So, now, more than ever, I have an excuse to use this image.
Or this one.
I regret nothing.
Earlier today, Anime Boston announced that voice actor Toru Furuya will attend this year’s event as a guest. Furuya joins eight other confirmed guests:
- Brina Palencia
- Johnny Yong Bosch
- Lex Lang
- Michelle Ruff
- Naokatsu Tsuda
- Puffy AmiYumi
- Sandy Fox
Toru Furuya has been active in the anime industry since 1958. The actor began his career as part of children’t acting troupe Gekidan Himawari. In 1966, Furuya made his voice acting debut as an unnamed child in Kaizoku Ōji. In 1968, he played Hyuma Hoshi in sports anime Star of the Giants.
Furuya’s first blockbuster role came about in 1979, when he played Amuro Ray in the original Mobile Suit Gundam. He’s gone on to voice all incarnations of the character since. He’s since gone on to voice several fan-favorite characters, including:
- Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya (1986)
- Yamcha in the Dragon Ball franchise (1986)
- Kyōsuke Kasuga in Kimagure Orange Road (1987)
- Tuxedo Mask in the original Sailor Moon series (1992)
- Suppaman in Dr. Slump (1997)
- Casshern in Casshern Sins (2008)
Furuya also voiced Ribbons Almark in Mobile Suit Gundam 00 under the pseudonym “Noboru Sogetsu.”
Anime Boston 2017 will be held from March 31 through April at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston hotel.
Source: Anime Boston (Press Release)