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Toshio Furukawa

Toshio Furukawa

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1946-07-16

92 Movies · 39 TV Series

Biography

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.

Movies & TV Series

1991.

8 Movies · 1 TV Series
Wizardry

Wizardry

1991
In a mystical land filled with magic and monsters, eager adventurers scour a ten-floor dungeon in search of fame and fortune - if they are able to escape with their lives! But none dare set foot in th...
Urusei Yatsura: Date with a Spirit

Urusei Yatsura: Date with a Spirit

1991
When Tsubame tries to go on a date with Sakura, the ghost of a young girl decides to go along - as his girlfriend.
Urusei Yatsura: Terror of Girly-Eyes Measles

Urusei Yatsura: Terror of Girly-Eyes Measles

1991
Ten gives Ataru an alien disease, the contagious "Girl Measles," (which makes the victim's eyes turn big and twinkly, like the eyes of young girls in much of manga and anime), and when Ataru's girl-hu...
Inferious Interplanetary War Chronicle - Condition Green

Inferious Interplanetary War Chronicle - Condition Green

1991
Keith, George, Edward, Yang and Shaw are Platoon #801, the five-man team formed to protect their homeworld in the Inferious galaxy from alien invasion. Gazaria's evil emperor Vince conquers the neighb...
Crying Freeman 4: A Taste of Revenge

Crying Freeman 4: A Taste of Revenge

1991
Naitai, the evil head of the Great Bear God religion, hatches a plot to destroy the 108 Dragons. His henchman, Oshu Togoku, the world wrestling champion, squeezes Ron Tayan unconscious in a match; the...
Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug

Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug

5.55
1991
A Super Namekian named Slug comes to invade Earth. But the Z Warriors do their best to stop Slug and his gang.
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge

Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge

5
1991
After defeating Frieza, Goku returns to Earth and goes on a camping trip with Gohan and Krillin. Everything is normal until Cooler - Frieza's brother - sends three henchmen after Goku. A long fight en...
Urusei Yatsura 6: Always My Darling

Urusei Yatsura 6: Always My Darling

4.56
1991
Lupika, an alien princess, is in love with a tofu seller. To make him love her too (at least, announce his love. He obviously fears the social taboo of a tofu vendor marrying a princess), she needs to...
TV
Bubblegum Crash

Bubblegum Crash

1991
The saga of the Knight Sabers continues as the group tries to find out who or what is behind the recent string of robberies, murders, and Boomer malfunctions which are somehow related to the creation ...

1989.

9 Movies · 2 TV Series
Urusei Yatsura: I Howl at the Moon

Urusei Yatsura: I Howl at the Moon

1989
Ataru learns to think before he eats when he gobbles down some of Lum's Cherry Rice Cakes -- and promptly starts turning into a wolf!
Urusei Yatsura: Goat and Cheese

Urusei Yatsura: Goat and Cheese

1989
Mendou recounts an old story that warns, “Don’t take pictures in front of the statue of Great-Grandfather’s Goat, or terrible things will happen!” When his father does just that, only Sakura and Onse...
Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!

Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai!

1989
The Yomota family is small and typical: father Kinekuni (42), mother Tamiko (38), and son Inumaru (17). One day, a beautiful girl appears at their front door, calling herself "Maroko Yomota," granddau...
Crying Freeman 2: Shades of Death, Part 1

Crying Freeman 2: Shades of Death, Part 1

1989
With the blessing of the 108 Dragons, Yo and Emu marry and receive new names, Ron Tayan and Fu Ching Ran. The elders send them to Macau to find out who's behind a new attack. Fu is kidnaped; at the sa...
Twilight of the Cockroaches

Twilight of the Cockroaches

1989
A messy bachelor's apartment is a paradise for the huge colony of cockroaches living there: no sprays, no traps, and plenty of food. When the homeowner's girlfriend moves in, however, the party comes ...
Saint Seiya: Warriors of the Final Holy Battle

Saint Seiya: Warriors of the Final Holy Battle

4.33
1989
The plot involves the coming of Lucifer to the Sanctuary, where his underlings systematically dispose of the surviving Gold Saints. Athena goes to Lucifer to ask for peace, placing herself in peril. T...
TV
Patlabor: The TV Series

