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Art Director of Nausicaa and Gundam Passes Away

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May 17, 2011 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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May 17, 2011 1:28 AM

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A few of my favorites were directed by him.
Sleep well.
 
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May 17, 2011 1:49 AM

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Nausicaa was amazing, you will surely be missed.
R.I.P.
 
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May 17, 2011 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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May 17, 2011 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/

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May 17, 2011 6:35 AM

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Rest in peace ♥
 
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May 17, 2011 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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May 17, 2011 7:44 AM

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RIP. Loved Nausicaa.
 
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May 17, 2011 8:05 AM

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


 
May 17, 2011 8:09 AM

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Rest in peace, and rest knowing that you did a good job for the industry.
 
May 17, 2011 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.


 
May 17, 2011 9:20 AM

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I loved Nausicaa. Such amazing movie!
R.I.P. :(
 
May 17, 2011 11:11 AM

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I recognize some of the works listed here. That's sad! R.I.P.
 
May 17, 2011 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.
 
May 17, 2011 11:32 AM

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RIP dude, you were and always will be The Man in art design.
 
May 17, 2011 2:24 PM

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ur r going to be miss
 
May 17, 2011 4:15 PM

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RIP
 
May 17, 2011 4:16 PM

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Please Rest In Pease, Nakamura Mitsuki-san.
 
May 17, 2011 5:53 PM

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Rest in Peace, sir. And thank you for everything you've contributed to the anime industry.
 
May 17, 2011 6:17 PM

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You will be missed.
RIP
 
May 17, 2011 6:28 PM

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Noooooooooo!!! Why god why :(. Rest in piece great one.
 
May 17, 2011 6:48 PM

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R.I.P.



"If only if only, the woodpecker cried, the bark on the tree was as soft as the sky" || ♪My mind, heart is broken♫
 
May 17, 2011 10:01 PM

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R.I.P

Thanks for Speed Racer,Gatchaman,Nausicaa and Mobile Suit Gundam.They had great art.
 
May 18, 2011 8:32 AM

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R.I.P. You have done well.
 
May 18, 2011 10:32 AM

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RIP ull be greatly missed and thank you for all the great works you left behind.
 
May 18, 2011 7:40 PM

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Rest in Peace Mr Art Director

Your works shall continue to live on.
 
Oct 15, 2011 5:58 PM

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Sorry I am so late but I hope he R.I.P :(
 
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