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Shigeru Chiba

Masaharu Maeda (前田 正治, Maeda Masaharu, born February 4, 1954), known by the stage name Shigeru Chiba (千葉 繁, Chiba Shigeru), is a Japanese actor and voice actor from Kikuchi, Kumamoto. He has also worked as a sound effects director and music director. He is affiliated with the talent management firm 81 Produce.

He voices Kefka Palazzo in Final Fantasy VI for the character's appearance in the Dissidia Final Fantasy series and Zaidou Tekise in Final Fantasy Type-0.


Title Character Release
Dissidia Final Fantasy Kefka Palazzo 2008
Final Fantasy Type-0 Zaidou Tekise 2011
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Kefka Palazzo 2011
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Kefka Palazzo 2015
World of Final Fantasy Cactuar Conductor 2016
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia Kefka Palazzo 2017
Final Fantasy VII Remake Hojo 2020


He is best known for providing voice for Megane in Urusei Yatsura, Rei Ichidō in High School! Kimengumi, Kazuma Kuwabara in Yu Yu Hakusho, Pilaf, Raditz and Garlic Jr. in the Dragon Ball anime series, and Buggy the Crown in One Piece.

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