Janice Kawaye

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Janice Kawaye
Born 1970 (age 46–47)[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Janice Roman Roku
Occupation Voice actress
Agent CESD[2]

Janice Kawaye is an American voice actress known for her roles as Ami in the cartoon Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi which aired on Cartoon Network in the mid-2000s,[3] Jenny, the title character 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.

Filmography[edit]

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source
1987 Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz Dorothy Gale As Hiromi Kawaye [4]
1988 Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw Tammy [5]
1989 The Karate Kid Taki [6]
1990 Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone Keiko [7]
1990–96 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Gi [8][9]
1994–95 Bump in the Night Little/Big Robot, others [10]
2001–06 Invader Zim Sara, others [8][10]
2002–08 Codename: Kids Next Door Sonia, Lee [11]
2003–08 All Grown Up! Kioko, Julia [8]
2003–08 My Life as a Teenage Robot Jenny, others [10][12]
2004–05 Megas XLR Various characters [10]
2004–06 Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Ami Onuki, others [3][8][10]
2006 Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo Nya-Nya, Timoko [10]
2006–08 Class of 3000 Kim and Kam Chin [8][13][14]
2010–present Young Justice Asami "Sam" Koizumi Also in Young Justice: Invasion [10][15]
2012 Doc McStuffins Kiko [16]
2014 Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School Bea Spells-A-Lot As Janice Roman Roku [17][18]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source
2004 Duel Masters Mimi Tasogare Season 1 [19]
2006-14 Bleach Yuzu Kurosaki Also in Bleach: Memories of Nobody
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion and
Bleach: Hell Verse
[8][20][21]
2007-08 Blood+ Chen, Mui, Remy (ep 4), School Girl (ep 8) [22][23]
2012 Marvel Anime: Blade Alice (Ep. 8), Danas (Ep. 5), Yati (Ep. 6) [24][25][26]
2014 Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Melty; Pilot (ep 1) Credited as Janice Roman Roku [27][28]
2014 Toradora! Additional Voices Credited as Janice Roman Roku [29]
2016 Love Live! School idol project series Cocoa Yazawa, Additional Voices Credited as Janice Roman Roku [30]
2017 Gamba: Gamba to Nakama-tachi Additional Voices English dub titled Air Bound [31]
2017 Hunter × Hunter Shizuku 2011 series
Credited as Janice Roman Roku
[32]
2017 K: Missing Kings Kukuri Yukizome [33]

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
[10][34][35]
2007 Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots Jenny/XJ-9 [10]
2008 Ninja Gaiden II Ayane Also in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 &
Sigma 2 Plus
[10][36]
2010 Valkyria Chronicles II Cosette Coalhearth [10]
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Additional Voices [37]
2012 Ninja Gaiden 3 Ayane Also in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge [10][38]


Live action[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes Source
1984 Night of the Comet Sarah [39]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA's "My Name Could Be Anne," 1986 – Photo". UCLA Library Digital Collections. 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. ^ Simpson, Paul (2013). A Brief Guide To OZ: 75 Years Going Over The Rainbow. Little, Brown Book Group. ISBN 9781472110367. Search "Janice Kawaye" 
  5. ^ McCall, Douglas L. (2005). Film Cartoons: A Guide to 20th Century American Animated Features and Shorts. McFarland. p. 59. ISBN 9780786424504. 
  6. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 555
  7. ^ "Night of the BedBugs". Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone. Season 1. Episode 1. September 1, 1990. Cartoon Network. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Notable Alumni" (PDF). Arts High Foundation. Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. December 2013. 
  9. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 161
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "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. 
  11. ^ "Operation: T.R.A.I.N.I.N.G.". Codename: Kids Next Door. Season 3. Episode 31b. July 16, 2004. Cartoon Network. 
  12. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 732
  13. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (November 2, 2006). "Hey, Kids, a Hip-Hop Star Has Savvy Advice for You". New York Times. p. E10. 
  14. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 191
  15. ^ "Runaways". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 14. February 2, 2013. Cartoon Network. 
  16. ^ "The New Girl". Doc McStuffins. Season 1. Episode 10. April 4, 2012. Disney Junior. 
  17. ^ "Amazon.com: Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School: Janice Roman Roku, Erica Mendez, Stephanie Sheh, Julyza Commodore: Amazon Digital Services LLC". Amazon. Retrieved April 22, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Lionsgateshop.com: Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School". Lionsgate. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  19. ^ "This is a duel!". Duel Masters. Season 1. Episode 1. March 13, 2004. Cartoon Network. 
  20. ^ "closing credits, English Voice Cast". Bleach: Memories of Nobody. September 20, 2013. 
  21. ^ "closing credits, English Voice Cast". Bleach: Hell Verse. September 20, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Dangerous Boy". Blood+. Season 1. Episode 4. April 8, 2007. Adult Swim. 
  23. ^ "Phantom of the School". Blood+. Season 1. Episode 8. May 6, 2007. Adult Swim. 
  24. ^ "The Island of Fire". Marvel Anime: Blade. Season 1. Episode 5. February 10, 2012. G4. 
  25. ^ "Bad Blood". Marvel Anime: Blade. Season 1. Episode 6. February 17, 2012. G4. 
  26. ^ "Old Wounds, Fresh Blood". Marvel Anime: Blade. Season 1. Episode 8. March 5, 2012. G4. 
  27. ^ Beveridge, Chris. "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet' Anime Begins Dubbed Hulu Run With Cast Announcements". The Fandom Post. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  28. ^ "Castaway". Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet. Episode 1. Event occurs at Closing credits, English cast – via Hulu. 
  29. ^ "Tiger and Dragon". Toradora!. Episode 1 – via Crunchyroll. 
  30. ^ "Come True! Our Dreams!". Love Live!. Season 1. Episode 1. February 5, 2016. Mnet America. 
  31. ^ Tomohiro Kawamura (2017). Gamba: Gamba to Nakama-tachi (DVD). Lionsgate. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Version Created By, Additional Voices. 
  32. ^ "Gathering × Of × Heroes". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 41. Viz Media. March 4, 2017. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim. 
  33. ^ Paul, Matthew (October 7, 2016). "Viz Reveals English Dub Cast for K: Missing Kings Film (Update)". Anime News Network. 
  34. ^ Ninja Gaiden Black, credits – ScreamingOblivion (May 13, 2009). Ninja Gaiden Black Hard Mode Playthrough Part 50 - Credits. YouTube. Event occurs at 1:08. 
  35. ^ Ninja Gaiden Sigma, credits – TJ Rogan (June 20, 2011). Ninja Gaiden Sigma: Credits and Ending Cinematic. YouTube. Event occurs at 1:17. 
  36. ^ Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, credits – RavenVanHelsing (October 13, 2009). Ninja Gaiden Σ Sigma 2-Credits. YouTube. Event occurs at 2:12. 
  37. ^ Square Enix 1st Production Department. Final Fantasy XIII-2. Square Enix. Scene: Closing credits, 2:27 in, English cast. 
  38. ^ 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. 
  39. ^ 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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