• Legendary seiyuu, Masako Nozawa, is not impressed with modern seiyuu

    She is one of the most recognised voices in Japan, voicing legendary characters like Dragon Ball’s Son Goku, Gohan, and Goten, as well as GeGeGe No Kitaro’s titular character. However, it seems that Masako Nozawa is not impressed at all with the modern seiyuu of today.



    The 55-year anime industry legend may have inspired an entire generation of seiyuu, however, in an interview with fellow legendary seiyuu, Fumi Hirano (Urusei Yatsura’s original Lum invader) for an otoCoto feature, she (Nozawa) expressed her opinions on the matter.

    “[Modern voice actors] just watch anime and copy what they hear, so what they do sounds like copy of a copy of a copy. As a result, the depth and breadth of anime voice acting is dwindling rapidly.”


    Ouch! However, she did have some advice for young seiyuu after she was asked for it by Hirano. She said that:

    “Aspiring seiyuu should build a repertoire by studying the world around them rather than mimicking other voice acting.”

    The 79-year old seiyuu is still quite active in the industry, and is STILL voicing Goku, Gohan, and Goten in Dragon Ball Super. In her 55 years in the anime industry, she has seen a lot, so young seiyuu should surely heed her advice.

    Source: Crunchyroll

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    • I’m not exactly impressed with her Goku voice either but she does have a point 😀

    • tehhead

      so she’s saying she’s not liking nowadays seiyuu for doing what exactly what market wants? which similar to her back in the days

      there is a reason why nowadays seiyuu mimic each other voice, the market demands it

      and let’s talk reality, new seiyuu by toei’s productions mostly sub par to niche anime anyway

    • browman fiscara

      Digimon Adventure tri Part 3: Confession Full Sub English (Kokuhaku)

      Full subtitled to english. Enjoy! 🙂

      I really don’t unterstood that part about “Ama no jaku”. I understand the meanings of that word, but it don’t have any sense in the Taichi and others conversation. So…! If someone have more information about it, please let me know!