Janice Kawaye (born on January 29, 1970) is a Japanese American actress.
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She is known for providing the voice of Jenny "XJ-9" Wakeman on My Life as a Teenage Robot, Ami on Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Sarah on Invader Zim, Gi on Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Kioko and Julia on All Grown Up! & Yuzu Kurosaki on Bleach. She also provided the voices for the twins Kim and Kam Chin on the short-lived Cartoon Network animated series Class of 3000, created by Andre Benjamin of the musical group OutKast. Janice currently goes under her married name Janice Roman Roku.


  • Blade – Alice (Ep. 8), Danas (Ep. 5) & Yati (Ep. 6)
  • Bleach – Yuzu Kurosaki
  • Blood+ – Chen, Mui & Remy (Ep. 4)
  • Duel Masters – Mimi Tasogare (Season 1 only)
  • Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet – Melty & Pilot (Ep. 1)
  • Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumiAmi & Tekirai
  • Hunter × Hunter (2011 version) – Shizuku, Binder Voice (Ep. 67), Binolt (as a young boy Ep. 63) & Reporter (Eps. 59 & 60)
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress – Mumei
  • Love Live! School Idol Project – Cocoa Yazawa & Additional Voice
  • March comes in like a lion – Ayumu Kouda & SFX Voice
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot – Jenny aka (XJ9), XJ1 & Tammy
  • Toradora! – Yuriko Mitsui (beauty contest girl; Ep. 13)
  • Young Justice Invasion – Asami "Sam" Koizumi

Anime Films

Video Games

Lead Roles are in bold

  • Fatal Frame V Maiden of Black Water – Ayane
  • Nicktoons Attack of the Toybots – Jenny (XJ-9)
  • Ninja Gaiden – Ayane
  • Ninja Gaiden II – Ayane
  • Ninja Gaiden III – Ayane
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma – Ayane
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma II – Ayane
  • Rune Factory 4 – Xiao Pai
  • Soulcalibur V – Upbeat Girl
  • Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World – Alice & Presea
  • Tales of Xillia – Driselle Sharil
  • Valkyria Chronicles II – Cosette Coalhearth


Knownable Roles

  • Jenny "XJ-9" Wakeman in My Life as a Teenage Robot
  • Ami Onuki in Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi
  • Yuzu Kurosaki in Bleach
  • Sarah in Invader Zim
  • Gi in Captain Planet and the Planeteers
  • Kioko and Julia in All Grown Up!
  • Kim and Kam Chin in Class of 3000
  • Asami "Sam" Koizumi in Young Justice Invasion


  • Is Japanese American, and doesn't speak Japanese fluently.
  • Gets along very well with Quinton Flynn, who worked with her on My Life As a Teenage Robot. She also gets along with Grey DeLisle, who worked with her on Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. Janice had also taught Delisle how to speak Japanese.
  • Her birth was Hiromi (弘美) Kawaye (河江).