Miura Haruma: Child Star Turned Into Award-Winning Japanese Actor

  • If you have watched the live action film of Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on Titan, you may be familiar with the main actor, Miura Haruma (三浦春馬). The adaptations might not have received good reviews but Haruma is more than the negative comments thrown at him or at the film.

    Miura Haruma started as a childhood actor in the year 1997 with the drama series Agri. He was only 7 years old then. While he was enrolled in an actor’s school, Haruma, along with his friends formed Brash Brats, a J-Pop group. But later on, the group went on a hiatus while Haruma continued his acting career. He also then joined Amuse Inc. Agency after his actor’s school closed down.

    You may have also first known him in the film Koizora which he co-starred with the popular actress Aragaki Yui. You may have also seen him in Gokusen since he starred alongside Nakama Yukie, Miura Shohei, and HEY! SAY! JUMP’s Takaki Yuya in its season 3. Haruma’s first leading role in a drama series was in the year 2008 in Bloody Monday wherein he co-starred with his fellow Amuse actor, Sato Takeru (Rurouni Kenshin).

    Also in 2008, Haruma co-starred with Ueno Juri in the film Naoko and won the Sponichi Grand Prix Newcomer Award in the 63rd Mainichi Film Awards in 2009 for his role. Haruma also got a minor role in Crows Zero 2 in the year 2009. Furthermore, he’s not only active in films and drama series, but also in stage plays! His first ever stage play was Hoshi no Daichi ni Furu Namida while he also participated in the recently concluded Kinky Boots.

    Miura Haruma is one of my favorite Japanese actors. I first learned about him when I watched Koizora in the year 2008. From then on, I followed his journey in the Japanese entertainment industry. My most favorite Miura Haruma film is Koizora wherein he played as a high school student who has cancer and I really liked his acting there. I think that he is an expert in making his fans cry since he also starred in a teary drama entitled Boku no Ita Jikan in which he played as a young man who has ALS.

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