Toshio Furukawa

Toshio Furukawa

  • Birthday: 1946-07-16
  • Place of birth: Tochigi, Japan
  • Also know as: 古川 登志夫

Biography

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.

Filmography

Urusei Yatsura: Remember My Love

1985

As Ataru Moroboshi (voice)

Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug

1991

As Piccolo (voice)

Urusei Yatsura: Only You

1983

As Ataru Moroboshi

Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer

1984

As Ataru Moroboshi

Urusei Yatsura: Lum the Forever

1986

As Ataru Moroboshi (voice)

Urusei Yatsura: Always My Darling

1991

As Ataru Moroboshi

Urusei Yatsura: The Final Chapter

1988

As Ataru Moroboshi (voice)

Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

1989

As Piccolo (voice)

Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might

1990

As Piccolo (voice)

Patlabor 2: The Movie

1993

As Asuma Shinohara (voice)

Run Melos!

1981

As Pauze

Lupin the Third: The Fuma Conspiracy

1987

As Arsene Lupin III

Patlabor: The Movie

1989

As Asuma Shinohara (voice)

Wizardry

1991

As Shin

Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest

1990

As Piccolo (voice)

Odin: Starlight Mutiny

1985

As Akira Tsukuba

The Door Into Summer

1981

As Lindo (voice)

Lensman

1984

As Kimball Kinnison (voice)

Crying Freeman 4: A Taste of Revenge

1991

As Yo Hinomura (voice)

Urusei Yatsura: Goat and Cheese

1989

As Ataru (voice)

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

2022

As Piccolo (voice)

The Phoenix: Karma Chapter

1986

As Akanemaru (voice)

Appleseed

1988

As Calon Mautholos (voice)

The Aurora

2000

As Toru Enriques (voice)

MAROKO

1990

As Inumaru Yomota (voice)

Crying Freeman 2: Shades of Death, Part 1

1989

As Yo Hinomura (voice)

Crying Freeman 3: Shades of Death, Part 2

1990

As Yo Hinomura (voice)

Crying Freeman 5: Abduction in Chinatown

1992

As Yo Hinomura (voice)

Urusei Yatsura: Raging Sherbet

1988

As Ataru (Voice)

Urusei Yatsura: Nagisa's Fiancé

1988

As Ataru (voice)

Urusei Yatsura: Catch the Heart

1989

As Ataru (voice)

Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge

1991

As Piccolo (voice)

Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler

1992

As Piccolo (voice)

Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer

1988

As Yo Hinomura/Lóng Tài-Yáng/Crying Freeman

They Were Eleven

1986

As Doricas Soldam IV

Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound

1993

As Piccolo (voice)

Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!

1992

As Piccolo (voice)

The SuperGal

1986

As Shuryou Koganemaru (voice)

Dragon Ball Super: Broly

2018

As Piccolo (voice)

Ghost Sweeper Mikami

1994

As Ranmaru Mori (voice)

WXIII: Patlabor The Movie 3

2002

As Asuma Shinohara (voice)

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

2013

As Piccolo (voice)

Parasite Dolls

2003

As Bill Myers

The Golden Bird

1987

As Prince Croyler (voice)

Dr. Slump: Hoyoyo! Space Adventure

1982

As Tarou Soramame (voice)

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'

2015

As Piccolo (voice)

Dragon Ball Z: The Real 4-D

2016

As Piccolo (voice)

Saint Seiya: Legend of Crimson Youth

1988

As Berenike (voice)

Dr. Slump: Dr. Mashirito and Abale-chan

2007

As Tarou Soramame (voice)

Urusei Yatsura: Memorial Album

1986

As Ataru Moroboshi (voice)

Metropolis

2001

As General/Skunk (voice)

Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hello! Wonder Island

1981

As Tarou Soramame (voice)

Spooky Kitaro: The Great Sea Beast

1996

As Chinpo (voice)

Mobile Suit SD Gundam

1988

As Kai Shiden

Twilight of the Cockroaches

1987

As Fritz (voice)

Gall Force: Eternal Story

1986

As OX-11 (voice)

Mobile Suit Gundam I

1981

As Kai Shiden

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