Toshio Furukawa's poster
Toshio Furukawa
Birthday: 1946-07-16
Toshio Furukawa (古川 登志夫, Furukawa Toshio, born July 16, 1946 in what is now part of the city of Tochigi) is a Japanese actor, voice actor and narrator affiliated with Aoni Production. He became famous for his roles in his career as Kagege (Keroro Gunso), Kai Shiden (Mobile Suit Gundam), Shin (Fist of the North Star), Asuma Shinohara (Mobile Police Patlabor), Piccolo (Dragon Ball), Ataru Moroboshi (Urusei Yatsura) and Portgas D. Ace (One Piece). His debut voice role is a soldier in Brave Raideen. Toshio is a veteran who has played a variety of characters from comedians like Ataru of Urusei Yatsura and Inumaru of Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!, to calm, serious ones like Shin from Fist of the North Star and Piccolo of the Dragon Ball series. Furthermore, Toshio is capable of performing with a "boy voice" and has played noble hot-blooded heroes such as Prince Mito of Saikyō Robo Daiōja and Kento Tate of Future Robo Daltanius. He performed in the band Slapstick (スラップスティック) with Toru Furuya, Kazuyuki Sogabe, Yūji Mitsuya and Akio Nojima. In 2007, Slapstick got together to pay tribute to former band members, Hirotaka Suzuoki and Kazuyuki Sogabe (guitar). Furukawa owns a pet dog named Asuma (遊馬), a Shih Tzu that was named after Asuma Shinohara of Patlabor. His former pet was Ataru (あたる), which was named after Ataru Moroboshi of Urusei Yatsura. Ataru died in 2008 at age fifteen and was also a Shih Tzu. Tribute pages were made for both pets.
Career History
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2018
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2013
2012
2008
2007
Dr. Slump: Dr. Mashirito and Abale-chan as Tarou Soramame (voice)
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
WXIII: Patlabor The Movie 3 as Asuma Shinohara (voice)
2001
Metropolis as General/Skunk (voice)
2000
The Aurora as Toru Enriques (voice)
1996
1995
1994
Ghost Sweeper Mikami as Ranmaru Mori (voice)
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
Urusei Yatsura: Lum the Forever as Ataru Moroboshi (voice)
The SuperGal as Shuryou Koganemaru (voice)
The Phoenix: Karma Chapter as Akanemaru (voice)
They Were Eleven as Doricas Soldam IV
Urusei Yatsura: Memorial Album as Ataru Moroboshi (voice)
Gall Force: Eternal Story as OX-11 (voice)
1985
Urusei Yatsura: Remember My Love as Ataru Moroboshi (voice)
Odin: Starlight Mutiny as Akira Tsukuba
1984
1983
1982
1981
Run Melos! as Pauze
The Door Into Summer as Lindo (voice)
Mobile Suit Gundam I as Kai Shiden (voice)
1980
1979