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古川慎 (Makoto Furukawa)

古川慎 (Makoto Furukawa)
First Name: 慎 Makoto
Last Name: 古川 Furukawa
Main Country: Japan Japan
Main Language: Japanese
Birthdate: 1989-09-29
Age : 34
Makoto Furukawa is a freelance Japanese voice actor and singer. His Twitter account is: @M_Furukawa929

PM2023 16 Press Release

On August 4th, 2023, the official Japanese AniPoke Twitter account posted an interview.

Comments from Makoto Furukawa, who plays Spinel:
This is my first Pocket Monsters role, but the dubbing session made me understand the "weight" of a series with as much history as this.

Spinel is an enemy opposing Liko and the other Rising Volt Tacklers, but the way he orders his Pokémon around from a distance makes him a type of Trainer we've rarely seen before, so me and the sound director agreed on how to play him during the dubbing sessions.

Spinel has appeared in 6 episodes so far and is characterized by how he carries out his plans step by step, I thought this conspicuous villain-like behavior was very interesting.

I'm very intrigued by the fact that his partner is a Blacky, a unique evolution of Eievui. I feel like there are parts to him that are still shrouded in mystery, so I myself am also looking forward to learning what kind of person Spinel really is and seeing how this will be depicted in the show.

I... definitely don't want to ask you to show Spinel your support (laughs), but I would really appreciate you keeping an eye on how Spinel will get involved with Liko and the other Rising Volt Tacklers in the future.



Characters Portrayed
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  • United States Arven
  • Japan ペパー
  • Japan Pepper
  • Japan Pepper
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  • United States Spinel
  • Japan スピネル
  • Japan Spinel
  • Japan Spinel