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Apr 5, 2018 8:49 PM
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The official website of Studio Ghibli announced on Friday that director Isao Takahata died on Thursday, April 5 at 1:19 a.m. in a Tokyo hospital due to lung cancer. He was 82 years old.

The funeral will be held among family and friends. Toshio Suzuki, after discussing with Hayao Miyazaki, decided to hold a grand memorial meeting for him on May 15, to honor him as an influential member of Studio Ghibli.

Takahata entered Toei Douga, later known as Toei Animation since 1998, in 1959 after graduating from The University of Tokyo in French literature. His directorial debut was Taiyou no Ouji: Horus no Daibouken, which premiered in 1968. Before leaving Toei Douga, he also directed Alps no Shoujo Heidi, Akage no Anne TV anime and movie, Haha wo Tazunete Sanzenri, and more. He co-founded Studio Ghibli with Miyazaki in 1985 and produced many anime movies such as Hotaru no Haka, Omoide Poroporo, and Kaguya-hime no Monogatari. He was awarded Medal with Yellow Ribbon in 1998, Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award at Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2014, and Order of Arts and Letters in 2015 in France.

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Apr 5, 2018 8:52 PM

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Rest in Peace from all those loved your hard work
 
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Apr 5, 2018 8:59 PM

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This man was among the absolute greatest in the history of Anime. He co-founded Studio Ghibli, and was involved in many masterpieces.

R.I.P.

 
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Apr 5, 2018 8:59 PM
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Good night my man, Thank you for Hotaru no Haka.
 
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Apr 5, 2018 9:13 PM

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A national treasure has passed on, may he rest in peace.


 
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Apr 5, 2018 9:20 PM

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Rest In Peace, your works are God-tier and i'll never forget how amazing the anime adaptation of Heidi and Akage no Anne.
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Apr 5, 2018 9:27 PM

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The world has lost one of the most brilliant minds of the animation industry. Isao Takahata showed the world that animations doesn't need fantasy to work, that they can portray real life just as live-action films do and even better. That's what he beautifully brings in his works: life, with all its happiness and unhappiness.

Many of his works, such as Heidi, Anne of Green Gables, Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday and The Tale of Princess Kaguya, not only influenced the anime industry but also influenced the lives of many people who were blessed by the mastery of this incredible director. And if it wasn't for him, Studio Ghibli wouldn't exist. The world would be a much sadder place.

Rest in peace, Takahata-san. Your legacy will never be forgotten.
 
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Apr 5, 2018 9:32 PM

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Rest in peace, You will be missed.
 
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Akage no Anne and Only Yesterday both had a profound and simply inexpressible influence on me, I highly recommend watching them and his other works like Kaguya-hime as well. The legacy he has left behind is beyond remarkable.

A true master of the medium and one of the industry’s greatest. Rest in peace, and thank you for your masterful work.
 
Apr 5, 2018 9:40 PM

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Your work will never be forgotten, rest in peace.
 
Apr 5, 2018 9:49 PM
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Rest in peace. Your work and its effect on the medium will be everlasting.
 
Apr 5, 2018 9:51 PM
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never seen his works but RIP to a legend
 
Apr 5, 2018 10:04 PM

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a great man has fallen today
 
Apr 5, 2018 10:15 PM

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Just here to pay my respects.

RIP
 
Apr 5, 2018 10:36 PM

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This is one of the worst news I heard about the industry in years. One of the greatest directors and most influential people of all time, he will be missed.

My condolences go out to his family.
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The anime industry has lost a huge legend.May he RIP

Many of the shows he directed had a huge cultural influence and among all of them my favorite was 'Heidi'.he was truly a genius.
 
Apr 5, 2018 11:05 PM

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Another legend has left the anime industry yet again..

RIP


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Apr 5, 2018 11:06 PM

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otsukaresama deshita!
 
Apr 5, 2018 11:09 PM

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An industry giant. He has created many great works and influenced so many people that its sort of unbelievable that he is gone.
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Apr 5, 2018 11:17 PM

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Another great legend has fallen...

Rest in peace.
 
