Japanese voice actors Masako Nozawa, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Hiroshi Kamiya have all worked to record messages that center around COVID-19 safety measures. The messages were implemented and have been playing in the Shibuya area of Tokyo since June 4, 2021.
The messages can be heard in areas such as the Tokyo line in the Shibuya station and in buildings like the Shibuya 109 building.
The COVID-19 safety measure message project was organized and put together by the Tokyu Group. Tokyu Group is a collection of businesses that center around real estate, transportation, and leisure. According to the group’s website, they “strive to create beautiful living environments, in which each person can pursue individual happiness in a harmonious society.”
Aoni Production, the agency that all three voice actors belong to, has also endorsed the project.
Japanese Voice Actors Known For
Though anime fans outside of Shibuya may not be able to hear the new COVID-19 messages, the work the three voice actors have done should give you an idea of their status as A-list voice actors.
Nozawa’s career started in the 1960s and has led to roles in more than 200 anime series. She is most well-known for her role as Goku in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. She has also voiced in series and films like Galaxy Express 99, One Piece, Digimon, and Love Hina.
Shimazaki’s career began in 2009 and has led to roles such as Haruka Nanase in the Free! franchise and Yuki Soma in Fruits Basket. Other series he has voiced for include Black Clover, Fate/Grand Order, and Jujutsu Kaisen.
Kamiya has been an active voice actor across numerous projects since 1994. He is most known for voicing characters such as Levi Ackerman in Attack on Titan, Iazaya Orihara in Durarara!!, and Trafalgar Law in One Piece.
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