Nobuyo Ōyama

Nobuyo Ōyama (大山 のぶ代, Ōyama Nobuyo), born Nobuyo Yamashita (山下 羨代, Yamashita Nobuyo, October 16, 1933, in Shibuya, Tokyo), is a former Japanese actress, voice actress and singer affiliated with Actors Seven. She is best known for playing the title character in the long-running Doraemon anime series. She is also well-known as the voice of Monokuma, the main villain from the Danganronpa video-game series. She played him in both the video games and in the anime series Danganronpa: The Animation.

Nobuyo Ōyama
大山 のぶ代
Nobuyo Yamashita

(1933-10-16) October 16, 1933 (age 87)
Shibuya, Tokyo City (now Tokyo), Japan
Years active1956–2015
AgentActors Seven
Known forVoice of Doraemon and Monokuma
(m. 1964⁠–⁠2017)

It was reported on May 13, 2015 that Ōyama was living with dementia, putting any future work on hold. This notably prevented her from reprising her role as Monokuma in any further episodes of the anime series Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School.[1] Her ongoing roles were taken over by Wasabi Mizuta (Doraemon) and Tarako (Monokuma).



List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source
1965–1966 Hustle Punch Punch first voice [2]
1969 Sazae-san Katsuo Isono [2]
1970–1971 Norakuro Norakuro [2]
1972–1973 Hazedon Hazedon [2]
1977–1978 Invincible Super Man Zambot 3 Jin Kappei [2]
1979–2005 Doraemon Doraemon [2][3]
2013 Danganronpa: The Animation Monokuma [2]
2014 Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life: Awakening Arc Monokuma Ep. 10 [2]


List of voice performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source
1971 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Huck [2]
1980 Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur Doraemon [2]
1981 Doraemon: The Records of Nobita, Spaceblazer Doraemon [2]
1981 What Am I for Momotaro Doraemon [2]
1982 Doraemon: Nobita and the Haunts of Evil Doraemon [2]
1983 Doraemon: Nobita and the Castle of the Undersea Devil Doraemon [2]
1984 Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld Doraemon [2]
1985 Doraemon: Nobita's Little Star Wars Doraemon [2]
1986 Doraemon: Nobita and the Steel Troops Doraemon [2]
1987 Doraemon: Nobita and the Knights on Dinosaurs Doraemon [2]
1988 Doraemon: The Record of Nobita's Parallel Visit to the West Doraemon [2]
1989 Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan Doraemon [2]
1990 Doraemon: Nobita and the Animal Planet Doraemon [2]
1991 Doraemon: Nobita's Dorabian Nights Doraemon [2]
1992 Doraemon: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds Doraemon [2]
1993 Doraemon: Nobita and the Tin Labyrinth Doraemon [2]
1994 Doraemon: Nobita's Three Visionary Swordsmen Doraemon [2]
1995 Doraemon: Nobita's Diary of the Creation of the World Doraemon [2]
1995 2112: The Birth of Doraemon Doraemon [2]
1996 Doraemon: Nobita and the Galaxy Super-express Doraemon [2]
1996 Dorami & Doraemons: Robot School's Seven Mysteries Doraemon [2]
1997 Doraemon: Nobita and the Spiral City Doraemon [2]
1997 The Puzzling Challenge Letter of the Mysterious Thief Dorapan Doraemon [2]
1998 Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas Doraemon [2]
1998 Doraemon Comes Back Doraemon [2]
1999 Doraemon: Nobita Drifts in the Universe Doraemon [2]
1999 Funny candy of Okashinana!? Doraemon [2]
1999 Doraemon: Nobita's the Night Before a Wedding Doraemon [2]
2000 Doraemon: Nobita and the Legend of the Sun King Doraemon [2]
2000 Doki Doki Wildcat Engine Doraemon [2]
2000 Doraemon: A Grandmother's Recollections Doraemon [2]
2001 Doraemon: Nobita and the Winged Braves Doraemon [2]
2001 Ganbare! Gian!! Doraemon [2]
2002 Doraemon: Nobita in the Robot Kingdom Doraemon [2]
2002 Doraemon: The Day When I Was Born Doraemon [2]
2003 Doraemon: Nobita and the Windmasters Doraemon [2]
2004 Doraemon: Nobita in the Wan-Nyan Spacetime Odyssey Doraemon [2]

Video gamesEdit

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
1995–2004 Doraemon video games Doraemon [2]
1997 Doraemon: Nobita to Mittsu no Seireiseki Doraemon [2]
2010 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Monokuma PSP [2]
2012 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Monokuma PSP, also Reload in 2013 [2][4]
2014 Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Monokuma PS Vita [5]

Other dubbingEdit

List of voice performances in other dubbing
Year Title Role Notes Source
1966 Night on the Galactic Railroad Giovanni
1998 Hoshin Engi Hakutsuru Doji
1999 Hoshin Engi Part Two: The Court Army Strikes Back
封神演義 第二部~朝廷軍の逆襲~
Hakutsuru Doji
2000 Hoshin Engi Part Three: Dynastic Revolution
封神演義 第三部~易姓革命~
Hakutsuru Doji


  1. ^ "Doraemon/Danganronpa Voice Actress Nobuyo Oyama Suffering From Dementia". Anime News Network. Anime News Network. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba 声優さん出演リスト 個別表示:大山のぶ代 [Voice actor's appearance list individual display: Nobuyo Ohyama]. Voice Artist Database (in Japanese). GamePlaza-HARUKA-. October 26, 2015. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "Hong Kong's voice of Doraemon, Lam Pou-chuen, dies aged 63". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  4. ^ "JAPAN GAME AWARDS2013". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  5. ^ "The X Button - Havoc Heart". Retrieved 4 October 2016.

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Preceded by
Voice of Doraemon
Succeeded by
Wasabi Mizuta