Describe Mamoru Miyano here.Roger, commencing description.Tall, handsome, gentleman.
But, in an industry not known for having men with killer looks, this lad is one of them. While his vocal range is rather low his acting skills are impressive, going from a clueless sailor who was caught up in the war between Exorcists and Akuma
(as Chaozii), to the Magnificent Bastard
known as Light Yagami in Death Note
, to the Idiot Hero Bishounen
Tamaki of Ouran High School Host Club
. Basically he's capable of acting as just about any type of character.
Before becoming a seiyu he was a musical stage actor, having performed in The Prince of Tennis
musicals as Fudomine player Tetsu Ishida. His very first voice acting role was Riku
of Kingdom Hearts
, and his career just kept going from there. Recently, he lends his voice to Gym Leader Dent of Pokémon
and Shin Kamiya in Tekken: Blood Vengeance
He's known to work alongside Maaya Sakamoto
as well, and rumors of an offscreen romance between the two of them floated around for years, but he married another girl
(she herself married their fellow seiyuu Kenichi Suzumura
recently). He and Sakamoto most recently appeared together in Tekken: Blood Vengeance
. He also appears alongside Miyu Irino
, usually as friends or rivals
In December 2008, he announced that he was to be married and his then fiancée was pregnant (a big deal for him, since health problems were this close to rendering poor Miyano sterile
). This produced a nerd rage
by his rabid Fangirls
which was a sight to behold. In 2013 he confessed he can't swim
amusing as he voices both Rin from Free!
and voices over Percy Jackson in the Japanese dubs of the Percy Jackson
Thanks to a few of his roles, he practically is a Fountain of Memes
. Just take a look at this trope page for example.
Notable roles by Mamoru Miyano:
Tropes found in his roles and voice acting:
- Large Ham: He definitely knows how to ham it up. Okabe and Tamaki are really hammy most of the time, Light and Fushimi also have their moments.
- The Hyena: Very prone to laughing loud.
Western Counterparts? For Canada, Brad Swaile
. For the United States, Todd Haberkorn
, Vic Mignogna
, and Johnny Yong Bosch