Shigeru Chiba (三宅 貴洋 Miyake Takahiro?), born Masaharu Maeda (前田 正治 Maeda Masaharu?), is a Japanese voice actor and director.[2] He provided the voice of Tendo Choi in the Japanese dub[3] of Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim.


Chiba's career began as a stunt actor. He appeared in films such as Nikkatsu Roman Porno series, Mamoru Oshii films Cerberus, Hell's Watchdog and Talking Head. He plays both serious and gag roles. He got the leading role in Highschool! Kimen-gumi, landing the role of Rei Ichidō. He has also worked as a sound effects director and music director. He is employed by the talent management firm 81 Produce.

Chiba has provided his voice to a number animated series, such as Fist of the North Star, Urusei Yatsura), YuYu Hakusho, the Dragon Ball series as, Pilaf, Raditz[4] and and Garlic Jr..

Chiba has also starred in over four Super Sentai series, Gosei Sentai Dairanger, Ninja Sentai Kakuranger, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Shigeru Chiba - Internet Movie
  2. Beck, Jerry (2005-10-28). The animated movie guide. Chicago Review Press. pp. 176–. ISBN 978-1-55652-591-9. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  3. Tomokazu Sugita, Megumi Hayashibara, Tohru Furuya Cast in Pacific Rim Film's Dub
  4. Chance, Norman (2010-12-23). Who Was Who on TV. Xlibris Corporation. pp. 396–. ISBN 978-1-4568-2127-2. Retrieved 10 August 2011.