Goku Voice Actress Breaks Guinness World Records!

Goku Voice Actress Breaks Guinness World Records!

Voice actress Nozawa Masako is known for a ton of roles, including Goku of Dragon Ball, and it was announced through the Bandai Namco Entertainment Headquarters in Tokyo on Jan. 31 that she has broken two Guinness World Records. Hikawa Kiyoshi, the singer behind the new Dragon Ball Super anime opening “Genkai Toppa x Survivor,” expressed his congratulations at the ceremony.

Nozawa broke the records for “Longest time in the same video game role” and “Longest-serving video game actor” for her role as Goku in the Dragon Ball video games. Her record of 23 years and 218 days (as of Oct. 25, 2016) stretches from her first role in March 1993’s Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden (Super Nintendo) to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (PS4) and Super Dragon Ball Heroes (the digital kids’ card game) released last November.

Hikawa Kiyoshi, the performer of the new Dragon Ball Super opening theme “Genkai Toppa x Survivor” for the new season starting on Feb. 5, made an appearance at the ceremony to congratulate her. Hikawa is a huge Dragon Ball fan himself and said about performing the theme, “It was the happiest moment of my life.” Nozawa then said about Hikawa, “I’ve loved Hikawa since his debut, so I’m glad he's been doing this for so long.” She went on to talk about how it took no time at all for Hikawa to become a hot topic after his debut. There were also celebratory comments from the original creator of Dragon Ball himself, Toriyama Akira. He praised Nozawa’s achievements to which she responded, “This is the best. I’ll treasure this.”

Hikawa revealed her secret to how she’s stayed healthy enough to play this national character, saying, “I stay easy-going because if you’re alive, things’ll work out in some way or another.” She then said in Goku’s voice, “Yo! It’s Goku. Whatta surprise that it’s been this long! I’m still healthy, so I’ll be doing this for a long time yet...probably for another 100 years or so, so I’ll be counting on you!”

Source: Spice

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