Tesshō Genda


Tesshō Genda
Tesshō Genda
Born Mitsuo Yokoi
May 20, 1948 (1948-05-20) (age 63)
Okayama Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1972-present

Tesshō Genda (玄田 哲章 Genda Tesshō?, born May 20, 1948 in Okayama Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese voice actor.[1] He is employed by the talent management firm 81 Produce.[1] When he debuted, he used his real name, Mitsuo Yokoi (横居 光雄 Yokoi Mitsuo?).[1] as artist name. Because he had experience with ballet, he was known by the nickname "Pirouette Genda."[2]

Along with such well-known voice actors such as Akio Ōtsuka, Shigeru Chiba and Kōichi Yamadera, Genda is one of Japan's most prolific voice actors, with 234 roles credited to his name as of September 25, 2007.

Among his other credits, he has performed the roles of Masami Iwaki (Dokaben), Suppaman (Dr. Slump and Arale-chan), Gō Reietsu (High School! Kimengumi), Optimus Prime (A.K.A. Convoy) (The Transformers), Umibouzu (City Hunter), Ichimi Araiwa (Cooking Papa), and Action Kamen (Crayon Shin-chan) and is the current Japanese voice of Tigger in Winnie the Pooh media.

Like his Canadian counterpart Peter Cullen, Tesshō reprised the role of Optimus Prime (Convoy) in the Japanese dub of the 2007 Transformers movie. He is best known as the Japanese voice of Batman in Numerous Animated television series and animated films. Like his American counterpart Kevin Conroy, Tesshō also reprised the role of Batman in the Japanese dub of Batman: Gotham Knight. He also voices Kratos in the Japanese versions of the God of War series.

In February 2010, he received a Merit Awards from the 4th Seiyū Awards.[3]

In addition to the names above, Genda's name is sometimes romanized in credits as Tessyou Genda, Tetsuaki Genda, and Tetsusyo Genda, though the later two spellings/romanizations of his name are incorrect.

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Roles

The roles below are listed in chronological order, with the show title in italics followed by the dates of the series and the characters' names in parentheses.

Animation

Television

Unknown date

  • 21-emon (Scanray)
  • AWOL: Absent Without Leave (Jim Hyatt)
  • Entaku no Kishi Monogatari: Moero Arthur (Lancelot)
  • Ippatsu Kikijō (Narrator)
  • Mashin Eiyūden Wataru (Ryūjinmaru, Ryūōmaru)
  • Mashin Eiyūden Wataru 2 (Shinsei Ryūjinmaru, Ryūseimaru)
  • Meimon! Daisan Yakyūbu (Takeshi Kaidō)
  • Midori no Makibaō (Cascade)
  • Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman (Stinger Wolf)
  • Shōwa Aho Sōshi Akanuke Ichiban! (Hikarikin)
  • T.P. Pon (Geira)
  • Tōpai Densetsu Akagi (Yasuoka)
  • The Transformers (Convoy)
  • Tentō Mushi no Uta (Jeff)
  • Uchū Senshi Baldios (Raita Hokuto)
  • Uchū Taitei God Sigma (Kensaku Yoshinaga)
  • Yoroshiku Megadoc (Kiyoshi Noro)
  • Yuki no Jōō (Viromu)

OVA

Unknown date

  • Kyokujitsu Kantai (Kurara Ōishi)
  • Mashin Eiyūden Wataru: Owarinaki Toki Monogatari (Ryūjinmaru)
  • Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend (Father of Ultra)

Theater

Sources: [1][5][6][7][8]

Video games

Sources: [1][5][6]

Dubbing roles

Live-action

Animation

Sources:[6]

Tokusatsu

Sources: [1][5][6][8]

Radio

  • Nijūyoji Kansei Monogatari (Ita-san)

CD drama

Other

  • Bandai sentai toy series commercials (narrator)
  • Domo-kun World (Domo-kun)
  • Star Tours (Mace Windu)
  • Hitori de Dekiru mon! (Koron, Jaja Maoh)
  • Pooh's Hunny Hunt (Tigger)
  • NHK's Konna Ko Iru ka na? (narrator during the Okaasan to Issho segment)
  • NHK Education's Tensai Bit-kun (narrator)
  • Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters (Zurg)
  • Tanken Roman Sekai Isan (Dr. Roman)
  • You Gotta Quintet (Flat)
  • T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (Terminator)

Sources:[6]

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References


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