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Art Director of Nausicaa and Gundam Passes Away
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05-17-11, 1:11 AM

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According to anime coloring director Tsujita Kunio, anime art director Nakamura Mitsuki passed away on May 16th. He was 67 years old. He founded the anime art studio "Design Office Mecaman" with Okawara Kunio in 1976 and had been in charge of the art direction of Sunrise and Toei Animation's anime.

Nakamura's major works
Speed Racer (art director, mecha design)
Gatchaman (art director, mecha design)
Muteki Choujin Zanbot 3 (art director)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (art director)
Space Runaway Ideon (art director)
Mobile Suit Gundam (art director)
You're Under Arrest! (art director)
Wind: A Breath of Heart (art director)

Source: Tsujita's twitter
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05-17-11, 1:28 AM

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A few of my favorites were directed by him.
Sleep well.
 
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05-17-11, 1:49 AM

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Nausicaa was amazing, you will surely be missed.
R.I.P.
 
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05-17-11, 3:17 AM

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Aww. Those are good stuff. I'm going to hold a memorial service by rewatching all his works
 
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05-17-11, 4:57 AM

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this guy is a god to me for bringing 4 great animu to life

ideon
gundam
speed racer
nausicaa

I signed my screen and now its all smeary "When you meet your God tell him to leave me alone."

check out my bloghttp://corpse69.wordpress.com/

fix MAL already
 
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05-17-11, 6:35 AM

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Rest in peace ♥
 
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05-17-11, 7:37 AM

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Nausicaa was simply magical. I hope he will be remembered
Ultimately, there is a freedom to take the consequences (Terry Pratchett)

 
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05-17-11, 7:44 AM

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RIP. Loved Nausicaa.
 
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05-17-11, 8:05 AM

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I recognize some of these, r.i.p. :)


 
05-17-11, 8:09 AM

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Rest in peace, and rest knowing that you did a good job for the industry.
 
05-17-11, 9:13 AM

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RIP knowing that you are a legend, a national treasure, and did a great service to the anime industry.


 
05-17-11, 9:20 AM

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I loved Nausicaa. Such amazing movie!
R.I.P. :(
 
05-17-11, 11:11 AM

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I recognize some of the works listed here. That's sad! R.I.P.
 
05-17-11, 11:28 AM

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Wow, the guy worked on the art and designs for 5 of the most iconic series in anime history.

He will be missed, greatly.
 
05-17-11, 11:32 AM

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RIP dude, you were and always will be The Man in art design.
 
05-17-11, 2:24 PM

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ur r going to be miss
 
05-17-11, 4:15 PM

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RIP
 
05-17-11, 4:16 PM

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Please Rest In Pease, Nakamura Mitsuki-san.
 
05-17-11, 5:53 PM

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Rest in Peace, sir. And thank you for everything you've contributed to the anime industry.
 
05-17-11, 6:17 PM

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You will be missed.
RIP
 
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