Takeshi Gouda


Alternative names:

Takeshi Goda
剛田 武




Gender: Male
Eye colour: Black
Hair colour: Black
Hair length: To Ears
Takeshi, usually known by the nickname "Gian" (ジャイアン, Jaian) from English word "giant", is the big, strong, and quick-tempered local bully. He is known for his confidence in his terrible singing voice, though he considers himself a great singer. He regularly subjects the neighborhood children to horrendous singing recitals, which is sometimes combined with his equally bad homemade dinner and his atrocious fashion sense. He also frequently steals other children's toys and books under the pretext of "borrowing" them, unless the toy is damaged. This is how most fans considered Gian to be the antagonist of this show. However, he does not hesitate to help Nobita and his friends when they are in real trouble, which often occurs in the movies.
Several of the stories revolve around Nobita and his friends' efforts to avoid Gian's concerts, and several chapters summarize his friends efforts to avoid visiting Gian's house on his birthday because of his selfish nature. After reflecting on one event about his birthday, Gian thought of himself why he wasn't popular among his peers. After getting a lecture from Doraemon to see what an unruly character he is, Gian realize that he should have been a better person and he begs Doraemon to give him another chance. However, things didn't go exactly as planned when his friends at school or at the streets mock him to see how weird Gian was acting and get kicked by Suneo after learning his attempt to become gentle to his peers. This led him to lose control of his temper and start attacking his friends again.
Although he bullies the other children (mostly Nobita), he is terrified of his mother, who runs the local grocery store, a fact Nobita and Doraemon sometimes use in their favor. He founded his own baseball team named after himself. Although Nobita is often blamed for the losses against the baseball team's rival, the "Tyranos", Gian and Suneo still force Nobita to play because they do not have enough players.
Gian also has a younger sister named Jaiko, whom he adores.

Related anime:

Doraemon TV, 1973
Oshogatsu da yo! Doraemon TV-Special, 1979
Doraemon (1979) TV, 1979
Doraemon: Nobita no Kyouryuu Movie, 1980
Doraemon's Time Capsule for 2001 Special, 1980
Doraemon: Doraemon Comes Back Special, 1981
Doraemon: Boku, Momotarou no Nanna no Sa Movie, 1981
Doraemon: Nobita no Uchuu Kaitakushi Movie, 1981
Doraemon: Nobita no Daimakyo Movie, 1982
Doraemon Meets Hattori the Ninja Special, 1982
Doraemon: Nobita no Kaitei Kiganjou Movie, 1983
Doraemon: It's Spring! Special, 1983
Doraemon: Nobita no Makai Daibouken Movie, 1984
Doraemon: Nobita no Little Star Wars Movie, 1985
Doraemon: It's Summer! Special, 1986
Doraemon: It's Winter! TV-Special, 1986
Doraemon: It's Autumn! Special, 1986
Doraemon: Nobita to Tetsujin Heidan Movie, 1986
Doraemon: Summer Holiday Special, 1986
Doraemon: Nobita to Ryuu no Kishi Movie, 1987
Doraemon and Itchy the Stray Special, 1987
Doraemon: Nobita no Parallel Saiyuuki Movie, 1988
Doraemon: Treasure of the Shinugumi Mountain Special, 1988
Doraemon: Nobita no Nippon Tanjou Movie, 1989
Doraemon: Nobita to Animal Planet Movie, 1990
Doraemon: Nobita no Dorabian Nights Movie, 1991
Doraemon: Nobita to Kumo no Oukoku Movie, 1992
Doraemon: Featherplace Special, 1993
Doraemon: Nobita to Buriki no Labyrinth Movie, 1993
Doraemon: Nobita to Mugen Sankenshi Movie, 1994
Doraemon: Nobita no Sousei Nikki Movie, 1995
Doraemon: 2112 Nen Doraemon Tanjou Movie, 1995
Doraemon: Nobita no Ginga Express Movie, 1996
Dorami & Doraemons: Robot Gakkou Nanafushigi!? Movie, 1996
Doraemon: Nobita no Nejimaki Shitei Boukenki Movie, 1997
The Doraemons: Kaitou Dorapan Nazo no Chousenjou! Movie, 1997
Doraemon: Doraemon Comes Back Movie, 1998
The Doraemons: Mushimushi Pyonpyon Daisakusen! Movie, 1998
Doraemon: Nobita's South Sea Adventure Movie, 1998
Doraemon: Nobita no Uchuu Hyouryuuki Movie, 1999
Doraemon: Nobita no Kekkon Zenya - The night before a wedding Movie, 1999
The Doraemons: Okashi na Okashi na Okashinana? Movie, 1999
Doraemon: Nobita no Taiyou Ou Densetsu Movie, 2000
The Doraemons: Dokidoki Kikansha Daibakushou! Movie, 2000
Doraemon: Obaa-san no Omoide Movie, 2000
Dorami & Doraemons: Space Land Kiki Ippatsu! Movie, 2001
Doraemon: Ganbare! Gian!! Movie, 2001
Doraemon: Nobita to Tsubasa no Yuusha-tachi Movie, 2001
Doraemon: Boku no Umareta Hi Movie, 2002
The Doraemons: Goal! Goal! Goal!! Movie, 2002
Doraemon: Nobita to Robot Kingdom Movie, 2002
Doraemon: Nobita to Fushigi Kaze Tsukai Movie, 2003
Doraemon: Nobita no Wan Nyan Jikuuden Movie, 2004
Doraemon TV, 2005
Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur (2006) Movie, 2006
Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Makai Daibouken - Shichinin no Mahou Tsukai Movie, 2007
Doraemon: Nobita to Midori no Kyojin Den Movie, 2008
Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Uchu Kaitakushi Movie, 2009
Doraemon: Nobita no Ningyo Daikaisen Movie, 2010
Doraemon: Shin Nobita to Tetsujin Heidan - Habatake Tenshi-tachi Movie, 2011
Doraemon: Nobita to Kiseki no Shima - Animal Adventure Movie, 2012
Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum Movie, 2013
Stand By Me Doraemon Movie, 2014
Eiga Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyo - Peko to 5-nin no Tankentai Movie, 2014
Doraemon: Nobita's Space Heroes Movie, 2015

Related manga:

Doraemon Manga, 1969
Doraemon Long Stories Manga, 1980
Doraemon Plus Manga, 2005

Voice actors:

Kazuya Tatekabe, Japanese
Kaneta Kimotsuki, Japanese
Kaiji Tang, English
Subaru Kimura, Japanese
Alfonso Obregón, Spanish