Tōru Furuya

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Tōru Furuya
Tohru Furuya at Fanime Opening Ceremony (2).jpg
Tohru Furuya at FanimeCon 2011 Opening Ceremony
Born (1953-07-31) July 31, 1953 (age 60)
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1958-present

Tōru Furuya (古谷 徹 Furuya Tōru?, born July 31, 1953 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese narrator and voice actor.[1][2] As a child, he was a member of Gekidan Himawari,[2] a children's acting troupe. He is currently employed by the talent management firm Aoni Production.[1][2]

Furuya is most known for the roles of Amuro Ray (both in the original Mobile Suit Gundam and its following Gundam sequels), Hyūma Hoshi (Star of the Giants), Pegasus Seiya (Saint Seiya), Yamcha (Dragon Ball), Kyōsuke Kasuga (Kimagure Orange Road), and Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon). He considers these roles as his most important roles.[3]

He also used a pseudonym Noboru Sōgetsu (蒼月 昇 Sōgetsu Noboru?) in the cast of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 for Ribbons Almark's role (but used his real name in the narration role). Both the narration role and Ribbons Almark were Furuya's first role in a non-Universal Century Gundam series. Shuichi Ikeda who played Char had his earlier with Gilbert Durandal in Gundam SEED Destiny.




Original video animation (OVA)[edit]


Video games[edit]

Live action[edit]

  • Tokyo Defense Command: The Guardman (episode 90, ransom delivery boy)



  • Akai Pegasus (Ken Akaba)
  • ENEOS Diamond Super Station
  • Radio Drama Meltylancer (Kanpachi-sensei)
  • Shōnen no Machi ZF (Kenji)


  • Inferious Wakusei Senshi Gaiden: Condition Green (Custer Bennett)
  • Koei CD Drama Sangokushi series (Ryūgentoku)
  • Rusuden Message Show: Anime Star Hen (CD with answering machine messages on it)
  • Slapstick CD Box (PCCG-00744)

Other works[edit]

  • Car Graphic TV (Narration)
  • Hokuriki Denryoku (Commercial Narration)
  • Jichael Mackson (TV Narration)
  • Nissan Motors Homepage (Narration for presentation in one section)

Dub roles[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Furuya Tohru (古谷徹)". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2009-017-17. 
  2. ^ a b c "古谷徹" (in Japanese). Aoni Production. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive interview with Furuya Toru". musicJAPANplus. 
  4. ^ "Yamcha…as voiced by…Tōru Furuya". Kanzenshuu. May 24, 2004. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  5. ^ "Anime Expo 2012: Ryo Horikawa Focus Panel". Anime News Network. June 29, 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  6. ^ "TV Anime Guide: Dragon Ball Tenka’ichi Densetsu". Kanzenshuu. March 30, 2004. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 

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