Kubodera’s cause of death is believed to be suicide. He was discovered unresponsive in his home in Nakano, Tokyo shortly after noon on Friday. He was taken to a hospital but soon pronounced dead.
The Tokyo native performed in a variety of live-action television series, films, and stage plays. Kubodera’s live-action series roles included Kanei in Kamen Rider Blade and Kunzite in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. He played Ali al-Saachez in the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Re:Build film, which opened in February 2019, and its sequel Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Re:(in)novation, which opened this past July. Kubodera also played Akira Kubodera in Musical Hakuōki: Shinsengumi Kitan.