Mamoru Miyano to Dub Lead Role in MacGyver Remake
posted on by Eric Stimson
Prolific and popular voice actor Mamoru Miyano has landed his first role in a Japanese dub of a foreign TV series: Angus MacGyver, the title character of MacGyver. He will be joined by Hiroshi Tsuchida (J.J. Sexton in Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Kazushi in Honey and Clover, Skull Man in The Skull Man) as Jack Dalton and Chiaki Nagatomi as Riley Davis.
Miyano's many roles include Setsuna in Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Tamaki in Ouran High School Host Club, and Rin in Free!, but his most popular role in a 2015 fan poll was Light in Death Note. Miyano might tap into Light's suave attitude and cunning intelligence for his new role, as MacGyver is famous for his resourceful approach to problem-solving as well as his boyish good looks. He was portrayed in the original 1985 series by Richard Dean Anderson, who was dubbed in Japanese by Hiroya Ishimaru (Koji in Mazinger Z, Hot Rod in Transformers, Agrippa Maintainer in Turn A Gundam); the new MacGyver is played by Lucas Till.
I'm sure pumped up to [star in] the reboot of the masterpiece MacGyver, which is beloved by many fans! My character, Mac, is a brainiac as well as super-cool in action. The story is also very interesting, and each time I record my part, I'm excited from the bottom of my heart. I'm personally also very happy to star in a buddy role with Hiroshi Tsuchida, whom I starred in a buddy role with when I got my start as a voice actor! We're all putting in our effort to make this a top-notch dub, so everyone please look forward to the premiere!
MacGyver will air in Japan on Super! Drama TV in June. Miyano has dubbed American films before, including Charlie in the Chocolate Factory (Willy Wonka), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Newt Scamander) and the Percy Jackson series (Percy Jackson). He recently dubbed the animated musical Sing, complete with a cover of "Ride Like the Wind" by Christopher Cross.
Source: Animate Times