Attack on Titan Live-Action Actor Haruma Miura Dies at 30

Miura also voiced Yama Daiba in the 2013 Captain Harlock: Space Pirate CG anime film

Content Warning: Mention of reported suicide.

 

It was revealed through the Japanese media on July 18 that 30-year-old actor Haruma Miura, known for his roles in the Attack on Titan live-action films as Eren Jaeger, the voice of Yama Daiba in the 2013 Captain Harlock: Space Pirate CG anime film, Shota Kazehaya in the 2010 Kimi ni Todoke live-action film, and Jesse in The Confidence Man JP film franchise, was found in his apartment and was later pronounced dead at a Minato Ward hospital in Tokyo.

 

The Award-winning actor was born in 1990 in Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture. He first debuted at the age of 4 on an NHK drama called Agri. After training at Tsukuba Actor's Studio, Miura signed with the agency Amuse alongside his bandmates. When the band disbanded, Muira continued his acting career, winning the Rookie Award at the 31st Japan Academy Prize for the 2008 film Koizora. He went on to win Rookie of the Year at the 2009 Elan d'or Awards, and the Sponichi Grand Prix New Talent Award at the 63rd Mainichi Film Awards in the same year.

 

Haruma Miura

 

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department investigators said that Muira was found after he had not turned up for work on the morning of July 18 by his manager who had come to check on him. A note was found at the scene in which Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department investigators confirm Muira's intentions though investigations are still ongoing.

 

Haruma Miura as Jesse is set to appear in The Confidence Man JP: Princess, a sequel to the 2018 film, when it releases on July 23 after being delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Miura had also finished filming Brave Gunjou Senki, which is scheduled to be released in 2021, and Gift of Fire, which is currently in post-production with no scheduled release date.

 

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Sources: NHK, Mainichi

 

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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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