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Animator Kanada Yoshinori Passes Away

by dtshyk
Jul 22, 2009 12:41 AM | 83 Comments
Animator Kanada Yoshinori passed away of myocardial infarction on July 21st. He was 57 years old.

Source: Anido

Kanada invented numbers of unique art styles in the early age of Japanese modern anime. They were named with the prefix "Kanada", such as "Kanada Perspective", "Kanada Posing", "Kanada Motion" etc. His animations strongly influenced young animators and formed a group of artists called "Kanada Followers".

He worked on Miyazaki Hayao's movies and was given a special title "Genga Gashira (chief animator)" in Castle in the Sky.

List of Kanada's major works:
Gegege no Kitarou (1968)
Dokonjo Gaeru (1972)
Majokko Megu-chan (1974)
Uchuu Senkan Yamato TV series and movies
Gaiking (1976 & 2006)
Muteki Choujin Zanbot 3 (1977)
Galaxy Express 999 (Movie) (1979)
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Castle in the Sky
My Neighbor Totoro
Kiki's Delivery Service
Porco Rosso
X
Tottemo! Luckyman
Princess Mononoke
Blue Submarine No. 6

Kanada followers:
Imaishi Hiroyuki (the director of "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann")
Mouri Kazuaki (the general animation director of "Pokemon" movies)
Yamashita Masahito (the Mecha animation director of "Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen")
Kouzuma Shinsaku (Art storyboard of PS2 "Final Fantasy X")
Mori Hisashi (the Mecha animation director of "Big O")
Koike Takeshi (the director of "The Animatrix: World Record")
Watabe Keisuke (the character designer of "Seikai no Senki" series)
Ookubo Masao (the episode director of "Onegai My Melody" series)
Sushio (the Mecha animation director of "Top wo Nerae! 2")

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R.I.P.
an amazing person!

Jul 28, 2009 2:29 PM by Slykain

R.I.P

Jul 25, 2009 8:29 PM by Animefan710

Sad R.I.P =C

Jul 24, 2009 4:02 PM by Pyrrhus

another one :/

Jul 24, 2009 7:16 AM by villains

dtshyk said:
Kanada's funeral will be held by Anido, JAniCa and the anime studios on August 30th. Almost all the people working in the anime industry will attend it.

The organizers of the funeral:
Miyazaki Hayao
Takahata Isao
Rintaro
Suzuki Toshio
Takahashi Ryosuke
Morimoto Koji
Kousaka Kitarou
Maruyama Masao (COO of MAD HOUSE studio)
Katabuchi Sunao (the director of "Black Lagoon")
Ashida Toyoo (the director of "Hokuto no Ken")
Iida Umanosuke (the general director of "Hellsing")
Kamegaki Hajime (the director of "Naruto Shippuuden: Gekijouban Naruto Shippuuden")
Takahashi Hiroshi (the president of Toei Animation)
Nunokawa Yuuji (the president of Studio Pierrot)
Matsutani Takamasa (the president of Tezuka Production)
Matsumoto Tadahito (the president of TMS Entertainment)
Tanaka Eiko (the president of Studio4℃)
Simoji Yukinao (the president of XEBEC)
Inoue Shintaro (the president of Kadokawa Shoten)
Iwabuchi Toru (the president of Tokuma Shoten)

Source: Anido


Just goes to show just how influential and amazing this guy was.

Jul 24, 2009 6:59 AM by chinlamp

R.I.P. :(

Jul 24, 2009 2:25 AM by Shino-rin

Kanada's funeral will be held by Anido, JAniCa and the anime studios on August 30th. Almost all the people working in the anime industry will attend it.

The organizers of the funeral:
Miyazaki Hayao
Takahata Isao
Rintaro
Suzuki Toshio
Takahashi Ryosuke
Morimoto Koji
Kousaka Kitarou
Maruyama Masao (COO of MAD HOUSE studio)
Katabuchi Sunao (the director of "Black Lagoon")
Ashida Toyoo (the director of "Hokuto no Ken")
Iida Umanosuke (the general director of "Hellsing")
Kamegaki Hajime (the director of "Naruto Shippuuden: Gekijouban Naruto Shippuuden")
Takahashi Hiroshi (the president of Toei Animation)
Nunokawa Yuuji (the president of Studio Pierrot)
Matsutani Takamasa (the president of Tezuka Production)
Matsumoto Tadahito (the president of TMS Entertainment)
Tanaka Eiko (the president of Studio4℃)
Simoji Yukinao (the president of XEBEC)
Inoue Shintaro (the president of Kadokawa Shoten)
Iwabuchi Toru (the president of Tokuma Shoten)

Source: Anido

Jul 23, 2009 6:47 PM by dtshyk

Very Great movies so much i can remember~

Rest in Peace

Jul 23, 2009 1:42 AM by Fabrice

aw man.... i liked princess mononoke and X

Jul 22, 2009 9:27 PM by cyan_04

Enough of Micheal Jackson, this man was amazing.

Jul 22, 2009 9:23 PM by ArtRodriguez

Very depressing. RIP

Jul 22, 2009 9:20 PM by Tyranid5

You will be missed

RIP

Jul 22, 2009 9:11 PM by AnimeGURU475

R.I.P

he made allot of great things.

Jul 22, 2009 8:54 PM by yaya-d

Great Influence on other great series.

r.i.p

Jul 22, 2009 8:09 PM by Insodp

R.I.P to a legend, wow 2009 is an odd year full of deaths of famous people

Jul 22, 2009 7:07 PM by xDoN904

*sigh* ... so sad....

r.i.p.

Jul 22, 2009 7:01 PM by Hkizzler

rest in peace

Jul 22, 2009 6:35 PM by HikiganeYubi

X! Galaxy Express! Gaiking and Yamato! And Ghibli works! How great!

Jul 22, 2009 5:16 PM by shakeyourpup45

Rest in peace sweet good night sweet prince

Jul 22, 2009 4:52 PM by module64

Oh my, sad news are sad.
He worked on X and Blue Submarine # 6, too. D: And he's not even in the database.
RIP, Kanada-sensei.

Jul 22, 2009 4:49 PM by RenaPsychoKiller