Absolutely gutted. Ghost In The Shell, and everything associated with it, is a big part of why I am a fan of anime. She's created incredible music and I'm very sad to hear about her death. I know what I'll be listening to today.
I have the right to like an anime I want.
I have the right to hate an anime I want.
I have the right to not watch an anime.
I have the right to watch an anime.
I have the right to like a character.
I have the right to hate a character.
Nobody can take away my rights to enjoy an anime in any way. If I hate an anime you like, like an anime you hate, deal with it because you can't stop me.
I woke up with my boyfriend telling me this horrible news. To find that she was only 44 years old is depressing. She still had so many years left to live. I loved how they used both her Japanese and Russian version of Mizu no Madoromi in Fantastic Children. She will be missed.
I think I'm going to have to rewatch GITS:SAC and actually finish 2nd GIG now.
I never even got around to watching Ghost in the Shell yet I really love those songs... Its sad we won't get to hear her lovely voice make new music, but at least we have the great things she has made.