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Anime Director Iida Umanosuke Passes Away

by dtshyk
Nov 26, 2010 8:07 AM | 72 Comments
According to the tweet by anime director Kamiya Jun, anime director Iida Umanosuke passed away after a long struggle against an illness. He was 49 years old.

Iida Umanosuke's works:
Hellsing (general director)
Cowboy Bebop (storyboard)
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (director ep 6 - 11)
Devilman: The Birth (director, script)
Devilman: The Demon Bird (director. script)
Tide-Line Blue (director, original work)
Yukikaze (planner, producer)
Gin'iro no Kami no Agito (original work)
GaoGaiGar Final (storyboard)
Tetsuwan Birdy Decode (storyboard)
Blassreiter (storyboard)
Super Robot Taisen OG: Divine Wars (storyboard)
Shangri-La (storyboard, design works)

Source: Kamiya Jun's twitter

20 of 72 Comments Recent Comments

Mobile Suit Gundam - 08th MS Team.

Even if he only did the second half of the OVA, its enough.


Nov 29, 2010 4:35 AM by Shdwfalcon


Nov 28, 2010 9:42 AM by ladyxzeus

I think I'll cry. R.I.P.

Nov 28, 2010 12:12 AM by MysticHrist


Nov 27, 2010 8:06 PM by FoolishBandit


Nov 27, 2010 9:39 AM by chiquit0621

Rest In Peace

Nov 27, 2010 5:46 AM by toph-bei-fong

Wow, enjoyed your work, Rest In Peace.

Nov 27, 2010 3:02 AM by terminus

R.I.P. ):

Nov 27, 2010 2:14 AM by TakaN94


He was so young... :/

Nov 27, 2010 2:13 AM by Shwele

aw people on the animation industry should watch their health

Nov 27, 2010 12:56 AM by j0x

RIP he will be truly missed

mecha <3

Nov 27, 2010 12:56 AM by Corpse69

Rest in Peace.

Cowboy Bebop and Hellsing was awesome and it wouldn't been awesome without him...

Nov 27, 2010 12:54 AM by TanukiBoi

Anyone related to Cowboy bebop is a legend in my eyes. RIP

Nov 27, 2010 12:41 AM by Neji


i really love gaogaigar final..

Nov 27, 2010 12:11 AM by battleknight45

Rest in peace, this is a bad year for the manga/anime industry. So many talented people passed away. ;A;

Nov 26, 2010 10:32 PM by SoujimiSatori

When I saw Cowboy Bebop on the list, he automatically gained the utmost respect from me. RIP

Nov 26, 2010 9:29 PM by SkiesOfBlue


Hellsing ..... a good anime

Nov 26, 2010 9:28 PM by Album

Yeah, Bebop and Helsing were cool anime. Hope this isn't another example of 'karoshi'.

Nov 26, 2010 9:26 PM by keitasama

another death, short life expectancy in japan.

Nov 26, 2010 9:07 PM by Kazeshini

rest in peace

Nov 26, 2010 9:03 PM by badlander_vtg