Tōru Furuya

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Tōru Furuya
Tohru Furuya at Fanime Opening Ceremony (2).jpg
Tohru Furuya at FanimeCon 2011 Opening Ceremony
Native name 古谷 徹
Born (1953-07-31) July 31, 1953 (age 61)
Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1958-present
Spouse(s)
  • Mami Koyama (m. 1976–83)
  • Satomi Majima (m. 1985)

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.

Filmography[edit]

Television animation[edit]

1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s

Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

Anime Movies[edit]

Video games[edit]

Live action[edit]

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

Tokusatsu[edit]

Dubbing roles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Furuya Tohru (古谷徹)". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2014-12-24. 
  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. 

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