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'Lupin III' Voice Actor Kiyoshi Kobayashi Dies at 89

'Lupin III' Voice Actor Kiyoshi Kobayashi Dies at 89

Tokyo-based talent agency Haikyo announced on Monday that Kiyoshi Kobayashi, best known for his role as Daisuke Jigen in the Lupin III franchise died on July 30 due to pneumonia. He was 89 years old. The funeral was held privately by close relatives with a public service planned...
'Solo Leveling' Manhwa Artist Sung-Rak Jang Dies

'Solo Leveling' Manhwa Artist Sung-Rak Jang Dies

Illustrator Sung-Rak Jang, best known for the Solo Leveling manhwa series, died on Saturday due to chronic health issues leading to cerebral hemorrhage. He was 37 years old. The funeral was held privately by his friends and family. Yen Press, the company which publishes the manhw...

Jul 25, 1:38 PM by Aidan 49 Comments

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'Yu☆Gi☆Oh!' Creator Kazuki Takahashi Dies at 60

'Yu☆Gi☆Oh!' Creator Kazuki Takahashi Dies at 60

Manga creator Kazuki Takahashi, best known for the Yu☆Gi☆Oh! manga series, died on Thursday. He was 60 years old. According to the NHK, a person reported to the Japan Coast Guard at around 10:30 in July 6 that a body was floating 300 meters from the coast of Nago city, Okinawa pr...
'Doraemon' Co-Creator Fujio A Fujiko Dies at 88

'Doraemon' Co-Creator Fujio A Fujiko Dies at 88

Prolific manga creator Fujio A Fujiko, best known for Ninja Hattori-kun (Ninja Hattori), Warau Salesman (The Laughing Salesman), and co-creating Doraemon, died on Thursday. He was 88 years old. According to the Kanagawa Prefectural Police from the Tama station, a concerned indivi...
'Tokyo Mew Mew' Manga Artist Mia Ikumi Dies

'Tokyo Mew Mew' Manga Artist Mia Ikumi Dies

The official website of the Nakayoshi magazine announced on Monday that Tokyo Mew Mew manga artist Mia Ikumi died due to subarachnoid hemorrhage on March 7. Ikumi debuted with Superdoll Rika Chan in Nakayoshi, which ran from 1998-1999. She and Reiko Yoshida began Tokyo Mew Mew in...

Mar 13, 11:02 PM by Vindstot 23 Comments

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Voice Actress Riho Iida Announces Marriage

Voice Actress Riho Iida Announces Marriage

Voice actress Riho Iida announced her marriage to a man outside of the industry on Twitter on Saturday. "Although I am still inexperienced, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has supported me thus far. I want to grow even more as a person and as an art...
Voice Actress, Singer Sayaka Kanda Dies at 35

Voice Actress, Singer Sayaka Kanda Dies at 35

Voice actress and singer Sayaka Kanda, known for playing Yuna in Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale and Mana Nagase in Idoly Pride, died on Saturday. She was 35 years old. According to news outlet Mainichi Shimbun, Kanda was found collapsed in the outer garden of the 14th floo...

Dec 18, 2021 1:45 PM by DatRandomDude 50 Comments

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'Cowboy Bebop' Scriptwriter, 'Wolf's Rain' Creator Keiko Nobumoto Dies at 57

'Cowboy Bebop' Scriptwriter, 'Wolf's Rain' Creator Keiko Nobumoto Dies at 57

Dai Satou posted on Friday that fellow scriptwriter Keiko Nobumoto died on December 1 due to esophageal cancer. She was 57. Nobumoto began her career as a scriptwriter for the Tobe! Kujira no Peek (Fly! Peek the Whale) movie in 1991 and the Hiroshima ni Ichiban Densha ga Hashitta...

Dec 10, 2021 9:48 PM by DatRandomDude 36 Comments

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Director Kinji Yoshimoto Dies at 55

Director Kinji Yoshimoto Dies at 55

The official website of the Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest) television anime announced on Wednesday that director Kinji Yoshimoto died on November 5. He was 55. Yoshimoto was a prolific director who helmed series such as Mac...

Nov 10, 2021 8:56 AM by DatRandomDude 19 Comments

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'Edens Zero' Director Yuuji Suzuki Dies

'Edens Zero' Director Yuuji Suzuki Dies

Following the 25th and final episode broadcast of Edens Zero on Sunday, the official website of the television anime announced that the series director Yuuji Suzuki died on September 9 in a hospital in Tokyo. Before helming Edens Zero with chief director Shinji Ishihara, Suzuki s...

