protagonist in My Life as a Teenage Robot, and Gi in Captain Planet and the Planeteers. In video games, she voices Ayane in the Ninja Gaiden series.

Early life[edit]

Kawaye was born to parents who are both of Japanese descent.

Filmography[edit]

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source
1989 The Karate Kid Taki Tamurai [4]
1990 Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone Keiko [5]
1990–96 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Gi [6][7]
1994–95 Bump in the Night Little/Big Robot [8]
1996 Quack Pack Soo Ling Episode: "Feats of Clay" [8]
2001–06 Invader Zim Sara, Child (I), Bad Actress, Autographic ID [6][8]
2001–06 The Cramp Twins Wendy Winkle Credited as Jayne Paterson
2001–04 Totally Spies! Stacy
2003 Blue's Clues Little Bo Peep Uncredited, in the episode "Up, Down, All Around!"
2003–08 All Grown Up! Kid #2, Kioko, Julia, Serena [6]
2003–09 My Life as a Teenage Robot Jenny/XJ9, XJ1, Tammy, Lady, Female Bully, Baby (2), Girl 4, Girl 1 (2), Baby (3), Elf 2, Singers, Girl 3 (3), Girl 2 (3), Baby (4), Baby (5), Girl 2 (4), Librarian, Carol, Kid (6), Girl 2 (5), Sheldon (Baby), Apple, Boy (5) [8][9]
2004–05 Megas XLR Car Fan 1, Teenage Girl, DanceStation Girl, Galaxa [8]
2004 Bratz: Starrin' & Stylin' Yasmin [8]
2004–06 Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Ami Onuki, Tekirai, Gummi Bear, Amibot, Crowd, News Woman, Dogs, Chickens, Girls, Boys, Janice, Skiers, Li'l Ami, Opera Lady, Dupilcats, Slam-I-Yumi, Cheerleaders, Evil Ami [3][6][8]
2004–08 Codename: Kids Next Door Sonya (Numbuh 83), Lee (Numbuh 84) [10]
2006–08 Class of 3000 Kim and Kam Chin [6][11][12]
2012 Doc McStuffins Kiko [13]
2013 Young Justice Asami "Sam" Koizumi, Assistant Also in Young Justice: Invasion [8][14][15]
2017 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo Aki, Japanese Reporter [8]
2018 Treehouse Detectives Owl #2, Fergus, Poppy [8]
2019-20 YooHoo to the Rescue Joy, Rustee's Mom, Zebra [8]
2020 Over the Moon Pink Lunette [8]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source
2004 Duel Masters Mimi Tasogare Season 1 [16]
2006–14 Bleach Yuzu Kurosaki [6][17][18]
2007–08 Blood+ Chen, Mui, Remy (ep 4), School Girl (ep 8) [19][20]
2008 Bleach: Memories of Nobody Yuzu Kurosaki
2009 Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
2012 Bleach: Hell Verse
2017 K: Missing Kings Kukuri Yukizome Replaced Carrie Savage [21]
2017 K: Return of Kings Kukuri Yukizome Season 2
2012 Marvel Anime: Blade Alice (Ep. 8), Danas (Ep. 5), Yati (Ep. 6) [22][23][24]
2014 Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Melty; Pilot (ep 1) Credited as Janice Roman Roku [25][26]
2016 Love Live! School idol project series Cocoa Yazawa [27]
2017 Hunter × Hunter Shizuku 2011 series
Credited as Janice Roman Roku
[28]
2018 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Mumei [29]
2019 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato Mumei, Ichinoshin [30]
2019 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Schoolgirl, Young Giorno, Boys Credited as Janice Roman Roku [31][32][33]
2021 Case Closed: The Fist of Blue Sapphire Ayumi Yoshida Credited as Janice Roman Roku [8]
2021 Edens Zero Couchpo

Films[edit]

List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source
1987 Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz Dorothy Gale As Hiromi Kawaye [34]
1988 Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw Tammy [35]
2006 Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo Nya-Nya, Timoko [8]
2015 Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest Jerry Mouse (uncredited)

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
2004 Ninja Gaiden Ayane Also in Ninja Gaiden Black, Ninja Gaiden Sigma & Sigma Plus [8][36][37]
2007 Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots Jenny/XJ-9 [8]
2008 Ninja Gaiden II Ayane Also in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 & Sigma 2 Plus [8][38]
2010 Valkyria Chronicles II Cosette Coalhearth [8]
2012 Ninja Gaiden 3 Ayane Also in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge [8][39]
2013 Rune Factory 4 Xiao Pai [8][40]
2014 Lost Dimension Himeno Akatsuki [8]
2017 .hack//G.U. Last Recode Kusabira [8]
2018 Detective Pikachu Rita Partridge Credited as Janice Roman Roku [41]
2018 Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strike Female Avatar 2 [42]
2019 Fire Emblem: Three Houses Lysithea [8]
2020 Fire Emblem Heroes Lysithea Credited as Janice Roman Roku [43]
2021 Scarlet Nexus Additional voices Credited as Janice Roman Roku [44]

