Shigeru Chiba (千葉 繁, Chiba Shigeru) is a veteran Japanese voice actor. He was born as Masaharu Maeda (前田正治, Maeda Masaharu) on February 4, 1954 in Kikuchi, Kumamoto, Japan. He has also worked as a stunt man and sound effects director. He is now employed by the talent management firm 81 Produce.
He usually plays manic or sneaky characters. Some of his better known roles are Kuwabara from Yuyu Hakusho, Urusei Yatsura's Megane, and Pilaf & Raditz from Dragon Ball.
In addition to the roles listed below, he played many thugs, old men, and other no-name minor characters.
A notorious ad-libber, Chiba gave the ill-fated chicken farmer character an Osaka dialect.
Hokuto no Ken (TV anime)Edit
- Joker (eps 4-21)
- Fake Toki (ep 42)
- Seeker (ep 44)
- Komaku (eps 54-56)
- Beji (ep 62)
- Hunter (ep 71)
- Recruiter (ep 84)
- Chicken Farmer (ep 88)
- Hegu (ep 89)
- Usa (ep 102)
Hokuto no Ken 2Edit
Hokuto no Ken (anime movie)Edit
- Chiba Shigeru at 81 Produce (in Japanese)