Voice Actor Toshio Furukawa at Otakon 2017

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Toshio Furukawa

Japanese voice actor Toshio Furukawa, known for such classic anime titles as Urusei Yatura and Mobile Suit Gundam, will be a guest at Otakon 2017.

Furukawa is a prolific voice actor, affiliated with Aoni Production, who has voiced a myriad of roles for over four decades starting in the 1970s. One of his most well-known roles by old-school fans was playing Ataru Moroboshi, the protagonist in Urusei Yatsura. He is also known for his recurring role as Kai Shiden in various Mobile Suit Gundam series. He would go on to be featured in several other prominent roles in the 1980s before becoming the voice of the famous Namekian known as Piccolo in the hit series Dragon Ball. His work continued into the 1990s, where once again he would become the voice of another famous character, that of Portgas D. Ace, the older brother of Monkey D. Luffy in the hit series One Piece.

To this day he continues to contribute his voice to various works and can be heard in various shows such as Hunter x Hunter, Polar Bear Cafe, Space Dandy, Dragon Ball Super, and Ushio and Tora.

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