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Puppet Anime Creator Kawamoto Kihachiro Passes Away

by dtshyk
Aug 27, 2010 12:40 AM | 75 Comments
According to Sankei news, stop motion anime director Kawamoto Kihachiro passed away on August 23rd due to pneumonia. He was 85 years old.

Kawamoto is known as one of the founders of Japanese puppet animation and his unique art style has been receiving international praise.

Dojoji Temple: Annecy International Animation Film Festival Émile Reynaud Award and Audience Award (1976)
Winter Days: Japan Media Arts Festival Grand Prize (2003)
The Demon and other works: Mainichi Film Concours Ohfuji Noburo Awards (1972, 1974, 1976, 1990, 2003)
Shisha no Sho: Sitges International Film Festival Special Award (2005)

Source: Sankei

20 of 75 Comments Recent Comments

R.I.P.

Sep 3, 2010 5:45 PM by LoveEnmaAi

Back to topic, I haven't seen his works, but...

RIP.

(Offtopic: Yes, this is also happening in the J-Pop/J-Rock industry too. Not deaths, but disbandings.)

Aug 29, 2010 3:07 PM by Kyon2570

R.I.P :(

Aug 29, 2010 5:50 AM by iKaity

MadDogV2 said:
He was 85 after all, at 80's 90's you're knocking on death's door as it is. This really isn't as surprising as the others given his age, so I would be hesitant to include his death as part of the "curse".


I agree...

Aug 29, 2010 5:36 AM by atashi_wa_baka

RIP

Puppets Forever~

Aug 29, 2010 12:46 AM by Alipio

He was 85 after all, at 80's 90's you're knocking on death's door as it is. This really isn't as surprising as the others given his age, so I would be hesitant to include his death as part of the "curse".

Aug 28, 2010 11:43 AM by MadDogV2

kimatg said:
RIP

Is it just me that feels we're getting way more death news than usual? It's really kinda sad. :'(

it's not just you who realize it.

also RIP. three times happened, now i need to figure out what is exactly happening

Aug 28, 2010 8:57 AM by villains

McNagah said:
Well, that's the third person to die. Looks like the death spree is over.

RIP for the ones who died though.

didnt we lose a bunch of manga-ka prior to these deaths.... i recall losing a decent number since the year started...

Aug 28, 2010 5:25 AM by KuroLion

R.I.P

it likes the signal of an end of animes, every famous director keep passing away :(

Aug 28, 2010 4:17 AM by Hanaki_Neko

R.I.P

Aug 28, 2010 3:39 AM by Opi-chan

Another one @_@

iday12 said:
that's as likely as someone with a grudge against people connected to anime killing them off with a deathnote


Exactly my thoughts '-'

RIP

Aug 28, 2010 2:59 AM by Resewnio

R.I.P.

Aug 27, 2010 11:54 PM by toph-bei-fong

im getten freaked out by the amount of deaths in the anime industry this year is no coincidence
RIP man

Aug 27, 2010 9:40 PM by Corpse69

Rest in Puppets

Aug 27, 2010 9:38 PM by magicb

Well, they always say celebrities die in threes...

Never seen any of his work, but RIP regardless. :[

Aug 27, 2010 8:31 PM by SoneAnna

SamTheNayru said:
WHY DOES EVERYONE IN THE ANIME INDUSTRY DIE?! ;_____;

R.I.P.


EXACTLY I MEAN WHAT THE FUCK!!!!?????????

Aug 27, 2010 7:45 PM by Dreadnaught_500

One more down

Aug 27, 2010 7:43 PM by Shangetsu

At least he lived a long and prosperous life. Rest in peace.

Aug 27, 2010 5:41 PM by Touka

Japan is not having a good week.

Aug 27, 2010 5:11 PM by Mormegil

Seriously, another one? There has to be something strange going on...

Aug 27, 2010 5:04 PM by Mystere

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