Patlabor: The TV Series

1989
Patlabor: The TV Series is an anime television series, created by Headgear, animated by Sunrise, and based on the Patlabor anime franchise.
TV
Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z

6.49
1989
Five years have passed since the fight with Piccolo Jr., and Goku now has a son, Gohan. The peace is interrupted when an alien named Raditz arrives on Earth in a spacecraft and tracks down Goku, revea...
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

4.78
1989
Gohan has been kidnapped! To make matters worse, the evil Garlic Jr. is gathering the Dragonballs to wish for immortality. Only then will Garlic Jr. be able to take over the Earth in order to gain rev...
Urusei Yatsura: Catch the Heart

Urusei Yatsura: Catch the Heart

1989
A mischievous spirit gives Ran a heart-shaped candy that causes a magical heart to appear over the head of whoever eats it. And whoever catches that heart captures the heart of the person who ate the ...
Patlabor: The Movie

Patlabor: The Movie

4.81
1989
A mysterious suicide and a series of unmanned robot run-aways sparks off a Police investigation into the suspicious software on-board thousands of industrial robots around Tokyo.

1988.

9 Movies · 2 TV Series
Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer

Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer

1988
Emu Hino, a 29-year-old virgin, witnesses a mob hit and fears that the killer will now find her and kill her. Indeed, he sets out to do so; he's Yo Hinomura, a talented potter and artist who's been co...
Urusei Yatsura: Raging Sherbet

Urusei Yatsura: Raging Sherbet

1988
Lum & her girlfriends are invited to Neptune by Oyuki. There she shows them her new business venture at a ranch of flying sherbets, birds capable of producing sherbet cones from their beaks. Ran convi...
Mobile Suit SD Gundam

Mobile Suit SD Gundam

1988
A collection of short parodies of the Mobile Suit Gundam saga. Episode 1 pokes fun at key events that occurred during the One Year War. In episode 2, Amuro, Kamille and Judau fight over who runs the b...
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest Is the Sea of Stars

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest Is the Sea of Stars

4.67
1988
For the past 150 years, humanity’s two greatest nations have been deadlocked in a meaningless war. In what is hoped to be a miraculous victory, the Alliance embarks on a battle to break through the Em...
TV
Patlabor: The Mobile Police

Patlabor: The Mobile Police

1988
In the future, rapidly advancing technology gives birth to giant robots known as "Labors," so named for their usefulness in heavy industry. However, this also gives rise to "Labor crimes," resulting t...
Saint Seiya: Legend of Crimson Youth

Saint Seiya: Legend of Crimson Youth

2
1988
Athena receives the visit of Phoebus Abel, her older brother and God of the Corona. He informs her that he has come to destroy humanity as punishment for their corruption, just as it was done in ancie...
Maison Ikkoku: The Final Chapter

Maison Ikkoku: The Final Chapter

1988
Yagami comes to Maison Ikkoku, not knowing of Godai's and Kyoko's wedding, stating that she is now an adult, which she is, not knowing how to tell her, they panic, but she finds out in the end, and is...
TV
Crying Freeman

Crying Freeman

1988
Yo Hinomura was an ordinary Japanese potter when a run-in with a Chinese mafia changed his life forever. Now an assassin for the 108 Dragons, Yo is the perfect killing machine. As a sign for remorse o...
Urusei Yatsura 5: The Final Chapter

Urusei Yatsura 5: The Final Chapter

5
1988
The fifth film is an animated adaptation of the final story of the manga and is also the official ending of the anime series, in which Lum and Ataru must repeat the game of tag played out in the first...
Nagisa's Fiancé

Nagisa's Fiancé

1988
Lum, Ataru, Mendou and Shinobu visit an inn which Ryuunosuke and her father have opened. But when it turns out to be on a haunted desert island, the stage is set for some serious silliness!
Appleseed

Appleseed

5.5
1988
In the futuristic city of Olympus, built on the ashes of the third world war, a police officer and her cyborg partner fight terrorism.

1986.

