Masako Nozawa (野沢 雅子, Nozawa Masako, born October 25, 1936) is a Japanese voice actress from Tokyo. She runs her own voice acting talent agency called Office Nozawa. In addition to her work in the Kitarō franchise, she is also best known for voicing Son Goku in the Dragon Ball franchise (as well as his sons, Gohan and Goten) and Tetsurō Hoshino in Galaxy Express 999.

She provided the voice of Kitarō in the 1968 and 1971 animes, as well as the Hakaba Kitarō anime. She also provided the voice for Kitarō's father, Medama-Oyaji, for the 2018 anime.

Kitarō was her first career to play main characters. Nozawa once noted that she was initially disappointed for not playing Kitarō's voice for the 1985 anime due to a rule that voice actors can't play more than one main characters within the same television station at the same time, but this resulted in her casting of Son Goku for Dragon Ball.[1]

Selected Filmography

GeGeGe no Kitarō characters

Other Notable Roles

Referneces

  1. Nikkan Sports "Sunday Heroine 845" (page 30).
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