Mamoru Miyano

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Mamoru Miyano
Mamo-kun.jpg
Miyano in October 2007
Background information
Native name 宮野 真守
Born (1983-06-08) June 8, 1983 (age 31)
Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Genres pop
Occupation(s) Voice actor, singer, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1992–present
Labels King, Mastersix Foundation
Website miyanomamoru.com

Mamoru Miyano (宮野 真守 Miyano Mamoru?, born Wednesday, June 8, 1983) is a Japanese voice actor, actor, and singer from Saitama Prefecture.[1][2] He is best known for his roles on Ouran High School Host Club, Vampire Knight, Death Note, Soul Eater, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Kōtetsu Sangokushi, Steins;Gate, Nobunaga the Fool, and Uta no Prince-sama. 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. He released his debut single, "Kuon" (久遠?, lit. Eternity), in May on the King Records label.[3] In March 2009, his debut album Break was released.

Acting career[edit]

Miyano started his acting career in 1990 and provides 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] as well as 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 00. 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 Kiryu from the series Vampire Knight and Vampire Knight Guilty, as well as Death The Kid in the anime Soul Eater. He also provided the voice of Tamaki Suoh in the anime version of Ouran High School Host Club, Okabe Rintarō from Steins;Gate, Ling Yao from Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, and Oda Nobunaga from Nobunaga the Fool.

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] 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.

In 2010, he began voicing Dent in the popular Pokémon anime series. In the same year he starred 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 voiced Ultraman Zero again in the movie, Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial. In 2012, he continued to voice Ultraman Zero in the new movie, Ultraman Saga.

Musical career[edit]

On May 28, 2007 on the King Records label, Miyano debuted as a singer with the single "Kuon" (久遠?, Eternity). "Kuon" debuted at number 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 voice actress Romi Park, the duo released a collaboration single titled "Fight", which debuted on the Oricon chart at number 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 number 24 on the chart.[16]

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.[17] In December he released his third single, "...Kimi e" (…君へ?, ...To You), which also debuted at number 18.[18] On March 11, 2009 Miyano released his debut album, Break, which debuted at number 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.[3]

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 in on NHK's music variety show Music Japan.

Personal life[edit]

Miyano married in late 2008. He and his wife have a son together.[20]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart[21] Sales
Break 20 8,518
Wonder
  • Released: August 4, 2010
  • Label: King Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
20 8,217
Fantasista
  • Released: April 18, 2012
  • Label: King Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4 18,602
Passage
  • Released: September 18, 2013
  • Label: King Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 21,578

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
Oricon Singles Charts
[22]
2007 "Kuon" 47 Break
2008 "Discovery" 24
"...Kimi e" 18
2009 "JS" 24 Wonder
"Refrain" 22
2010 "Hikari, Hikaru" 20 Fantasista
2011 "Orpheus" 10
"Dream Fighter" 15
2012 "Ultra Fly" 13 Passage
2013 "Kanon" 3
2014 "New Order" 12 -
2014 "Break It" 12 -

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
Oricon Singles Charts
[22]
2006 "Make my way" Non-album single
2008 "Soup/Hakosora" 18
"Soul Eater Character Song 3" ("Sore ga Bokura no Michishirube")
"Prisoner"
2009 "Bara-iro Real Face" 107
"Uta no Prince-sama Audition Song 1" ("Hoshikuzu☆shall we dance")
"Theme of Ling Yao" ("Number Ou" and "Hikari Sasu Basho e")
"Uta no Prince-sama Audition Song 2" ("Believe☆My Voice")
"True Fortune Vol. 6" ("Infinity")
2011 "Sacred Rider Xechs Dramatic Character CD" ("Nana-juu Okubun Ichi no Kanojo") 216
"Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1,000% – Idol Song Tokiya Ichinose" ("Nana-iro no Compass" and "My Little Little Girl") 7

Video releases[edit]

  • Mamoru Miyano Live Tour 2009: Smile & Break (2010)
  • Mamoru Miyano Live Tour 2010: Wondering (2011)
  • Mamoru Miyano Live 2011–12: Fight & Stand (2012)
  • Mamoru Miyano Live 2012–13: Beginning (2013)
  • Mamoru Miyano Special Live 2013: Traveling! (2014)

Filmography[edit]

