|Born||April 16, 1948|
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
|Died||September 17, 2006 58)(aged|
|Occupation||Voice actor, actor, musician|
|Years active||1973–2000, 2005|
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.
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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.
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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.
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