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Aug 27, 2010 12:40 AM

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According to Sankei news, stop motion anime director Kawamoto Kihachiro passed away on August 23rd due to pneumonia. He was 85 years old.

Kawamoto is known as one of the founders of Japanese puppet animation and his unique art style has been receiving international praise.

Dojoji Temple: Annecy International Animation Film Festival Émile Reynaud Award and Audience Award (1976)
Winter Days: Japan Media Arts Festival Grand Prize (2003)
The Demon and other works: Mainichi Film Concours Ohfuji Noburo Awards (1972, 1974, 1976, 1990, 2003)
Shisha no Sho: Sitges International Film Festival Special Award (2005)

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Aug 27, 2010 12:49 AM

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Aug 27, 2010 12:57 AM
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RIP
 
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Aug 27, 2010 1:00 AM
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Noooo! First, Bice, then Satoshi Kon, then Shojuro Yamauchi...

R.I.P =(
 
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Aug 27, 2010 1:02 AM

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RIP
 
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Aug 27, 2010 1:04 AM

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Rest in peace.
 
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Aug 27, 2010 1:06 AM
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Another one bites the dust.
 
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Aug 27, 2010 1:19 AM

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Seems I was right about the death virus striking particular countries...unfortunate as it is, I think we should expect more before the end of the year.

RIP, Kawamoto-sensei.
 
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Aug 27, 2010 1:29 AM

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RIP, man.
 
Aug 27, 2010 1:30 AM

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seishi-sama said:
Seems I was right about the death virus striking particular countries.
that's as likely as someone with a grudge against people connected to anime killing them off with a deathnote
 
Aug 27, 2010 1:37 AM
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Well, that's the third person to die. Looks like the death spree is over.

RIP for the ones who died though.
 
Aug 27, 2010 1:47 AM

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RIP

That surly IS strange now.
 
Aug 27, 2010 1:53 AM

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Okay, this is starting to scare me.
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Aug 27, 2010 2:02 AM
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Oh shit, this is the beginning of the end. RIP.
 
Aug 27, 2010 2:16 AM

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I, along with other users, fought to allow his anime, along with other stop-motion titles, to be kept on MAL when the moderators wanted to remove them.

Winter Days was a unique and very pretty in a non-traditional anime style.

I still need to watch Sisha no Sho/The Book of the Dead. I should really get around to it soon.

Rest in Peace. Kihachiro Kawamoto
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Aug 27, 2010 2:32 AM

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again

OMG , how much more
 
Aug 27, 2010 2:36 AM

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OMG , how much more


this is too much , hope there is no more death connected to anime industry soon

 
Aug 27, 2010 3:13 AM
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wtf another one

RIP
 
Aug 27, 2010 3:47 AM

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RIP

Is it just me that feels we're getting way more death news than usual? It's really kinda sad. :'(

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Aug 27, 2010 3:52 AM

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D:

Hopefully all these great people are now in some other place, creating a new movie together.
Waratte Oemashou Sore ha Chiisana Inori
 
Aug 27, 2010 4:02 AM

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WHY DOES EVERYONE IN THE ANIME INDUSTRY DIE?! ;_____;

R.I.P.
 
Aug 27, 2010 4:05 AM

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huh ? .. i can't believe it .. another one O - O
RIP T T
 
Aug 27, 2010 4:13 AM

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iday12 said:
seishi-sama said:
Seems I was right about the death virus striking particular countries.
that's as likely as someone with a grudge against people connected to anime killing them off with a deathnote


You'd be surprised how common that can be.

Now, in all seriousness: It's the third death in a short amount of time. Hum...

Anyway, may his soul rest in peace, and his ideas carried on.
 
Aug 27, 2010 4:55 AM

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Until 2012 don't will have nobody to death.

RIP
 
Aug 27, 2010 5:11 AM

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What the....... Why are they dying one by one?! This is seriously getting really creepy.

RIP
 
Aug 27, 2010 5:15 AM

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Aug 27, 2010 5:17 AM
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at least Wakamoto will never leave us
 
Aug 27, 2010 6:37 AM
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Wow, this guy was old school. RIP.
 
Aug 27, 2010 6:53 AM

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=(

RIP.
 
Aug 27, 2010 6:55 AM

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three death happen in one month.. this is no coincidence. there might be a next one and it may come this September, or earlier..

just kidding XP well rest in peace
 
Aug 27, 2010 7:02 AM

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ahhh I don't know what to say anymore. RIP.



 
Aug 27, 2010 7:04 AM
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The end is nigh.

R.I.P.
bla bla bla
The endless debate between fans and haters. At one point, after spending a lot of time on MAL, you just realize it's totally pointless.
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On MAL, everyone who has used the lame rating system becomes a critic and an intellectual by default, haven't you heard?
 
Aug 27, 2010 7:27 AM

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lol Shiki all over again
 
Aug 27, 2010 7:30 AM

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iday12 said:
seishi-sama said:
Seems I was right about the death virus striking particular countries.
that's as likely as someone with a grudge against people connected to anime killing them off with a deathnote

i knew kira was real , my mom always think that im insane , so HA
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RIP

Is it just me that feels we're getting way more death news than usual? It's really kinda sad. :'(

I thought so too, RIP
 
Aug 27, 2010 8:10 AM

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RIP

For those who think this is the end don't bother, he lived a long life and is doing better in another place. The curse on anime only applies to the people dying young rapidly.


 
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at least Wakamoto will never leave us

oh please hell no that should not happen! 0_0

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Aug 27, 2010 8:38 AM

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Damn, this is getting ridiculous. RIP.
 
Aug 27, 2010 8:40 AM
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Eternal_Shield said:
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OMG , how much more


this is too much , hope there is no more death connected to anime industry soon
 
Aug 27, 2010 8:45 AM

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RIP

 
Aug 27, 2010 8:48 AM

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Now one of my crazy theories about 2012 (I don't believe in it, but I love making up crazy theories) is that everyone in the anime industry will die by 2012.

RIP.
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Aug 27, 2010 8:57 AM

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oh damn
2011 is going to be a really different year



 
Aug 27, 2010 9:20 AM

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At least the did live long enough to do everything he wanted...
Although, everyone wants to live until 100.
RIP
 
Aug 27, 2010 10:40 AM

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Is anybody else reminded of the strange series of celebrity deaths we had in the western world around this time last year? Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, Billy Mays etc.
 
Aug 27, 2010 10:44 AM

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WTF is going on...this is just plain weird...why is everyone in the anime industry keep dying one after another...

Well at least this dude lived a long life...may you rest in peace.
 
Aug 27, 2010 10:47 AM

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RIP... May this be the last ;__;
 
Aug 27, 2010 10:58 AM

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REST IN PIECE MAN
 
Aug 27, 2010 11:59 AM

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*sigh* I guess Death has a summer home in Japan as well...

I'm not familiar with this man's works, but R.I.P.
 
Aug 27, 2010 12:02 PM

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It's such a shame that not many people knew of his work, he will be greatly missed. I watched so many of his stop motion series, my favorite being "To Shoot Without Shooting".

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RIP.
 
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