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Toshio Furukawa

Toshio Furukawa

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    • July 16th, 1946
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.

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Filmography

Acting (53 Credits)

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2021Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror as Yasuo Goshima (voice)
2018Dragon Ball Super: Broly as Piccolo (voice)
2015Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection "F" as Piccolo (voice)
2015Ushio and Tora (2015) as Yamanmoto
2015Dragon Ball Super as Piccolo (voices)
2013Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods as Piccolo (voice)
2009Dragon Ball Kai as Piccolo (voice)
2008Dragon Ball: Hey! Son Goku and Friends Return!! as Piccolo (voice)
2005Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa as Erik Jan Hanussen
2003Parasite Dolls as Bill Myers
2002WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 as Asuma Shinohara (voice)
2002Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter as Thanatos (voice)
2001Metropolis as General/Skunk (voice)
1996Dragon Ball GT as Piccolo (voice)
1993Patlabor 2: The Movie as Asuma Shinohara (voice)
1993Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound as Piccolo (voice)
1993Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku as Piccolo (voice)
1993Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan as Piccolo (voice)
1992Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler as Piccolo (voice)
1992Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13 as Piccolo (voice)
1991Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug as Piccolo (voice)
1991Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge as Piccolo (voice)
1991Bubblegum Crash as Leon McNicholWatch Free
1990Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might as Piccolo (voice)
1990Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest as Piccolo (voice)
1990AD Police Files as Leon (voice)
1989Patlabor: The Movie as Asuma Shinohara (voice)
1989Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone as Piccolo (voice)
1989Saint Seiya: Warriors of the Final Holy Battle as Mois (voice)
1989Dragon Ball Z as Piccolo
1989Patlabor: The Mobile Police as Asuma Shinohara (voice)
1988Appleseed as Calon Mautholos (voice)
1988Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer as Yo Hinomura/Lóng Tài-Yáng/Crying Freeman
1988Saint Seiya: Legend of Crimson Youth as Berenike (voice)
1988Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest Is the Sea of Stars as Olivier Poplin
1988Patlabor: The Mobile Police as Asuma Shinohara (voice)
1988Crying Freeman as Yo Hinomura
1987Rupan III: The Fuma Conspiracy as Arsene Lupin III
1987Bubblegum Crisis as Leon McNichol (voice)Watch Free
1986They Were Eleven as Doricas Soldam IV
1986Fist of the North Star as Shin
1986Maison Ikkoku as Sakamoto
1986Dragon Ball as Piccolo Jr. (voice)
1985Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam as Kai Shiden
1984Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer as Ataru Moroboshi
1984Lensman as Kimball Kinnison (voice)
1984Fist of the North Star as Shin
1983Urusei Yatsura: Only You as Ataru Moroboshi
1982Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space as Kai Shiden
1981Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow as Kai Shiden (voice)
1981Mobile Suit Gundam I as Kai Shiden
1981Those Obnoxious Aliens as Ataru Moroboshi
1979Mobile Suit Gundam as Kai Shiden

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