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Miyuki Kanbe
(1984 - 2008)

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General Details

Name: Mrs Miyuki Kanbe
Gender: Female
Age: 24 years old
Lived: Monday, 7 May 1984 - Wednesday, 18 June 2008

My Story

Miyuki Kanbe was a Japanese model and actress from Kanagawa employed by the talent agency Rouge.

She is best remembered for her role in the Sailor Moon musicals as Usagi Tsukino; other credits include Battle Royale II (2003), Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch (theme songs, 2003), Kamen Rider Hibiki (2005-2006) and the related movie Kamen Rider Hibiki & The Seven Fighting Demons (2005).

Kanbe was cast in the role of Eponine in the Japanese production of Les Miserables, but was forced to give it up due to poor health in February of 2007. 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. The cause of death is cited as sudden heart failure.

According to the Masaki Honda, president of the Rouge talent agency, Kanbe passed away watched over by loved ones, and appeared to be at peace as she passed.

Kanbe was chosen out of 500 women for the role of Usagi Tsukino. Most of her career involved roles that were physically demanding, and she was noted by both colleagues and superiors for going above and beyond that which was required of her. It is also noted that she accepted an offer to work with the production company responsible for Les Miserables upon recovery from the events of 2007.

As late as June 2008 Kanbe had been active and vocally expressing an interest in furthering her career. Aside from acting, she was known to have enjoyed vintage clothing and design, and in a meeting on the June 9, 2008, with Rouge president Masaki Honda, mentioned wanting to broaden her work to include fashion through the means of photography.

She received a private funeral in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture on June 21, 2008 and some celebrities such as her friend Sho-ko Nakagawa attend it.

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It's so sad when so young and talented leaves us... You will always be Miyuki Moon in my heart. I really hope you're ...
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Go to the Father, Miyuki love, your work on Earth is done. I love you, I hope to see you one sweet day beyond this mo...
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I used to watch sailor moon when i was a boy. I always used to saw the sera myu with Miyuki Kanbe. You will be miyuk...
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Rest in peace Little, young gril. I will always follow your star on the sky, and i will think of you, anywhere, anytime!
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Rest in Peace dear miyuki :'( :( . I will like and love you forever! I think that we will see each other in a nice da...

Biography

Country of Birth: Japan
Country of Residence: Japan

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Passing

Date of Passing: 18 June 2008
Cause of Passing: Sudden heart failure
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