Goemon Ishikawa XIII is the thirteenth generation of the historical samurai of the same name.
He is a martial arts master and has displayed near superhuman abilities such as slicing bullets in half before they make contact and splitting a bolt of lightning. With his sword Zantetsuken he is nearly invincible in a fight.
Goemon is usually a quiet person and participates in Lupin's capers less frequently than Jigen and Fujiko. He does not take another' life unless challenged to a duel. He often meditates and trains to improve himself and eliminate any weaknesses.
Goemon Ishikawa XIII was first voiced in an English dub for
the JAL version of The Secret of Mamo. This is also known as the Toho or
HK version. There are
no official credits for this dub so the voice actor is unknown.
Goemon was voiced by Steve Kramer in 2/3 Streamline Lupin III projects. Steve Kramer
voiced Goemon in the original English dub of The Castle of Cagliostro
and 2 episodes of the Part II TV Series. Streamline released these 2 episodes in 2 individuals
releases called Tales of the Wolf: Volume 1 and Tales of the Wolf:
Volume 2. It was also re-released as Lupin III: Greatest Capers.
AnimEigo's English dub of The Fuma Conspiracy had Goemon voiced by Mark Franklin.
This was later re-released by Discotek Media.
In Streamline's English dub for The Secret of Mamo Goemon was not voiced by Steve Kramer but by Kirk Thornton.
MangaUK English dubs of Lupin III: Bye Bye, Lady Liberty and Lupin III: The Secret of Mamo, Goemon is
voiced by Garrick Hagon.
Manga Entertainment created their own
English dub for The Castle of Cagliostro and in this version Goemon is
voiced by Richard Epcar (who also played Jigen in the Geneon English dubs).
as Pioneer Entertainment) created English dubs for the TV Series Part
II (79 out of 155 episodes) and a brand new English dub for The Secret
of Mamo. In the Geneon dubs Goemon is voiced by Lex Lang.
licensed several Lupin III TV Specials and Movies, and in these English
dubs Goemon is voiced by Mike McFarland. McFarland reprises the role in Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.
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