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"As long as the Earth exists, I want to keep doing Dragon Ball with Goku."
— Masako Nozawa, preview screening for Battle of Gods, Shinjuku Wald 9, March 12, 2013.


Masako Nozawa in 2012

Masako Tsukada (塚田 雅子), born Masako Nozawa (野沢 雅子; on October 25, 1936, in Tokyo), is a Japanese voice actress and actress affiliated with Aoni Production. She is also affiliated with and the chairman of Office Nozawa. Her husband, Masaaki Tsukada, was also a voice actor.

In the Dragon Ball franchise, she voices Goku in both child and adult and every biological male relative of his (Gohan, Goten, Goku Jr., Bardock), except for Raditz. She also voices Goku's doppelganger Turles in the movie Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might and the OVA Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans.


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Masako Nozawa

"Goku and I are actually “equal”"
— Masako Nozawa, V-Jump, April 2013

While born in the Tokyo Metropolitan area, she was raised in Numata, Gunma. Nozawa made her movie debut as a child actor at the age of 2.

Throughout her career as a voice actress, she has performed many male roles (most notably as all the male members of Goku's family in the Dragon Ball franchise, except for Raditz), leading Japanese fans to give her the nickname "The Eternal Boy". These days, however, she prefers the roles of elderly woman characters, although she continues to perform other roles (including young boys) occasionally.


Ryōtarō Okiayu, Masako Nozawa, Mayumi Tanaka (March 2013)

As a seiyū, in addition to her roles in the Dragon Ball series, she is most known for the roles of Tetsuro Hoshino in Galaxy Express 999, Kitaro in GeGeGe no Kitarō (first and second series), Guilmon in Digimon Tamers, and Dr. Kureha in One Piece. She has also voiced two separate characters named "Hiroshi": a character in Dokonjō Gaeru and the character known in the U.S. as "Pidge" in Hyakujūō Golion (the "Lion Force" arc of Voltron).

On April 1, 2006, she resigned from 81 Produce to establish Office Nozawa. On March 1, 2013, Masako Nozawa received a distinguished service award for her many years of service and contributions to the industry's numerous genres and productions in the 7th Seiyu Awards in Japan.[1]

Voice roles

Leading roles in bold

Television animation

  • Urusei Yatsura (Kintarō)
  • Oz no Mahōtsukai (Princess Ozma)
  • Obake no Q-tarō (TBS edition) (Shin'ichi Ōhara [first series])
  • Kirarin Revolution (Grandmother)
  • Kindaichi Case Files (Tomoyo Konta)
  • Galaxy Express 999 (Tetsurō Hoshino)
  • Hakaba Kitaro (Kitaro)
  • Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro (Kitaro [1st & 2nd series])
  • Kimba the White Lion (Gibo)
  • Casshan (Māru)
  • World Masterpiece Theater series
    • Araiguma Rascal (Rascal)
    • Tom Sawyer no Boken (Tom Sawyer)
    • Ai Shōjo Pollyanna Monogatari (Polly Harrington)
  • Tiger Mask (Takeshi)
  • The Mysterious Cities of Gold (Esteban)
  • Combattler V (Ropet, Oreana, Kinta Ichinoki)
  • Tsubasa Chronicle (Kaigyo)
  • Digital Monster X-Evolution (Dukemon)
  • Digimon Savers (Dukemon)
  • Digimon Tamers (Guilmon, Narrator)
  • Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure (Urara Nanjōin)
  • Hamtaro (Hamtaro's Granny, Roko-chan's ["Laura"'s] Grandma)
  • Dragon Ball (Son Goku)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Son Goku, Son Gohan, Bardock, Son Goten, Vegetto, Gotenks, Turles, Gogeta)
  • Dragon Ball GT (Son Goku, Son Gohan, Son Goten, Son Goku Jr.)
  • Dragon Ball Kai (Son Goku, Son Gohan, Son Goten, Bardock)
  • Dragon Ball Super (Son Goku, Son Gohan, Son Goten)
  • Golion/Voltron (Hiroshi Suzuishi/Pidge, Honerva/Haggar)
  • Futari wa Pretty Cure series (Sanae Yukishiro)
  • Pokémon Advanced Generation (Masamune)
  • Sally, the Witch (original) (Tonkichi Hanamura)
  • Maya the Bee (Willy)
  • Case Closed (Furuyo Senma)
  • Shugo Chara! Shugo Chara!! Doki - (Maruyama Haruki [episode 75])
  • La Seine no Hoshi (Danton)
  • Kaibutsu-kun (TV 1980) (Tarō Kaibutsu)
  • Dororon Enma-kun (Enma-kun)
  • Tsurikichi Sampei (Sampei)
  • Love Get Chu (Takemiya-sensei)
  • Space Girls (Tatsuo)
  • Love Hina (Hina Urashima)
  • Ohayō! Spank series (Spank; 2s voice)
  • Rockman EXE Beast+ (Electel Mama)
  • Mirmo! (Kinta)
  • One Piece (Doctor Kureha)
  • Ginga Hyōryū Vifam series (Kentsu Norton)
  • Attack No.1 (Tonan high school captain Higaki)
  • Cross Game (Nomo)
  • Calimero (Buta)

Theater animation

Computer and video games

  • Battle Stadium D.O.N (Son Goku and Son Gohan).
  • Kingdom Hearts series (Merryweather)
  • Super Robot Wars series (Oreana, Ropet)
  • Digimon Tamers Battle Evolution (Guilmon)
  • Dragon Ball Z series (Son Goku, Bardock, Son Gohan, Son Goten, Turles, Vegetto, Gogeta, Gotenks)
  • Egg Monster Hero 4 (Four-Dimensional Empress)
  • PoPoRoGue (Gilda)
  • Jump Stars Victory Vs (Son Goku)

Dubbing roles

  • The Goonies (TV edition) (Clark a.k.a. "Mouth")
  • The Lion King 1½ (Timon's mother)
  • The Poseidon Adventure (Robin Shelby)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Short-Round)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959 film) (Merriweather)
  • Switch (Maggie Philbin)
  • Doug (Doug Funnie, (Billy West))
  • Richie Rich (film) (Richie)

Live action

  • Robot 110-Ban (Gan-chan's voice)
  • Super Voice World: Yume to Jiyū to Happening (DVD)
  • Ultraman Story (young Ultraman Tarou's voice)




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