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Retired Animator Kakoi Hiroshi Killed in the Earthquake

by dtshyk
Mar 19, 2011 6:49 AM | 77 Comments
According to the twitter of anime producer Kikukawa Yukio, animator and producer Kakoi Hiroshi was killed in the earthquake. He was 56 years old.

He was one of the producers of Macross II: Lovers Again and Moldiver. He was known as one of the key animators who created the episode 27 of Macross in 1982. The action scenes of the episode had made a great impact on the young animators at that time. Anno Hideaki and Suezen were among the key animators of the episode.

According to animator Onda Naoyuki, Kakoi had already retired from the anime industry.

Sources: Kikukawa's tweet, Ond's tweet
News credit: Loxaris

20 of 77 Comments Recent Comments

rolddy said:
RIP and as a token of my gratitue i will watch macross
in the future.

Mar 22, 2011 8:04 AM by Valentiln

rip ;n; I didn't know there was deaths for the earthquakes.

Mar 22, 2011 7:49 AM by lame-desu

:(( R.I.P.

Mar 21, 2011 9:56 PM by -Ange_L

I was kind of expecting something like this's still sad. :( May you rest in peace. You've contributed so much in the anime industry.

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Mar 21, 2011 9:46 PM by brianpalmer2010

He's in a better place now. My prayers and condolences to his friends and family.

Rest in Peace

Mar 21, 2011 7:17 PM by TanukiBoi

chikasho..May you Rest in Peace

Mar 21, 2011 1:53 PM by xxAkiroxx

Rest in peace.

Mar 21, 2011 8:11 AM by keboboy11


Mar 20, 2011 9:20 PM by AlexSadist-sama

I offer my condolences to his family.

May he rest in peace.

I hope this situation in Japan is resolved so they can properly lay this man to rest.

Mar 20, 2011 9:16 PM by Hunter8i8

R.I.P :(

Mar 20, 2011 7:59 PM by FlowerPower33


Mar 20, 2011 5:28 PM by musashi7

:( RIP

Mar 20, 2011 5:28 PM by removed-user


Mar 20, 2011 5:26 PM by ApolloFC

RIP :(

Mar 20, 2011 4:58 PM by C9StarFOX

Such sad news... May he rest in peace

Mar 20, 2011 4:54 PM by Pyapi

Aww i never heard of him but i'm still sad that a creator of an anime show is dead let him Rest in Peace

I hope everyone else is safe! :(

Mar 20, 2011 4:33 PM by Ryoko24

My sincere R. I. P. wishes.
Macross 2 was the best shit after Macross the movie! IMO! I still consider Macross 2 >>>>>>>>>Macross Plus.

Mar 20, 2011 4:27 PM by Yumekichi11

rest in peace his legacy will be a monument to fans & fellow mangaka everywhere

Mar 20, 2011 4:24 PM by OtakuNoKamisama

And i thought he was somehow murdered during the time earthquake occurred. The title "Retired Animator Kakoi Hiroshi Killed in the Earthquake" is misleading.


Mar 20, 2011 1:42 PM by kikoushi


Mar 20, 2011 1:21 PM by origami-samurai

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