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Lawrence Simpson


United Kingdom


37 (October 15th, 1986)


Voice Actor, Editor, Scriptwriter, Reviewer


Youtube Channel

ChannelAwesome page





Lawrence Simpson, better known as MasakoX is a British voice actor, abridger/parody artist, editor, screenwriter, and member of Team Four Star.

Widely known as one of the first abridgers, he has starred in a number of abridged projects; the most well known being Dragon Ball Z Abridged as the lead character, Goku.


Began abridging in 2006 as co-creator of Naruto The Abridged Series, which is generally considered to be the second abridged series created. Later joined Team Four Star as the voice of Goku and Gohan in Dragon Ball Z Abridged. On June 20, 2011, Masako left Naruto Abridged to work on his own projects, though had come out of retirement from the series to make one episode of his own in a form of "Re-Abridged".

From 2010 to 2019, Masako had been associated with "That Guy with the Glasses" producing an anime review series called "Anifile". Episodes can be found on channelawesome.com. The site later rebranded to "Channel Awesome", in which Masako later left in wake of the "Change the Channel" controversy.

In addition to abridging, MasakoX created the audio manga series Dragon Ball R&R, as well as doing various videos that cover the subject of the Dragon Ball franchise.

Personal Life[]

MasakoX attended the University for the Creative Arts from 2005 to 2008, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Screen Arts. Aside from his involvement in abridging, he has also worked as a freelance video editor and graphic designer.

On October 19th 2019, MasakoX was married.

MasakoX's Abridging Projects[]

Writer/Editor/Voice Actor
Characters: Sasuke, Kakashi, Ino, Hinata, Rock Lee, Haku, Kankuro, Kabuto

2 episodes created. co-written with xthedarkone

Writer/Editor/Voice Actor
Characters: Natsuru, Higashida, Extras

Writer/Editor/Voice Actor
Characters: Sasuke, Kakashi, Ino, Hinata, Rock Lee, Haku, Kankuro, Kabuto, Tazuna, Anko, Konohamaru

Abridging History[]

Major Voice Roles[]

  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged (2008 - 2018): Goku, Gohan, Master Roshi (Ep. 1-30)
  • Hellsing Ultimate Abridged (2010 - present): Bella, Herr Doctor
  • Dangan Ronpa Abridged Thing (2013 - 2014): Chihiro Fujisaki
  • Outlaw Star Abridged (2010-2011): Gilliam, Horus, various voices
  • Abridgimon (2010): T.K., Izzy, Mimi, Tanemon, Palmon, Tentamon, Tokomon, Patamon
  • Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone Abridged (2007) (by Neighborhood Cluck) (pre-TFS): Goku, Gohan, Vinegar, Master Roshi
  • Dragon Ball Z: World's Strongest Abridged (by Neighborhood Cluck) (pre-TFS): Goku, Gohan, Master Roshi

Guest Appearances[]


  • Pokémon 'Bridged series: Rudy






  • In a very minor project, MasakoX helped Megami33 redub a Japanese eyecatch featuring Gohan with Tony Tony Chopper from One Piece.
  • In addition to this, MasakoX has sung the background vocals in several covers of different songs that Megami33 sings.
  • He started on TGWTG.com in 2010 with a 6-part series about voice acting called "MasaVox"
  • MasakoX's username is based on Japanese voice actress Masako Nozawa who, like MasakoX himself, voices Goku and Gohan.
  • Masako's initial casting as both Goku and Master Roshi mirrors that of the Ocean dub of Dragon Ball Z that he grew up with, as Ian Corlett and Peter Kelamis played both characters during the Saiyan and Namek sagas respectively.
  • Rumors say that MasakoX based his goku's voice of not only Ian but also Peter and Kirby
  • MasakoX has a father and an older brother
  • MasakoX also made Dragon Ball discussions on his channel, including the other dubs, fan mangas, video games, and more.
  • In MasakoX's video review on episode 73 of Dragon Ball Super, he ended up admitting that he had a crush on Videl when he was 15 years old.
  • His character Paata actually originated before even the Pathfinder Campaign and Xenoverse 2 since MasakoX had already created him in an old Dragon Ball DND Campaign with his friends Vegeta3986 and Lioncore years before doing abridged series.
  • He reprised his role of Goku in ScrewAttack's Death Battle series where Goku fought against Superman in two separate fights, as well as the advertisement for another episode.
  • MasakoX (along with LittleKuriboh) did a crossover review with internet reviewer Nostalgia Critic on the movie "Dragonball Evolution". He also portrayed Goku in the live-action gag using his Goku voice from DBZA.
  • He has also made his own slice-of-life Dragon Ball fan series parody called Dragon Ball R&R which is based around the concept of Raditz turning good and stars him and his daughter Ranch.
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