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Published by VegettoEX
04 April 2017, 2:58 PM EST

Australia’s Supanova Pop Culture Expo has announced Masako Nozawa (Son Goku, et al.) as a guest this month at the convention’s stop in Melbourne 29 April 2017 and 30 April 2017.

Currently acting, producing and directing in theatre, Nozawa has been actively involved in the voice-acting scene since the beginning of the industry. Her professional career in acting began at the age of three. Upon graduating high school, she moved to Tokyo to pursue her acting. She started her voice-acting career in her late-teens, although the exact debut production is unknown as voice-overs were taken and aired live at the time.

Nozawa’s first voice-acting in anime started with Astro Boy. Her first lead-role was in Ge Ge Ge no Kitarou (series 1) as Kitarou. In 2013, she won the Seventh Seiyuu (voice-acting) award, winning the “Achievement Award”.

On 31st January 2017, she was acknowledged in the Guiness World Records with the record of “Longest time voicing a character in Video Games” and “Longest time acting as one character in one video game”.

In answer to her most influential character, she says that the three roles: Goku, Gohan, Goten from the Dragon Ball series, Kitarou from Ge Ge Ge no Kitarou (1st – 2nd series), and Tetsurou Hoshino from Galaxy Express 999 definitely mean a lot to her.

Regarding the Dragon Ball series where she acts three characters, Goku, Gohan and Goten, she explains that “The three may seem very similar but each have been brought up in a different environment so it is not hard to distinguish between them. I can switch roles as soon as I see their faces. Goku and Goten have similarities but I express the difference in that Goten actually has parents”. In terms of acting Goku in his later years, she mentions that “Rather than express real manliness, I try to show a sense of unrefined, oblivious character in his maturity”.

Nozawa will appear at the convention’s stop in Melbourne for a general admission Q&A, as well as paid signing and photo sessions throughout Saturday and Sunday; autograph and photography fees are set at $40 each.

Thanks to nato25 for the heads-up!