Social media was abuzz with momentarily excitement earlier this week at the revealing of a rare three-shot group picture of underground idol “Miyabi Mamoru” and his fabulous group of friends… or is it really?!
The real identities of “Miyabi Mamoru” and group are actually the parody alter-personas of popular voice actors Takahiro Sakurai as ‘Takahiro Rakurai’ (pictured, left); Mamoru Miyano as ‘Miyabi forever-16-year-old Mamorui (pictured, centre); and Kenichi Suzumura as ‘Kenichi Chururira’.
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These three appeared in a special program-filler titled “Miyabi Mamoru Monogatari” (lit. “Tales of Mamoru Miyabi”) – a hilarious segment showcased during the “Mamoru Miyano Arena Live Tour 2018 – EXCITING! – concerts held in June 2018 to celebrate the multi-talented voice actor’s 10th year anniversary of his artiste/singer debut.
The group-shot was revealed from the seiyuu’s official blog entry along with the laughably high-tensioned line ‘I’ve got it! The rare three-shot photo! Me! Mamoru Miyano! I have finally gotten my hands on it!!!!’