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Who is the Voice Actor for Naruto?

Naruto Uzumaki is voiced by Junko Takeuchi who is part of the Japanese casting and Maile Flanagan who is part of the English casting for Naruto and Naruto Shippuden.


Table of Content:

  1. Junko Takeuchi
  2. Life of Junko Takeuchi
  3. Some of the roles played by Junko Takeuchi
  4. Maile Flanagan
  5. Life of Maile Flanagan
  6. Some of the roles played by Maile Flanagan
  7. FAQS





Both these Voice actresses have done a phenomenal job of voicing our most beloved and favorite character Naruto and here is some more information on them to enlighten our dear readers.



Junko Takeuchi:




NameJunko Takeuchi
DOB5th April 1972
SexFemale
StatusAlive
Other rolesGumball Watterson (The amazing world of a gumball). Red (Pokemon), Akamaru(Naruto), Naruto Uzumaki( Naruto), Satory(Mamuro) Endo(Inazuma Irebun), Gon Freecss(Hunter x Hunter)


Life of Junko Takeuchi


Junko Takeuchi was born on 5th April 1972 and she works as a voice actress and Japanese actress. She has been known to voice young male characters who usually have goofy and bubbly personalities.



She is the youngest of three children and 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. Her first-word choice was that she wanted to work in a bank office. In 1996 she joined a theater where she had several stage appearances.

She, later on, married a fellow voice actor Kenji Hamada on the 14th of July, 2006. They had their child in 2012 and in December, the agency Takeuchi worked for released a blog stating that she would be on hiatus for a while. A few days later Takeuchi replied to that blog stating that she was pregnant and was due in the spring of 2017.



Some of the roles played by Junko Takeuchi:


  1. Break in Beast Wars Neo
  2. Assistant Mayor Dawn Bellwether in the Japanese dub of Zootopia
  3. Gomamon in Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure 02, and Digimon Xros Wars: The Young Hunters Who Leapt Through Time
  4. Takuya Kanbara in Digimon Frontier and Digimon Xros Wars: The Young Hunters Who Leapt Through Time
  5. Gon Freecss in Hunter × Hunter (1999 version)
  6. Gumball Watterson in the Japanese dub of The Amazing World of Gumball
  7. Hokutomaru in Garou: Mark of the Wolves ( Another Highly Visible Ninja )
  8. Honjo Kamatari in Rurouni Kenshin
  9. Jack Russell in Radiata Stories
  10. Jay in the Japanese dub of Beat Bugs
  11. Kenta Hoshino in Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash★Star
  12. Kuromi and Piano in Sanrio's Onegai My Melody
  13. (Child) Lambo in Reborn! (2004)
  14. Lugh and Louise in Fire Emblem Heroes
  15. Maka Albarn in Soul Eater drama CD.
  16. Mamoru Endoh in Inazuma Eleven
  17. Megumi Yoshikawa in Princess Princess
  18. Metabee in Medabots
  19. Mokuba Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh!
  20. Moon in Beast Wars II
  21. Naruto Uzumaki (Her Star-Making Role) and Akamaru in Naruto
  22. Noel in Claymore
  23. Rainbow Mika in Street Fighter Alpha 3
  24. Red in Pokémon Origins
  25. Rika Minami in Highschool of the Dead
  26. Rin Natsuki in Yes! Pretty Cure 5
  27. young Sabo in One Piece
  28. Shiro in Ouran High School Host Club
  29. Ted in Zatch Bell!
  30. Both Tenshin and Yue Konishi in Ask Dr. Rin!
  31. Taranee Cook in the Japanese dub of W.I.T.C.H.
  32. Zashiki-Warashi in Onmyōji



Maile Flanagan:




NameMaile Flanagan:
DOB19th May 1965
SexFemale
StatusAlive
Other rolesNaruto Uzumaki (Naruto), Astro boy, Lucky (Rango)Aarvark’s mom (Ice Age: Dawn of the dinosaurs)


Life of Maile Flanagan:


Flanagan was born on 19th May 1965 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Flanagan passed out with a degree in political science concentrating in history and mathematics from Boston College.



Flanagan moved to Minneapolis and worked in theater and did stand-up comedy. Flanagan's first major voice role in animation was as the Piggley Winks in Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks for which she was nominated for an Annie Award in 2005. In the same year, she was cast as Naruto Uzumaki’s English voice for the dub version of Naruto, she has voiced the kid, teen, and adult incarnations of Naruto. She also earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for her performance in Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks in 2006.


Some of the roles played by Maile Flanagan:


  1. Naruto (2002-2007) - Naruto Uzumaki
  2. Astro Boy (2003-2004) - Matthew
  3. Naruto Shippūden (2007-2017) - Naruto Uzumaki, Mecha-Naruto, Momo (ep. 498)
  4. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017-present) - Naruto Uzumaki
  5. Tiger & Bunny 2 (2022) - Additional Voices
  6. Oh Yeah! Cartoons Boy
  7. Jackie Chan AdventuresMaynard
  8. Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks - Young Piggley Winks
  9. Pig Goat Banana Cricket - JR Barton
  10. Bunsen Is a Beast! - Mikey Munroe
  11. Back at the Barnyard - Macy the Lamb
  12. Tom and Jerry: The Magic RingBoy
  13. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - Mother Aardvark



FAQS:


Q. Does young Sabo have the same Japanese voice actress as Naruto?


A. Yes, Junko Takeuchi also voiced young Sabo from One piece.


Q. What is Junko Takeuchi’s current age?


A. Junko Takeuchi’s current age is 50 years.


Q. How do you adopt Naruto’s way of talking?


A. To speak like Naruto try using his catchphrase ‘Dattebayo’. It doesn’t have any literal Japanese or English translation but it emphasizes his speech which portrays a mischievous quality


Q. How did Maile Flanagan get the role of Naruto?

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A. When she first auditioned for the job, she had no clue who Naruto was. After she got the role, she Googled him and then realized how huge her role was going to be and that she had to do her best.


Q. Is Principal Perry’s and Naruto’s English voice actress the same?

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A. Yes, Maile Flanagan also voices Principal Perry from Disney XD’s Lab Rats.


Q. Is Maile Flanagan in The Office?


A. After making her film debut in the farcical road comedy ‘Overnight Delivery’. Maile Flanagan appeared in ‘The Office’ in which she played the role of cubicle worker Phyllis’s twin sister.


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