Open main menu

Wikipedia β

Masaharu Maeda (前田 正治, Maeda Masaharu, born February 4, 1954 in Kikuchi, Kumamoto), known by the stage name Shigeru Chiba (千葉 繁, Chiba Shigeru), is a Japanese actor and voice actor.[1] He has also worked as a sound effects director and music director. He is affiliated with the talent management firm 81 Produce.

Shigeru Chiba
Native name 千葉 繁
Born Masaharu Maeda
(1954-02-04) February 4, 1954 (age 63)
Kikuchi, Kumamoto, Japan
Occupation
Years active 1972–present
Agent 81 Produce

He is most known for the roles of the narrator of Fist of the North Star, Megane (Urusei Yatsura), Rei Ichidō (High School! Kimengumi), Kazuma Kuwabara (Yu Yu Hakusho), Pilaf (Dragon Ball), Raditz[2] and Garlic Jr. (Dragon Ball Z), Buggy the Clown (One Piece) Kefka Palazzo (Dissidia: Final Fantasy) and Kōichi Todome (Kerberos saga).

He was also the voice acting mentor to Megumi Hayashibara.

Contents

CareerEdit

Originally a stunt actor, Chiba also appeared in the Nikkatsu Roman Porno series of movies. He starred in the "Let's Make a Chiba Shigeru Promotion Film" project movie Kurenai no Gankyō, as well as the Mamoru Oshii films Cerberus, Hell's Watchdog and Talking Head. He plays both serious and gag roles.

FilmographyEdit

AnimeEdit

TVEdit

1979s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s

Original video animation (OVA)Edit

FilmEdit

Video gamesEdit

PachinkoEdit

SammyEdit

  • CR Hokuto no Ken Denshō series (pachinko, in-game results message narration)
  • Hokuto no Ken (pachinko slots, in-game results message narration)

Daichi ShōkaiEdit

  • CR Tensai Bakabon (pachinko, Motomiya-san)
  • CR Tensai Bakabon 2 (pachinko, Motomiya-san)
  • CR Rerere ni Omakase (pachinko, Motomiya-san)

Live actionEdit

TokusatsuEdit

RadioEdit

  • Hamidashi Kanezawa Ōkoku
  • Ōji Hiroi no Multi Tengoku

OtherEdit

CDEdit

  • Aria (Old Postal Worker)
  • Inferious Wakusei Senshi Gaiden Condition Green (Jasu Tamigan)
  • Roman Club (Udo Ayanokōji)
  • Setō no Hanayome (Izumi)
  • Strange+ (Narrator, α)
  • Yūkyū Gensōkyoku 2nd Album Drama CD: ensemble vol.1 (Marshall)

Live TheatreEdit

  • Burstman Live (performer, producer)
  • Sakura Taisen Kayō Show

Other workEdit

  • Okā-san to Issho (Gatarat)
  • Tensai TV-kun MAX: Mystery no Yakata (Miracle Man)
  • Tensai TV-kun: Mystery no Yakata (Count Brain Buster)
  • Tensai TV-kun:Tensai TV-kun Wide (TK-kun)

Sound effects directorEdit

Anime televisionEdit

Anime OVAEdit

Video gamesEdit

  • Blue Breaker: Ken yori mo Bishō wo (PC-FX)


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beck, Jerry (2005-10-28). The animated movie guide. Chicago Review Press. pp. 176–. ISBN 978-1-55652-591-9. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Chance, Norman (2010-12-23). Who Was Who on TV. Xlibris Corporation. pp. 396–. ISBN 978-1-4568-2127-2. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 

External linksEdit