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1[[quoteright:231:]]²''[[Manga/SaintSeiya Rise up, my Cosmos!]]''²²'''[[Manga/SaintSeiya PEGASUS RYUSEI KENNNNNNNN!!!]]'''²²Tōru Furuya (born July 31, 1953) is one of the older seiyuus that, along with Creator/AkiraKamiya, triggered the second seiyuu boom. He is most famous for his role as the first ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' hero Amuro Ray, and is almost as well known for voicing Pegasus Seiya in the classic ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' series. He still continues working even now, maintaining his bishie voice... which can still be heard in Ribbons "[[FanNickname Bad Amuro]]" Almark of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''. He uses the pseudonym 'Noboru Sougetsu' when doing Ribbons' voice, just so the fans could differentiate him from Amuro... but really, [[PaperThinDisguise who would be fooled?]]²²His first role was actually as a child actor in ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''! Even at over 60 years old, he still has the voice of a {{Bishonen}}. Whoa.²²He was once married to Creator/MamiKoyama; even after their divorce, [[AmicableExes they remained friends]]. He also was a close friend of the late Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki.²²Here he is [[ in GPS form]].²----²!Toru Furuya's roles, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam IKIMAAAASU!]]²²* Akared, the "Super Red Ranger" in the ''[[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Boukenger vs. Super Sentai]]'' 30th anniversary special and ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''²* Amuro Ray in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''²* Arty (Burgh) in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''²* Casshern in ''Anime/CasshernSins''²* Cyborg 0013 [[spoiler: aka Tsutomu]] in the Manga/Cyborg009's 1979 TV series.²* Eren/[[spoiler:"Monday Elizabeth"]] in ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' who is an {{Expy}} to Amuro.²* Godfrey in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2''²* Hiroshi Shiba in ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg''²* Hyuuma Hoshi in ''KyojinNoHoshi'' (Star of the Giants)²* Jacques in ''Manga/NatsuENoTobira''²* Kyousuke Kasuga in ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' TV series, OAV and ''Shin KOR'' movie (Noticeable in that he was the ''second'' seiyuu for the character; Yuu Mizushima played Kyosuke in the pilot, and later Furuya would be replaced by Creator/RyoHorikawa in the 90's CD dramas)²** Also worth noting is that [[ Kyosuke]] is his favorite character in an interview.²* Mr. Fader Zone in ''[[Anime/CaptainHarlock Arcadia of My Youth - Endless Orbit SSX]]'' (predating Ribbons for ''decades'' where he's playing as a villain.) Reprises it in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsT''²* Dr. Newton Geizler in the Japanese dub of ''Film/PacificRim''.²* Nobushige Oyamada in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara 2'' anime. ²* Pegasus Seiya in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' (Classic series, replaced by Creator/MasakazuMorita later)²** He reprised his role as Seiya in ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega''.²* Ribbons Almark in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' (under the pseudonym of [[PaperThinDisguise Noboru Sogetsu]], and earning Ribbons the FanNickname "Evil Amuro")²** Also MAJOR playing against type, as his role as Ribbons is the first time in his long career he's voiced a BigBad. And it was awesome.²** Also, E. A. Ray from ''Anime/Gundam00AWakeningOfTheTrailblazer''. [[spoiler: aka the guy whose DNA was used to create FUCKING RIBBONS!!!]]²* [[spoiler: adult!Sabo]] in ''Franchise/OnePiece''²* Shinichi "Namura-sensei/Nachan" Namura in ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy''²* Shuren in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''²* Super Mario in ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' anime and early commercials.[[note]]Except for the Mario Paint commercials, where he's voiced by Creator/TakeshiAono.[[/note]]²* [[MeaningfulName Tooru Amuro ]] [[spoiler: (or better said, Rei Furuya)]] in Manga/DetectiveConan. ²* Toppy/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Tauppy]] in ''Anime/SandsOfDestruction''.²* Tuxedo Kamen/Mamoru Chiba in ''Anime/SailorMoon''²* Yabooki in ''Anime/HanaNoKoLunlun'', one of the first times he went PlayingAgainstType since Yabooki is a SmugSnake member of a GoldfishPoopGang following the main heroine and her friends around.²* Yamcha in ''Franchise/DragonBall'' series²* Zen Kirishima in ''Manga/SekaiichiHatsukoi'' (Under the pseudonym Noboru Sogetsu again, but this is his first BL role)²-----²[[Manga/SaintSeiya Have you ever felt the true power of the tropes?]]\²[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Wait a sec... you just described me! Not even my father described me!]]²-----


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