Attack On Titan Live-Action Actor Haruma Miura Dies At 30

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On July 18, actor Haruma Miura was found dead in his Tokyo apartment. He was 30 years old.

As Mainichi Daily News reports, Miura made his debut as a child actor on a 1997 morning drama series, and went on to win the newcomer award at the Japan Academy Film Prize for his role in the 2007 film Koizora. In 2015, Miura was the lead in the 2015 live-action Attack on Titan movies, portraying Eren.

A talented actor, Miura continued to stay busy, appearing in TV and feature films. He won awards for his portrayal of Lola in the Japanese adaptation of Broadway musical Kinky Boots. Three of his upcoming films are scheduled to be released posthumously.


Japanese media is reporting that it’s suspected the actor died by suicide. May he rest in peace.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline in the U.S. is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255. A list of international suicide hotlines can be found here.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Has there been much action by the Japanese government to tackle suicide rates in the last decade or so?