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)
Occupation
Years active1958–present
AgentAoni Production
Notable work
Height162 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Spouse(s)
Children1
Websitewww.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.

Filmography[edit]

Television animation[edit]

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

Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

Anime Films[edit]

Video games[edit]

Live action[edit]

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

Tokusatsu[edit]

Radio[edit]

Radio drama

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

Dubbing roles[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Animation[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Notable work Result
2019 13th Seiyu Awards Best Supporting Actor Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer Won[9]

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. ^ "スパルタンX 〈日本語吹替収録版〉". NBCUniversal Japan. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "サイクロンZ 〈日本語吹替収録版〉". NBCUniversal Japan. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  6. ^ "TAICHI/太極 ヒーロー". NBCUniversal Japan. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  7. ^ "新・少林寺三十六房". NBCUniversal Japan. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  8. ^ "パシフィック・リム:アップライジング". Fukikaeru. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "第13回声優アワード:助演男優賞に古谷徹 個人賞受賞は初めて「感無量」 三宅健太も". Mantan-web. Retrieved March 19, 2019.

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