Tôru Furuya

Tôru Furuya

Tōru Furuya (古谷 徹, Furuya Tōru, born, in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture) is a Japanese actor, voice actor and narrator. 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, since 1982. Furuya is most known for the anime roles of Amuro Ray (Gundam), 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. He also voiced Mario in several anime and commercials, starting with the film Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach! (1986). 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) and in the casting of Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi for Zen Kirishima. Both the narration role and Ribbons Almark were Furuya's first role in a non-Universal Century Gundam series. He is also the best known official dubbing voice for Hong Kong action film actor, Yuen Biao.