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Shojo Manga Pioneer Eiko Hanamura Passes Away at 91

posted on 2020-12-07 03:37 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hanamura debuted in 1959, wrote during shojo manga’s Golden Age

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Actor Osamu Sakuta Passes Away

posted on 2020-12-07 15:15 EST by Alex Mateo
Sakuta starred in live-action Seiun Kamen Machieman tokusatsu series

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Tokusatsu Actress Mana Kinjо̄ Passes Away at 25

posted on 2020-12-07 15:45 EST by Alex Mateo
Kishiryū Sentai Ryūsoulger series actress passed away on December 1 due to illness

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Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light Original Creator Maidy Passes Away

posted on 2020-12-10 04:57 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Maidy’s blog chronicling father, son playing MMORPG inspired 2 live-action projects

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Manga Creator Daiji Kazumine Passes Away at 84

posted on 2020-12-16 01:02 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Artist drew adaptations of many tokusatsu shows, including original Ultraman show

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Voice Actor Brad Venable Passes Away at 43

posted on 2021-01-08 12:42 EST by Alex Mateo
Venable voiced One Piece’s Scratchmen Apoo, Attack on Titan’s Daz, Devil May Cry 5’s Griffon

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Illustrator Cogecha Passes Away

posted on 2021-01-17 01:45 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Novel illustrator, Hatsune Miku music video artist passed away after accident at workplace last June

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Mistergentleman designer Takeshi Osumi dead at 47

2021-02-03T19:02:00Z

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Well-Known Dragon Ball Z Voice Actor Ricardo Silva Dies Aged 67

2021-02-08T16:00:00Z

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Porco Rosso Voice Actor Shuuichirou Moriyama Passes Away at 86

posted on 2021-02-09 04:40 EST by Egan Loo
Star of Ghibli film, TV actor passed away due to pneumonia on Monday evening

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Longtime Otakon Staffer Chuck Shandry Passes Away

posted on 2021-02-22 09:05 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
GoFundMe campaign launched for his final expenses

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Voice Actress Masako Sugaya Passes Away at 83

posted on 2021-03-03 04:25 EST by Egan Loo
Voice of Nobody’s Boy Remi, Aim For The Best!'s Maki Aikawa, Urusei Yatsura’s Kitsune

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2021-03-04T06:00:00Z

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Norainu no Inu Manga Creator coco Passes Away

posted on 2021-03-07 05:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Elite Sōsakan no Furachi na Ayamachi artist underwent surgery for cancer last year

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Former Toei Animation Producer Tasuku Saitō Passes Away at 87

posted on 2021-03-12 07:35 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Saitō produced Gegege no Kitarō anime, Tiger Mask, Shōnen Ninja Kaze no Fujimaru

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Star Blazers Voice Actress Amy Howard Wilson Passes Away

posted on 2021-03-13 01:31 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Wilson voiced Nova in Star Blazers, Miranda in The Irresponsible Captain Tylor

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Acclaimed Animator Yasuo Otsuka Passes Away at 89

posted on 2021-03-15 11:14 EDT by Alex Mateo
Otsuka was animation director for Lupin III, Future Boy Conan, Horus - Prince of the Sun

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Animator, Character Designer Minako Shiba Passes Away

posted on 2021-03-16 01:18 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Artist designed Noir, Black Butler, Hikaru no Go, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE

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Voice Actor Masahiro Anzai Passes Away

posted on 2021-03-18 04:41 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Urusei Yatsura, Slayers, Creamy Mami, Sailor Moon voice actor was 66

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Tsuburaya Productions’ Optical Photographer Minoru Nakano Passes Away at 82

posted on 2021-04-06 13:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Nakano did optical photography work on Alien Baltan in Ultraman series

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Paradise Kiss, BECK Director Osamu Kobayashi Passes Away at 57

posted on 2021-04-18 00:57 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Director, animator, scriptwriter battled kidney cancer for 2 years

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World Events Productions Founder, Voltron Producer Ted Koplar Passes Away

posted on 2021-04-20 07:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
TV pioneer was instrumental in introducing Voltron franchise to the world

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