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-> [[Anime/ShinMazinger '''ENERGER! ZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTO!!!''']]

One of the most revered veteran seiyuus ever. Tesshō Genda (real name: Mitsuo Yokoi) is known for his gruff, heavy voice which makes him quite the go guy for gung-ho, big guy roles or at least those fulfilling the MightyGlacier role. He's also quite the MemeticBadass, mostly due to his dub roles as two very very famous Western Animation roles: [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Optimus Prime]]. In his seiyuu career, he is often landed with roles that shares [[RelationshipVoiceActor relationship]] with Creator/AkioOhtsuka.

[[RealMenWearPink He's also into ballet]], and is popularly known as "Pirouette Genda."

As a veteran voice actor with gruff voice, it is not really that surprising that he's usually the go-guy to Japanese-dub characters played by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.

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!!Roles done by Tesshō Genda:
* Ash-Far in ''VideoGame/{{Valis}} IV''.
* Franchise/{{Batman}} in any ''Batman'' cartoons.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', he's the voice of ''Mister Freeze''.
* Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) in the TV Asahi dub of the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy
* Blastoise ("Kamex" in Japanese) in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime and the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, in possibly one of the coolest non-ironic examples of PokemonSpeak.
* Bobby (Goodfeathers) in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''
* Captain Tenille Imposter in the ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure TV Anime''
* Convoy (Optimus Prime) in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' (also reprising his role to dub him in the [[Film/{{Transformers}} live-action films]].)
** Also, [[{{God}} Primus]] in the UnicronTrilogy. Who better than the voice of the first Optimus Prime to play the god of all Transformers?
** [[CoolStarship Omega Supreme]] in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.
* Daijirou Go in ''Anime/VoltesV''
* [[BigBad Edgar the Bug]] and Frank the Pug in the Nippon TV and DVD/VHS dubs of ''Film/MenInBlack'' respectively
* [[spoiler:[[Manga/KuroganeNoLinebarrel Deus Ex Machina]]]] in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX''
* Gadeis in ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} IV: The Dawn of Ys''
* Gally Gregman in ''VideoGame/EvilZone''
* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} in the mid-nineties WOWOW dub of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' ([[TheOtherDarrin Darrined]] by Creator/{{Chafurin}} in the 2003 Cartoon Network dub)
* George Costanza (Jason Alexander) in the Japanese television dub of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' ([[TheOtherDarrin Darrined]] by Hiroshi Iwasaki in the DVD dub)
* Gorisaki Banana in ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters''('''"[[SayMyName RYUUUUJI!!]]"''')
* [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Guile]] in ''Anime/StreetFighterIIV'' and ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX''
** Zangief in ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]''
*** [[VideoGame/FinalFight Mike Haggar]] and [[VideoGame/ForgottenWorlds Unknown Soldier 2P]] in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''
**** General Bison (RaulJulia) in the VHS/DVD dub of the ''Film/StreetFighter'' film (where he kept his DubNameChange from the overseas versions of the games).
* James Links in ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders: Dolores, i''
* [[BigBad Howling]] in ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' [[TheMovie movie]]
* Kelly Layzner in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory''
* Kensaku Kira in ''Anime/GodSigma''
* Kratos in the Japanese version of the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series and for his appearance in ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale.''
* [[spoiler:[[SealedBadassInACan Kurama]]]]/[[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan The Kyuubi no Yoko/Nine-Tailed Fox]] in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* Lu Buwei in ''Manga/{{Kingdom}}''
* Ludo the Yeti in the Japanese dub of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''
* Lunar's Papa in ''Manga/SetoNoHanayome'' ('''[[ShoutOut I'll]] [[ActorAllusion be]] [[Film/{{Terminator}} back!]]''')
* Mace Windu in the Japanese dub of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise
* Marcellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) in the Japanese dub of ''Film/PulpFiction''
* [[ShoutOut Masculimus]] in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''
* [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Master Chief]] in the Japanese dub of "The Package" from ''Anime/HaloLegends''
* Mighty Kongman/Bruiser Khang in ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny''
** Largo the Black Lion in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''
* Muk and Luk in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}''
* The '''[[LargeHam HAMMY]]''' {{Narrator}} and Cross in ''Anime/ShinMazinger''
** Possibly a ShoutOut to the earlier GoNagai OVA ''Abashiri Ikka (The Abashiri Family)'', where he is both the '''HAMMY''' {{Narrator}} and voice of Naojiro Abashiri, a cyborg who Cross very much resembles...
* Orin Scrivello (SteveMartin) in the Japanese dub of ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors''
* [[BigBad Emperor Pierrot]] in ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure''
* Rodin in the ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' anime film.
* Rune God Selece in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth''
* [[TheVoiceless Sergei]] [[VoiceForTheVoiceless Dragunov]] in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''
* [[ButtMonkey Shu]] in ''Manga/DragonBall''
** [[BigBad Bojack]] and [[BigBad Janemba]] in the ''DragonBallZ'' movies.
* Sleggar Law in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''
** Dozle Zabi in the more recent video games such as ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam 3'' and ''Gundam Memories'' (succeeding the late Creator/DaisukeGori)
* Stacker Pentecost (IdrisElba) in the Japanese dub of ''Film/PacificRim''
* Takeda Shingen in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' ('''"[[SayMyName YUKI]][[MemeticMutation MURAAA!!!!]]"''')
** Also, Moloch in ''Manga/YondemasuYoAzazelSan'', spawning a number of fanart of Moloch in Shingen's outfit.
* Taurus Aldebaran in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' ('''" [[BlownAcrossTheRoom GREAT HORNS!!!!!]]"''')
* Teisel Bonne in the ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'' series
* Tigger in the ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' franchise and the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series
* [[DragonInChief Younger Toguro]] in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''
* Tsuyoshi Mokoyama in ''Manga/YakitateJapan''
* Tsuyoshi "Mukoukki" Seido in ''Anime/{{GoLion}}''
* Umibozu in ''Manga/CityHunter''
* Yang Fang Leiden in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV DS''
* Yapool in ''Series/UltramanAce'' and ''Series/UltramanMebius''

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