Behind Lauren Tom, Janice Kawaye (Born January 29, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, sometimes credited as Janice Roman Roku) is the second most prominent Asian-American voice actress in the business.
Her first major roles came as Gi of Captain Planet and the Planeteers and Keiko of Potsworth & Company. She dropped off the face of the Earth for the next decade or so before resurfacing as the titular character of My Life as a Teenage Robot, Ami Onuki on Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, and the two Chin twins on Class of 3000.
Outside of cartoons, she's dubbed anime as Shizuku in Hunter × Hunter and Yuzu Kurosaki in Bleach, which coincidentally features her Teenage Robot co-star Quinton Flynn. In video games, she's played against type as the sadistic villainess Alice in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, though taking over for Tara Strong as Presea was a bit closer to her usual roles as sweet Genki Girls.
Being Japanese-American, she speaks Japanese very fluently, as she demonstrated on Young Justice (2010) as a character who spoke solely Japanese. She and Keone Young have also taught Grey DeLisle Japanese through their collective experience on Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi.
- Aki on Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
- Alice and Presea in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
- Ama-Pal in Master Detective Archives: Rain Code
- Ami Onuki in Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi
- Asami "Sam" Koizumi in Young Justice (2010)
- Ayane in the Ninja Gaiden series and Dead or Alive 6
- Ayumi Yoshida in the Bang Zoom! Entertainment dub of Case Closed
- Cocoa Yazawa in Love Live!
- Cosette Coalhearth in Valkyria Chronicles II
- Couchpo in EDENS ZERO
- Dorothy Gale in Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz
- Famitsu in Neptunia
- Estelle in Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
- Gi in Captain Planet and the Planeteers
- Young Giorno Giovanna in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
- Himeno Akatsuki in Lost Dimension
- Janine and Kahili in Pokémon Masters
- Jenny "XJ-9" Wakeman and Tammy the Space Biker in My Life as a Teenage Robot; reprises Jenny in Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
- Keiko in Potsworth & Company
- Kim and Kam Chin in Class of 3000
- Kioko, Julia and Serena in All Grown Up!
- Kiko on Doc McStuffins
- Liane Mistlud in Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey
- Lysithea von Ordelia in Fire Emblem: Three Houses & Fire Emblem Heroes
- Melty in Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
- Miko in Capitol Critters
- Mimi Tasogare in Duel Masters (season 1, darrin'd by Colleen O'Shaughnessey in Seasons 2 & 3)
- Mumei in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
- Nao in Mugen Souls Z
- Numbuhs 83 (Sonya) and 84 (Lee) in Codename: Kids Next Door
- Nya-Nya and Timoko in Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
- Olivia Servant in The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter
- Peko Pekoyama in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
- Rita Patridge in Detective Pikachu
- Sara in Invader Zim
- Sarah in Night of the Comet
- Shiori in Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon
- Shizuku in the dub of the 2011 Hunter × Hunter series
- Taki Tamurai in The Karate Kid
- Viscole Dotrish in The Witch and the Hundred Knight
- Xiao Pai in Rune Factory 4
- Yuzu Kurosaki in Bleach