Apr 5, 2018 11:18 PM

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even tho personally not really adhore hisworks, this guy still influence lot people and affected medium in lot ways...

RIP
"If taking responsibility for a mistake that cannot be undone means death, it's not that hard to die. At least, not as hard as to live on."
 
Apr 5, 2018 11:59 PM

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Why do this day had to come? Rest in peace.
 
Apr 6, 2018 12:26 AM

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I'll start rewatching a lot of his works tonight while wondering do the anime industry will ever be graced by a man of this calibre ever again.
RIP legend
 
Apr 6, 2018 12:27 AM

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RIP Sir.You gave us wonderful masterpieces and you will be always in NY heart.
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Apr 6, 2018 12:28 AM

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He was a master of his craft, I love how he strived to always choose interesting themes or point of views or directional decisions. One of the few to elevate the medium through constant artistic reflexion.

May he rest in peace.
 
Apr 6, 2018 12:37 AM

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Watched Kaguya-hime just a few days ago... It was such a beautiful movie, like all the other ones he made.

Rest in peace
 
Apr 6, 2018 12:41 AM

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Another great legend has left us.

You were a wonderful man who presented such heartwarming and thoughtful stories.
I hope you rest in peace.

 
Apr 6, 2018 12:58 AM

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I'm not okay. ;-;

RIP Takahata-san. Thanks for giving us great movies. We love you!
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Fucksakes

They took the wrong person.


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Apr 6, 2018 1:22 AM

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Rest in peace you great man.
 
Apr 6, 2018 2:17 AM

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Rest in peace Sensei.
Thank you.
 
Apr 6, 2018 2:20 AM

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It was a bit of a shock to me to read these sad news. I loved his "Only Yesterday", I looked forward to more ideas/projects of him in the future but unfortunately he left us.

Saddened. Rest in peace. :'(
 
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THe first news I read this morning. At first, I didn't believe it.

PS: <I had some ugly thought right after learning about it. "How much louder will be Miyazaki's death news be?" (yes, I dislike how more famous one s compared to the other)
 
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Worst news since Kouji Wada's death, probably worse. Japan has lost one of its greatest treasure. The thing that truly amazes me most is that he was always trying to keep improving, even until his latest masterpiece Kaguya-hime. He was a model professional and a great person. Deep condolences for the family. Rest in peace legend. And please stay healthy Miyazaki.

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Grave of the Fireflies was truly a masterpiece and I will be sure to appreciate your work on Akage no Anne too once I get to watch it.

R.I.P.
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Apr 6, 2018 3:26 AM
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Rest in peace, You will be missed.
 
Apr 6, 2018 4:58 AM
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NTV's Friday Roadshow changed its schedule and will broadcast Hotaru no Haka on April 13 to remember Director Takahata.
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A true legend.

Only Yesterday is an underrated movie of his that deserves more praise.
 
Apr 6, 2018 5:12 AM
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He was an important man, he will be missed. Rest In Peace
 
Apr 6, 2018 6:28 AM

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Rest in peace Isao Takahata.
 
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He had so many plans yet to come, so much potential even in his later years. A true legend, a pioneer of the medium and a visionary for the ages.
 
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I'll never forget watching Grave of the Fireflies for the first time. One of the most emotionally powerful movies ever made.

Thank you Takahata-san. Rest in peace.
 
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My mom loved Shoujo Heidi as a kid,and it was one of favourites too when i was little.
thankyou for the amazing works you have done Takahata sensei,R.I.P
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Apr 6, 2018 7:26 AM
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It took me minutes to process that a huge man from our medium is gone. I'm glad he did so much with his vision but I'm saddened by how much we lost.
 
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He directed Hotaru no Haka.
Rest in peace.
 
Apr 6, 2018 8:48 AM
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Respect, rest in piece.
 
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Rest in peace, Takahata-sensei.
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Apr 6, 2018 9:44 AM
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RIP to a great anime director and a Ghibli founder.
 
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So far, I have not seen any of his films but I think I will watch one of his masterpieces.
You advise me which films ?
And RIP.
 
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RIP to another Japanese legend.
Akage no Anne was an amazing adaptation.
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