Voice actor Toru Furuya has been in the business for fifty years now, racking up credits as Mobile Suit Gundam‘s Amuro Ray, Dragon Ball Z‘s Yamcha and Sailor Moon‘s Tuxedo Mask just to scratch the surface. To celebrate his vast achievement in anime since 1966, a special edition mook (magazine book) will be published by Kadokawa, and he’ll also release a mini-album and take a cross-country tour of Japan.

The mook will hit shelves on September 23rd, including archival photos, interviews with his fellow seiyu and anime industry staff, and an overview of Furuya’s expansive career, at the cost of 1,000 yen (about £7 GBP) plus tax. And the mini-album, also to be released on September 23rd for 1,500 yen (about £11), will contain a total of six songs, three of which are chosen and performed by Furuya: ‘Meguriai’ from Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space, ‘Saint Shinwa’ from Saint Seiya, and ‘CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA’ from Dragon Ball Z.

As for the tour, details of dates and locations are yet to be announced, but Furuya will visit 47 prefectures across Japan. More information on the chain of meet-and-greet events will be revealed at a later date on his official 50th anniversary website.

 

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TheWarner

Dude’s 62 but looks 35. How is that even possible? Furuya has voiced my favorite anime character ever, Amuro Ray (Mobile Suit Gundam), so I can’t help but love him. Great post.

Dominic Cuthbert

Thanks for the comment. And yeah, we want his secret to aging.