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Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball voice actor Toru Furuya admits to adultery with a fan, as well as abuse and pushing for an abortion

One of the world's most popular anime voice actor admits to adultery, abuse, and more with a fan

Toru Furuya
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Tōru Furuya is one of the most popular anime voice actors in modern times, with his roles as Tuxedo Mask in the Sailor Moon franchise, Yamcha in the Dragon Ball franchise, Sabo in the One Piece franchise, Amuro Ray in the Gundam franchise, and more. But all of that is colored now, as the actor has come forward to confirm allegations of adultery with an unnamed fan... but it gets worse.

"I had an affair with a female fan for four-and-a-half years until last September," Furuya writes on social media, as translated by's Megan Peters. "I was attracted to her because of her straightforward support for me, and I foolishly contacted her myself to start the relationship."

Furuya has been married to fellow voice actor Satomi Majima since 1985.

"During our relationship, we argued once and I unintentionally raised my hand. It was the worst thing I could have done as an adult and as a human being," Furuya continued, writing about the fan. "I also made the unforgivable mistake of causing her to have an abortion."

Following this letter posted on May 21, the popular US anime convention MomoCon announced that the actor was no longer going to appear at their convention as planned. It's unclear if that was the actor's decision or the convention itself.

"I am truly, truly sorry for the deep hurt that I caused the other woman, both physically and mentally," Furuya continues. "I cannot apologize enough for betraying the trust of all my fans who have supported me over the years, disappointing them, hurting them, and tarnishing my character. I have also betrayed the trust of all those involved and have caused them a great deal of trouble."

Furuya says he will "make amends with all my heart and soul with the rest of my life," and that he will "accept any and all sanctions" as a result of his actions.

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