Toshio Furukawa

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Voice of Piccolo. But even beyond that, this guy unexpectedly owns.
Toshio Furukawa
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Born (1946-07-16) July 16, 1946 (age 68)
Tochigi, Shimotsuga District, Tochigi Prefecture
Occupation Voice actor, actor, narrator, playwright, guitarist
Years active 1972–present[1]
Notable credit(s) Urusei Yatsura
as Ataru Moroboshi
Mobile Suit Gundam
as Kai Shiden
Fist of the North Star
as Shin
Patlabor
as Asuma Shinohara
Dragon Ball
as Piccolo
One Piece
as Portgas D. Ace
Religion Christianity
Spouse(s) Shino Kakinuma

Toshio Furukawa (古川 登志夫 Furukawa Toshio?, born July 16, 1946 in Tochigi) is a Japanese voice actor affiliated with Aoni Production and is married to fellow voice actress Shino Kakinuma. In July 2011, Furukawa appeared at Anime Expo as a guest.[2]

Career/Personal[edit]

He became famous for his anime character roles in his career as Kagege (Keroro Gunso), Kai Shiden (Mobile Suit Gundam), Shin (Fist of the North Star), Asuma Shinohara (Mobile Police Patlabor), Piccolo (Dragon Ball), and Ataru Moroboshi (Urusei Yatsura). His debut voice role is a soldier in Brave Raideen. Toshio is a veteran who has played a variety of characters from comedians like Ataru of Urusei Yatsura and Inumaru of Gosenzosama Banbanzai, to calm, serious ones like Shin from Fist of the North Star and Piccolo of the Dragonball series. Furthermore, Toshio is capable of performing with a "boy voice" and has played noble hot-blooded heroes such as Prince Mito of Saikyō Robo Daiōja and Kento Tate of Future Robo Daltanius.

He performed in the band Slapstick (スラップスティック?) with Toru Furuya, Kazuyuki Sogabe, Yūji Mitsuya and Akio Nojima. In 2007, Slapstick got together to pay tribute to former band members Hirotaka Suzuoki and Kazuyuki Sogabe (guitar).[3]

Furukawa owns a pet dog named Asuma (遊馬?), a Shih Tzu. Named after Asuma Shinohara of Patlabor.[4] Former pet was Ataru (あたる), named after Ataru Moroboshi of Urusei Yatsura. Ataru died in 2008 at age fifteen and was also a Shih Tsu. A tribute page was made for him as well.[5]

Voice roles[edit]

Television animation[edit]

1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s

OVA[edit]

Theater animation[edit]

1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s

Video games[edit]

Tokusatsu[edit]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Animation[edit]

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