Hawaii's Kawaii Kon Adds Voice Actor Tohru Furuya, Artist Range Murata
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Furuya has lent his voice to a number of iconic roles including Amura Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam, Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya, Kyosuke Kasuga in Kimagure Orange Road, Yamcha in Dragon Ball Z, and Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Kamen in Sailor Moon. He's currently reprising his role in Dragon Ball Z Kai.
Furuya attended the Animazement convention in Raleigh, North Carolina last year.
Murata has created character designs for Blue Submarine No. 6, Last Exile, Shangri-La, and Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing-. He was "Best Artist of the Year" 2006 in the Seiun Awards and has released several dojinshi and art books, including some in English. Murata provided artwork for a new Attack on Titan novel Kakuzetsu Toshi no Jōō (The Queen of the Isolated City) in August.
Murata attended Seattle's Sakura-Con convention last year.
Kawaii Kon is held annually at the Hawaii Convention Center.