Miyuki Kanbe

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Miyuki Kanbe
Native name 神戸 みゆき
Born (1984-05-07)7 May 1984
Kanagawa, Japan
Died June 18, 2008(2008-06-18) (aged 24)[1][2]
Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Cause of death Heart failure
Occupation
Years active 2000–2007
Notable credit(s) Sailor Moon musicals
as Usagi Tsukino
Kamen Rider Hibiki
as Hinaka Tachibana
Battle Royale II
as Kyouko Kakehi

Miyuki Kanbe (神戸 みゆき, Kanbe Miyuki?) (7 May 1984 – 18 June 2008) was a Japanese model, actress and singer from Kanagawa Prefecture.

Biography[edit]

History[edit]

She is best remembered for her portrayal of Sailor Moon (in Japanese, Usagi Tsukino) in the Sailor Moon musicals.[2] Kanbe was chosen out of 500 women for the role.[1] Much of her career involved physically demanding roles.[3]

As late as June 2008, she had been active and vocally expressing an interest in furthering her career.[1][2] She was cast in the role of Eponine in the Japanese production of Les Misérables and in Miss Saigon, but was forced to give them up due to poor health in February 2007.[1][2]

Death[edit]

Since then, she had been in and out of the hospital until her death in Kawasaki City on June 18, 2008 at 4:08 am.[1] The cause of death is cited as sudden heart failure.[3] Her funeral was held in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture on 21 June 2008.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Live-action television[edit]

Television animation[edit]

Film[edit]

Stage[edit]

  • Sailor Moon musicals (2000–2001) as Usagi Tsukino[2]
    • 2000 Winter Special Musical Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon
      Shin/Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi (新/変身・スーパー戦士への道?)
      Last Dracul Jokyoku (ラストドラクル序曲?)
    • 2000 Summer Special Musical Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon
      Kessen/Transylvania no Mori (決戦/トランシルバニアの森?)
      - Shin Toujou! ChibiMoon wo Goru Senshi Tatsu - (~新登場!ちびムーンを護る戦士達~?)
    • 2001 Winter Special Musical Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon
      Kessen/Transylvania no Mori [Kaiteiban] (決戦/トランシルバニアの森<改訂版>?)
      -Saikyou no Kataki Dark Cain no Nazo- (-最強の敵 ダーク・カインの謎-?)
    • 2001 Spring Special Musical Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon
      Last Dracul Saishuu Shou (ラスト・ドラクル最終章?)
      Chou Wakusei Death Vulcan no Fuuin/Super Revue Musical Show (超惑星デス・バルカンの封印/スパーレビューミュージカルショー?)
  • Spider's Nest (30 November 2001 – 9 December 2001 at Tokyo Globe Theater)
  • The prosecution witness (2002, Ginza Theatre)
  • Musical Forest is Alive (21–29 August 2004) as Queen
  • Love Hotels - LOVE×HOTEL (6–16 October 2005)

Discography[edit]

Single[edit]

  1. Taiyou no Rakuen ~Promised Land~ (太陽の楽園〜Promised Land〜) (released 16 April 2003, distributed by Pony Canyon)
  2. Rainbow Notes♪ (released 16 October 2003, distributed by Pony Canyon)

DVD[edit]

  • Kanbe Miyuki 〜MOON Letter〜 (PONY CANYON, Released 21 June 2000)
  • THE COMPLETE Kanbe Miyuki (Released 25 April 2001)
  • Metamorphose! (Frontier Works, Released 25 November 2004)
  • Amaretto ~Beware~ (Released 20 May 2006)

Photobooks[edit]

- Digital Photobook

  • Kanbe Miyuki @ Digital Photocollection (December 2001)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "3rd Sailor Moon Musical Actress Kanbe Dies at 24". Anime News Network. 21 June 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Sailor Moon actress Miyuki Kanbe dies at 24". Tokyograph. 21 June 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "3代目セーラームーン・神戸みゆきさん急死". SANSPO.COM. 21 June 2008. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Fumina Hara
Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon in the Sailor Moon musicals
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Marina Kuroki