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Illustrator loundraw Establishes His Own Animation Studio

Illustrator loundraw Establishes His Own Animation Studio

Illustrator loundraw announced on Friday that he has established his own animation studio called Flat Studio. loundraw has been active as an illustrator since his teens. He has been drawing book novel covers and manga art, including Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai, which received an anime adaptation and where loundraw was involved as an original character designer. He was also involved in producing Kimi no Iru Basho, Tsuki ga Kirei, and an anime promotional video to Boku wa Robot-goshi no Kimi ni Koi...

Jan 11, 7:06 PM by tsubasalover 22 Comments

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Akira Miyazaki, Writer of World Masterpiece Theater Anime Titles, Dies at 84

Akira Miyazaki, Writer of World Masterpiece Theater Anime Titles, Dies at 84

Akira Miyazaki, the screenwriter who was responsible for writing half a dozen of Nippon Animation's World Masterpiece Theater anime titles in the 1970s and 1980s, died on Sunday from bile duct cancer. He was 84. Japanese news agency Jiji Press reported Miyazaki's death on Monday evening. Miyazaki, who grew up in Tokyo and began his career in the film industry in 1961 at the production company Shochiku, had no background in animation before writing for animation productions. Prior to the mid-1970...

Nov 26, 2018 4:09 PM by arsonal 7 Comments

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Seiyuu Kouji Tsujitani Dies

Seiyuu Kouji Tsujitani Dies

Reports announced on Tuesday that seiyuu Kouji Tsujitani died last Wednesday October 17 from cerebral infarction. He was 53 years old. The funeral was held among family including his seiyuu wife Kumiko Watanabe and close friends this past weekend. Born Yasufumi Tsujitani, he entered Gekidan Toei in 1983. He voiced Miroku from the Inuyasha series, Itsuki from Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho, Takumi Fujii from the 3x3 Eyes series, Bernard Wiseman from Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Seabook Arno from...
Composer Nobuo Uematsu Enters Hiatus

Composer Nobuo Uematsu Enters Hiatus

Composer Nobuo Uematsu has announced via his Line blog that he will take a break sometime throughout this year, citing that his physical condition is getting weak from composing and holding many concerts. He mentions that he hopes to return soon after taking break. Uematsu is a well-known game music composer who has composed most of Final Fantasy series and more. For anime, he has composed music for series such as Aa Megami-sama! Movie, Blue Dragon series, and Granblue Fantasy The Animation. He...

Sep 19, 2018 9:44 PM by tsubasalover 7 Comments

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Mecha Animator Kunihiro Abe Dies

Mecha Animator Kunihiro Abe Dies

Renowned mecha animator, Kunihiro Abe, died last Wednesday from a disease not specified. His death was announced by his wife Ayumi Abe and daughter via their Twitter accounts. He was 50 years old. Shown is the final illustration done by Abe, which was given to his daughter during her birthday this July. It was his favorite, too. Kunihiro Abe was well-known for his work with mecha animation, especially with Sunrise's Gundam franchise, among many other projects throughout his career. Fellow anima...

Aug 18, 2018 9:10 AM by tsubasalover 21 Comments

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Mangaka Yoshihiro Kuroiwa Dies

Mangaka Yoshihiro Kuroiwa Dies

The wife of mangaka Yoshihiro Kuroiwa has announced via his blog on Wednesday that he died on May 8 from cardiac infarction. He was 56 years old. The funeral has already been held among family members. She apologized that she didn't announce his death on time because it happened too sudden. As a mangaka Kuroiwa drew the Kishin Douji Zenki, Beyblade Taisen Seiryuuden, Buddy Spirits, and Fushigi Hunter manga series. Two of his manga series have received anime adaptations, in which he did the seri...
Director Isao Takahata Dies

Director Isao Takahata Dies

The official website of Studio Ghibli announced on Friday that director Isao Takahata died on Thursday, April 5 at 1:19 a.m. in a Tokyo hospital due to lung cancer. He was 82 years old. The funeral will be held among family and friends. Toshio Suzuki, after discussing with Hayao Miyazaki, decided to hold a grand memorial meeting for him on May 15, to honor him as an influential member of Studio Ghibli. Takahata entered Toei Douga, later known as Toei Animation since 1998, in 1959 after graduatin...

