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 that’s a stunning confirmation of how young he was when he started acting and how many doramas and movies he has under his belt whether as supporting actor, second lead, antagonist, and main character. He’s Eren in Attack on Titan, Jessie in Confidence Man, Kamatoro in Gintama, Hiroto in Last Cinderella, our white hacker in Bloody Monday, and ultimately He Taught Many of Us All the Precious Things through his countless different roles and performances. I am genuinely bereft and devastated right now. Apparently he was found hanging in his home after he missed a morning call to appear for work, and by all accounts he was cheerful in recent days posting on his SNS pictures to promote his already filmed and soon to air in September dorama Love Will Begin When Money End (Okane no Kireme ga Koi no Hajimari) with Matsuoka Mayu and Miura Shohei. That will now become his posthumus work along with next week’s premiere of J-movie The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess, and sorry I need to go cry some more now.