Year Series Role Notes
1992 Special Rescue Exceedraft Child  
2002 Kingdom Hearts Riku Video game
2003 Wolf's Rain Kiba Anime
2004 Gakuen Alice Nodacchi  
2004 Hit o Nerae! Naoto Oizumi  
2004 Wolf's Rain Kiba OVA
2004 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Abidos the Third  
2004 Zipang Katsutoshi Hayashibara  
2004 Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Riku, Riku Replica Video game
2005 Eureka Seven Moondoggie  
2005 Eyeshield 21 Haruto Sakuraba  
2005 Jinki:Extend Kouse  
2005 Fafner of the Azure Ryō Masaoka  
2005 Suzuka Kazuki Tsuda
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Riku Video game
2006 Bakkyū Hit! Kurasshi Bīdaman Joe Fukairi
2006 D.Gray-man Chaoji Han
2006 Death Note Light Yagami Won "Best Voice Actor"
2006 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer Shams Cōza
2006 Ouran High School Host Club Tamaki Suoh Anime
2006 Tokimeki Memorial Only Love Riku Aoba
2007 Big Windup! Riō Nakazawa
2007 Dragonaut: The Resonance Asim Jamar
2007 Dragon Shadow Spell Kite Amane
2007 Baroque Advanced Angel Video game
2007 El Cazador de la Bruja L.A.
2007 Kōtetsu Sangokushi Rikuson Hakugen Won "Best Lead Actor Award"
2007 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Setsuna F. Seiei Won "Best Voice Actor"
2007 Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Riku, Riku Replica Video game
2008 Antique Bakery Eiji Kanda
2008 Hakushaku to Yōsei Ulysses
2008 Kurozuka Kuro
2008 Kyo Kara Maoh! Del Kierson von Wincott
2008 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season Setsuna F. Seiei Won "Best Lead Actor Award"
2008 Rental Magica Fin Cruda
2008 Skip-Beat! Shō Fuwa Anime
2008 Soul Eater Death the Kid  
2008 Tales of Vesperia Flynn Scifo Video game
2008 Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations Kamui OVA
2008 Vampire Knight Zero Kiryu, Ichiru Kiryu Anime
2008 Vampire Knight Guilty Zero Kiryu, Ichiru Kiryu Anime
2008 Sands of Destruction Kyrie Illunis Video game, anime adaptation
2008 Lux Pain Atsuki Saijo Video game
2009 Kin'iro no Corda: Second Passo Aoi Kaji
2009 Inazuma Eleven Shirō Fubuki/Atsuya Fubuki
2009 Sōten Kōro Cao Cao
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Riku Video game
2009 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Ling Yao
2009 Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike Flynn Scifo Film
2009 Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Ultraman Zero Film
2009 Steins;Gate Rintarō Okabe Video game
2009 Jewelpet Keigo Taitō
2010 Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru Shuusei Usui
2010 Durarara!! [23] Masaomi Kida Anime
2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Riku, Young Xehanort Video game
2010 Highschool of the Dead Hisashi Igō Anime
2010 Pokémon: Best Wishes! Dent
2010 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: Awakening of the Trailblazer Setsuna F. Seiei Film
2010 Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial Ultraman Zero, Darklops Film
2010 Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto Takuto Tsunashi Anime
2010 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! DS Fate of Heat III: Yuki no Shugosha Raishuu! Gelaro Video game
2010 Tono to Issho Asakura Yoshikage
2011 The Last Story Elza Video game
2011 Inazuma Eleven GO Shirō Fubuki
2011 Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season Kento Miura Anime
2011 Dog Days Cinque Izumi Anime
2011 Steins;Gate Rintarō Okabe Anime
2011 Elsword Raven Game Online
2011 Uta no Prince-sama Tokiya Ichinose / Hayato Anime
2011 Chihayafuru Taichi Mashima Anime
2011 Ben-To Yū Kaneshiro Anime
2011 Phi Brain: Puzzle of God Bishop Anime
2011 Senritsu no Stratus Seishiro Kudan Video game
2011 2nd Super Robot Wars Z: Hakai-Hen Setsuna F. Seiei Video game
2011 Tekken: Blood Vengeance Shin Kamiya Film
2011 Fate/Prototype Rider/Perseus OVA
2012 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Riku Video game
2012 Ultraman Saga Ultraman Zero Film
2012 Inu x Boku SS Zange Natsume Anime
2012 Zetman Kouga Amagi Anime
2012 Dog Days' Cinque Izumi Anime
2012 Hunter × Hunter Chrollo Lucilfer [23] Anime
2012 Natsuiro Kiseki Takashi Sano Anime
2012 Saint Seiya Omega Cygnus Hyōga  
2012 2nd Super Robot Wars: Saisei-Hen Setsuna F. Seiei Video game
2012 Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life Wooser Anime
2012 009 Re:Cyborg Joe Shimamura Film
2012 Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II Daisuke Katagiri  
2012 K Saruhiko Fushimi Anime
2012 Project X Zone Flynn Scifo Video game
2012 Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney Jeeken Barnrod Video game
2013 Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu Rintaro Okabe Film
2013 Karneval Yogi Anime
2013 RDG Red Data Girl Yoshiki Hayakawa Anime
2013 Super Robot Wars UX Setsuna F. Seiei Video game
2013 Arata Kangatari Yataka Anime
2013 Mushibugyō Kotori Matsunohara Anime
2013 Uta no Prince-sama Tokiya Ichinose Anime
2013 Chihayafuru 2 Taichi Mashima Anime
2013 Valvrave the Liberator H-neun Anime
2013 Gatchaman Crowds Berg Katze[23] Anime
2013 Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club Rin Matsuoka Anime
2013 Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: Gaburincho of Music Ferocious Knight D/Dethryuger Film
2013 Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Ferocious Knight D  
2013 Hal Ryu Film
2014 Nobunaga the Fool Nobunaga Oda Anime
2014 Final Fantasy XV[24] Ignis Stupeo Scientia Video game
2014 Mekakucity Actors Konoha / Haruka Kokonose / Snake of 'Clearing Eyes' Anime
2014 Mahou Sensou Takeshi Nanase Anime
2014 Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life: Kakusei-hen Wooser Anime
2014 Black Butler Joker Anime
2014 La Corda d'Oro Sei Amamiya Anime
2014 Free! Eternal Summer Rin Matsuoka Anime
2014 K: Missing Kings Saruhiko Fushimi Film
2014 Soul Eater Not! Death the Kid Anime
2014 Magic Kaito 1412 Saguru Hakuba Anime
2014 Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun [25][26] Suzuki Saburo Anime
2014 Shining Resonance Agnam Video game
2014 Tokyo Ghoul Shuu Tsukiyama Anime
2014 Cross Ange Tusk Anime
2014 Cardfight!! Vanguard Movie: Neon Messiah [27] Kōji Ibuki Film
2014 Nanatsu no Taizai [28] Gilthunder Anime

Dubbing[edit]

Drama CD[edit]

Vomics[edit]

References[edit]

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