Apr 5, 2018 8:49 PM by tsubasalover 70 Comments

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Script Writer Michiru Shimada Dies

Script Writer Michiru Shimada Dies

The daughter of script writer Michiru Shimada has announced via her Twitter account that her mother died on Friday from a sickness she had since last year. She was 58 years old. Shimada worked on scripts for many anime series, such as Dr. Slump: Arale-chan, One Piece, Detective Conan, Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan, Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000%, the Little Busters series, and Little Witch Academia (TV). Source: Shimada's Twitter

Dec 15, 2017 5:27 AM by tsubasalover 17 Comments

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Animator Shouichi Masuo Dies at 57

Animator Shouichi Masuo Dies at 57

The official website of studio Khara has reported that animator Shouichi Masuo died on Monday due to chronic illness despite having been under medical treatments. He was 57. Masuo began his career in the anime industry as a key animator for Sengoku Majin Goushougun (Macron 1). He was well acquainted with Hideaki Anno, Katsuhiko Nishijima, and Kouji Itou, and established studio Graviton. Masuo was also a key staff member of the 1984 anime film Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Fushigi no Umi no Nad...

Jul 25, 2017 11:12 PM by sevenPocky 31 Comments

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Producer Ouji Hiroi Announces Re-marriage

Producer Ouji Hiroi Announces Re-marriage

Producer Ouji Hiroi announced on Tuesday that he got married to a dentist last year. He also announced a new multimedia project the same day. Born Teruhisa, Hiroi is well-known for producing the Sakura Taisen and Chou Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru series, both of which received anime adaptations. He also produced Karen Senki in 2014, and many more. Source: Oricon

Jul 25, 2017 3:10 AM by tsubasalover 6 Comments

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Illustrator Torishimo Dies

Illustrator Torishimo Dies

It has been confirmed in a tweet posted by an August Soft employee that illustrator Torishimo died on February 20, 2017. A funeral was held four days later, on February 24. The reason for his death has not been revealed. Torishimo was an illustrator and was mostly known for illustrating the Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan, Kisshou: Good☆Looks, and Moriguchi Orito no Onmyoudou light novels. Source: Otakomu

Mar 4, 2017 4:12 AM by tsubasalover 24 Comments

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Hayao Miyazaki Returning to Make a New Feature Length Movie

Hayao Miyazaki Returning to Make a New Feature Length Movie

Toshio Suzuki has announced at an event in the US on Thursday that a new feature length movie by Hayao Miyazaki is in production. Hayao announced that he would retire from making feature-length movies in September 2013. Hayao was a director for Studio Ghibli until 2013, where Kaze Tachinu was his final feature-length movie. He has been creating short movies for the Ghibli Museum after retirement. He is currently working on the short Kemushi no Boro, but it will not be completed soon. Source: Kou...

Feb 24, 2017 6:27 AM by tsubasalover 67 Comments

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Director Seijun Suzuki Dies

Director Seijun Suzuki Dies

Nikkatsu reported today that Seijun Suzuki died on Monday, February 13 at the age of 93. The cause of death was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The funeral has since been held by his family. Born in 1923 as Seitarou Suzuki, Seijun Suzuki debuted as a director for the movie Minato no Kanpai, Shouri wo Wagate ni (Victory Is Mine) in 1956. While predominantly known as an actor and live-action filmmaker—especially for yakuza B-movies—Suzuki also directed the TV anime Lupin III: Part II and an...

Feb 22, 2017 2:20 AM by tsubasalover 10 Comments

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Color Designer Michiyo Yasuda Dies at 77

Color Designer Michiyo Yasuda Dies at 77

It was announced that color designer Michiyo Yasuda has died at age 77 on October 5. The cause of death was an illness. A private funeral with her husband and relatives has already been held. Yasuda debuted as a color designer in 1976, working on Haha wo Tazunete Sanzenri, and in 1978 she worked on Mirai Shounen Conan, where she was fully in charge of the color designs for the first time. She was also the color designer for many prestigious Studio Ghibli films for more than 30 years until her re...

Oct 11, 2016 10:30 PM by tsubasalover 16 Comments

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Program Producer of Gintama Leaves Anime Department

Program Producer of Gintama Leaves Anime Department

According to the twitter of Gintama director Takamatsu Shinji, there were personnel changes in TV Tokyo that led to anime producer Azuma Fukashi leaving the anime production department and being promoted to the counselor of the management strategy office. Azuma had been in charge of the production of TV Tokyo's anime programs since 1999. Takamatsu said that Azuma had protected the Gintama anime from internal and external pressures and his promotion was totally unexpected for the staff of Gintama...

Jun 23, 2011 2:49 AM by dtshyk 28 Comments

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