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Top Anime Directors and Studios To Hold Kanada Yoshinori's Funeral

by dtshyk
Jul 28, 2009 12:44 AM | 14 Comments
Animator Kanada Yoshinori'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 are as follows;

Miyazaki Hayao
Tomino Yoshiyuki
Takahata Isao
Anno Hideaki
Takahashi Ryosuke
Morimoto Koji
Kousaka Kitarou
Katabuchi Sunao ("Black Lagoon")
Ohbari Masami ("Gravion" series)
Ashida Toyoo ("Hokuto no Ken")
Iida Umanosuke ("Hellsing")
Watanabe Hiroshi ("You're Under Arrest! (1996)", "Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae")
Habara Nobuyoshi ("Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor")
Kamegaki Hajime ("Naruto Shippuuden: Gekijouban Naruto Shippuuden")
Iijima Masakatsu ("Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Meikai Shitou Hen - Honoo no Kizuna")
Sadamitsu Shinya ("Dragon Half")
Nakamura Takashi ("Fantastic Children")
Fukutomi Hiroshi ("Captain Tsubasa J")
Hirokawa Kazunori ("Space Warrior Baldios")
Takabayashi Hisaya ("Blue Remains")
Ochi Kazuhiro ("Tenshi no Shippo")

Art Directors:

Presidents of anime companies:
Suzuki Toshio (Studio Ghibli, Producer)
Wada Youichi (Square Enix)
Takahashi Hiroshi (Toei Animation)
Nunokawa Yuuji (Studio Pierrot)
Matsutani Takamasa (Tezuka Production)
Matsumoto Tadahito (TMS Entertainment)
Maruyama Masao (MAD HOUSE studio, COO)
Tanaka Eiko (Studio4℃)
Simoji Yukinao (XEBEC)
Inoue Shintaro (Kadokawa Shoten)
Iwabuchi Toru (Tokuma Shoten)
Hara Yasuharu (Columbia Music Entertainment)
Sato Toshihiko (Production REED)
Takeuchi Kouji (Telecom Animation)
Namiki Takashi (OH! Production)
Oguro Yuuichiro (Studio You)

Yasuhiko Yoshikazu
Murakami Takashi
Hikawa Ryuusuke
Katayama Masahiro (Japan Animation Association chairman)

Source: Anido
Animator Kanada Yoshinori Passes Away

14 Comments Recent Comments

the funeral is on my b-day O.O

Aug 1, 2009 12:29 AM by BloodyPrince

No.He is one of the people holding the funeral.

Jul 29, 2009 12:12 AM by Nekkro

Is Miyazaki dead? :'(

Jul 28, 2009 4:08 PM by Lilly1x

Lot of famous directors/company presidents :<

Jul 28, 2009 10:09 AM by Hakua

Kanada Yoshinori was an amazing animator. I am so, so sad that he's dead. The world will never have another like him

Jul 28, 2009 8:43 AM by Hikari_Tajiri

DarkBlue said:
So, who is he? I can't even find him in the MAL database. I was able to find his profile on ANN, but I have barely seen anything of his works (I don't like oneshot movies).

Also, shouldn't he be on that list too? Or won't he be on his own funeral?

In short, he was a "super animator". Anime directors and artists in their 40-50's were all influenced by his unique animation style.

Akamatsu, Ken said:

Kanada Yoshinori-san was like a "god" for animators and after-effect artists.
Kobayashi, Osamu said:

I liked Kanada-san so much that I made "Kanada Yoshinori Fan Club" when I was a high school boy.
Okano Hidehiko (the animator of AKIRA) said:

Kanada-san was a man above the clouds.
Umetsu, Yasuomi said:

Kanada-san's style was an epoch making. In Genma Taisen, I tried hard to catch up with him, but I couldn't.
Akahori Shigeo (the animation director of Porfy no Nagai Tabi) said:

When I was a student, I was deeply into Kanada-san's art style. His animation taught me the true fun of dynamic arts.

English databases are helpless regarding animators. The name "Kanada" and "Kanada Perspective" are well known even to Japanese who don't know much about anime staff. I hope non-Japanese anime fans pay more attention to animators as well as voice actors and main directors.

Jul 28, 2009 6:47 AM by dtshyk

To the person who asked who is this guy.He worked on My Neighbor Totoro,Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,Porco Rosso,Princess Mononoke and a lot more.But after you see the names of the animes he worked on you will understand how great he was.

Jul 28, 2009 5:46 AM by Nekkro

Man, it's like a who's who list of anime/game industry people. He really must have been an influential person to a lot of the people in the industry (although I think out of all his works I've seen only a few). RIP, you've earned your rest.

Jul 28, 2009 5:42 AM by rah-rah

So, who is he? I can't even find him in the MAL database. I was able to find his profile on ANN, but I have barely seen anything of his works (I don't like oneshot movies).

Also, shouldn't he be on that list too? Or won't he be on his own funeral?

Jul 28, 2009 5:11 AM by DarkBlue

I won't be there. O.O This news topic is very "pink magazine" like. My deepest respects for this gentleman, who had such a great influence in the world of anime, but it's just irrelevant who is going to attend to his funeral.

It's a funeral, after all. Not a party.

Jul 28, 2009 3:24 AM by ladyxzeus

With his death we have lost one of the greatest animators in the industry, the world of animation will not be the same without him. Though I did not know him personally, I am sadden by his passing. I take great joy in knowing that his influence has shaped the industry, the fruits of his works will live on and that he is missed by soo many.

RIP, You've earned it...

Jul 28, 2009 2:32 AM by Randomer002

I'm sorry if I sound kinda stupid asking this question, but who was he? Like a great producer, director, or illustrator?

Jul 28, 2009 1:36 AM by gdc_anime1989

so many names O_O definitely proves how awesome and talented he was.
RIP to him, definitely not just a loss to his family and friends but to the entire industry =_=

Jul 28, 2009 1:24 AM by katzenjammer

How sad, I hope the family is alright and I'm sorry for their loss.

Jul 28, 2009 1:12 AM by Githul