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Haruma Miura
Japanese actor

Haruma Miura

Haruma Miura
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Japanese actor
Was Actor Singer Voice actor Child actor Television actor
From Japan
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 5 April 1990, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Death 18 July 2020, Minato, Tokyo, Japan (aged 30 years)
Star sign Aries
Stats
Height: 178 cm
Education
Horikoshi High School
Awards
Elan d'or Award for Newcomer of the Year 2009
Japan Academy Prize 2008
Instruments:
Voice
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Haruma Miura (三浦 春馬, Miura Haruma, April 5, 1990 – July 18, 2020) was a Japanese actor and singer signed to Amuse, Inc.. He made his acting debut in 1997 in the television drama Agri and rose to popularity in the mid-2000s starring in Gokusen 3 and the 2007 film Koizora. He also played a leading role in the 2010 movie Kimi ni Todoke.

Career

Miura made his debut in the NHK drama Agri when he was seven. He was enrolled at Tsukuba Actor's Studio and whilst he was still acting, formed the dance team Brash Brats with two other students. When Tsukuba Actor's Studio closed down, Miura and his bandmates joined Amuse. Miura soon gained recognition following several dramas such as Fight. In 2005, Brash Brats went on hiatus, while Miura continued his acting career.

Miura was cast in the movie Koizora in 2007. The same year, he was cast in the movie Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge starring Hayato Ichihara. In 2008, he starred in Naoko and won the Sponichi Grand Prix Newcomer Award in the 63rd Mainichi Film Awards in 2009 for his role. He also was given a newcomer award in the 31st Japan Academy Awards on February 15, 2008.

Miura then went on to star in dramas such as Binbō Danshi and the third season of Gokusen as major supporting characters. His growing popularity during 2008 then led him to become the leading character of Fujimaru Takagi in manga based drama Bloody Monday.

In February 2009, he was one of the recipients of a newcomer award in the 2009 Elan d'or Awards. Miura starred in Crows Zero II, which is the sequel to Crows Zero and was reunited with actor Shun Oguri whom he had previously worked with in Binbō Danshi. It opened in theaters on April 11, 2009. A movie of Gokusen was released in July, in which Miura reprised his role of Ren Kazama. From June 20, 2009 to July 26, 2009, Miura starred in his first stage production entitled Hoshi no Daichi ni Furu Namida. On September 2, 2009, it was announced that Miura would play the lead role in the NTV drama Samurai High School.

Miura did a documentary show with Takeru Satoh which was released 2010 as a DVD. In 2011, they released a DVD of their eco-holiday in Sabah, Malaysia.

Miura played a leading role in Shinji Aoyama's 2011 film Tokyo Park.

On Miura's 30th birthday on April 5, 2020, he revealed on an Instagram live-stream that he was releasing "Night Diver" as his second single in early Q3 2020, which contained three from different genres including a dance song and a love song. He also stated that he composed and wrote the lyrics for one of B-side tracks.

Personal life

Miura graduated from Horikoshi High School in Nakano, Tokyo on February 19, 2009. From 2016 until November 2017, Miura dated choreographer Koharu Sugawara.

Death

On July 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM (JST), Miura was found unresponsive after hanging himself in his closet at his home in Minato, Tokyo. His body was discovered by his manager, who had checked up on him after he did not arrive to work as scheduled. He was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead. Police believe Miura committed suicide and an apparent suicide note was found in his room.

Following his death, Miura's second single, "Night Diver", would be released posthumously on August 26, 2020, while TV Asahi's Music Station would be broadcasting a three-and-a-half hour special on July 24, 2020 as tribute.

Discography

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
Album
JPN
JPNHot
"Fight For Your Heart" 2019 12 34
  • JPN: 9,328 (physical)
  • JPN: 1,854 (download & streaming)
Non-album single
"Night Diver" 2020 TBA TBA TBA Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Photobooks

  • Tabun (たぶん) (2007)
  • Letters (2008)
  • Switch (2010)
  • Fureru (ふれる) (2015)

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2008 31st Japan Academy Prize Rookie of the Year Koizora Won
2009 2009 Elan d'or Awards Rookie of the Year Himself Won
63rd Mainichi Film Awards Sponichi Grand Prix New Talent Award Naoko Won
2014 51st Galaxy Award (Japan) Individual Award Last Cinderella Won
2015 38th Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor The Eternal Zero Nominated
2017 24th Yomiuri Theater Award Best Actor Award Kinky Boots Won
2017 24th Yomiuri Theater Award Haruko Sugimura Award Kinky Boots Won
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 18 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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