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Director of Macross Passes Away

by dtshyk
Mar 21, 2012 5:01 AM | 71 Comments
According to Asahi News, anime director Ishiguro Noboru passed away on March 20th. He was 73 years old. He founded Artland studio in 1978 and directed Legend of the Galactic Heroes and Macross. As the representative of Artland, he trained Itano Ichiro and Mikimoto Haruhiko.

Source: Asahi Newspaper

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My condolences, person I've never known.

May 8, 2013 8:38 AM by yhunata

Rest in peace.

May 8, 2013 7:44 AM by Kuandohan


Mar 23, 2012 2:36 AM by Kiur

Thank you for Macross.

Mar 22, 2012 9:11 PM by madaodono

A salute.

Mar 22, 2012 10:11 AM by removed-user

If it weren't for SDF Macross, I probably would never have started watching anime


Mar 22, 2012 1:41 AM by torgon02

rest in peace.

Mar 22, 2012 1:26 AM by NoobHunterD

Death of a legend. Thank you for all your amazing works.

Industry-related, this is the saddest news, for me, since Satoshi Kon's passing.

Mar 22, 2012 12:48 AM by Mormegil

This is very sad news :( the man was a legend. R.I.P.

Mar 21, 2012 10:14 PM by velcom

R.I.P. the man who directed LoGH.

Mar 21, 2012 9:41 PM by Athena

Very upsetting. Macross is a masterpiece. Rest in peace.

Mar 21, 2012 8:14 PM by MyNameSucks

man this sucks

Mar 21, 2012 7:45 PM by Excelsior

Requiescat in pace

Mar 21, 2012 7:05 PM by Advyn

It's been a great pleasure to watch your creations. A glass to this man!

Mar 21, 2012 6:06 PM by toybox

May you Rest in Peace...

Mar 21, 2012 5:56 PM by camille164

Ishiguro-san, I was honored forever to have known you in person. That I will never get the chance to see you again and actually bring an LOGH Laserdisc box for you to sign is an overwhelmingly sad thing.

I should have known something was up when I strangely brought you up at my presentation earlier today in class. You have passed from this world, leaving many great things in your wake. Including one highly-inspired man writing this post. I will never forget you, nor the stories and personal thoughts you were willing to share. May your vision of animation continue to be shared by others.

The cherry blossoms were there to sail your soul away, at least.

Sayonara Ishiguro-dono.

Mar 21, 2012 4:46 PM by Mr_Panda

Rip great sir. I love macross one of my favorite animes of all time.

Mar 21, 2012 4:39 PM by Setsuna200

may he rest in peace

Mar 21, 2012 4:19 PM by giraffe13280

Rest in peace, Ishiguro-san.

I was looking forward to meeting you, shaking your hand, and asking where the idea behind naming the 'Tlahuixcalpantecuhtli' in LoGH. I was looking forward to praising you for your work on Macross and Yamato, two of my 'oldies' favorites.

It's been a pleasure having you bring new life into our world, sir, and you shall be missed. Hopefully even though you won't be attending Animazement 2012 now, people will still take time to offer condolences and announce it at the event.

Mar 21, 2012 4:16 PM by Ekureiru

Might check out LoGH just for him.

Mar 21, 2012 3:24 PM by KamiKazen

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