Junko Takeuchi

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Junko Takeuchi
Junko Takeuchi - Dimanche - Japan Expo 2013 - P1670498.jpg
Takeuchi in 2013
Native name
竹内 順子
Born (1972-04-05) April 5, 1972 (age 46)
Occupation
Years active1996–present
AgentOgipro The Next Co. Inc.
Notable work
Naruto as Naruto Uzumaki
Height151 cm (4 ft 11 in)
Spouse(s)
Kenji Hamada (m. 2006)
Children2

Junko Takeuchi (竹内 順子, Takeuchi Junko, born April 5, 1972) is a Japanese actress and voice actress employed by Ogipro The Next Co. Inc. Taking a well-trod path by many voice actresses, she often voices young male characters with generally very quirky and goofy personalities. Her most notable roles are in Naruto, where she plays the main character, Naruto Uzumaki, in Digimon Frontier as Takuya Kanbara, in Medabots as Metabee and in Inazuma Eleven as Mamoru Endou, and in the 1999 version of Hunter × Hunter as Gon Freecss. She is also the Japanese voice of Gumball Watterson on The Amazing World of Gumball.

Personal Life[edit]

She is the youngest of three children. As a child she studied ballet and piano for seven and a half years. She enrolled in 1991 at Nihon University,College of Art but dropped out two years later. For several years she worked as shoe salesperson and gave piano lessons at a private school in Tokyo. In 1996 she joined BQ MAP Theater Company where she had several stage appearances. She meets fellow voice actor Kenji Hamada for the first time in 1999. The two were married in 2006. Their first child was born in 2012 and the second in 2017. She owns three cats.

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2015

2016

2017

Film[edit]

Drama CDs[edit]

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Dubbing[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Animation[edit]

Discography[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Nakagami, Yoshikatsu et al. "Voice Actress Spotlight". (June 2007) Newtype USA. pp. 112–113.
  • Yegulalp, Serdar (October 14, 2011). "Junko Takeuchi: New York Comic-Con / Anime Festival 2011 Interview". About.com. p. 1. Archived from the original on February 16, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
  • Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 31, 2011). "Interview: Junko Takeuchi". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 1, 2011.
  • Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 14, 2011). "Naruto Shippuden Panel". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 21, 2011.

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