8 Movies · 2 TV Series
Fist of the North Star - TV Compilation 1 - Yuria, Forever... and Farewell Shin!!

Fist of the North Star - TV Compilation 1 - Yuria, Forever... and Farewell Shin!!

1986
Compilation film covering the Shin story arc of the Fist of the North Star TV Series
Urusei Yatsura: Memorial Album

Urusei Yatsura: Memorial Album

1986
The SuperGal

The SuperGal

1986
Maris is a freelance bounty hunter/soldier of fortune who just wants to be so rich that she doesn't have to work anymore. Just one slight problem... Maris is from a world of super strong beings, and c...
TV
Maison Ikkoku

Maison Ikkoku

1986
Godai is a ronin (someone who has failed university entrance exams) living in a run down apartment house called Maison Ikkoku. Among the other residents are the nosy Ichinose, the sexy Akemi Roppongi,...
TV
Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball

6.33
1986
Long ago in the mountains, a fighting master known as Gohan discovered a strange boy whom he named Goku. Gohan raised him and trained Goku in martial arts until he died. The young and very strong boy ...
They Were Eleven

They Were Eleven

1986
A group of students from the Cosmo Academy are about to take their final exam: surviving for over fifty days in a derelict ship. But when they arrive, they discover that instead of ten students, there...
Fist of the North Star

Fist of the North Star

1986
After a nuclear holocaust tears the world apart, mankind is forced to the harshness of not only the oppression of others who are much more powerful, but the dead earth which seems to be getting worse ...
Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever

Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever

3.88
1986
The basic plot is centered on the great cherry tree Tarōzakura and what happens after it is cut down during the making of a movie, Lum loses her horns-and her powers! Thus begins the strangest and mos...
The Phoenix: Karma Chapter

The Phoenix: Karma Chapter

1986
The story of two men - sculptor genius Akanemaru, and former bandit Gao. Discover how the lives of the two men cross repeatedly throughout their lives, how they struggle with their own fate, and how t...
Gall Force: Eternal Story

Gall Force: Eternal Story

1986
Two races, the Solnoids and the Paranoids, have been waging a war for centuries. Barely surviving a large scale space battle, seven Solnoids set course toward Chaos, a planet set to be the new homelan...

1981.

6 Movies · 2 TV Series
Run Melos!

Run Melos!

1981
Hashire Melos! is the title of two Japanese animated films. The first was directed by Tomoharu Katsumata and released on Japanese television on February 7, 1981. It was either 68 or 87 minutes long, a...
TV
Urusei Yatsura

Urusei Yatsura

1981
An alien race known as the Oni arrive on Earth to invade the planet. Instead of taking over the planet by force, the Oni give humans a chance to fight for the rights to the planet by taking part in a ...
Call of the Wild: Howl, Buck

Call of the Wild: Howl, Buck

1981
Buck is a half German Shepard half Saint Bernard whose life is peaceful and happy living with the Millers in California. However, one day he is tricked and sold off. He ends up in the snowy North wher...
Mobile Suit Gundam I

Mobile Suit Gundam I

5.07
1981
In the year Universal Century 0079, humans have colonized the area of space lying in between the Earth and the moon. However the ambitious Zabi family, rulers of the Duchy of Zeon (the grouping of col...
Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow

Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow

4.4
1981
After managing to survive attacks by Zeon's Char Aznable and Garma Zabi, the crew of Federation warship White Base and its mobile suits must battle Zeon forces through Asia, Europe, and the Atlantic O...
The Door Into Summer

The Door Into Summer

1981
A club of young men who live by logic find themselves in love, and their lives fall apart as they try to cope with the emotions their romance strikes on them.
TV
Queen Millennia

Queen Millennia

1981
Queen Millennia is a manga series by Leiji Matsumoto which was serialized from 28 January 1980 through 11 May 1983 in both the Sankei Shimbun and Nishinippon Sports newspapers. The manga series was ad...
Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hello! Wonder Island

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

1981
Professor Senbei finds a videotape of his deceased father providing instructions on how to create a love potion. The main ingredient is a tear of the evil Gyaasuka Daimao who lives at the Wonder Islan...
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