Take this with a grain of salt but the undeniable reality is that recently deceased J-actor Miura Haruma was clearly depressed when he took his own life. Why could be a variety of factors, J-ent early on said Haruma dealt with pressure from his mom always needing financial support from him and also being a very sensitive soul in a shark infested industry. This week his passing is back in the news as J-netizens are staging an attack on Haruma’s director of the dorama Bloody Monday and his most recent posthumous work Love Begins When the Money Ends. Word is that Haruma had a tough time working with him a decade ago on Bloody Monday as he was relative new and had a lot of NGs, and the director yelled at him frequently on the set and even mockingly said he looked like monkey.
The same director helmed Love Begins which Haruma just finished filming before he died, and netizens after watching the dorama last month noticed that a monkey theme was used multiple times, including his character wearing a monkey shirt and carrying a monkey backpack. Netizens believe this was the director’s way of bullying Haruma again. Lastly, netizens also discovered the Haruma was cast in the recently airing dorama Diver: Special Infiltration Team with his same agency friend Nomura Shohei but was swapped out in the last minute with the role going to Fukushi Sato. Netizens believe this because Haruma’s second single from his recently released album was titled “Night Diver” and was reportedly supposed to be the theme song from the dorama. Sigh, hearing all this, if it’s true, just makes me even sadder for this talented young man.
Allow me some space to grieve folks, even if its posting old pictures. These filming and promotional stills with Takeuchi Yuko and Miura Haruma are from two years ago in 2018 when the two filmed the movie Confidence Man JP: … Continue reading →
At this point, I suggest J-ent send bodyguards and mental health professionals over to keep Sato Takeru and Matsushige Yutaka safe because three stars who have worked in the J-dorama Bloody Monday are joined together in a terrible coincidence of … Continue reading →
Saying goodbye to Miura Haruma is still so surreal, especially with how quickly this terrible tragedy has finished its news cycle. Two days after Haruma’s passing on July 18th, he was laid to rest by his family in a private … Continue reading →
The police have not officially ruled the death of J-actor Miura Haruma a suicide but it’s just a formality. J-ent is in deep mourning for the passing of this shining star and out pourings of grief are coming from all … Continue reading →
In writing a blog there’s a desire to preserve a thought or the memory of a moment, so it’s only fitting that I write a post to remember J-actor Miura Haruma‘s most well known works from his very early breakouts … Continue reading →
I’ve watched J-doramas for over 30 years and this will go down as one of the most devastating events to occur in J-ent. Prolific and critically/ratings acclaimed young actor Miura Haruma has died. He was only 30 years old and … Continue reading →
I so wanted to fist bump and roar my approval after watching the just released new US-version trailer for the soon-to-be-released live-action movie adaptation of hit shonen manga Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin). Too bad there was no one right … Continue reading →
The upcoming one-two punch of sequential live-action Attack on Titan movies is getting closer to meeting the audience, with the summer movie season in full swing and the cast ramping up promotions. Last week the four leads Miura Haruma, Mizuhara … Continue reading →
I may be in the minority when it comes to anticipating the hotly awaited live-action movie version of the hit manga Attack on Titan. I find everything about it awesome so far in all the previews and casting, from pretty … Continue reading →
Excitement continues to mount for the upcoming two-fer Attack on Titan live-action movies. Consider me a convert with the just released second movie trailer, this was one story with such dense mythology and special effects needed I actually thought it … Continue reading →
I thought I would have to warn y’all to put on your big boy pants before watching this, but sadly the first teaser preview for the highly anticipated Attack on Titan live-action movie is mostly underwhelming. The reason can be … Continue reading →
Gomen ne if anyone arrived at the playground and had a momentary freak out to see the scary exposed muscle giant monster head above in the poster. That’s a Titan, and not just any Titan as we’re getting the first … Continue reading →