Anime/Manga/Japan Obituaries

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.

Polyphonica Novelist Junichi Ohsako Reportedly Passes Away

posted on 2010-05-26 16:44 EDT


Kawaii Culture Ambassador Takamasa Sakurai Passes Away

Scott Green - December 05, 2015 5:45am EST
Cool Japan advocate was 49

Actor Ryo Ikebe Dies at 92

Oct 8, 2010

Jiroemon Kumura, Oldest Man in Recorded History, Dies at Age 116

June 11, 2013

Fist of the North Star, Raoh, Voice Actor Kenji Utsumi, Passes Away

June 13, 2013

Potter Kakiemon Sakaida Dies at 78

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

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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

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

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[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

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

###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

###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

###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

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

###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
Found with cardiopulmonary arrest on the street of Shinjuku Sunday
posted April 26, 2016 12:55am EDT / by Mikikazu Komatsu

###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

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