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Masako Katsuki (勝生 真沙子 Katsuki Masako?), née Masako Shiono (塩野 雅子 Shiono Masako, born October 15, 1958) is a veteran seiyū who was born in Hachinohe, Aomori. She is currently employed by 81 Produce and has voiced in several notable films and tv series. Some of Katsuki's best known roles are Maria Von Trapp (Trapp Ikka Monogatari), Reccoa Londe (Zeta Gundam), Maya Kitajima (Glass Mask), Masuyo Ikari (High School! Kimengumi), Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune (Sailor Moon series), and Tsunade (Naruto)

Profile

  • Name is sometimes mistranslated as Masako Katsuo
  • Name is sometimes incorrectly spelled as 勝真沙子 (the second kanji for "ki" being different)
  • Bloodtype: A[1]
  • Height: 163 cm[1]
  • Hobbies: Golf, knitting, skiing[1]
  • Debut Voice role: Mary Scott in Shiroi Kiba: White Fang Monotagari[1][2]
  • Favorite Colors: Pink and black [3]
  • Currently Affiliated with 81 Produce (formerly Theater Echo)
  • Although not noted at the Internet Movie Database, according to the Anime News Network as of early March 2007, Katsuki is one of the more prolific [4] female seiyū with 150 roles credited to her name.
  • Voice is said to be identical to seiyu Yuriko Yamaguchi.
  • Likes cats

Career/Personal

Following her debut in the early 80s, Katsuki has lent her voice to anime, Japanese-dubbed films, games, drama CDs and commercials.

Katsuki’s sensual, dignified voice quality is what distinguishes her the most in her performances. From nice and rational (Sailor Neptune) to hotheaded (Tsunade, Ikari) and playful (Ceilia von Spitzweg, Maria), she tends to mainly play strong, beautiful female characters. On this account, there are many characters Katsuki plays who is a noble, a mother or an elder sister, especially an intellect or an adult. There were a few cases, but Katsuki also voiced boys.

Like the above-mentioned Masuyo Ikari from Kimengumi, Katsuki also tends to play a teacher or tutor, especially an irritable teacher much like Ikari (Kouda Jasmine). And finally, there are also many positions of a villain or rival (Remi Mizuchi, Yamato, Kayura, Sheffield, Zakuro).

In 2009, Katsuki did narration for the program Bakushou Mondai no Nippon no Kyouyou (爆笑問題のニッポンの教養).

Anecdotes/Associations

  • Junko Takeuchi (the star of Naruto)
    • In January 2006, Katsuki appeared as a guest on Oh! NARUTO NIPPON, a radio talk show hosted by Takeuchi where she gets to chat with the other seiyu of Naruto. Aside from doing an oiroke no jutsu and a special message, Katsuki also gave Takeuchi some advice on golf and played cho-han bakuchi with her.
  • Megumi Toyoguchi (81 Produce member)
    • Toyoguchi mentioned in her official blog that the voice actor she really admires and wishes to aim for is Katsuki herself. In addition, Toyoguchi said that her favorite roles of Katsuki are the heroines Maria and Tiara.[5]

Notable works

Television animation

OVA

Theater animation

Video games

CD (Drama, Albums, Character Songs)

  • Ame ha suki desu ka (雨は好きですか)
  • Sayonara no Daimeshi (さよならの代名詞) Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, BEST FRIENDS CD)

Tokusatsu

Dubbing Roles

References

External links

ar:ماساكو كاتسكيit:Masako Katsukiru:Кацуки, Масако

zh:勝生真沙子

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