Masachika Ichimura

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Masachika Ichimura
市村 正親
Ichimura Masachika from "The Man Who Invented Christmas" at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2018 (43801626490).jpg
Masachika Ichimura at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival
Born (1949-01-28) January 28, 1949 (age 72)[1]
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1973–present
Mami Yaezawa
(m. 1984⁠–⁠2003)

(m. 2005)

Masachika Ichimura (市村 正親, Ichimura Masachika, born January 28, 1949) is a Japanese actor and voice actor. He was born in Kawagoe, Saitama and studies at Theater Art College in Tokyo after graduating high school. He is best known to anime fans as the voice of Mewtwo. He is married to singer Ryoko Shinohara.


In 1973, he made his debut as actor with Jesus Christ Superstar and became one of top actors of Shiki Theatre Company since then. He appeared in various musical plays as West Side Story, Equus, Cats, Evita and The Phantom of the Opera. Besides he played the role of Shylock of The Merchant of Venice.

In 1990, he left the company and now signs up for Horipro. In 2013, he played the role of Tokugawa Ieyasu in "Anjin: The Shogun and The English Samurai" in London.[2][3]

In 2014, he cancelled the performance in Miss Saigon because of initial stomach cancer but in November of the year, he finished the treatment and returned to the theatre.[4]



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  2. ^ 俳優 市村正親 インタビュー 英国ニュースダイジェスト
  3. ^ Anjin: The Shogun and the English Samurai, Sadler's Wells, review-Telegraph
  4. ^ Stage return "wants to affect expectation" through Masachika Ichimura, stomach cancer medical treatment Archived 2014-12-03 at
  5. ^ Thermae Romae#Cast
  6. ^ "燃えよ剣". Retrieved May 10, 2021.
  7. ^ "そして、バトンは渡された". Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  8. ^ "NINAGAWA Macbeth". Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  9. ^ "Full Trailer for I.G's Hand-Drawn Anime Film Giovanni's Island Posted". Anime News Network. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2013-12-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "ナイトメアー・ビフォア・クリスマス". Star Channel. Retrieved August 16, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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