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Producer of Kaleido Star Passes Away

by dtshyk
Feb 23, 2013 7:15 AM | 75 Comments
According to the official blog of seiyu Iwao Junko, anime producer Ikeda Tohyoh passed away on February 17th due to liver cirrhosis. He was 38 years old. He launched the anime project of Kaleido Star series with Sato Junichi and founded the anime studio Encourage Films in 2008.

Source: Iwao's Blog

20 of 75 Comments Recent Comments

Rest in Peace.

Apr 27, 2013 3:57 PM by Kuandohan

this is sad news

Mar 3, 2013 12:03 PM by renders


Feb 25, 2013 6:54 AM by Mr_Gutts

Rest in Peace...:'(

another people who died young increased..:'(

Feb 24, 2013 11:47 PM by MayuAsagiri

RIP :(

Feb 24, 2013 9:14 PM by animeforever98

38 Years old? Whoa.

I'll surely re-watch the show when I have enough time. Rest in peace.

Feb 24, 2013 7:41 PM by Envy

Thank you for producing a show that reminded me to never give up on my dreams. Rest in Peace.

Feb 24, 2013 4:09 PM by KitaTsuki

Topicstarter just need to mark the text somehow that people won't misunderstood

Feb 24, 2013 2:32 PM by Nachtwandler_21

Kuraaiiya said:
Kiraly said:
I listened to her character songs a lot, especially the ones she had as Tomoyo.

I looked over her credits, and she had really recent roles too ;_;

I first thought the seiyuu died but read again, the seiyuu was the one to announce someone's death on twitter.


Now I feel horrible for feeling better, heh.

Feb 24, 2013 1:49 PM by Kiraly

RIP, we will remember you.

Feb 24, 2013 1:45 PM by CyberSpeek

Oh, this really sucks... R.I.P T^T

Feb 24, 2013 1:39 PM by Yorozuya-no-Yume

R.I.P :(

Feb 24, 2013 12:57 PM by haizakipls

Damn, Kaleido Star is the only anime which always able to show me something new with every rewatch. It was always able to bring smile to my face.

You gave a good anime to the world, Rest in Peace now, altough it was too early.

Feb 24, 2013 12:55 PM by Kurokami

Setsuna200 said:
No Tomoyo from cardcaptors has died. RIP. May you find happiness in the next life and afterlife.

Reread the topic. Nothing happened with Junko Iwao.

Feb 24, 2013 12:48 PM by Nachtwandler_21

liver cirrosis... awful. So beware to all of drik too much.

Feb 24, 2013 12:24 PM by minimiau


Feb 24, 2013 11:26 AM by f4b10

Thank you for one of my favorites Kaleido Star. I personally loved it. RIP Mr. Tohyoh. :(

Feb 24, 2013 9:41 AM by TerrorH3ctor

No Tomoyo from cardcaptors has died. RIP. May you find happiness in the next life and afterlife.

Feb 24, 2013 8:04 AM by Setsuna200

vaya con dios.

Feb 24, 2013 7:38 AM by Nasty001


Feb 24, 2013 7:02 AM by Rosaryn

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