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's life unless challenged to a duel. He often meditates and trains to improve himself and eliminate any weaknesses.
Goemon was first voiced in an English dub created in the late 70s. He was voiced by William Ross.
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 Ardwight Chamberlain.
For the Manga UK English dubs of Lupin III: Bye Bye, Lady Liberty and Lupin III: The Secret of Mamo, Goemon was voiced by Garrick Hagon.
Manga Entertainment with Animaze created their own English dub for The Castle of Cagliostro and in this version Goemon was voiced by Michael Gregory.
Geneon Entertainment (previously known 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 with phuuz entertainment. In the Geneon dubs Goemon is voiced by Lex Lang. He would reprise the role in several movies, TV specials and TV series from TMS Entertainment USA and Discotek Media.
Funimation Entertainment licensed 8 Lupin III TV specials and 2 movies. In these English dubs Goemon was voiced by Mike McFarland. McFarland reprises the role in Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.