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

Furuya is most known for the roles of Amuro Ray (both in the original Mobile Suit Gundam and its following Gundam sequels), Hyouma Hoshi (Kyojin no Hoshi), Pegasus Seiya (Saint Seiya), Yamcha (Dragon Ball Z), Kyosuke Kasuga (Kimagure Orange Road), and Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon). He is also the first and only seiyu who has provided a Japanese voice for Mario.

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 mark 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.

He was a best friend of the late Hirotaka Suzuoki and is noted to be friends with Ikeda. He was at one time married to fellow seiyuu Mami Koyama but amicably divorced in 1983. He later married seiyuu Satomi Majima, who was the other main character of Stop!! Hibari-kun!.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

Furuya is most known for the roles of Amuro Ray (both in the original Mobile Suit Gundam and its following Gundam sequels), Hyouma Hoshi (Kyojin no Hoshi), Pegasus Seiya (Saint Seiya), Yamcha (Dragon Ball Z), Kyosuke Kasuga (Kimagure Orange Road), and Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon). He is also the first and only seiyu who has provided a Japanese voice for Mario.

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 mark 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.

He was a best friend of the late Hirotaka Suzuoki and is noted to be friends with Ikeda. He was at one time married to fellow seiyuu Mami Koyama but amicably divorced in 1983. He later married seiyuu Satomi Majima, who was the other main character of Stop!! Hibari-kun!.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Tōru Furuya, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 96

Birthday 1953-07-31

Place of Birth Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Tohru Furuya
  • Tôru Furuya
  • 古谷彻

