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Anime Director Toriumi Hisayuki Passes Away

by dtshyk
Jan 24, 2009 4:46 PM | 7 Comments
Yomiuri Online reported that anime director Toriumi Hisayuki passed away on January 23rd. He was 67 years old. Toriumi entered Tatsunoko Productions in 1966 and took part in the direction of "Speed Racer". He was selected as the general director of "Gatchaman" in 1972. Oshii Mamoru and Mashimo Koichi studied the direction of anime under him.

List of Toriumi's works
Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman
Nils no Fushigi na Tabi
Mysterious Cities of Gold
Area 88
Dallos *world's first OVA series
Like the Clouds, like the Wind

Source: Yomiuri Online

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Jan 25, 2009 2:32 PM by Mink

RIP, and thanks for teaching Oshii

Jan 25, 2009 12:02 PM by MotokoAramaki

That's a pretty nice record, and practically the inventor of the OVA, that's a life to be proud of. Thanks.

Jan 24, 2009 9:59 PM by PeanutSteak

Rest in peace! Thank you for your contributions to anime. :)

Jan 24, 2009 5:52 PM by windy

Kira01 said:

May he rest in peace!

Jan 24, 2009 5:31 PM by ladyxzeus


May he rest in peace!

Jan 24, 2009 5:15 PM by Kira01

Man, just 67 years old...

Jan 24, 2009 4:59 PM by De-JaY