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  • Fan touches the heart of legendary Gundam seiyuu, Toru Furuya with selfless gesture

    Seiyuu Toru Furuya has touched the hearts of many anime fans, voicing Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam, and the original Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon. However, the legendary seiyuu gets his own heart touched by a fan who returned something which originally belonged to the seiyuu.

    The industry veteran made an appearance for an autograph and photo session at an Animate store in Chiba Prefecture. However, one fan approached him and gave him an original copy of the script for one of the greatest works in the Gundam franchise – Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack. According to Furuya himself, the script is the same one he used for the movie back in 1988.

    Originally, Furuya thought that the fan might have bought the script for the critically-acclaimed anime movie somewhere and wanted to have it signed. However, “the man was conscious of the fact that it must’ve been lost by the voice actor and had brought the precious item in to return it to its rightful owner, saying it was “the way it ought to be”. Furuya says he was incredibly moved by the noble gesture, openly expressing his gratitude to the fan by sharing the story of their encounter with more than 86,000 followers on Twitter, telling everyone it was an act of kindness he will never forget.”

    Fans were also touched by the gesture, and many of them expressed their adoration for that man’s selflessness.

    Source: Rocket News 24