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Mamoru Miyano

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Name

English

Mamoru Miyano

Professional Status

Born

June 8th, 1983
Saitama Prefecture, Japan

Age

33

Full Name

Mamoru Miyano

Gender

Male

Nationality

Japanese

Occupation

Actor, singer

Years Active

1990 – present

Notable Roles

Death the Kid (Soul Eater)
Light Yagami (Death Note)
Tamaki Suoh (Ouran High School Host Club)
Rin Matsuoka (Free!)

Personal Information

Spouse(s)

Wife (m. 2008)[1]

Family

Child

Mamoru Miyano is a Japanese actor and singer. He is the Japanese voice of Death the Kid in Soul Eater and Soul Eater NOT!

Acting Career

Miyano started his acting career in 1990. Some of Miyano's most prominent roles in anime include Tamaki Suoh in Ouran High School Host Club, Light Yagami in Death Note[7], Okabe Rintarō in Steins;Gate, Ling Yao in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, and Rin Matsuoka in Free!

At the 2007 Seiyu Awards he was nominated for Best Lead Actor and Best New Actor for his role as Light Yagami in Death Note[2][3]. He won his first award, Best Voice Actor, at the 2008 Tokyo International Anime Fair for his portrayal of Light Yagami in Death Note and Setsuna F Seiei in Mobile Suit Gundam 00.[4] Also in 2008, Miyano won as Best Lead Actor at the Seiyu Awards for his role as Setsuna F Seiei in Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and as Hakugen Rikuson in Kōtetsu Sangokushi.[5]

In addition to voice acting, Miyano has also appeared on camera. His first acting job was in 1992 in Tokusou Exceedraft, where he appeared in a flashback as a child in a yakuza member's past.[6] In 2003, Miyano joined the cast of The Prince of Tennis Musical playing Tetsu Ishida (石田 鉄 Ishida Tetsu). He made his film debut in 2006's The Prince of Tennis.[6] He also made a guest appearance in the drama The Quiz Show in 2008.

In 2009, he has voiced Ultraman Zero from the new movie, Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie. He reprised the role in the movie, Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial, and in 2012 in Ultraman Saga.

He also has acted in numerous video games, including Kingdom Hearts[6], Final Fantasy XV, and Persona 5.

Musical Career

Miyano began his career as a musician in 2007. He released his debut single, "Kuon" (久遠?, lit. Eternity), in May on the King Records label.[7] "Kuon" debuted at number 47 on the Oricon charts and was used as the ending theme song for anime series Kōtetsu Sangokushi.[8] On June 13, 2007, with fellow voice actress Romi Park, the duo released a collaboration single titled "Fight", which debuted on the Oricon chart at number 73.[9] On June 4, 2008 he released his second single, "Discovery", which was the intro song for PlayStation 2 video game Fushigi Yūgi: Suzaku Ibun.[10] The song debuted at number 24 on the chart.[11]

In August 2008, Miyano released the character single "Soup/Hakosora", under the name Mamoru Miyano comes across Setsuna F Seiei (宮野真守 come across 刹那・F・セイエイ); it debuted at number 18.[12] In December he released his third single, "...Kimi e" (…君へ?, ...To You), which also debuted at number 18.[13]

On March 11, 2009 Miyano released his debut album, Break, which debuted at number 20.[14] On April 11, 2009, a month after the release of his album, Miyano went on his first tour, 1st Live Tour 2009: Breaking.[7]

In 2010, Miyano released his second album, Wonder. The album charted at number 20 on the Oricon Weekly Albums chart. Following the album's release, Miyano went on his second tour, Mamoru Miyano Live Tour 2010: Wondering.

In April 2012, Miyano released his third album, Fantasista. The album charted at number 4 on the Oricon Weekly Albums chart.

In 2013, Miyano made his first appearance on NHK's music variety show Music Japan.

In May 2014, Miyano went on his 6th live tour ~Wakening!~ where he traveled around Japan. The DVD was released January 28, 2015.

Personal Life

Miyano married in late 2008. He and his wife have a son together.[1]

Soul Eater Voicing

Main article: Death the Kid

Death the Kid and his motto

Haberkorn as Death the Kid

Miyano voices Death the Kid in the first Soul Eater anime, the Death God son of Lord Death and meister to demon weapons Liz Thompson and Patty Thompson. Miyano is reprised the role in Soul Eater NOT!

Trivia

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mamoru Miyano Hot Voice Actor, Marriage Announced" . MSN Japan. Archived from the original on February 10, 2009. Retrieved March 10, 2009.
  2. "Seiyu Awards page 1". Seiyu Awards. Archived from the original on February 18, 2007. Retrieved April 29, 2009.
  3. "Seiyu Awards page 5". Seiyu Awards. Archived from the original on February 18, 2007. Retrieved April 29, 2009.
  4. "Eva 1.0 Wins Tokyo Anime Fair's Animation of the Year". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 10, 2009.
  5. "2nd Annual Seiyū Awards Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 10, 2009.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "GamePlaza-Haruka-List Cast's Voice Actor". GamePlaza. Retrieved March 10, 2009.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Mamoru Miyano's King Records site". King Records. Retrieved April 29, 2009.
  8. "Kuon Oricon Page". Oricon. Retrieved March 9, 2009.
  9. "Fight's Oricon Page". Oricon. Retrieved May 9, 2009.
  10. "Fushigi Yūgi: Suzaku Ibun Official website (Click on the last tab)". Idea Factory. Retrieved March 9, 2009.
  11. "Discovery Oricon Page". Oricon. Retrieved March 9, 2009.
  12. "Soup/Hakosora's Oricon Page". Oricon. Retrieved March 9, 2009.
  13. "...Kimi e's Oricon Page". Oricon. Retrieved March 9, 2009.
  14. "Break's Oricon position". Oricon. Retrieved April 15, 2009.

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