Shigeru Chiba

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Shigeru Chiba
千葉 繁
Born
Masaharu Maeda

(1954-02-04) February 4, 1954 (age 66)
Occupation
Years active1972–present
Agent81 Produce
Height166 cm (5 ft 5 in)

Masaharu Maeda (前田 正治, Maeda Masaharu, born February 4, 1954), known by the stage name Shigeru Chiba (千葉 繁, Chiba Shigeru), is a Japanese actor and voice actor from Kikuchi, Kumamoto.[1] He has also worked as a sound effects director and music director. He is affiliated with the talent management firm 81 Produce.

He is most known for the roles of Yoshihiro Kira from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:Diamond Is Unbreakable, the narrator of Fist of the North Star, Megane (Urusei Yatsura), Rei Ichidō (High School! Kimengumi), Kazuma Kuwabara (Yu Yu Hakusho), Pilaf (Dragon Ball), Raditz and Garlic Jr. (Dragon Ball Z), Buggy the Clown (One Piece), Kefka Palazzo (Dissidia: Final Fantasy) and Kōichi Todome (Kerberos saga).

He was also the voice acting mentor to Megumi Hayashibara.

Career[edit]

Originally a stunt actor, Chiba also appeared in the Nikkatsu Roman Porno series of movies. He starred in the "Let's Make a Chiba Shigeru Promotion Film" project movie Kurenai no Gankyō, as well as the Mamoru Oshii films Cerberus, Hell's Watchdog and Talking Head. He plays both serious and gag roles.

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

TV[edit]

1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s
2020s

Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

Film[edit]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Console Source
1994 Virtua Fighter 2 Lau Chan [5]
1996 Puyo Puyo CD 2 Skeleton T, Sasoriman [5]
1998 Brave Fencer Musashi Fores [6]
2001 Virtua Fighter 4 Lau Chan [5]
2008 Dissidia: Final Fantasy Kefka Palazzo [6]
2010 Resonance of Fate Gelsey [6]
2011 Final Fantasy Type-0 Provost

[6]

2012 Soulcalibur V Geo "Le Bello" Dampierre [6]
2013 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Iggy [6]
2016 Street Fighter V F.A.N.G. [6]
2016 World of Final Fantasy Saboten Conductor [6]
2017 Nioh Hisahide Matsunaga [6]
2018 Kirby Star Allies Hyness [6]
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Vexen [6]
2020 Nioh 2 Hisahide Matsunaga [7]
2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake Professor Hojo [6]

Pachinko[edit]

Sammy[edit]

  • CR Hokuto no Ken Denshō series (pachinko, in-game results message narration)
  • Hokuto no Ken (pachinko slots, in-game results message narration)

Daichi Shōkai[edit]

  • CR Tensai Bakabon (pachinko, Motomiya-san)
  • CR Tensai Bakabon 2 (pachinko, Motomiya-san)
  • CR Rerere ni Omakase (pachinko, Motomiya-san)

Live action[edit]

Tokusatsu[edit]

Radio[edit]

  • Hamidashi Kanezawa Ōkoku
  • Ōji Hiroi no Multi Tengoku

Dubbing[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Animation[edit]

Other[edit]

CD[edit]

  • Aria (Old Postal Worker)
  • Inferious Wakusei Senshi Gaiden Condition Green (Jasu Tamigan)
  • Roman Club (Udo Ayanokōji)
  • Setō no Hanayome (Izumi)
  • Strange+ (Narrator, α)
  • Yūkyū Gensōkyoku 2nd Album Drama CD: ensemble vol.1 (Marshall)

Live Theatre[edit]

  • Burstman Live (performer, producer)
  • Sakura Taisen Kayō Show

Other work[edit]

  • Okā-san to Issho (Gatarat)
  • Tensai TV-kun MAX: Mystery no Yakata (Miracle Man)
  • Tensai TV-kun: Mystery no Yakata (Count Brain Buster)
  • Tensai TV-kun:Tensai TV-kun Wide (TK-kun)

Sound effects director[edit]

Anime television[edit]

Anime OVA[edit]

Video games[edit]

  • Blue Breaker: Ken yori mo Bishō wo (PC-FX)

Live action movies[edit]

  • Talking Head

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beck, Jerry (2005-10-28). The animated movie guide. Chicago Review Press. pp. 176–. ISBN 978-1-55652-591-9. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  2. ^ "CHARACTER -TVアニメ『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ダイヤモンドは砕けない』公式サイト-". jojo-animation.com (in Japanese). Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Rock Battle TV Anime 'Listeners' Confirms More Cast, Characters, Story, Ending Song Artist, April Premiere (Updated)". Anime News Network. February 1, 2020. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Chidaruma (Dorohedoro) - MyAnimeList.net". My Anime List. April 15, 2020. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c http://www.usagi.org/doi/seiyuu/chiba-shigeru/roles.html
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Shigeru Chiba - 149 Character Images | Behind The Voice Actors". behindthevoiceactors.com. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources.
  7. ^ "松永久秀". Koei Tecmo. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  8. ^ "死霊のえじき". Fukikaeru. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  9. ^ "ドラゴン特攻隊 デジタル・リマスター版". NBCUniversal Japan. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  10. ^ "ゴーストバスターズ2". Wowow. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  11. ^ "ピーターラビット". Fukikaeru. Retrieved April 27, 2018.

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