Junko Takeuchi

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Junko Takeuchi
竹内 順子
Junko Takeuchi in 2013
Born (1972-04-05) April 5, 1972 (age 51)
Years active1996–present
Notable workNaruto as Naruto Uzumaki
Height151 cm (4 ft 11 in)
(m. 2006)
[citation needed]

Junko Takeuchi (竹内 順子, Takeuchi Junko, born April 5, 1972) is a Japanese actress and voice actress employed by Ogipro The Next Co. Inc. & BQMAP. Taking a well-trod path by many voice actresses, she often voices young male characters with generally very quirky and goofy personalities. One of her most well-known roles includes Naruto Uzumaki from the popular anime series Naruto. She has played Takuya Kanbara in Digimon Frontier, Rin Natsuki/Cure Rouge in Yes! PreCure 5, Metabee in Medabots, Mamoru Endou in Inazuma Eleven and Inazuma Eleven GO, Gon Freecss in the 1999 version of Hunter × Hunter, MrBeast in the Japanese dub of MrBeast[1] and GingerBrave in the Japanese dub of Cookie Run: Kingdom.

Personal life[edit]

She is the youngest of three children. As a child she studied ballet and piano for seven and a half years. She enrolled in 1991 at Nihon University, College of Art but dropped out two years later. For several years she worked as a shoe salesperson and gave piano lessons at a private school in Tokyo. Originally she wanted to work in a bank office. In 1996 she joined BQ MAP Theater Company where she had several stage appearances. She met voice actor Kenji Hamada in 1999. They married in 2006. Their first child was born in 2012 and the other one in 2017.[citation needed]



Year Title Role
1997 Rurouni Kenshin Honjō Kamatari[2]
Photon Photon Earth
1998 Beast Wars II: Super Life-Form Transformers Moon
1999 Super Life-Form Transformers: Beast Wars Neo Break
Digimon Adventure Gomamon
Hunter × Hunter (1999) Gon Freecss
Medabots Metabee
2000 Digimon Adventure 02 Gomamon
Medabots Damashii Metabee
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Mokuba Kaiba
2001 Dennō Bōkenki Webdiver Naoki
Mōtto! Ojamajo Doremi Masato Rinno, Kimitaka
Read or Die Fabre
Ask Dr. Rin! Yue Konishi, Tenshin
Captain Tsubasa Takeshi Sawada (young), Hajime Taki (young)
2002–07 Naruto Naruto Uzumaki, Akamaru
2002 Digimon Frontier Takuya Kanbara
Hanada Shōnen-shi Hanada Tokuko
2003 Zatch Bell! Maruss, Ted
2004 Monster Dieter
Kakurenbo Hikora
Major Okamura Trio
Bird of Fire Nagi
2005 Onegai My Melody Kuromi
Absolute Boy Wakkun
2006 Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star Kenta Hoshino
Princess Princess Kei, Megumi Yoshikawa
Ouran High School Host Club Shiro Takaouji
Saru Get You -On Air- Satoru
Yonna in the Solitary Fortress Piggott
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Lambo
2007–17 Naruto: Shippuden Naruto Uzumaki, Akamaru
2007 Yes! PreCure 5 Rin Natsuki, Cure Rouge (Speaking Voice)
Claymore Noel
Gin Tama Daigoro Kitaouji
Sisters of Wellber Tina Lawter
2008–11 Inazuma Eleven Mamoru Endō, Harano Tooru
2008 Kyo Kara Maoh! Lindsey von Wincott
Tamagotchi: Happiest Story in the Universe! Kikitchi
2009 Zoku Natsume Yūjin-Chō Ishio Kai
Jewelpet Toor, Tata, Lapis, Mint
2010 Digimon Xros Wars Takuya Kanbara, Gomamon
One Piece Sabo (young)
2011–14 Inazuma Eleven GO series Mamoru Endō, Kaizu Kouichirou, Mecha Endō, Sync, Hamusu
2012 Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals Naruto Uzumaki
2013 Pocket Monsters: The Origin Red
2015 Kyokai no RINNE Youta
Digimon Adventure tri. Gomamon
2016 Nyanbo! Mike
Kamiwaza Wanda Mighty
2017 Little Witch Academia Croix Meridies
2017–present Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Naruto Uzumaki
2017–18 Beyblade Burst God Cuza Ackermann[2]
2018 After the Rain Yuto Kondo
2018 Inazuma Eleven: Ares Mamoru Endō
2018–19 Inazuma Eleven: Orion no Kokuin Mamoru Endō
2019 Pocket Monsters: Sun & Moon Hapu
Dororo Sukeroku
2020 Digimon Adventure: Gomamon
2021 Mazica Party Barunya[3]
I'm Standing on a Million Lives 2nd Season Game Master
2022 Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 Barbatos Bachiko[4]
2023 Kuromi's Pretty Journey Kuromi
Power of Hope: PreCure Full Bloom Rin Natsuki,[5] Kenta Hoshino


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  1. ^ Peters, Megan (23 May 2023). "Naruto Has Become the New Voice of Mr. Beast". Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Junko Takeuchi (visual voices guide) - Behind The Voice Actor". behindthevoiceactors.com. Retrieved October 20, 2021. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources.
  3. ^ "Takara Tomy Reveals Mazica Party Franchise With April TV Anime". Anime News Network. March 3, 2021. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  4. ^ "'Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun' Anime Season 3 Casts Junko Takeuchi". Anime News Network. August 22, 2022. Retrieved August 22, 2022.
  5. ^ Cayanan, Joanna (June 20, 2023). "Kibō no Chikara ~Otona Precure 23~ Anime Brings Back 3 More Cast Members". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 20, 2023.
  6. ^ "Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution". Anime News Network. 2019-07-28. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  7. ^ "『BULL/ブル 心を操る天才』DVD公式サイト". NBCUniversal Japan. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  8. ^ "COP CAR コップ・カー('15米)". Mercari. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  9. ^ "フレイルティー/妄執". Star Channel. Retrieved February 28, 2021.
  10. ^ "最後に恋に勝つルール[吹]". Star Channel. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
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  12. ^ "3月、WOWOWにて日本初独占放送・配信!実在する殺人犯をレニー・ゼルウィガーが演じる話題作「パムの秘密-ある主婦の知られざる顔-」". PR Times. January 13, 2023. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  13. ^ "TOUCH/タッチ [DVD]". Amazon. Retrieved November 4, 2021.
  14. ^ "ガムボール キャラクター カートゥーン ネットワーク". Cartoon Network. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  15. ^ "宮世琉弥と齊藤京子が「ミュータント・タートルズ」吹替版に参加、佐藤二朗は悪役". Natalie. July 11, 2023. Retrieved July 11, 2023.
  16. ^ "「トイ・ストーリー4」吹き替え声優に森川智之&竹内順子が参戦! 日本語版予告もお披露目". eiga.com. Retrieved May 9, 2019.

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