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Mamoru Miyano (宮野 真守 (みやの まもる) Miyano Mamoru, born June 8, 1983 in Saitama, Japan) is a Japanese voice actor, actor, and singer from Saitama Prefecture. He is best known for his roles on Ouran High School Host Club, Vampire Knight, Free!, and Uta no Prince-sama.

He voiced Rui Hanazawa in the otome game, Hana Yori Dango: Koi Seyo Otome!.


Early life[]

Miyano was born on June 8, 1983 in Saitama Prefecture of Japan. He joined the Himawari Theatre Group at a young age.


He started his career in 1990 as a voice actor. Miyano gained prominence in 2002 after he voiced Riku in Kingdom Hearts. In 2006, Miyano voiced Light Yagami in the anime adaptation of the manga Death Note. He was nominated for two awards at the first Seiyu Awards for his role as Light Yagami, including "Best Lead Actor Award" and "Best New Actor Award". Miyano went on to provide the voice of Setsuna F Seiei, the main character of Mobile Suit Gundam 00.

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 Rintaro from Steins;Gate, Ling Yao from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Oda Nobunaga from Nobunaga the Fool, and Rin Matsuoka from Free!.

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. In March 2009, his debut album Break was released.

Personal life[]

Mamoru Miyano married in late 2008. The couple have a son together.[1]

Selected filmography[]

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Kingdom Hearts Riku
2004 Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Riku
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Riku
2007 Baroque Advanced Angel
Star Ocean: First Departure Roddick Farrence
2008 Hana Yori Dango: Koi Seyo Otome! Rui Hanazawa
Tales of Vesperia Flynn Scifo
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Riku
Steins;Gate Rintaro Okabe
2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Riku
2011 The Last Story Elza
Terror of the Stratus Seishiro Kudan
2012 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Riku
Project X Zone Flynn Scifo
2014 Shining Resonance Agnam
2015 Project X Zone 2 Flynn Scifo
Persona 5 Ryuji Sakamoto


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