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Video Warrior Laserion (9 episodes) as Takashi Katori
Majokko Tickle (45 episodes) as Akira
Arcade Gamer Fubuki (5 episodes)
Sailor Moon: Make Up! Sailor Senshi as Tuxedo Mask/ Mamoru Chiba
Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bouken Land as Mario
2018 Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer as 'Bourbon' (voice) as Tōru Amuro (voice)
2017 Koukyoushihen: Eureka Seven - Hi-Evolution 1 as Adorokku (voice)
2016 Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger: Super Animal War (4 episodes) as AkaRed (Voice)
2016 One Piece Film: GOLD as Sabo (voice)
2016 Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare as Rei Furuya
2015 Episode of Sabo: The Three Brothers' Bond - The Miraculous Reunion as Sabo
2015 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (6 episodes)
2014 Rakuen Tsuihou - Expelled from Paradise as Alonzo Percy (voice)
2014 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi Movie as Kirishima Zen (voice)
2013 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods as Yamcha (voice)
2012 Saint Seiya Omega (93 episodes) as Pegasus Seiya
2011 Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger (1 episode) as AkaRed (voice)
2010 Bleach: Hell Verse as Shuren (voice)
2009 Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection as Tasuke Tokugawa
2008 Casshern Sins (24 episodes) as Casshern
2008 Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! as Yamcha (voice)
2008 Sands of Destruction (13 episodes) as Toppy Topuran
2008 Pussy Soup
2007 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (64 episodes) as Ribbons Almark
2007 GoGo Sentai Boukenger vs. Super Sentai as Aka Red (voice)
2006 Paprika as Tokita Kohsaku
2006 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation III: Love is the Pulse of the Stars as Amuro Ray (voice)
2005 Akagi (27 episodes)
2005 UG*Ultimate Girls (12 episodes)
2003 Requiem from the Darkness (1 episode)
2003 Knights of the Zodiac (127 episodes)
2003 Detective Academy Q (1 episode)
2002 Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter (13 episodes) as Pegasus Seiya (voice)
2002 Arcade Gamer Fubuki as Mr. Mystery
2001 Gundam Evolve
1998 Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back as Sorao (voice)
1996 New Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning as Kyosuke Kasuga
1995 Sailor Moon Super S: Ami's First Love as Mamoru Chiba
1994 Sailor Moon S the Movie: Hearts in Ice as Mamoru Chiba / Tuxedo Mask (voice)
1994 Marmalade Boy (1 episode)
1993 Sailor Moon R: The Movie as Tuxedo Kamen / Mamoru Chiba
1992 Macross II: Lovers Again as Feff
1992 Sailor Moon (207 episodes) as Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask (voice)
1991 The Ultimate Esper R
1991 究極超人あ~る as 曲垣 剛
1990 Kennosuke-sama as Shinobimaru (voice)
1989 Mobile Suit SD Gundam's Counterattack as Amuro Ray / Musha Gundam (voice)
1989 Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk II as Amuro Ray
1989 Dragon Ball Z (291 episodes) as Yamcha
1989 Saint Seiya: Warriors of the Final Holy Battle as Seiya (voice)
1988 One Pound Gospel as Kousaku Hatanaka
1988 Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day as Kyosuke Kasuga (voice)
1988 Saint Seiya: Legend of Crimson Youth as Seiya
1988 Mobile Suit SD Gundam as Amuro Ray / Gundam
1988 Saint Seiya: The Heated Battle of the Gods as Seiya (voice)
1988 Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack as Amuro Ray
1987 Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle as Yamcha
1987 Saint Seiya: Evil Goddess Eris as Seiya (voice)
1987 Kimagure Orange Road (56 episodes) as Kyosuke Kasuga
1986 Saint Seiya (114 episodes) as Seya
1986 Bavi Stock II: The Revenge of Eyesma -Beyond The Throbbing Love- as Bavi Stock
1986 Super Mario Brothers: Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach as Mario
1986 Windaria as Izu
1986 Prefectural Earth Defense Force as Hiroaki Morita (voice)
1986 Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (1 episode)
1986 Dragon Ball (155 episodes) as Yamcha (voice)
1985 Bavi Stock I: Fated to Be A Target as Bavi Stock
1985 Odin: Starlight Mutiny as Jiro Ishige
1985 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (53 episodes) as Amuro Ray
1985 A Little Princess Sara (46 episodes) as Jim
1984 Papa Mama Bye Bye as Older brother (voice)
1984 Video Senshi Lezarion (45 episodes)
1984 Katri, Girl of the Meadows (49 episodes) as Martti Halmich (voice)
1983 Special Armored Battalion Dorvack (36 episodes) as Masato Mugen
1983 Nanako SOS (39 episodes) as Shuuichi Iidabashi
1983 Space Battleship Yamato - Final Chapter as Tasuke Tokugawa
1983 Harmagedon: The Great Battle with Genma as Jô Azuma (voice)
1982 Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space as Amuro Ray
1982 Queen Millennia as Daisuke Yamori / La Els Milyu (voice)
1981 Sea Prince and the Fire Child as Sirius
1981 Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow as Amuro Ray
1981 Queen Millennia (43 episodes) as Daisuke Yamori
1981 Meiken Jolie (54 episodes) as Jean
1981 The Door Into Summer
1981 Mobile Suit Gundam I as Amuro Ray
1981 The Swiss Family Robinson: Flone of the Mysterious Island (52 episodes) as Fritz Robinson
1980 Do Your Best Genki (4 episodes) as Takashi Kazan
1980 Maeterlinck's Blue Bird: Tyltyl and Mytyl's Adventurous Journey (26 episodes) as Tyltyl
1979 Uchu Kubo Blue Noah (24 episodes)
1979 Space Battleship Yamato: The New Voyage as Tasuke Tokugawa
1979 Mobile Suit Gundam (48 episodes) as Amuro Ray
1979 Hana no Ko Lunlun (50 episodes) as Claude (voice)
1977 Nobody's Boy: Remi (51 episodes) as Bob
1977 Ore wa Teppei (10 episodes)
1975 Steel Jeeg (13 episodes) as Hiroshi Shiba
1975 UFO Robo Grendizer (78 episodes) as Cain

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