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Renowned mecha animator, Kunihiro Abe, died last Wednesday from a disease not specified. His death was announced by his wife Ayumi Abe and daughter via their Twitter accounts. He was 50 years old. Shown is the final illustration done by Abe, which was given to his daughter during her birthday this July. It was his favorite, too.

Kunihiro Abe was well-known for his work with mecha animation, especially with Sunrise's Gundam franchise, among many other projects throughout his career. Fellow animator and director, Kou Matsuo, said in a statement that Abe possessed the exceptional skill to draw both mecha and human character, allowing the addition of diverse and dynamic scenes in their projects. The most notable of which is during the finale of the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation - Heir to the Stars, where Abe was able to animate realistic parachute physics upon a bluff request by director Yoshiyuki Tomino.

Source: Ayumi Abe's Twiter

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another legend gone RIP
 
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Rest in peace. Legends are dying one by one...

Edit: @tsubasalover shouldn't it be "which was given", as apposed to "which given"?

Edit #2: "stent" should be "statement", typos.
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@changelog_ Fixed them, thanks.
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For those of you who want to see the parachute scene.

https://twitter.com/Agresiel/status/1030480155238694912?s=09


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What's happening? one by one, really sad :(

Rest In Peace, sir.
 
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.... I hope he'll find a place in the afterworld where he can draw and animate anything he wants like he's only capable of.

Big loss for the mecha genre and the anime industry as a whole (once again ...) and specially their family, my thoughts are with them.

 
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Never heard of him before, but he'll be missed. So many people dying lately.
 
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i did heard of him, but man this is to sad
R.I.P Kunihiro
 
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A big loss for the industry especially in the mecha genre. May your soul rest in peace.
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Rest in peace Mr Abe.
 
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It's a nice illustration. He's a talented man for sure.
 
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Rest in peace Sir.One by one all legends are passing away.God
 
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50 years old is young, rest in peace mecha legend
 
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Rest in peace, and thank you for all your hard work!
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damn that's so sad
rest in peace
 
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this is truly a sad news day, his work will never be forgotten
 
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this is truly a sad news day, his work will never be forgotten
 
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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=9521

This guy worked on some scenes for Iron Blooded Orphans (which has top animation quality), rest in piece, such a talent lost forever.
The industry does need more people of his talent...
 
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Playcool said:
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=9521

This guy worked on some scenes for Iron Blooded Orphans (which has top animation quality), rest in piece, such a talent lost forever.
The industry does need more people of his talent...
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For those of you who want to see the parachute scene.

https://twitter.com/Agresiel/status/1030480155238694912?s=09

Is the seen you're referring to the one above?


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changelog_ said:
Playcool said:
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=9521

This guy worked on some scenes for Iron Blooded Orphans (which has top animation quality), rest in piece, such a talent lost forever.
The industry does need more people of his talent...
changelog_ said:
For those of you who want to see the parachute scene.

https://twitter.com/Agresiel/status/1030480155238694912?s=09

Is the seen you're referring to the one above?

I said I was talking about iron blooded orphans!


He worked on some scenes there.
 
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Too young. Rest in peace.
 
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