Dragon Ball's Japanese voice actress for Goku, Masako Nozawa, awarded lifetime achievement

She also voiced every one of Goku's male relatives, except for Raditz and Fused Zamasu

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 16, 2018 at 5:46 a.m. PDT

Those of us that grew up watching the English dubs of the Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, and Dragon Ball GT anime as well as played video games dedicated to the series such as Dragon Ball FighterZ, are most familiar with Sean Schemmel as the voice of Goku.

In the Japanese versions, the role of Goku is performed by voice actress Masako Nozawa. Not only has she been voicing Goku back when he was only a kid in the original Dragon Ball, but she also voices every male member of Goku's family with the exception of Raditz and Fused Zamasu.

This means that she is the voice of Goku, Goku Black, Bardock, Gohan, Goten, Gotenks, and even Vegito. Dragon Ball GT also had her doing the voice work behind Gogeta and Goku Jr. And yes, that means she also voiced Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku (or Super Saiyan Blue), Gohan, Goku Black, and Gotenks in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

In total, she has apparently voiced over 200 characters in different anime programs. This includes Kitaro in Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro, Hina Urashima in Love Hina, Doctor Kureha in One Piece, and many others.

According to ComicBook, the famed voice actress had recently received the lifetime achievement award from the Foundation for Promoting Sound Growth of Children and the Child Welfare Foundation.

There's no doubt that she has had a major impact on many youth's lives and continues to do so today. Nozawa's Geikdan Moonlight theater troupe on Twitter has recognized her positive contributions to many young viewers.


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