Tōru Furuya

31 Jul 1953

Actor

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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Filmography (36 titles)

Genre: Animation, Crime, Mystery, Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Tōru Amuro (voice))
Genre: Animation, Action
Role: Actor (as Yamcha (voice))
(movie, 2010)
···Gekijouban Bleach: Jigokuhen
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Tasuke Tokugawa)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Yamcha)
(movie, 2006)
···Papurika
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Tokita Kohsaku)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Pegasus Seiya)
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Sorao (''Corey''))
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mamoru Chiba (Tuxedo Kamen))
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Mamoru Chiba - Tuxedo Kamen)
Genre: Action, Animation
Role: Actor (as Yamcha)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mamoru Chiba (Tuxedo Kamen))
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Seiya, Pegasus Bronze Saint)
(series, 1989)
···Doragon kuesuto
Role: Actor (as Abel)
(movie, 1989)
···Kimagure orenji rôdo
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Kasuga Kyosuke)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Yamcha)
Genre: Action, Animation, Drama
Role: Actor (as Amuro Ray)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Kasuga Kyosuke)
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Seiya, Pegasus Bronze Saint)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Seiya)
(movie, 1987)
···Saint Seiya Gekijôban
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Seiya)
Genre: Action, Animation, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Yamcha)
(movie, 1987)
···Dôwa meita senshi Windaria
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Izu)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Mario)
(series, 1984)
···Makiba no shôjo Katori
Genre: Animation, Drama
Role: Actor (as Marti)
Genre: Animation, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Tasuke Tokugawa)
(movie, 1983)
···幻魔大戦
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
By: Rintaro
Role: Actor (as Jô Azuma (voice))
Genre: Action, Animation, Drama
Role: Actor (as Amuro Ray)
(movie, 1981)
···Mobile Suit Gundam I
Genre: Animation, Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Amuro Ray)
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Franz)
(movie, 1981)
···Kidô senshi Gandamu
Genre: Action, Animation, Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Amuro Ray)
(movie, 1981)
···Kidô senshi Gandamu I
Genre: Action, Animation, Drama
Role: Actor (as Amuro Ray)
Genre: Action, Animation, Drama
Role: Actor (as Amuro Ray)
(movie, 1981)
···Shiriusu no densetsu
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Sirius)
(series, 1979)
···Kidô senshi Gandamu
Genre: Action, Animation, Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Amuro Ray)