Popular Japanese actor, Haruma Miura, who gained international fame for his work in the action movie, Attack On Titan was found dead. Just today, Saturday, the actor was found hanging at his residence in Tokyo. Miura was only 30.
Also, the Tokyo police believe the actor committed suicide, considering the state he was found in. Miura was sent to the hospital but, unfortunately, died due to severe injuries.
Certainly, the news has shocked everyone in Japan, especially the Japanese entertainment industry.
Haruma Miura Dies at 30
Right after the incident, his management company Amuse Inc. confirmed the news with a statement. It read,
“To fans and people concerned, we apologize for the worry and the inconvenience caused, but as to details we are still confirming and will inform you once again.”
Similarly, his body was discovered by his manager at around 1 pm. Apparently, Miura was supposed to go to work today, but when he didn’t appear, his management team inquired about it.
Even though a suicide note was found inside the room, the motive behind his suicide is still unknown.
Quite a big name in the industry, Amuse Inc. is also home to some other renowned Japanese acts like One Ok Rock, Babymetal, Perfume, FLOW, The Oral Cigarettes, and many others.
Moreover, his labelmates include famous actors like Takeru Satoh, Yu Takahashi, Shuhei Nomura, Eri Fukatsu, Ryunosuke Kamiki, and more.
Haruma Miura- The Original First Crush
Born on April 5, 1990, Haruma Miura was raised in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan. The dashing actor made his debut as a child actor when he was just seven years old.
Likewise, his fame shot through the roof after his appearance in Koizora, also known as ‘The Sky of Love’ in 2007. Though many might disagree, Miura was the original first crush for many girls, especially international fans.
It would not be a lie to say that Haruma is immensely popular outside of Japan as he is in the domestic market. His tall yet handsome demeanor snatched the hearts of young female fans. And surely we can never forget his coy smile, gentle and warm.
After the massive success of ‘Koizora,’ Haruma appeared in numerous other movies and television series. Some of his notable performances can be seen in productions like Gokusen, Bloody Monday, Crows Zero II, Eternal Zero, Kimino Todoke, and many others.
Furthermore, Miura also starred as ‘Eren Jaeger,‘ lead character in the action-thriller movie, Attack on Titan(2015). The film was based on the world-wide popular shonen manga of the same name. For the movie, he tagged with model and actress, Kiko Mizuhara.
Moreover, Miura appeared in the Japanese adaptation of the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots,” where we saw him in a completely different light. Although we knew his acting credibility and potential, the new avatar of a ‘drag queen’ that he opted for the show inevitably snatched our wigs.
For his work in the musical, the late actor won the Haruko Sugimura Award in 2017.
Also, Haruma was on the process of releasing his second single “Night Driver” late this month. The original heartthrob announced the news on his Instagram during his 30th birthday on April 5, 2020. He also said how he composed and wrote lyrics for one of the B-side tracks.
Fans Unconditional Love for the Actor
As we said before, Haurma Miura is the first crush for many female fans, mostly from the movie Koizora. It was the movie where he played the role of protagonist Hiro, who has a bitter end. Most probably, it was this movie that introduced him to a broader audience, including international fans.
Upon hearing the news, some fans couldn’t help but compare his character from the movie itself.
"I want to be the sky. So I always know where you are"
Sky of Love – Hiro
— แม่บอกให้ไปกรอกน้ำใส่ตู้เย็น (@cgnoy89) July 18, 2020
— Jimmy Ming Shum (@jimmymingshum) July 18, 2020
Imagine watching #Koizora for the 100th time and watching these scenes, which are very painful but will now hurt you even more because of Haruma Muira's passing.
That's me, watching the movie for the 100th time, now the pain hits differently. #RestInPeace #HarumaMiura pic.twitter.com/vsuldYO4Si
— dan is emo (@floppochinno) July 18, 2020
Since then, many fans have turned to his Instagram and flooded the comment section with heartfelt messages while others have turned to other mediums. But we are inevitably all equally mourning his death.