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 65)
Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Years active 1958–present
Agent Aoni Production
Notable work
Height 162 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Children 1
Website www.torushome.com

Tōru Furuya (古谷 徹, Furuya Tōru, born July 31, 1953 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture) is a Japanese actor, voice actor and narrator.[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 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.


Television animation[edit]


Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

Anime Films[edit]

Video games[edit]

Live action[edit]

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



Radio drama

  • Nissan A, Abe Reiji ~ beyond the average ~, Reiji Amuro

Dubbing roles[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.
  5. ^ "パシフィック・リム:アップライジング". Fukikaeru. Retrieved April 16, 2018.

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