Anime/Manga/Japan Obituaries


#1

This thread will be a place for ONLY the passing of individuals in the world of Anime, Manga and Japan in general.

Anything else goes in the TV/Movies thread.


#2

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/12/05/kawaii-culture-ambassador-takamasa-sakurai-passes-away
Scott Green - December 05, 2015 5:45am EST
Cool Japan advocate was 49


#3

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-11/jiroemon-kimura-oldest-man-in-recorded-history-dies-at-age-116.html
June 11, 2013

###Fist of the North Star, Raoh, Voice Actor Kenji Utsumi, Passes Away
June 13, 2013


June 16, 2013


July 6, 2013

###Crayon Shin-chan Character Designer Hiroshi Ogawa Passes Away
August 8, 2013

###Police Suspect Suicide in Ramen Fighter Miki Creator Jun Sadogawa’s Passing
August 13, 2013

###Makoto Moroi dies at age eighty-two
Sept 2, 2013

###Eiji Toyoda, Promoter of the Toyota Way and Engineer of Its Growth, Dies at 100
Sept 17, 2013

###Hiroshi Yamauchi, Who Steered Nintendo to Dominance, Dies at 85
*Sept 19, 2013


September 24, 2013

###Stage/Voice Actor Tomoyuki Dan Passes Away
posted on October 11, 2013

###Singer, TV Personality Takajin Yashiki Passes Away
posted on 2014-01-07 14:15 EST
64-year-old performer sang theme & insert song for Gundam film trilogy

###Actress Keiko Awaji, best known for role in ‘The Bridges at Toko-Ri,’ dies at age 80
January 11, 2014

###Seizō Katō, Japanese G1 Megatron/Galvatron voice, dies at 86
January 18, 2014

###Hiroo Onoda, Soldier Who Hid in Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91
January 18, 2014

###Bleach’s Genryūsai Voice Actor Masaaki Tsukada Passes Away
posted on 2014-01-29 03:40 EST
Voice of One Piece’s Toto, Captain Tylor’s Wang, Yumeiro Pâtissière’s Chairman

###Children’s writer and poet Michio Mado dies at 104
February 28, 2014

###Yairi, guitar maker favored by McCartney, dies
March 10, 2014

###Tokyo: Death Utsui Ken Red series, at 82-year-old
March 14, 2014

###Actor Keizo Kanie dies from stomach cancer at 69
April 5, 2014

###One Piece Voice Actor Kouji Yada Passes Away
posted on 2014-05-01 09:27 EDT
Voice of Chef Zeff, Dragon Ball Z’s Doctor Gero passed away on Thursday at age 81 due to chronic kidney failure

###Crayon Shin-chan/Eureka Seven AO Voice Actor Rokuro Naya Passes Away
posted on 2014-11-17
Saint Seiya/Yū Yū Hakusho actor won Merit Award at 8th Annual Seiyū Awards in February


#4

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2015/02/02/rwby-creator-monty-oum-passes-away
February 02, 2015 1:55pm CST
Rooster Teeth action director and animator passes at 33 years old

###Vocaloid Artist, Anime Theme Song Composer samfree Passes Away
posted on 2015-10-01 02:45 EDT
Mushibugyō, Katanagatari theme song composer was 31

###Manga Creator Jinpachi Mori Passes Away
posted on 2015-11-28 10:30 EST
Manga writer penned Kasai no Hito, Benkei in New York manga

###Kitaro, NonNonBâ Manga Creator Shigeru Mizuki Passes Away
posted on 2015-11-29 23:27 EST
93-year-old prolific manga creator ended latest series in May

###Grave of the Fireflies Novelist Akiyuki Nosaka Passes Away
posted on 2015-12-09 21:30 EST
Ghibli based anime film on Naoki Prize-winning author’s semi-autobiographical novel

###Voice Actress Miyu Matsuki Passed Away Due to Epstein–Barr Virus, Lymphoma
posted on 2015-12-15 14:00 EST
Family shares cause of death to raise awareness


#5

[size=16]In Memoriam[/size]
posted on 2015-12-31 23:50 EST
To those who left us in 2015


#6

[size=16]Anime, Manga Stars Come Out to Pay Respects to Late Shigeru Mizuki[/size]
posted on 2016-02-02 16:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge


#7

[size=16]Creature Designer Yasushi Nirasawa Passes Away[/size]
posted on 2016-02-05 00:20 EST
52-year old designer worked on Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Dragon’s Heaven


#8

[size=16]Manga Creator Satomi Koe Passes Away[/size]
posted on 2016-02-19 11:00 EST
Artist drew 110-volume series Nijitte Monogatari with writer Kazuo Koike


#9

[size=16]M2 Video Game Programmer Akira Saitō Passes Away[/size]
posted on 2016-02-21 00:30 EST
Audio programmer worked on Sega’s 3D Classics line among many other titles


#10

[size=16]Gundam Seed Head Scriptwriter Chiaki Morosawa Passes Away[/size]
posted on 2016-02-22 12:00 EST
Wife of director Mitsuo Fukuda also wrote for Cyber Formula, Gear Fighter Dendoh anime


#11

[size=16]Kickoff Manga Creator Taku Chiba Passes Away[/size]
posted on 2016-03-04 17:00 EST
Author of 1982-83 Weekly Shonen Jump series was 56


#12

[size=16]Psychologist, Professor Layton ‘Puzzle Master’ Akira Tago Passes Away[/size]
posted on 2016-03-16 01:30 EDT
Author of best-selling Atama no Taisō book series was 90 years old

[size=16]Pokémon Company Designer Eric Medalle Killed in Windstorm[/size]
posted on 2016-03-16 13:45 EDT
Medalle designed logos for Pokémon XY, Pokémon: Black and White, more


#13

[size=16]Thunderbirds Co-Creator Sylvia Anderson Passes Away[/size]
posted on 2016-03-22 00:00 EDT


#14

###Shuffle! Game Scenario Writer Agobarrier Passes Away
posted on 2016-03-31 12:45 EDT
Author published 1st novel with MF Bunko J in January


#15

###Wild 7 Manga Creator Mikiya Mochizuki Passes Away
posted on 2016-04-03 14:15 EDT
Popular motorcycle police action manga inspired live-action & anime projects


#16

###Digimon Theme Song Singer Kouji Wada Passes Away
posted on 2016-04-08 02:06 EDT
Fan farewell event to take place in Tokyo later this month


#17

###Industry Shares Messages After Digimon Singer’s Passing
posted on 2016-04-11 13:45 EDT by Sarah Nelkin


#18

###Gatchaman, Osomatsu-kun Voice Actor Tooru Oohira Passes Away
posted on 2016-04-14 04:15 EDT
Japanese dub voice of Darth Vader, Homer Simpson was 86


#19

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/04/25/precure-ed-dance-choreographervoice-actor-ken-maeda-passes-away-at-44
Found with cardiopulmonary arrest on the street of Shinjuku Sunday
posted April 26, 2016 12:55am EDT / by Mikikazu Komatsu


#20

###Nadia/Heidi Scriptwriter Hisao Ôkawa Passes Away
posted on 2016-04-27 00:30 EDT
Wrote scripts for Yama Nezumi Rocky Chuck, Alps no Shōjo Heidi, Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water