According to Asahi.com, anime producer Nishizaki Yoshinobu
passed away on November 7th. He was 75 years old. He fell from a ship to the sea near Chichi jima
Nishizaki established Office Academy in 1963 and produced Umi no Triton
with former members of Mushi Productions
. In 1973, he launched Uchuu Senkan Yamato
project. He had disputed with Matsumoto Leiji
and Touhouku Shinsha
over the copyright of Yamato for years and reconciled in 2004.
Nishizaki had been arrested for illegal possession of firearms and stimulant drugs twice and was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in 2003.