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Animator Yamauchi Toshio Passes Away

by dtshyk
Aug 26, 2010 6:20 AM | 49 Comments
According to animator Murata Toshiharu's blog, animator Yamauchi Toshio passed away on August 24th. Director Daichi Akitaroh looked back over Yamauchi's contributions to Ojarumaru and cried all the night through. Director Hirakawa Tetsuo tweeted that the deaths of Kon Satoshi and Yamauchi Toshio have changed the history of anime.

Yamauchi Toshio's major works:
Lupin III (key animation)
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (key animation)
Future Boy Conan (key animation)
Ojarumaru (graphic director)
Spoon Oba-San (graphic director)
Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer (key animation)
Grave of the Fireflies (key animation)
Kiteretsu (general graphic director)
Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo (general graphic director)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (key animation)

Sources: Murata's blog, Daichi's tweet, Hirakawa's tweet

20 of 49 Comments Recent Comments

Another sad new... And I loved Yu-Gi-Oh... '-'

Aug 28, 2010 2:56 AM by Resewnio

How sad, he was very talented. And to go at such a young age is unfair. At least pancreatic cancer is relatively painless.

Lets hope that his soul finds rest in the afterlife.

Rest in Peace

Aug 27, 2010 11:05 PM by Translation

A terrible loss. RIP

Aug 27, 2010 6:55 PM by Kyonzi

August has got to be the most depressing month.
Ever. ;_;

Aug 27, 2010 6:00 PM by Eka

R.I.P. his works were great..

Aug 27, 2010 5:57 PM by Darkslinger

Double kill!


Aug 27, 2010 6:57 AM by hazama


Aug 27, 2010 6:54 AM by Dahyun

OH , god how many more

i even lost my count

Is there a hidden killer ?

Aug 26, 2010 10:40 PM by Eternal_Shield

another death of the anime indusrty hmmm i think its a conspiracy from the haters

Aug 26, 2010 10:30 PM by Corpse69


Another great talent that has left the realm of the living... ...

Rest in peace. T^T

Aug 26, 2010 6:52 PM by SoujimiSatori

The curse strikes again and it's getting worse.

RIP man, Yu-Gi-Oh was awesome.

Aug 26, 2010 5:52 PM by Hoppy

R.I.P Kon Satoshi and Yamauchi Toshio; You will be missed

Aug 26, 2010 5:44 PM by Darkgreen12

RIP bro.

Aug 26, 2010 3:38 PM by sgd

that's mess up another one again i need to watch lupin RIP man

Aug 26, 2010 3:37 PM by Mr_Gutts

Another one? wow :(

Rest in Peace

Aug 26, 2010 3:27 PM by Chatmouflage


Aug 26, 2010 1:29 PM by faiii


Aug 26, 2010 1:29 PM by faiii

This is getting more depressing...First Satoshi Kon and now him?


Aug 26, 2010 1:28 PM by MomoHime125

Another death?! :[


Aug 26, 2010 1:20 PM by Mystere


Aug 26, 2010 12:37 PM by DestinySora