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 Post subject: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:00 pm 
Aurorae Lunares
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I seem to remember way back when Crystal was first announced, Tohru Furuya was often seen with Kotono Mitsuishi helping to promote the reboot pretty heavily and it seemed to be heavily implied he was returning to the role. This article from Sailor Moon News, which is usually well researched and fact based, for example, claimed that Furuya was going to return to the role. http://sailormoonnews.com/2012/07/10/wa ... live-show/ But then when the casting was announced, they seemed to suddenly switch to having a new voice actor for Mamoru. Why was Tohru Furuya replaced at the last minute like this or was it always just fan rumor that Furuya would return to reprise the role?


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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:40 pm 
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I think it was just a fan rumor, maybe he promoted Crystal beacause he is fond of Sailor Moon and he wanted to help. Anyway is it true that Kotono had to be auditioned for Usagi's role?


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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:15 pm 
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maybe it's a last minute change of plans ^_^'

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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:33 pm 
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Still don't understand why Kotono was the only returning cast member. Seems unfair.


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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:55 pm 
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It makes even less sense now that the new Cardcaptor Sakura anime brought back the entire original cast for their show.


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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:10 pm 
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Crystal is a reboot, something completely different from the old anime and maybe Toei chose a new cast to reinforce this concept. However this does not explain why they kept Kotono for Usagi.


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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:18 pm 
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A lot of the returning voice actors for Cardcaptor Sakura are also Sailor Moon alumni like Aya Hisakawa and Emi Shinohara, so it's not like they're turning down all new voice acting gigs.


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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:26 pm 
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It makes even less sense now that the new Cardcaptor Sakura anime brought back the entire original cast for their show.


We can't compare TOEI to Madhouse. TOEI is, well, cheap. :neutral:

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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:56 pm 
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Crystal is a reboot, something completely different from the old anime and maybe Toei chose a new cast to reinforce this concept. However this does not explain why they kept Kotono for Usagi.


May be because TOEI executives didn't want to pour out too much money for S1/S2 so they had to hype up the marketing to old fans (who would certainly buy anything :usagi: despite it being bad or good) with a famous voice actress to lure in old fans. Casual and new fans wouldn't really care to be honest.

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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:52 am 
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The man might be a bit too old now to play a 18+ years senior student, he's like, somewhat in his 50s, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:56 pm 
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Onuzim Ima wrote:
The man might be a bit too old now to play a 18+ years senior student, he's like, somewhat in his 50s, right?


Furuya's voice is weird in that it's barely changed since the days of the original Gundam, from what fans tell me.

I also remember reading a rumor or something that he ended up having to turn down the role of Mamoru because of schedule conflicts, which sorta makes sense considering he was talking as if he was going to be in Crystal. Maybe his departure gave the executives the idea to just recast everyone except for Mitsuishi as Usagi? As much as I've loved pretty much all of the new cast (especially for the girls themselves), I can't help but wish they had brought back as many people as possible. And stretched out each story arc to 26 episodes at a minimum. And put a bigger budget into it/give it more production time like S3 did. And begged Ikuko Itoh to return as the character designer.

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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:19 am 
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Toru Furuya was the voice of Pegasus Seiya in 1986-1989 anime...and the Hades Sanctuary Ovas 2002-03... :keke:
but since the 2004 movie Tenkai Hen was soo poorly received, he didn t continue for the Inferno ans Elysion (2005-2008) :ohdear:
But he did the 97 episodes of Saint Seiya Omega 2012-14 as Sagittarius Seiya!! =^_^=

So I really don t understand why he didnt Mamoru s voice...maybe he was too much in Seiya s role?? :ohdear:


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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:47 pm 
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Some more details on the Saint Seiya Hades/Tenkai-hen situation can be found here.

http://philipho.tripod.com/History.html

As for Omega, his return for that was strange because for season 1, Seiya was barely on-screen for most of it (for a good reason which I won't spoil) so they had Toru play narrator for that half but when season 2 came around, Seiya and the original saints had bigger roles so someone else took over as narrator there. It should also be noted that Mami Koyama (Ophiuchus Shaina) also returned for that series while the rest of the original saints were voiced by new people (not from the original nor Hades Inferno/Elysion).

And the cast choices continue to get weird because they went with yet another new cast for the Legend of Sanctuary CG movie (most notable there being one of the Momoiro Clover Z girls voicing Saori/Athena in her first voice role ever) while bringing back most of the original Gold Saints cast for Soul of Gold and the last two video games had the Hades cast. It'll be interesting to see who they will bring in for the CG Netflix reboot series next year.

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So I really don t understand why he didnt Mamoru s voice...maybe he was too much in Seiya s role?? :ohdear:


I doubt it had anything do with Omega since a few months after Crystal premiered, he was announced to voice Sabo in One Piece.

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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:20 pm 
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Oh cool!! Thanks NJ for the clarfication!!

offtopic: are you saint seiya s fan?? I do!!


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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:55 pm 
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Neon Genesis wrote:
It makes even less sense now that the new Cardcaptor Sakura anime brought back the entire original cast for their show.

Well it makes sense because of Cardcaptors sakura sequel . While Crystal is a reboot.


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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:11 am 
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No idea why he didn't return but Usagi's voice is iconic. It's her show so I guess they'd keep her. Mako's, Minako's and Ami:s are cool VA is cool. Rei is the only one it takes a few episodes to get used to.


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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:35 pm 
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Tohru Furuya was going to reprise his role, but when he got on the plane to go back to Japan for the recording, Mitsuko Horie stole his star seed.

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 Post subject: Re: Why Didn't Tohru Furuya Return For Crystal?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:00 pm 
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Tohru Furuya was going to reprise his role, but when he got on the plane to go back to Japan for the recording, Mitsuko Horie stole his star seed.

A good explanation. :cool:

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