Kazuyuki Sogabe

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Kazuyuki Sogabe
Native name
曽我部 和恭
Born(1948-04-16)April 16, 1948
DiedSeptember 17, 2006(2006-09-17) (aged 58)
Occupation Voice actor, actor, musician
Years active1973–2000, 2005
Agent Aoni Production

Kazuyuki Sogabe (曽我部 和恭 (formerly 曽我部 和行) Sogabe Kazuyuki, April 16, 1948 – September 17, 2006) was a Japanese voice actor, actor and musician from Chiba Prefecture. During his life, he has been attached to Theatre Echo; he was attached to Aoni Production at the time of his death. He also served as guitarist for the band Slapstick, which he formed in 1977 with fellow voice actors Tōru Furuya and Toshio Furukawa.

Voice acting in Japan Japanese voice actor or actress

Voice acting in Japan is acting as a narrator or as an actor in radio plays or as a character actor in anime and video games. It also involves performing voice-overs for non-Japanese movies and television programs. Because Japan's large animation industry produces 60% of the animated series in the world, voice acting in Japan has a far greater prominence than voice acting in most other countries.

Chiba Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Chiba Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region, and the Greater Tokyo Area. The sixth most populous prefecture, and 27th largest by land area, Chiba is on the east coast of Honshu and largely consists of the Bōsō Peninsula, which encloses the eastern side of Tokyo Bay. Its capital is the city of Chiba.

Aoni Production Co. Ltd. is a Japanese talent agency representing a fair number of voice actors and other Japanese entertainers.

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On December 31, 2000, Sogabe retired from voice acting when he felt a weakness in his own voice. After his retirement, his ongoing roles were replaced with other voice actors. Sogabe, however, was active in 2005, but died on September 17, 2006 at around 8 PM from esophageal cancer, with which he had been diagnosed two months before.[ citation needed ] He was 58 years old.

Esophageal cancer gastrointestinal system cancer that is located in the esophagus

Esophageal cancer is cancer arising from the esophagus—the food pipe that runs between the throat and the stomach. Symptoms often include difficulty in swallowing and weight loss. Other symptoms may include pain when swallowing, a hoarse voice, enlarged lymph nodes ("glands") around the collarbone, a dry cough, and possibly coughing up or vomiting blood.

Filmography

Television animation

1970s

<i>Hurricane Polymar</i> television series

Hurricane Polymar is a Japanese anime and OVA series produced by Tatsunoko Productions. The show was created by Tatsuo Yoshida, who had produced many of Tatsunoko's series. Other romanizations of the name include Hurricane Polymer, and Hariken Polymar. Hurricane Polymar is the secret identity of Takeshi Yoroi. He wears a special suit which enables him to fight crime. The suit is made of memory plastic which enables him to assume any shape, including morphing its wearer in 5 different vehicles.

<i>3000 Leagues in Search of Mother</i> 1976 anime directed by Isao Takahata

3000 Leagues in Search of Mother is a Japanese animated television series directed by Isao Takahata and aired in 1976. It is loosely based on a small part of the novel Heart (Cuore) created by Edmondo De Amicis, i.e., a monthly tale From the Apennines to the Andes, widely expanded into a 52-episode epic.

<i>Dokaben</i> work

Dokaben is a baseball manga by Shinji Mizushima, serialized in Akita Shoten Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine from April 24, 1972 to March 27, 1981. Chapters of the series published in 48 tankōbon volumes by Akita Shoten. It was later made into an anime by the same name. It was immensely popular in Japan during its original release, and is one of the most popular sports manga of all time.

1980s

<i>Fang of the Sun Dougram</i> 1981 television anime

Fang of the Sun Dougram is a 75-episode anime television series, created by Ryosuke Takahashi and Sunrise, and aired in Japan from October 23, 1981 to March 25, 1983 on TV Tokyo. A 1983 full-length feature film, Dougram: Documentary of the Fang of the Sun, summarized the series.

<i>Patalliro!</i> television series

Patalliro! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mineo Maya. The comedy manga was serialized in Hana to Yume from 1978 to 1990, before switching to Bessatsu Hana to Yume in 1991 where it continues. The 1980s Boku Patalliro! (ぼくパタリロ!) anime adaptation by Toei Animation was the first to present shōnen-ai themes on television. As of 2006, the manga had 22 million copies in circulation.

<i>Aura Battler Dunbine</i> 1983 anime television series

Aura Battler Dunbine is an anime television series created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and produced by Sunrise Studios.

1990s

<i>Chibi Maruko-chan</i> Japanese manga series

Chibi Maruko-chan is a shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Momoko Sakura. The series depicts the simple, everyday life of Momoko Sakura, a young girl everyone calls Maruko, and her family in suburban Japan in the year 1974. The series is set in the former city of Shimizu, now part of Shizuoka City, birthplace of its author.

<i>Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku</i> 1990 film by Mitsuo Hashimoto

Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku, known in Japan as Dragon Ball Z: A Lonesome, Final Battle - The Father of Z Warrior Son Goku, who Challenged Freeza, is the first Dragon Ball Z TV special, which is based on the popular manga Dragon Ball. It was broadcast on Fuji Television on October 17, 1990, between Dragon Ball Z episodes 63 and 64. It serves as a prequel to the Dragon Ball anime, taking place twelve years before the events in the Emperor Pilaf saga.

<i>Genki Bakuhatsu Ganbaruger</i> 1992 television anime

Genki Bakuhatsu Ganbaruger is a 47 episode animated shōnen mecha television series, and the second series produced for the Eldran franchise funded by Tomy and produced by Sunrise. It aired on TV Tokyo from April 1, 1992 to February 24, 1993.

2000s

Original video animation (OVA)

Vampire Hunter D Japanese novel series

Vampire Hunter D is a series of Japanese novels written by Hideyuki Kikuchi and illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano since 1983.

<i>Bubblegum Crisis</i> 1987 original video animation series

Bubblegum Crisis is a 1987 to 1991 cyberpunk original video animation (OVA) series produced by Youmex and animated by AIC and Artmic. The series was planned to run for 13 episodes, but was cut short to just 8.

<i>Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01</i> 1987 original video animation directed by Shinji Aramaki

Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 is a 1987 original video animation. It was directed and written by Shinji Aramaki and produced by Hideaki Anno. It has been licensed in the United States by AnimEigo The plot centers on a mechanic named Koji Kondo who accidentally comes across the Madox-01, a heavy powered armor suit designed to fight enemy tanks. When Koji accidentally ends up in the Madox before thoroughly reading the user manual, the machine will not let him leave. As the military comes after him to reclaim it, Koji has no choice but to defend himself.

Theatrical animation

Tokusatsu

Video games

Dubbing roles

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