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Mamoru Miyano (宮野 真守 Miyano Mamoru?, born June 8, 1983) is a Japanese seiyū, actor, and singer from Saitama.[1] He is best known for his roles on Ouran High School Host Club, Death Note, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, and Kōtetsu Sangokushi. At the 2007 Seiyu Awards he was nominated for two awards for his role as Light Yagami in Death Note, and in 2008, he won the "Best Voice Actor" award at the 2008 Tokyo International Anime Fair. At the 2008 Seiyu Awards, Miyano won "Best Lead Actor Award" for his role as Setsuna F Seiei in Mobile Suit Gundam 00, and as Hakugen Rikuson in Kōtetsu Sangokushi.

Miyano began his career as a musician in 2007. Under the King Records label he released his debut single, "Kuon" (久遠?, lit. Eternity), in May.[fn 1] In March 2009, his debut album Break was released. Miyano was married in late 2008. He and his wife are now parents to a boy .[3]

Acting career

Miyano started his seiyū career in 2002, providing the voice of Riku in the Japanese version of the PlayStation 2 video game Kingdom Hearts.[4] He then voiced Kiba, the main character of anime series Wolf's Rain. He returned as the voice for Riku in the 2004 Game Boy Advance game Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories,[4] and in Kingdom Hearts II in 2005, and in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories in 2007.[5][6]

In 2006, Miyano voiced Light Yagami for the anime version of the manga Death Note.[7] In 2007, for his role as Light Yagami, he was nominated for two awards at the first Seiyu Awards: "Best Lead Actor Award" and "Best New Actor Awards".[8][9] Also in 2007, Miyano went on to provide the voice of Setsuna F Seiei, the main character of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. He won his first award, "Best Voice Actor", at the 2008 Tokyo International Anime Fair for his portrayal of Light Yagami and Setsuna F Seiei.[10] In 2008, Miyano took on the role as Setsuna F Seiei again, for the second season of Mobile Suit Gundam. He won his first Seiyu award for the roles of Setsuna F Seiei and of Hakugen Rikuson in Kōtetsu Sangokushi.[11] He has also voiced Zero from the popular series Vampire Knight and Vampire Knight Guilty. He also acted as Death The Kid in the anime Soul Eater .

He also provided the voice of Tamaki Suoh in the extremely popular anime/manga Ouran High School Host Club, as well as being a voice actor for Vampire Knight, Anime/Manga, playing the role as Zero.

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.[4] 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.[4] In 2009, he has voiced Ultraman Zero from the new movie, Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie.

In 2010, he will star with fashion model and actress Ayumi Uehara and fellow voice actors, Tomokazu Sugita, Tomokazu Seki, Rikiya Koyama, Yuka Hirata, Showtaro Morikubo and Yūko Kaida in the film, Wonderful World, directed by Daisuke Namikawa.[12] Later, he reprise back as voicing Ultraman Zero again in the new movie, Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire.

Musical career

In May 28, 2007 under King Records, Miyano made his debut as a singer with the single "Kuon" (久遠?, Eternity). Kuon debuted at #47 on the Oricon charts and was used as the ending theme song for anime series Kōtetsu Sangokushi.[13] On June 13, 2007, with fellow seiyū Romi Park the duo released a collaboration single entitled "Fight", which debuted on the Oricon at #73.[14] On June 4, 2008 he released his second single, "Discovery", which was the intro song for PlayStation 2 video game Fushigi Yūgi: Suzaku Ibun.[15] The song debuted at #24 on the chart.[16]

In August 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 #18.[17] In December he released his third single, "...Kimi e" (…君へ?, ...To You), which also debuted at #18.[18] On March 11, 2009 Miyano released his debut album, Break, which debuted at #20.[19] On April 11, 2009, a month after the release of his album, Miyano went on his first tour, 1st Live Tour 2009: Breaking.[2]

Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
1992 Tokusou Exceedraft Child
2002 Kingdom Hearts Riku Video Game
2003 Wolf's Rain Kiba
2004 Gakuen Alice Nodacchi
Hit wo Nerae! Naoto Oizumi
Wolf's Rain Kiba OVA
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Abidos the Third
Zipang Katsutoshi Hayashibara
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Riku, Riku Replica Video Game
2005 Eureka Seven Moondoggie
Eyeshield 21 Haruto Sakuraba
Jinki:Extend Kouse
Fafner of the Azure Ryō Masaoka
Suzuka Kazuki Tsuda
Kingdom Hearts II Riku Video Game
2006 Bakkyū Hit! Kurasshi Bīdaman Joe Fukairi
D.Gray-man Chaoji Han
Death Note Light Yagami Won "Best Voice Actor"
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer Shams Cōza
Ouran High School Host Club Tamaki Suoh
Tokimeki Memorial Only Love Riku Aoba
2007 Big Windup! Riō Nakazawa
Dragonaut: The Resonance Asim Jamar
Dragon Shadow Spell Kite Amane
El Cazador de la Bruja L.A.
Kōtetsu Sangokushi Rikuson Hakugen Won "Best Lead Actor Award"
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Setsuna F. Seiei Won "Best Voice Actor"
Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Riku, Riku Replica Video Game
2008 Antique Bakery Eiji Kanda
Hakushaku to Yōsei Ulysses
Kurozuka Kuro
Kyo Kara Maoh! Delchias von Wincott
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season Setsuna F. Seiei Won "Best Lead Actor Award"
Rental Magica Fin Cruda
Skip-Beat! Shō Fuwa
Soul Eater Death the Kid
Tales of Vesperia Flynn Scifo Video game
Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations Kamui OVA
Vampire Knight Zero Kiryu, Ichiru Kiryu
Vampire Knight Guilty Zero Kiryu, Ichiru Kiryu
Sands of Destruction Kyrie Illunis Video Game, Anime Adaptation
Lux Pain Atsuki Saijo Video Game
2009 Kin'iro no Corda: Second Passo Aoi Kaji
Inazuma Eleven Shiro Fubuki
Sōten Kōro Cao Cao
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Riku Video Game
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Ling Yao
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie Ultraman Zero Film
Steins;Gate Rintarō Okabe Video Game
Jewelpet Keigo Taitō
2010 Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru Shuusei Usui
Durarara!! Masaomi Kida
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Riku & Young Master Xehanort
Highschool of the Dead Hisashi Igō
Pokémon: Best Wishes! Dent
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: Awakening of the Trailblazer Setsuna F. Seiei Film
Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire Ultraman Zero Film
Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto Takuto Tsunashi

Discography

Albums

Singles

Release Title Chart positions Album
Oricon Singles Charts
[20]
2007 "Kuon" 47 Break
2008 "Discovery" 24
"...Kimi e" 18
2009 "JS" 24 Wonder
"Refrain" 22

Character singles

Release Title Chart positions Album
Oricon Singles Charts
[20]
2006 "Make my way" Non-album single
2008 "Soup/Hakosora" 18
2008 "Soul Eater Character Song 3 'Sore ga Bokura no Michishirube'"
2009 "Bara-iro Real Face" 107
2009 "Theme of Ling Yao" ("Number Ou" and "Hikari Sasu Basho e")
2009 "Uta no Prince-sama Audition Song 2" ("BELIEVE MY VOICE")
2009 "True Fortune Vol. 6"[1] (Infinity)
2010 "Ai no Zero Kyori-Shageki ~loveshooooot!!!!!~"

Footnote

  1. King Records doesn't count "Kuon" as Miyano's debut single.[2]

References

  1. Oochi, Yoko et al. "Voice Actor Spotlight". (February 2007) Newtype USA. pp. 110-111.
  2. 2.0 2.1 (Japanese) "Mamoru Miyano's King Records site". King Records. Retrieved April 29, 2009. 
  3. (Japanese) "Mamoru Miyano Hot Voice Actor, Marriage Announced". MSN Japan. Retrieved March 10, 2009. [dead link]
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 (Japanese) "GamePlaza-Haruka-List Cast's Voice Actor". GamePlaza. Retrieved March 10, 2009. 
  5. "Kingdom Hearts II Tech Info". GameSpot. Retrieved March 10, 2009. 
  6. "Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix + Tech Info". GameSpot. Retrieved March 10, 2009. 
  7. "Death Note: From Manga to Anime Vol. 1". IGN. Retrieved March 10, 2009. 
  8. "Seiyu Awards page 1". Seiyu Awards. Retrieved April 29, 2009. 
  9. "Seiyu Awards page 5". Seiyu Awards. Retrieved April 29, 2009. 
  10. "Eva 1.0 Wins Tokyo Anime Fair's Animation of the Year". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 10, 2009. 
  11. "2nd Annual Seiyū Awards Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 10, 2009. 
  12. "Namikawa Directs 1st Film: Live-Action Wonderful World". Anime News Network. December 8, 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2010.
  13. (Japanese) "Kuon Oricon Page". Oricon. Retrieved March 9, 2009. 
  14. (Japanese) "Fight's Oricon Page". Oricon. Retrieved May 9, 2009. 
  15. (Japanese) "Fushigi Yūgi: Suzaku Ibun Official website (Click on the last tab)". Idea Factory. Retrieved March 9, 2009. 
  16. (Japanese) "Discovery Oricon Page". Oricon. Retrieved March 9, 2009. 
  17. (Japanese) "Soup/Hakosora's Oricon Page". Oricon. Retrieved March 9, 2009. 
  18. (Japanese) "...Kimi e's Oricon Page". Oricon. Retrieved March 9, 2009. 
  19. (Japanese) "Break's Oricon position". Oricon. Retrieved April 15, 2009. 
  20. 20.0 20.1 Script error

External links

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