Kobayashi, Shichirou

Kobayashi, Shichirou

Given name: 七郎
Family name: 小林
Birthday: Aug 30, 1932
Website: http://www.kobe-du.ac.j...
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Kobayashi Shichirou was born August 30, 1932 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was an animation art director and founder of the Kobayashi Production. He also served as a visiting professor at Kobe Design University.

After graduating from Musashino Art University, Kobayashi worked as an elementary school art teacher before joining Toei Douga in 1964 as an art director. He joined Gendai Seisaku Shuudan in 1968, but left the following year to start his own studio, Kobayashi Production. He was the company's representative director until it was dissolved in February 2011, at which point he retired from the animation industry.

He was a well-known art director who worked on many series and films throughout his career, including Ashita no Joe 2, Magical Angel Creamy Mami, and Lupin III Castle of Cagliostro.

Kobayashi died on August 25, 2022 due to congestive heart failure at the age of 89.

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Art Director Shichirou Kobayashi Dies at 89

Art Director Shichirou Kobayashi Dies at 89

Art Director Shichirou Kobayashi died due to congestive heart failure on August 25. He was 89 years old. Kobayashi was born in August 1932, in Hokkaido prefecture an...read more

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Boogieslayerbop | Sep 15, 11:50 AM
FF


DiscordMod | Sep 12, 1:18 PM
May you rest in peace...Your work on Berserk will forever remain legendary.


Potimas | Sep 12, 12:59 PM
oh


Surrogation | Sep 12, 12:21 PM
Literally who?


FrkXJ6 | Sep 12, 11:23 AM
RIP


Deathko | Sep 12, 5:16 AM
RIP, you legend.


Neonxgenesis2 | Sep 11, 6:15 PM
He was a legend and leaves a huge mark onto anime production.
Rest in peace.


Vivian_Lira666 | Sep 11, 4:27 PM
rip


Peporomi | Sep 11, 7:18 AM
Rest in Peace


Pre_Yum | Sep 11, 6:25 AM
Probably the greatest art director of all time.

RIP sensei.


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