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Art Director of Nausicaa and Gundam Passes Away

by dtshyk
May 17, 2011 1:11 AM | 26 Comments
According to anime coloring director Tsujita Kunio, anime art director Nakamura Mitsuki passed away on May 16th. He was 67 years old. He founded the anime art studio "Design Office Mecaman" with Okawara Kunio in 1976 and had been in charge of the art direction of Sunrise and Toei Animation's anime.

Nakamura's major works
Speed Racer (art director, mecha design)
Gatchaman (art director, mecha design)
Muteki Choujin Zanbot 3 (art director)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (art director)
Space Runaway Ideon (art director)
Mobile Suit Gundam (art director)
You're Under Arrest! (art director)
Wind: A Breath of Heart (art director)

Source: Tsujita's twitter

20 of 26 Comments Recent Comments

Sorry I am so late but I hope he R.I.P :(

Oct 15, 2011 5:58 PM by Gingabeth

Rest in Peace Mr Art Director

Your works shall continue to live on.

May 18, 2011 7:40 PM by Yorozuya-GIN

RIP ull be greatly missed and thank you for all the great works you left behind.

May 18, 2011 10:32 AM by cookieninja

R.I.P. You have done well.

May 18, 2011 8:32 AM by bwub


Thanks for Speed Racer,Gatchaman,Nausicaa and Mobile Suit Gundam.They had great art.

May 17, 2011 10:01 PM by rpn101


May 17, 2011 6:48 PM by Neverarine

Noooooooooo!!! Why god why :(. Rest in piece great one.

May 17, 2011 6:28 PM by Setsuna200

You will be missed.

May 17, 2011 6:17 PM by Samurai_

Rest in Peace, sir. And thank you for everything you've contributed to the anime industry.

May 17, 2011 5:53 PM by ycart59

Please Rest In Pease, Nakamura Mitsuki-san.

May 17, 2011 4:16 PM by TexKlanZ


May 17, 2011 4:15 PM by AlexSadist-sama

ur r going to be miss

May 17, 2011 2:24 PM by Mr_Gutts

RIP dude, you were and always will be The Man in art design.

May 17, 2011 11:32 AM by Jwake

Wow, the guy worked on the art and designs for 5 of the most iconic series in anime history.

He will be missed, greatly.

May 17, 2011 11:28 AM by Hias

I recognize some of the works listed here. That's sad! R.I.P.

May 17, 2011 11:11 AM by Mon_Diamond

I loved Nausicaa. Such amazing movie!
R.I.P. :(

May 17, 2011 9:20 AM by PerlaNemesis

RIP knowing that you are a legend, a national treasure, and did a great service to the anime industry.

May 17, 2011 9:13 AM by Hoppy

Rest in peace, and rest knowing that you did a good job for the industry.

May 17, 2011 8:09 AM by AiNoHikariToKage

I recognize some of these, r.i.p. :)

May 17, 2011 8:05 AM by lame-desu

RIP. Loved Nausicaa.

May 17, 2011 7:44 AM by chocolaetmaelk

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