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 73)[1]
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1973–present
Mami Yaezawa
(m. 1984; div. 2003)

(m. 2005; div. 2021)

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 studied at the Theater Art College in Tokyo after graduating high school. He is best known to anime fans as the voice of Mewtwo. He was married to singer Ryoko Shinohara.


In 1973, he made his debut as an 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 industry.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He married Japanese actress Mami Yaezawa in 1984, but later divorced in 2003. In December 2005, he remarried singer and actress Ryoko Shinohara. They have two sons, born in 2008 and 2012.

On July 24, 2021, Masachika and Ryoko announced their divorce through their office. He took custody of two sons.



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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
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  5. ^ Thermae Romae#Cast
  6. ^ "燃えよ剣". Retrieved May 10, 2021.
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  8. ^ "劇場版 ルパンの娘". Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  9. ^ "中村勘九郎がNHKドラマで"伝説の歌舞伎俳優"中村仲蔵に、共演に上白石萌音ら". Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  10. ^ "NINAGAWA Macbeth". Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  11. ^ "Full Trailer for I.G's Hand-Drawn Anime Film Giovanni's Island Posted". Anime News Network. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  12. ^ "ナイトメアー・ビフォア・クリスマス". Star Channel. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  13. ^ "Merry Christmas!~ロンドンに奇跡を起こした男~". Fukikaeru. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  14. ^ "ミニオンズ フィーバー -日本語吹き替え版". Fukikaeru. Retrieved June 29, 2022.

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