Masako Katsuki is a veteran seiyu.
She may be mostly known today as the voice behind Tsunade of Naruto. In recent times she's been getting pigeonholed as older female characters, such as women with large breasts (or even a Berserk Button), Yamato Nadeshiko types, Action Girl and Lady of War type roles (strong and sexy is probably her high point), mother types, Tsundere types. Can even play Bishōnen if necessary, and also the Big Bad. She also has a knack in playing Sempai or Sensei roles, or even baronesses. Has a nice singing voice too, and can be heard in narration and a lot of Western shows and movies dubbed in Japanese.
Also, the actual person doesn't seem to mind showing different Hair Colors. She is also an avid golfer.
Notable roles by Masako Katsuki
- Arcee in The Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Japanese Dub)
- Aya Misaki in Oniisama e...
- Catherine Tramell in the second soft Japanese dub of Basic Instinct
- Charlotte Smoothie in One Piece
- Chizuru Aoi/Hel in Weiß Kreuz
- Chloe Frazier in Uncharted (Japanese dub)
- Deanun Knute in Appleseed (OVA only)
- Hildegard von Mariendorf in Legend of Galactic Heroes
- Ikari-sensei in High School Kimengumi
- Judy in Linebarrels of Iron
- Klaud Nine in D.Gray-Man
- Lady Kayura in Samurai Troopers
- Maria Kutschera in Trapp Family Story
- Maya Kitajima in the original Glass Mask TV series.
- Utako Himekawa (Ayumi's mother) in the new Glass Mask TV series.
- Memory Gene in Sonic Soldier Borgman
- Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune from Sailor Moon
- Minamikokubaru-sensei in Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi (anime)
- Miss Grotke in Recess (Japanese dub)
- Phone Braver Second in K-tai Investigator 7
- Pokémon Series
- Cassidy (Yamato) from Team Rocket
- Gym Leader Olympia (Gojika) from the Pokémon XY anime
- Printemps in Honoo no Alpen Rose
- Sharak Sanzo in Saiyuki RELOAD BLAST
- Queen Cecilia "Cheri" von Spitzweg in Kyo Kara Maoh!
- Reccoa Londe from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (including movie trilogy)
- Shazara in Dangaioh
- Kazamaki in Great Dangaioh
- Sheffield from The Familiar of Zero
- Shizuka Hattori in Detective Conan
- Sophie Sawallisch in Shakugan no Shana III
- Tamazusa in Hakkenden Touhou Hakken Ibun
- Tiala from Dragon Quest: Legend of the Hero Abel
- Towa in Dragon Ball Xenoverse
- Tsunade in Naruto
- Yoshiko Kunieda in The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird
- Yoshino Soma and Rantao in Bleach
Tropes associated with Masako Katsuki
- Contralto of Danger: Her roles, especially recent ones, and if evil and strong.
- Gamer Chick: Herself.
- Hair Colors: Often changes it to a bright color.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Currently has three cats and she gave them her birthday. In career her gym leader role in Pokemon use the Cat Pokemon Meowstic.
- Pigeonholed Voice Actor: As older female characters.