Oct 2, 2021 11:49 AM by DatRandomDude 30 Comments

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'Golgo 13' Creator Takao Saitou Dies at 84

'Golgo 13' Creator Takao Saitou Dies at 84

Publishing company Shogakukan announced on Wednesday that manga author Takao Saitou, known for creating Golgo 13, passed away on September 24 at 10:42 a.m due to pancreatic cancer. He was 84 years old. The funeral was attended by his relatives only due to the COVID-19 pandemic, h...

Sep 29, 2021 6:38 PM by DatRandomDude 32 Comments

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Voice Actor Miyu Irino Announces Marriage

Voice Actor Miyu Irino Announces Marriage

Voice Actor Miyu Irino announced his marriage on his agency's website on Friday. The voice actor said he would continue his career. "To everyone who supports me, I am sorry for bringing up my personal affairs during such a difficult time, but I would like to announce that I have...

Sep 3, 2021 12:44 PM by Mako995 20 Comments

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'Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha' Mangaka Haruka Kaya Dies

'Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha' Mangaka Haruka Kaya Dies

The official website for Square Enix's Manga UP! revealed on Tuesday that Haruka Kaya, the artist for the manga version of the Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou e Kayou (The Misfit of Demon King Academy) light novel,...

Jul 13, 2021 9:20 PM by ImperfectBlue 39 Comments

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Voice Actor Kouichi Yamadera Announces Marriage

Voice Actor Kouichi Yamadera Announces Marriage

Voice actor Kouichi Yamadera announced his marriage to singer and radio personality Robin Shouko Okada on his official Twitter on Monday. The two met on the set of Bay FM's radio program The BAY☆LINE. "After graduating from the radio program, I realized the importance of her exis...

Jun 14, 2021 2:27 PM by Aiimee 23 Comments

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Voice Actress Yui Ishikawa Announces Marriage

Voice Actress Yui Ishikawa Announces Marriage

Celebrating her 32nd birthday, voice actress Yui Ishikawa announced her marriage to a man outside of the industry on her official Twitter on Sunday. "I'm marrying someone I have been dating for a long time. He's a wonderful person who supports me, as I'm a shy and timid person, s...

May 30, 2021 12:37 PM by Aiimee 34 Comments

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'Berserk' Creator Kentarou Miura Dies at 54

'Berserk' Creator Kentarou Miura Dies at 54

Prolific manga author Kentarou Miura, best known for creating Berserk, died on May 6 at 2:48 p.m. due to an acute aortic dissection. He was 54 years old. "We would like to express our utmost respect and gratitude to Miura's works and pray for his soul.," reads a brief obituary p...

May 19, 2021 9:39 PM by Vindstot 437 Comments

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ALI Enters Indefinite Hiatus Following Drummer's Arrest

ALI Enters Indefinite Hiatus Following Drummer's Arrest

Tokyo-based multinational funk band Alien Liberty International (ALI) announced on Friday that they are entering an indefinite hiatus. The news comes after the two arrests and indictment of the band's drummer Kahadio (born Kadio Shirai). The band's management has rescinded its c...

May 15, 2021 9:24 AM by DatRandomDude 34 Comments

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'Dragon Ball' Composer Shunsuke Kikuchi Dies at 89

'Dragon Ball' Composer Shunsuke Kikuchi Dies at 89

Doraemon (1979) and Dragon Ball composer Shunsuke Kikuchi died of aspiration pneumonia on April 24. He was 89 years old. Kikuchi was born on November 1, 1931, in Hirosaki-shi, Aomori Prefecture. His prolific career composing music for film, television, and anime began with the f...

Apr 28, 2021 7:38 PM by ImperfectBlue 40 Comments

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'Beck', 'Paradise Kiss' Director Osamu Kobayashi Dies at 57

'Beck', 'Paradise Kiss' Director Osamu Kobayashi Dies at 57

Director Osamu Kobayashi died on Saturday after a two-year battle with kidney cancer. He was 57 years old. Kobayashi's death was revealed through a post on his Twitter reading, "I left for heaven. I have been fighting kidney cancer for two years but unfortunately I am exhausted....

Apr 18, 2021 3:20 PM by Mako995 26 Comments

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Animator Yasuo Ootsuka Dies at 89

Animator Yasuo Ootsuka Dies at 89

Yasuo Ootsuka (right) with Hayao Miyazaki Animator Yasuo Ootsuka died on Monday, March 15. He was 89 years old. Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki revealed the news on the same day at the 2021 Tokyo Anime Award Festival. Ootsuka was born on July 11, 1931, in Shimane Prefecture...

Mar 16, 2021 9:25 PM by ImperfectBlue 12 Comments

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