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Animator Uchiyama Masayuki Passes Away

by dtshyk
Sep 14, 2010 3:48 AM | 71 Comments
According to Anido official website, animator Uchiyama Masayuki passed away on August 31st due to heart failure. He was 58 years old.

Uchiyama's major works:
Galaxy Express 999 (animation director)
Dragon Ball (animation director of 44 episodes)
Dragon Ball Z (animation director of 71 episodes)
Dragon Ball GT (animation director)
Knights of Ramune & 40 (animation director)
Dr. Slump (animation director)
Yu-Gi-Oh! (animation director)

Source: Anido

Story by siokan

20 of 71 Comments Recent Comments

Another death! So sad...

Sep 15, 2010 1:50 PM by isisfy

tehnominator said:
Really not a good year for the anime and manga world... R.I.P.

Can't say much more actually..

Sep 15, 2010 8:40 AM by GeniusofIron


Sep 15, 2010 4:40 AM by toph-bei-fong

dang Rest In Peace

Sep 14, 2010 11:45 PM by deg


Loved Yu-Gi-Oh O:.

Sep 14, 2010 7:29 PM by Dunkjoe


Sep 14, 2010 5:09 PM by j_hoon


Sep 14, 2010 5:06 PM by DestinySora

the guy responsible for my interest in anime dies...
no more legendary anime from him anymore..
sad time for fans everywhere...

REST IN PEACE Uchiyama Masayuki

Sep 14, 2010 4:56 PM by Bluerose2095


And they all died really young (by Japanese standards)


Sep 14, 2010 4:27 PM by wakka9ca

XcoolzX said:
Something to do with 2010? R.I.P

Yes, someone put a curse on the anime industry (disgruntled Japanese Otaku or someone angry with the anime industry), whoever did this massive injustice really needs to have a full lobotomy and thrown in solitary for life, capital punishment is too soft for such a crime.

Sep 14, 2010 4:20 PM by Hoppy

Another great talent lost far too early. Rest in peace.

Sep 14, 2010 4:13 PM by Touka

Rest in Peace~

Sep 14, 2010 3:51 PM by Alipio

Something to do with 2010? R.I.P

Sep 14, 2010 3:47 PM by XcoolzX


it's really sad to see all these people die at such a young age...

Sep 14, 2010 3:11 PM by evilernie



Sep 14, 2010 2:39 PM by BleakBurst

This stinks. Another anime/manga death. RIP.

Sep 14, 2010 1:26 PM by teababe27

Oh my God... But Satoshi Kon was like a few weeks ago @@'

RIP one of the best animators ever.

Sep 14, 2010 12:55 PM by SoraKuro kira is real after all O_O

Sep 14, 2010 12:34 PM by -applejack

Rest in Peace =(
Thank you for all the amazing contributions you've done for anime.

Sep 14, 2010 12:25 PM by camcammii

Why has there been so much death in the anime industry?! T^T Rest in peace, your works will live on in the hearts of your friends, family, and fans forever.

Sep 14, 2010 12:16 PM by Gone__Forever__

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