Shigeru Chiba, (千葉 繁 Chiba Shigeru, born February 4, 1954 in Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan) born Masaharu Maeda (前田 正治 Maeda Masaharu), is a Japanese actor and voice actor. He has also worked as a sound effects director and music director. He is affiliated with the talent management firm 81 Produce.

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 (Yu Yu 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 High School! Kimengumi, landing the role of Rei Ichidō.


Year Character Title Dub Voice Dub Country
1980-1981 Pilat Astro Boy Dave Miller United States
Pitatto (ep. 42) Richard Ganoung
1980-1981 Bongo Heracles X-Bomber Constantine Gregory United Kingdom
1981-1986 Megane Urusei Yatsura Marc Garber United States
?¿ Hong Kong
1983 Transfer Around the World with Willy Fog Tom Wyner United States
1984-1987 Joker Fist of the North Star Richard Cansino United States
Narrator Jonathan Cook
(eps. 1-27)
Tom Wyner
(eps. 28-36)
1986-1989 Pilaf Dragon Ball Dave Mallow United States
Don Brown Canada
Chuck Huber United States
Dean Galloway Canada
Tsukutsun Tsun
(eps. 55 & 57)
Justin Cook United States
Dan Gascon Canada
King Nikochan's
Servant (ep. 57)
Christopher Sabat United States
Dan Gascon Canada
1986 Lightning Megazone 23 - Part II Tom Wyner United States
Jason Douglas United States
1987 Inspector Kazami Lupin the 3rd: The Plot of the
Fuma Clan
Dave Underwood United States
1988-1989 Megane (Specs) Dominion Tank Police William Armstrong United Kingdom
1988 Pilaf Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure Dave Mallow United States
Mike McFarland United States
1988 Old Farmer My Neighbor Totoro Steve Kramer United States
Peter Renaday United States
1989-1990 Dolph Alfred J. Kwak Alan Carr United Kingdom
1989-1996 Raditz Dragon Ball Z Jason Gray-Stanford Canada
Justin Cook United States
Garlic Jr. Chuck Huber
1989 Nicky Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone Paul Dobson Canada
Ed Marcus France
Doug Burks United States
1989 Sasuke Sarugakure Ranma ½ Robert O. Smith Canada
Curry-man (eps. 89-90) Samuel Vincent
1991 Gyoshu Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug Sonny Strait United States
Doug Rand France
1992-1995 Kazuma Kuwabara Yu Yu Hakusho Christopher Sabat United States
Russell Wait Hong Kong
1993 Yu Yu Hakusho: The Golden Seal Lex Lang United States
Christopher Sabat United States
1994 Yu Yu Hakusho: Poltergeist Report Cliff Lazenby United States
1995 Garbage Collector B Ghost in the Shell Doug Stone United States
1995-1996 Kurumiwario (ep. 145) Sailor Moon SuperS Roland Parliament Canada
¿? United States
1995-1996 Lau Chan Virtua Fighter Thomas Bruning United States
Narrator Chris Nubel
1996 Pilaf Dragon Ball GT Dean Galloway Canada
Chuck Huber United States
1996 Spunky Lupin the 3rd: Dead or Alive Chris Rager United States
1996-1997 Hikozaemon Oekubo Saber Marionette J Richard Newman (ep. 2) Canada
Paul Dobson
Narrator Richard Newman
(eps. 2-4)
Don Brown (ep. 5)
Paul Dobson (eps. 7-18)
Buggy the Clown One Piece Brian Zimmerman Singapore
David Wills United States
Mike McFarland United States
Mayor Woop Slap Joseph Murray Singapore
¿? United States
Barry Yandell United States
2001 Acetylene Lamp Metropolis Steve Blum United States
2004-2012 Don Kanonji Bleach Michael Sorich United States
2006-2007 Brutus Spider Riders Darren Frost Canada
Larva P. Grasshop Carman Melville
2009-2010 Raditz Dragon Ball Z Kai Justin Cook United States
Grandpa Gohan Christopher Sabat
2010 Corset Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Christopher Ayres United States
2013 Pilaf Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Chuck Huber United States
2015 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ United States
Dragon Ball Super Tom Fahn United States
Chuck Huber United States
2018 Raditz Dragon Ball Super: Broly Justin Cook United States
Pilaf Chuck Huber
2018 Pipimi (ep. 2b) Pop Team Epic Mike McFarland United States