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Yakkun Sakurazuka as "Sukeban Kyoko" in April 2007.
|Native name||桜塚 やっくん|
September 24, 1976
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
|Died||October 5, 2013
Mine, Yamaguchi, Japan
|Cause of death||Road accident|
Yasuo Saitō (斎藤 恭央? Saitō Yasuo, September 24, 1976 – October 5, 2013), also known by the stage name Yakkun Sakurazuka (桜塚 やっくん? Sakurazuka Yakkun), was a Japanese comedian, singer, and voice actor.
Before he officially changed his name, Saitō was in a comedic duo with Kōsuke Takeuchi; their skit was called "Abare Nanchaku" (Raging Nunchucks).
Saitō was also known as Sukeban Kyoko—a persona characterized as a delinquent schoolgirl always seen carrying a shinai bamboo sword. He appeared in the TV comedy show Enta no Kami-sama, a comedy show.
Saitō died after being involved in a traffic accident on October 5, 2013, aged 37, on the Chugoku Expressway in Mine, Yamaguchi, while en route to a concert in Kumamoto Prefecture. He was hit by another car and killed when exiting his car after a slight collision.
Notable voice roles
- Full Moon o Sagashite, as Takuto Kira
- Inazuma Eleven, as Raiden Hijikata
- Absolute Boy, as Ryōsuke Sakakura