Live action[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes Source
1984 Night of the Comet Sarah [45]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA's "My Name Could Be Anne," 1986 – Photo". UCLA Library Digital Collections. Archived from the original on May 14, 2016. Retrieved April 22, 2016. Description: Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds., From left, Don Cheadle, Kelly Chan, Janice Kawaye and Richard Coca during a tense racial confrontation in the Ensemble Studio Theatre's docudrama "My Name Could Be Anne."; Contributor: Kawaye, Janice, 1970- --Performances (subject), Becker, David (photographer)
  2. ^ "CESD – Animation – Women". Voicebank.net. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Considine, J.D. (November 14, 2004). "Big in Japan, but Made in the U.S.A." New York Times.
  4. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 555
  5. ^ "Night of the BedBugs". Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone. Season 1. Episode 1. September 1, 1990. Cartoon Network.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Notable Alumni" (PDF). Arts High Foundation. Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. December 2013.
  7. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 161
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Behind The Voice Actors - Janice Kawaye". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved April 19, 2016. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources.CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  9. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 732
  10. ^ "Operation: T.R.A.I.N.I.N.G.". Codename: Kids Next Door. Season 3. Episode 31b. July 16, 2004. Cartoon Network.
  11. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (November 2, 2006). "Hey, Kids, a Hip-Hop Star Has Savvy Advice for You". New York Times. p. E10.
  12. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 191
  13. ^ "The New Girl". Doc McStuffins. Season 1. Episode 10. April 4, 2012. Disney Junior.
  14. ^ "Runaways". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 14. February 2, 2013. Cartoon Network.
  15. ^ "The Hunt". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 17. February 23, 2013. Cartoon Network.
  16. ^ "This is a duel!". Duel Masters. Season 1. Episode 1. March 13, 2004. Cartoon Network.
  17. ^ "closing credits, English Voice Cast". Bleach: Memories of Nobody. September 20, 2013.
  18. ^ "closing credits, English Voice Cast". Bleach: Hell Verse. September 20, 2013.
  19. ^ "Dangerous Boy". Blood+. Season 1. Episode 4. April 8, 2007. Adult Swim.
  20. ^ "Phantom of the School". Blood+. Season 1. Episode 8. May 6, 2007. Adult Swim.
  21. ^ Paul, Matthew (October 7, 2016). "Viz Reveals English Dub Cast for K: Missing Kings Film (Update)". Anime News Network.
  22. ^ "The Island of Fire". Marvel Anime: Blade. Season 1. Episode 5. February 10, 2012. G4.
  23. ^ "Bad Blood". Marvel Anime: Blade. Season 1. Episode 6. February 17, 2012. G4.
  24. ^ "Old Wounds, Fresh Blood". Marvel Anime: Blade. Season 1. Episode 8. March 5, 2012. G4.
  25. ^ Beveridge, Chris (July 18, 2014). "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet' Anime Begins Dubbed Hulu Run With Cast Announcements". The Fandom Post. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  26. ^ "Castaway". Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet. Episode 1. Event occurs at Closing credits, English cast – via Hulu.
  27. ^ "Come True! Our Dreams!". Love Live!. Season 1. Episode 1. February 5, 2016. Mnet America.
  28. ^ "Gathering × Of × Heroes". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 41. Viz Media. March 4, 2017. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
  29. ^ "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress English Dub Stars Robbie Daymond, Janice Kawaye". Anime News Network. November 3, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  30. ^ Tetsurō Araki (2019). Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato (Online). Netflix. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Version.
  31. ^ "Golden Wind". JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind. Season 4. Episode 1. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Cast.
  32. ^ "Bucciarati Appears". JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind. Season 4. Episode 2. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Cast.
  33. ^ "Meet the Mafioso Behind the Wall". JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind. Season 4. Episode 3. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Cast.
  34. ^ Simpson, Paul (2013). A Brief Guide To OZ: 75 Years Going Over The Rainbow. Little, Brown Book Group. ISBN 9781472110367. Search "Janice Kawaye"CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  35. ^ McCall, Douglas L. (2005). Film Cartoons: A Guide to 20th Century American Animated Features and Shorts. McFarland. p. 59. ISBN 9780786424504.
  36. ^ Ninja Gaiden Black, credits – ScreamingOblivion (May 13, 2009). Ninja Gaiden Black Hard Mode Playthrough Part 50 - Credits. YouTube. Event occurs at 1:08.
  37. ^ Ninja Gaiden Sigma, credits – TJ Rogan (June 20, 2011). Ninja Gaiden Sigma: Credits and Ending Cinematic. YouTube. Event occurs at 1:17.
  38. ^ Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, credits – RavenVanHelsing (October 13, 2009). Ninja Gaiden Σ Sigma 2-Credits. YouTube. Event occurs at 2:12.
  39. ^ Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, credits – EmiruTheKnight (May 1, 2013). Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge - Part 11「Final Boss, Ending & Credits. YouTube. Event occurs at 19:59.
  40. ^ Rune Factory 4 Special, credits – Dekov13 (March 23, 2020). Rune Factory 4 Special - Episode 28 - [Goodbyes - Arc 2 End]. YouTube. Event occurs at 1:06:15.
  41. ^ Jack, Solid (March 25, 2018). "An Extensive Look at the English Detective Pikachu Voice Cast". Miketendo64! By Gamers, For Gamers. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  42. ^ Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strike, credits – Buffy Plays (September 1, 2018). Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker - Ending Cutscenes - Final Credits - How to Become Chunin. YouTube. Event occurs at 15:25.
  43. ^ Nintendo Mobile (March 9, 2020). Fire Emblem Heroes - New Heroes (Harmony amid Chaos). YouTube. Event occurs at 1:13.
  44. ^ "Scarlet Nexus (2021 Video Game)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved July 12, 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of the title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  45. ^ Hughes, Howard (2014). Outer Limits: The Filmgoers' Guide to the Great Science-fiction Films. I.B. Tauris. p. 225. ISBN 9781780761664.

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