Masako Nozawa did voice work on 1963's Astro Boy, then she played major roles in 65's Obake no Q-tarō, 66's Sally the Witch, and 68's Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro, meaning, that the 81 year old's actress's career has spanned the entire history of TV anime. She's best known, and is still active as, Dragon Ball's Goku. And, it's in that spirit that she does a verbal presentation of speed for broadband providers au's Hikari service.
Dragon Ball Super, the latest installment of Toei Animation's long-running Dragon Ball anime franchise, started airing in July 2015, and will reach its 100th episode this Sunday, July 23. In celebration of the memorial episode, 80-year-old Masako Nozawa, who is voicing the protagonist Son Goku and his two sons, posted her comment on the anime's official Japanese website.
Voice actress Masako Nozawa (Goku in Dragon Ball Z), actor Shinya Ohwada, and anisong singer Hiroko Moriguchi are teaming up to host a special 2 hour TV program entitled Nippon Anime 100-nen: Atom, Joe kara Dragon Ball made!! Natsukashi no Meisaku o Ikkyo Hōsō ("100 Years of Nippon Anime: From Atom and Joe to Dragon Ball!! An All-At-Once Nostalgic Broadcast") that traces the history of the anime medium from its earliest origins in 1917 up through the present day. Hit the jump to learn more.
Veteran voice actress Masako Nozawa has been honored with a pair of awards by Guinness World Records, recognizing her as the current record-holder for the longest time voicing a single character in video games and also as for the longest time working as a voice actor in video games for her work as Son Goku in Bandai Namco Entertainment's Dragon Ball Z video games. Hit the jump to learn more.
As we noted this summer when she was commenting on modern voice actresses, appear in 1963's Astro Boy, then playing major roles in 65's Obake no Q-tarō, 66's Sally the Witch, and 68's Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro, voice actress Masako Nozawa's career has spanned the entire history of TV anime. And, she's still active in what is arguably her best known role, Dragon Ball's Goku. Today, "The Eternal Boy" turns 80.
Appearing in 1963's Astro Boy, then playing major roles in 65's Obake no Q-tarō, 66's Sally the Witch, and 68's Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro, 79-year-old voice actress Masako Nozawa's career has spanned the entire history of TV anime. And, she's still active in what is arguably her best known role, Dragon Ball's Goku. With that perceptive, Nozawa isn't entirely impressed with the state of her craft. More after the jump.
Kaze no You ni ("Like the Wind"), an animated short film based on the one-shot manga by Tetsuya Chiba (Ashita no Joe), will begin its limited theaterical run in Japan at the Tollywood theater in Shimokitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan, on July 09, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Shumi Doki, a talk variety television program on Japan's NHK E channel. will be offering a new segment in August and September of 2015 featuring an "anime voice actors cram school" with guest lectures by prominent voice actors such as Masako Nozawa and Shigeru Chiba. Hit the jump to learn more.
78-year-old anime voice actress Masako Nozawa will make a guest appearance as herself in the first episode of the summer 2015 TV anime Sore ga Seiyu!/Seiyu's Life!. She is also set to play her most famous character Son Goku one more time in the latest TV anime Dragon Ball Super. Hit the jump for more details.
Prominent voice actresses Masako Nozawa (Goku in Dragon Ball, Gohan in Dragon Ball Z) and Megumi Hayashibara (Evangelion's Rei, Cowboy Bebop's Faye), along with actor Kin'ya Kitaōji (Yakuza Papers) have been cast in Keiichi Satou's (Tiger & Bunny) adaptation of George Akiyama's dark 1970-1971 manga Ashura. More after the jump.