Janice Kawaye

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Janice Kawaye
Born 1970 (age 45–46)[1]
Other names Janice Roman Roku
Occupation Voice actress
Agent CESD[2]
Home town Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Janice Kawaye (born 1970) 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 2000s,[3] Jenny, the title character in My Life as a Teenage Robot, and Gi in Captain Planet and the Planeteers. She also voices Ayane in the Ninja Gaiden video game 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 [10][8]
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 [10][3][8]
2006 Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo Nya-Nya, Timoko [10]
2006–08 Class of 3000 Kim and Kam Chin [13][8][14]
2010–13 Young Justice Asami "Sam" Koizumi also in Young Justice: Invasion [10][15]
2012 Doc McStuffins Kiko [16]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source
2004 Duel Masters Mimi Tasogare season 1 [17]
2006-14 Bleach Yuzu Kurosaki Also in Bleach: Memories of Nobody
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion and
Bleach: Hell Verse
[8][18][19]
2007-08 Blood+ Chen, Mui, Remy (ep 4), School Girl (ep 8) [20][21]
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]
2014 Toradora! Additional Voices Credited as Janice Roman Roku [27]
2016 Love Live! School idol project series Cocoa Yazawa, Additional Voices Credited as Janice Roman Roku [28]

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][29][30]
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][31]
2010 Valkyria Chronicles II Cosette Coalhearth [10]
2012 Ninja Gaiden 3 Ayane Also in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge [10][32]

Live action[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes Source
1984 Night of the Comet Sarah [33]


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. ^ "This is a duel!". Duel Masters. Season 1. Episode 1. March 13, 2004. Cartoon Network. 
  18. ^ "closing credits, English Voice Cast". Bleach: Memories of Nobody. September 20, 2013. 
  19. ^ "closing credits, English Voice Cast". Bleach: Hell Verse. September 20, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Dangerous Boy". Blood+. Season 1. Episode 4. April 8, 2007. Adult Swim. 
  21. ^ "Phantom of the School". Blood+. Season 1. Episode 8. May 6, 2007. Adult Swim. 
  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. "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet' Anime Begins Dubbed Hulu Run With Cast Announcements". The Fandom Post. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  26. ^ "Castaway". Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet. Episode 1. Event occurs at Closing credits, English cast – via Hulu. 
  27. ^ "Tiger and Dragon". Toradora!. Episode 1 – via Crunchyroll. 
  28. ^ "Come True! Our Dreams!". Love Live!. Season 1. Episode 1. February 5, 2016. Mnet America. 
  29. ^ Ninja Gaiden Black, credits – ScreamingOblivion (May 13, 2009). Ninja Gaiden Black Hard Mode Playthrough Part 50 - Credits. YouTube. Event occurs at 1:08. 
  30. ^ Ninja Gaiden Sigma, credits – TJ Rogan (June 20, 2011). Ninja Gaiden Sigma: Credits and Ending Cinematic. YouTube. Event occurs at 1:17. 
  31. ^ Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, credits – RavenVanHelsing (October 13, 2009). Ninja Gaiden Σ Sigma 2-Credits. YouTube. Event occurs at 2:12. 
  32. ^ 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. 
  33. ^ 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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