Shigeru Chiba
Shigeru Chiba
Birth Name Masaharu Maeda (前田 正治 Maeda Masaharu)
Born (1954-02-04) February 4, 1954 (age 63)
Kikuchi, Kumamoto, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Actor, Voice Actor
Sound Effects director
Music Director
Years Active 1976-present

Shigeru Chiba (千葉 繁 Chiba Shigeru, born February 4, 1954 in Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese actor and voice actor employed by 81 Produce. He was the original Japanese voice actor for Bongo Heracles in X-Bomber.

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

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. He got the leading role in Highschool! Kimen-gumi, landing the role of Rei Ichidō.


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