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Animator Kanada Yoshinori's funeral will be held by Anido, JAniCa and the anime studios on August 30th. Almost all the people working in the anime industry will attend it.
The organizers of the funeral are as follows;
Katabuchi Sunao ("Black Lagoon")
Ohbari Masami ("Gravion" series)
Ashida Toyoo ("Hokuto no Ken")
Iida Umanosuke ("Hellsing")
Watanabe Hiroshi ("You're Under Arrest! (1996)", "Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae")
Habara Nobuyoshi ("Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor")
Kamegaki Hajime ("Naruto Shippuuden: Gekijouban Naruto Shippuuden")
Iijima Masakatsu ("Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Meikai Shitou Hen - Honoo no Kizuna")
Sadamitsu Shinya ("Dragon Half")
Nakamura Takashi ("Fantastic Children")
Fukutomi Hiroshi ("Captain Tsubasa J")
Hirokawa Kazunori ("Space Warrior Baldios")
Takabayashi Hisaya ("Blue Remains")
Ochi Kazuhiro ("Tenshi no Shippo")
Ohtsuka Yasuo ("Future Boy Conan")
Uchiyama Masayuki ("Dragon Ball" series)
Yamashita Masahito ("Tales of Phantasia - The Animation")
Noda Takuo ("Gegege no Kitarou (1968)", "Entaku no Kishi Monogatari: Moero Arthur")
Inomata Mutsumi ("City Hunter")
Honda Toshiyuki ("Doraemon" movies)
Tannai Tsukasa ("Kiteretsu")
Sato Chiharu ("InuYasha: Kagami no Naka no Mugenjo")
Kawaguchi Toshio ("Mokke")
Udagawa Kazuhiko ("Yamato yo Eien ni")
Yamauchi Shoujuro ("Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo (1996)")
Tomonaga Kazuhide ("Pom Poko")
Sato Yoshiharu ("My Neighbor Totoro", "Konnichiwa Anne")
Kitajima Nobuyuki ("Ah! My Goddess: The Movie")
Saida Toshitsugu ("Jarinko Chie (TV)")
Motohashi Hideyuki ("Natsume Yuujinchou")
Hirayama Satoshi ("Lupin III" movies)
Watanabe Keisuke ("Seikai no Senki III")
Yamaguchi Yasuhiro ("Candy Candy")
Takahashi Asao ("Chou Kousoku Galvion")
Kouzuma Shinsaku ("Birth", Final Fantasy X game)
Matsubara Kyoko ("OL Kaizou Kouza")
Presidents of anime companies:
Suzuki Toshio (Studio Ghibli, Producer)
Wada Youichi (Square Enix)
Takahashi Hiroshi (Toei Animation)
Nunokawa Yuuji (Studio Pierrot)
Matsutani Takamasa (Tezuka Production)
Matsumoto Tadahito (TMS Entertainment)
Maruyama Masao (MAD HOUSE studio, COO)
Tanaka Eiko (Studio4℃)
Simoji Yukinao (XEBEC)
Inoue Shintaro (Kadokawa Shoten)
Iwabuchi Toru (Tokuma Shoten)
Hara Yasuharu (Columbia Music Entertainment)
Sato Toshihiko (Production REED)
Takeuchi Kouji (Telecom Animation)
Namiki Takashi (OH! Production)
Oguro Yuuichiro (Studio You)
Katayama Masahiro (Japan Animation Association chairman)
Animator Kanada Yoshinori Passes Away
Modified by myanimelistllc, Aug 31, 2016 5:07 AM
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With his death we have lost one of the greatest animators in the industry, the world of animation will not be the same without him. Though I did not know him personally, I am sadden by his passing. I take great joy in knowing that his influence has shaped the industry, the fruits of his works will live on and that he is missed by soo many.
RIP, You've earned it...
Modified by Randomer002, Jul 28, 2009 2:36 AM
Joined: Dec 2007
I won't be there. O.O This news topic is very "pink magazine" like. My deepest respects for this gentleman, who had such a great influence in the world of anime, but it's just irrelevant who is going to attend to his funeral.
It's a funeral, after all. Not a party.
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So, who is he? I can't even find him in the MAL database. I was able to find his profile on ANN, but I have barely seen anything of his works (I don't like oneshot movies).
Also, shouldn't he be on that list too? Or won't he be on his own funeral?
In short, he was a "super animator". Anime directors and artists in their 40-50's were all influenced by his unique animation style.
Akamatsu, Ken said:
Kanada Yoshinori-san was like a "god" for animators and after-effect artists.
Kobayashi, Osamu said:
I liked Kanada-san so much that I made "Kanada Yoshinori Fan Club" when I was a high school boy.
Okano Hidehiko (the animator of AKIRA) said:
Kanada-san was a man above the clouds.
Umetsu, Yasuomi said:
Kanada-san's style was an epoch making. In Genma Taisen, I tried hard to catch up with him, but I couldn't.
Akahori Shigeo (the animation director of Porfy no Nagai Tabi) said:
When I was a student, I was deeply into Kanada-san's art style. His animation taught me the true fun of dynamic arts.
English databases are helpless regarding animators. The name "Kanada" and "Kanada Perspective" are well known even to Japanese who don't know much about anime staff. I hope non-Japanese anime fans pay more attention to animators as well as voice actors and main directors.