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Junko Takeuchi (竹内 順子, Takeuchi Junko, born April 5, 1972) is a Japanese actress and voice actress employed by Ogipro The Next Co. Inc. Taking a well-trod path by many voice actresses, she often voices young male characters with generally very quirky and goofy personalities. One of her most well-known roles include Naruto Uzumaki from the popular anime series Naruto. She has played Takuya Kanbara in Digimon Frontier, Rin Natsuki/Cure Rouge in Yes! PreCure 5, Metabee in Medabots, Mamoru Endou in Inazuma Eleven, Gon Freecss in the 1999 version of Hunter × Hunter, and is the voice of Gumball Watterson in the Japanese dubbing of The Amazing World of Gumball.
Junko Takeuchi in 2013
|Born||April 5, 1972|
Saitama Prefecture, Japan
|Agent||Ogipro The Next Co. Inc.|
|Naruto as Naruto Uzumaki|
|Height||151 cm (4 ft 11 in)|
Kenji Hamada (m. 2006)
She is the youngest of three children. As a child she studied ballet and piano for seven and a half years. She enrolled in 1991 at Nihon University, College of Art but dropped out two years later. For several years she worked as shoe salesperson and gave piano lessons at a private school in Tokyo. Originally she wanted to work in a bank office. In 1996 she joined BQ MAP Theater Company where she had several stage appearances. She met Kenji Hamada in 1999. They were married in 2006. Their first child was born in 2012 and the second in 2017. She owns three cats.
- Mainichi Seiten! – Mayumi Obinata
- Soul Eater – Maka Albarn
- The Day of Revolution – Kei/Megumi Yoshikawa
- Yours For An Hour - Haru Hinomoto
- Street Fighter Zero 3 (1998) – R. Mika
- Garou: Mark of the Wolves (1999) – Hokutomaru
- Naruto video games (2003–present) – Naruto Uzumaki
- Radiata Stories (2005) – Jack Russell
- Ape Escape 3 (2005) – Satoru
- Quantum Leap Layzelber (2005) – Chyota
- Inazuma Eleven (2008) – Mamoru Endo
- Bull – Marissa Morgan (Geneva Carr)
- Cop Car – Travis (James Freedson-Jackson)
- Frailty – young Fenton (Matt O'Leary)
- The Golden Compass (2010 TV Asahi edition) – Billy Costa (Charlie Rowe)
- A Lot like Love – Emily Friehl (Amanda Peet)
- "Oh! Enka!" (Naruto)
- "Life Goes On" (Naruto)
- "Naruto's Neko Song" (Naruto)
- "Gyu-ru-ru" (as Naruto Uzumaki) (Naruto)
- "Touki ~Fighting Spirits~" (Naruto)
- "Naruto Ondo" (as Naruto Uzumaki) (Naruto (with Chie Nakamura and Showtaro Morikubo))
- "Distance" (as Naruto Uzumaki) (Naruto All Stars)
- "Tsubomi" (as Naruto Uzumaki) (Naruto All Stars)
- "Salamander" (as Takuya Kanbara) (Digimon Frontier)
- Secret Rendezvous (as Takuya Kanbara) (Digimon Frontier)
- "Muteki na Bataashi" (as Gomamon) (Digimon Adventure 02)
- "Sora wo Kurooru (as Gomamon) (Digimon Adventure 02 (with Masami Kikuchi))
- "Chie to Yuuki da! Medarotto" (as Metabee) (Medarot)
- Kaze no Muki ga Kattara (as Gon) (Hunter x Hunter)
- Tobira (Gon and Killua version) (Hunter x Hunter (with Mitsuhashi Kanako))
- Hunter Ondo (Hunter x Hunter (with Mitsuhashi Kanako and Kaida Yuki and Goda Hozumi))
- GONtte yatsu wa (Hunter x Hunter (with Mitsuhashi Kanako and Kaida Yuki and Goda Hozumi))
- ONNAtte subarashii (as Jango-sama) (Hunter x Hunter)
- Tabidachi (as Gon) (Hunter x Hunter)
- Taisetsuna koto (as Gon) (Hunter x Hunter (with Mitsuhashi Kanako))
- Te o Tsunaide (as Gon) (Hunter x Hunter (with Mitsuhashi Kanako))
- Futari (Ask Dr. Rin! (with Kana Kouguchi))
- Tomo Yo (as Ted) (Konjiki no Gash Bell!!)
- Kuroi Hitomi (as Kuromi) (Onegai My Melody)
- Kuromi Rondo (as Kuromi) (Onegai My Melody)
- Kuromi Punk (as Kuromi) (Onegai My Melody)
- Lambo-san's Ambition (as Lambo) (Reborn)
- Gyouza Gyuudon no Uta (as Lambo ) ("Reborn") (with Li Mei Chan)
- Yakusoku no Bashou (as Lambo ) ("Reborn") (with Vongola's Family)
- A fun song (as Lambo ) ("Reborn") (with Li Mei Chan)
- Tatta Latta (as Lambo ) ("Reborn") (with Li Mei Chan, Yuuna Inamura, Askesaka Satomi and Hitomi Yoshida
- Mirai no Oozora e (as Lambo ) ("Reborn") (with Vongola's Family)
- Mata ne no Kisetsu - 7th ending to Inazuma Eleven (as Endou Mamoru)
- Mamotte Miseru! - (Inazuma Eleven CD - Endou Mamoru Character Songs)
- Dakara Zettai Daijoubu - (Inazuma Eleven) as Endou Mamoru
- Maji de Kansha (as Endou Mamoru) (Inazuma Eleven cast)
- Reversible - (as Rin Natsuki) (Yes! PreCure 5)
- Jounetsu - (as Rin Natsuki) (Yes! PreCure 5)
- Okaerinasai - (as Rin Natsuki) (Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!) (with Yūko Sanpei)
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- "最後に恋に勝つルール［吹］". Star Channel. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
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