Behind Lauren Tom, Janice Kawaye (Born January 29, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, recently 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's the inversion of Surprisingly Good English; she speaks Japanese very fluently, as she demonstrated on Young Justice 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
- Ami Onuki in Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi
- Asami "Sam" Koizumi in Young Justice
- Ayane in the Ninja Gaiden series and Dead or Alive 6
- Cocoa Yazawa in Love Live!
- Cosette Coalhearth in Valkyria Chronicles II
- Dorothy Gale in Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz
- Famitsu in Neptunia
- Gi in Captain Planet and the Planeteers
- 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
- Keiko in Potsworth & Company
- Kim and Kam Chin in Class of 3000
- Kioko and Julia in All Grown Up!
- Kiyoko on Doc McStuffins
- 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
- Peko Pekoyama in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
- Rita Patridge in Detective Pikachu
- Sara in Invader Zim
- Sarah in Night of the Comet
- Shizuku in the dub of the 2011 Hunter × Hunter series
- Taki Tamurai in The Karate Kid
- Xiao Pai in Rune Factory 4
- Yuzu Kurosaki in Bleach