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Masako Nozawa (野沢 雅子, Nozawa Masako, born October 25, 1936) is a Japanese actress and voice actress. Throughout her life, she has been affiliated with Production Baobab, 81 Produce and self-owned Office Nozawa; she is currently affiliated with Aoni Production. Her late husband, Masaaki Tsukada, was also a voice actor.

Masako Nozawa
Native name
野沢 雅子
Born (1936-10-25) October 25, 1936 (age 83)
Years active1939–present
AgentAoni Production
Notable work
Height153 cm (5 ft 0 in)
Spouse(s)Masaaki Tsukada

She currently voices Goku in the popular anime franchise Dragon Ball, as well as all of Goku's male family relatives (except Raditz) and the villainous Goku Black. She has also voiced Tetsurō Hoshino (Galaxy Express 999) and Kitarō (GeGeGe no Kitarō, first and second series). In addition, she has also voiced two separate characters named "Hiroshi"; a character in Dokonjō Gaeru, and the characters known in the U.S. as "Pidge" and "Haggar" in Hyakujūō Golion. She also voiced Doraemon in the 1973 anime, replacing Kōsei Tomita, who voiced the character in the first 26 episodes. In the 1979 anime, she was replaced by Nobuyo Ōyama, however Masako voiced Doraemon again in a 1988 special entitled Early English with Doraemon for unknown reasons.


Nozawa made her film debut as a child actor at the age of three.[1] 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 every piece of Japanese Dragon Ball media, with the exception of 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. On April 1, 2006, she resigned from 81 Produce to establish office Nozawa. In 2012, Nozawa closed her Talent Agency. A number of voice actors who were affiliated with her agency went on to affiliate with Media Force. In 2017, it was revealed she had achieved two Guinness World Records; both of which was related to voicing the character Son Goku in Dragon Ball video games for 23 years and 218 days.[2]


Anime television seriesEdit


Original video animation (OVA)Edit

Theatrical animationEdit

Computer and video gamesEdit

Puppet showsEdit

  • Nobi Nobi Non-chan (1990–1996) (Tame-kun, Ana-chan's mother, Kitsune's granny)
  • Zawa Zawa Mori no Ganko-chan (1996–) (Kero-chan)

Dubbing rolesEdit



Live actionEdit



  • Seishun Adventure: Fūshin Engi (NHK-FM) (Nataku)



  • Law of Ueki commercial for Shōnen Sunday (Kousuke Ueki)
  • Naruhodo! The World (narration)
  • NHK Kyōiku: Kagaku Daisukishi you Jaku (narration)
  • Toriko, One Piece and Dragon Ball Z Collaboration Special (Goku, Gohan and Goten)
  • Wakasa Seikatsu commercial (narration)
  • The Wide Friday Ranking (narration)


Year Award Category Result
1997 2nd Animation Kobe Special Award Won
2013 7th Seiyu Awards Achievement Award Won
2017 Guinness World Records[6] World Record (Longest time voicing a character in Video Games) Won
26th Japanese Movie Critics Awards Best Voice Actor Won


  1. ^ "ROCKMAN HOLIC ~the 25th Anniversary~". Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "Goku Voice Actress Masako Nozawa Earns 2 Guinness World Records". Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Dragon Ball will be receiving a new anime this year for Super Dragon Ball Heroes".
  4. ^ "ミート・ザ・ペアレンツ". Star Channel. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "リセット[吹]". Star Channel. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "野沢雅子:「ドラゴンボール」でギネス認定 「あと100年は続けるから、よろしくな!」". Retrieved November 18, 2018.

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