May 20, 1948
Okayama Prefecture, Japan
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
Tesshō Genda(玄田 哲章Genda Tesshō, born May 20, 1948) is a Japanese actor and voice actor. He is employed by the talent management firm 81 Produce. When he debuted, he used his real name, Mitsuo Yokoi(横居 光雄Yokoi Mitsuo). as artist name. Because he had experience with ballet, he was known by the nickname "Pirouette Genda." [ irrelevant citation ] 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.
Voice acting in Japan is acting as a narrator or as an actor in radio plays or as a character actor in anime and video games. It also involves performing voice-overs for non-Japanese movies and television programs. Because Japan's large animation industry produces 60% of the animated series in the world, voice acting in Japan has a far greater prominence than voice acting in most other countries.
81 Produce is a voice talent management firm in Japan founded on February 3rd, 1981. A hybrid CD-ROM featuring voice talent data for members of 81 Produce was released on 19 October 1997. The company is located Shibuya, Tokyo.
Among his other credits, he has performed the roles of Masami Iwaki ( Dokaben ), Sourman ( Dr. Slump ), 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.
Dokaben is a baseball manga by Shinji Mizushima, serialized in Akita Shoten Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine from April 24, 1972 to March 27, 1981. Chapters of the series published in 48 tankōbon volumes by Akita Shoten. It was later made into an anime by the same name. It was immensely popular in Japan during its original release, and is one of the most popular sports manga of all time.
Dr. Slump is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. It was serialized in Shueisha's anthology magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1980 to 1984, with the chapters collected into 18 tankōbon volumes. The series follows the humorous adventures of the little girl robot Arale Norimaki, her creator Senbei Norimaki, and the other residents of the bizarre Penguin Village.
High School! Kimengumi is a manga series written by Motoei Shinzawa which ran in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1982 to 1987. The title literally translates to High School! Funny-face Club or High School! Weird Face Club. An anime television series (1985–1987) and movie (1986) based on the series were also released. The High School! manga series was preceded by Third Year Funny-face Club (1980–1982), and followed by Flash! Funny-face Club (2001–2005).
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 video game series.
Peter Claver Cullen is a Canadian voice actor. He is best known as the voice of Optimus Prime in the original 1980s Transformers animated series, and most other incarnations of the character. He has also voiced several other characters, including Eeyore in the Winnie the Pooh franchise, Monterey Jack in Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, and KARR in Knight Rider. In 2007, Cullen returned to the role of Optimus Prime in various Transformers media, starting with the first live-action film.
Optimus Prime, known in Japan as Convoy, is a fictional character from the Transformers franchise. He is a member of the titular Transformers, an extraterrestrial race of sentient self-configuring modular robotic lifeforms. In almost every version of the mythos, Optimus is the leader of the Autobots, a faction of Transformers who are rivals of the Decepticons, another faction. He is defined by his strong moral character and is almost always portrayed as the primary hero of the story, opposing the evil Decepticon leader Megatron.
Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film based on the toy line of the same name. The film, which combines computer animation with live-action filming, was directed by Michael Bay, with Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer. It was produced by Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto, and is the first installment in the live-action Transformers film series. The film stars Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, a teenager who gets caught up in a war between the heroic Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, two factions of alien robots who can disguise themselves by transforming into everyday machinery, primarily vehicles. The Autobots intend to use the AllSpark, the object that created their robotic race, to rebuild their home planet Cybertron and end the war, while the Decepticons have the intention of using it to build an army by giving life to the machines of Earth. Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Anderson, Megan Fox, Rachael Taylor, John Turturro, and Jon Voight also star, while voice actors Peter Cullen and Hugo Weaving voice Optimus Prime and Megatron respectively.
In February 2010, he received a Merit Awards from the 4th Seiyu Awards.
The Seiyu Awards are award ceremonies for the recognition of voice acting talent for outstanding performance in anime and other media in Japan. The first Seiyu Awards were held on March 3, 2007 at the 3D Theatre of the Tokyo Anime Center in Akihabara.
In addition to the names above, Genda's name is sometimes romanized in credits as Tessyou Genda, Tetsuaki Genda, and Tetsusyo Genda, though the latter two spellings/romanizations of his name are incorrect.
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.
Brave Raideen is a super robot anime series. Produced by Tohokushinsha, Asahi News Agency and Sunrise, it aired on NET from 4 April 1975 to 26 March 1976, with a total of 50 episodes. The official name being Raideen the Brave, it is mainly known as "Brave Raideen" or "Heroic Raydeen". A series called Raideen the Superior (超者ライディーン) was broadcast from 1996 to 1997 on TV Tokyo, and another series called Reideen was broadcast in 2007 on WOWOW.
Chōdenji Machine Voltes V, popularly known simply as Voltes V is a Japanese anime television series which first aired on TV Asahi on June 4, 1977. The "V" in the name is pronounced as the Roman numeral for "five." It was created by Saburo Yatsude, directed by Tadao Nagahama and produced by Yoshiyuki Tomino. Voltes V is the second part of the Robot Romance Trilogy of the Super Robot genre which includes Chōdenji Robo Combattler V and Tōshō Daimos. The series was animated by Sunrise and produced by Toei Company. This super robot along with the other two aforementioned super robots first appeared the United States as a part of Mattel's Shogun Warriors line of import toys, released in the late 1970s.
Cyborg 009 is a manga created by Shotaro Ishinomori. It was serialized in many different Japanese magazines, including Monthly Shōnen King, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, Shōnen Big Comic, COM, Shōjo Comic, Weekly Shōnen Sunday, Monthly Shōnen Jump, and Monthly Comic Nora. In 2012, comiXology acquired the digital distribution rights to Shotaro Ishinomori's catalogue, including Cyborg 009.
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils is a work of fiction by the Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf. It was published in two books, The Wonderful Adventures of Nils in 1906 and Further Adventures of Nils in 1907. These two are usually combined into a single book called The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, although that name could also describe the first book only.
Space Emperor God Sigma is a mecha anime television series aired from 1980 to 1981. It ran for 50 episodes. It is also referred to as "God Sigma, Empire of Space" and "Space Combination God Sigma".
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds is a Spanish-Japanese animated adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas story of d'Artagnan and The Three Musketeers. Most of the characters are anthropomorphizations of dogs, hence the title of the cartoon; although there are a few exceptions, most notably Dogtanian's two sidekicks Pip the mouse and Planchet the bear, among several others.
|1997||Mega Man Legends||Teisel Bonne|
|1997||Tales of Destiny||Mighty Kongman, Tiberius Tōkei|
|2000||Mega Man Legends 2||Teisel Bonne|
|2003||DreamMix TV World Fighters||Convoy/Optimus Prime|
|2005||God of War||Kratos|
|2005||Namco × Capcom||Unknown Soldier 2P, Mike Haggar|
|2005||Tales of the Abyss||Largo the Black Lion|
|2006||Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII||Azul|
|2007||Final Fantasy IV||Yang|
|2007||God of War II||Kratos|
|2010||Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep||Tigger|
|2010||God of War III||Kratos|
|2015||Xenoblade Chronicles X||Vandham|
|2016||Dragon Quest Heroes II||King Orenka|
|2017||Xenoblade Chronicles 2||Vandham|
|2017||Fire Emblem Heroes||Surtr|
|2019||Kingdom Hearts III||Tigger|
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