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Producer of Uchu Senkan Yamato Killed in a Sea Accident

by dtshyk
Nov 7, 2010 2:45 AM | 39 Comments
According to, 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 island.

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.

Source: Asahi

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*Insert Yamato's OP here*

ARGHHHHHH. R.I.P, dear Nishizaki Yoshinobu.

Nov 11, 2010 12:18 AM by MysticHrist


Nov 10, 2010 2:30 PM by Frosti

Just because this year the deaths of those Mangaka/Producers/Creators were in the news doesn't mean that people from the anime/manga industry weren't dying the past years too.-_-

He probably never got over Matsumoto taking the spotlight, lol it's Leiji who's deserving the title anyway for creating such a wonderfull universe. No tears falling for that crazy addict. As others have mentioned, probably an act of suicide.

Nov 10, 2010 5:27 AM by Schabrak

What a way to go...RIP.

Nov 8, 2010 6:56 PM by FoolishBandit

Another original in the industry has passed on, RIP.

This year the anime industry was cursed taking down too many people before their time but there were losses of legends and originals who founded the anime industry.

Nov 8, 2010 1:56 PM by Hoppy


Nov 8, 2010 12:16 PM by YachiruKusajishi

this year took down many people

Nov 8, 2010 9:05 AM by Mr_Gutts


Nov 8, 2010 7:38 AM by lame-desu


Nov 8, 2010 4:33 AM by icycoldpepsi


Nov 7, 2010 11:03 PM by badlander_vtg


Nov 7, 2010 9:33 PM by Aozure

How are these deaths so abnormal? We got people falling off a cliff, a sea accident, car accidents?

Nov 7, 2010 9:17 PM by Confucius

He fell from a boat!? This is a bad year man.

Nov 7, 2010 7:09 PM by Meomix


But wow...2010 in a killer year for the anime industry.

Nov 7, 2010 3:39 PM by HoshiKirby


May the hellhounds, go easy on the bites....looool

Nov 7, 2010 3:35 PM by _Kusuriuri_


Nov 7, 2010 3:20 PM by Neverarine

he probably learned something he wasn't suppose to so the government offed him in a boat accident....

this has to be a conspiracy

Nov 7, 2010 2:49 PM by girlsdeadmonster

Fell from a ship????
That sound pretty weird....
R.I.P. :/

Nov 7, 2010 12:34 PM by magentaanbu

>Nishizaki was aboard the 485-ton research steamboat Yamato

Oh god, the Irony ;A;



Nov 7, 2010 12:03 PM by BasakaNZ

T^T so many deaths in the anime in peace...

Nov 7, 2010 11:20 AM by Gone__Forever__

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