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Masaharu Maeda, (前田 正治 Maeda Masaharu, born February 4, 1954), known professionally as Shigeru Chiba (千葉 繁 Chiba Shigeru), 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.

 

Filmography

Year Character Title Dub Voice Dub Country
1980-1981 Pilat Astro Boy Richard Ganoung United States
Pitatto (ep. 42)
1980 Stanley Peter of Placid Forest Daniel Woren United States
1980-1981 Bongo Heracles X-Bomber Constantine Gregory United Kingdom
1981 Milan Space Warrior Baldios Jeff Manning Tokyo, Japan
1981-1986 Megane Urusei Yatsura Marc Garber United States
?¿ Hong Kong
1983 Transfer Around the World with Willy Fog Tom Wyner United States
1983 Megane Urusei Yatsura: Only You Colin Hackman United States
1984-1987 Joker Fist of the North Star Richard Cansino United States
Narrator Jonathan David Cook
(eps. 1-27)
Tom Wyner
(eps. 28-36)
1984 Udo Locke the Superman ¿? Hong Kong
1984 Megane Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer Craig Wollman United States
1985 Urusei Yatsura 3: Remember My Love Colin Hackman United States
1986-1989 Pilaf Dragon Ball Dave Mallow United States
Don Brown Canada
Chuck Huber United States
Dean Galloway Canada
Chibi (ep. 15) Eric Vale United States
Corby Proctor Canada
Tsukutsun Tsun
(eps. 55 & 57)
Justin Cook United States
Dan Gascon Canada
King Nikochan's
Servant (ep. 57)
Josh Martin United States
Dan Gascon Canada
1986-1988 Yotsuya Maison Ikkoku Gerard Plunkett
(eps. 1-36)
Canada
Ron Halder
(eps. 37-96)
1986 Lightning Megazone 23 - Part II Tom Wyner United States
Jason Douglas United States
1986-1989 Spartan Saint Seiya Tad Hathaway United States
1986 Megane Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever Colin Hackman United States
1987-1989 The Frog Prince
(eps. 3-4)
Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics Daniel Woren United States
Thursday (eps. 11-13) Jeff Winkless
Hunter (ep. 14) Robert Axelrod
Devil (ep. 26) Steve Kramer
The Fox (ep. 44) Dave Mallow
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
Sharon Mann France
1988 Old Farmer My Neighbor Totoro Steve Kramer United States
Peter Renaday United States
1988 Megane Urusei Yatsura 5: The Final Chapter Colin Hackman United States
1989-1990 Dolph Alfred J. Kwak Melvyn Hayes 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
1989-1990 Coco The New Adventures of Kimba The White Lion Don Brown Canada
1989-1990 Shigeo Shiba Patlabor: The Mobile Police Curt Gebhart United States
1989 Patlabor: The Movie Edward Glen United Kingdom
Peter Doyle United States
1989-1992 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
1991 Professor Takase Psychic Wars Roger May United Kingdom
1991 Megane Urusei Yatsura 6: Always My Darling Colin Hackman United States
1992 Count Di Amon Bastard!! Kevin Seymour United States
1992-1995 Kazuma Kuwabara Yu Yu Hakusho Christopher Sabat United States
Russell Wait Hong Kong
1993 Chiren Battle Angel Alita John Guerrasio United Kingdom
Tristan MacAvery United States
1993-1994 Megane New Dominion Tank Police William Dufris United Kingdom
1993 Shigeo Shiba Patlabor 2: The Movie Edward Glen United Kingdom
Peter Doyle United States
1993 Sasuke Sarugakure Ranma ½: Desperately Seeking Shampoo Robert O. Smith Canada
1993 Kazuma Kuwabara Yu Yu Hakusho: The Golden Seal Lex Lang United States
Christopher Sabat United States
1994 Valkus Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals John DeMita United States
1994 Sasuke Sarugakure Ranma ½: One Grew Over the Kuno's Nest Robert O. Smith Canada
1994 Kazuma Kuwabara 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)
1998 Rootrick Brave Fencer Musashi Gary Dubin United States
Carpenter Carvey Bill Capizzi
1999 Yattran Harlock Saga Nathan Price United States
1999-
present
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
2000 Professor Ichiroubei Hiragi Mon Colle Knights Jamieson Price United States
2001 Acetylene Lamp Metropolis Steve Blum United States
2002 Raditz Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Justin Cook United States
2002 Mark ÉX-Driver: Nina & Rei Danger Zone Kirk Thornton United States
2002 Shigeo Shiba Mini Pato Ezra Weisz United States
2003 Raditz Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 Justin Cook United States
2004-2012 Don Kanonji Bleach Michael Sorich United States
2005 Raditz Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi Justin Cook United States
2005 Buggy the Clown One Piece: Grand Battle David Wills United States
2005 One Piece: Pirate's Carnival United States
2006 Raditz Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Justin Cook United States
Garlic Jr. Chuck Huber
Pilaf Machine
2006-2007 Brutus Spider Riders Darren Frost Canada
Larva P. Grasshop Carman Melville
2007 Raditz Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Justin Cook United States
Garlic Jr. Chuck Huber
Pilaf Machine
2009 Pilaf Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo United States
2009-2010 Raditz Dragon Ball Z Kai Justin Cook United States
Grandpa Gohan Christopher Sabat
2009-2011 Narrator Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas Beau Billingslea United States
2010 Corset Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Christopher Ayres United States
2010 Saburouta Negishi Princess Jellyfish Jerry Russell United States
2012-2013 Dr. Sakezo Sado Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Kenny Green United States
2013 Pilaf Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Chuck Huber United States
2014 Buggy One Piece 3D2Y: Overcoming Ace's Death! Luffy's Pledge to His Friends Mike McFarland United States
2015 Pilaf Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Chuck Huber United States
2015-2018 Dragon Ball Super Tom Fahn United States
Chuck Huber United States
2016 Yoshihiro Kira JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Steve Kramer United States
2016 F.A.N.G Street Fighter V Jesse Merlin United States
2016 Cactuar Conductor World of Final Fantasy Andy Morris United States
2017 Azurda Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Sean Barrett United Kingdom
2018-2020 Kunimatsu Baki Greg Chun United States
Benjamin McLaughlin United States
2018 Raditz Dragon Ball Legends Justin Cook United States
2018 Pilaf Dragon Ball Super: Broly Chuck Huber United States
Raditz Justin Cook
2018-

present

Pipimi (ep. 2b) Pop Team Epic Mike McFarland United States
2019 Jigoro Kuwajima Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba John DeMita United States
2019 Vexen Kingdom Hearts III Derek Stephen Prince United States
2019 Buggy One Piece: Stampede Mike McFarland United States
2020 Professor Hojo Final Fantasy VII Remake James Sie United States
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