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Manga Creator, Animator Fumio Hisamatsu Passes Away at 77

posted on 2021-04-21 02:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Former assistant to Osamu Tezuka created Bōken Gabotenjima anime, drew manga adaptation

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English Memorial Project Launched for Osamu Kobayashi

posted on 2021-04-21 07:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Octas to send submitted memorials to Kobayashi’s family

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Eternally 23: Remembering the Creative Works of Osamu Kobayashi

by Dawn H., Apr 26th 2021

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Dragon Ball, Kamen Rider, Doraemon Composer Shunsuke Kikuchi Passes Away at 89

posted on 2021-04-28 04:24 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Prolific composer scored Dr. Slump, Getter Robo, Tiger Mask

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Laputa, Totoro Trumpeter Susumu Kazuhara Passes Away

posted on 2021-05-12 11:36 EDT by Alex Mateo
Musician on Kiki’s, Porco Rosso, Lupin III, Gundam, Euphonium was 74

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Manga Creator Kana Hoshino Passes Away at 57

posted on 2021-05-18 04:28 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hoshino’s Ryokunohara Gakuen manga series inspired 1990 OVA Ryokunohara Labyrinth

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Berserk Manga Creator Kentarou Miura Passes Away at 54

posted on 2021-05-19 23:40 EDT by Egan Loo
Passed away due to acute aortic dissection

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Creators Offer Condolences for Berserk Creator Kentarou Miura’s Passing

posted on 2021-05-20 11:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda & Kim Morrissy
Fairy Tail, Black Lagoon, Hajime no Ippo, Heaven’s Design Team creators & more respond to 54-year-old’s passing

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Manga Creator Ichirō Tominaga Passes Away at 96

posted on 2021-05-22 04:57 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Award-winning manga creator known for Chinkoro Ane-chan, Sekkachi Neeya series

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Urusei Yatsura Opening Theme Lyricist Akira Itou Passes Away

May 22, 2021 5:50am CDT
Itou was a prolific lyricist in Japan, creating over 1,000 works

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Voice Actor/Radio Personality Genzo Wakayama Passes Away

posted on 2021-05-31 09:49 EDT by Egan Loo
Voice of Kingdom Hearts’ Ansem, Treasure Island’s John Silver

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Voice Actress Haruka Nagashima Passes Away at 33

posted on 2021-06-11 06:31 EDT by Egan Loo
Voice of Shiki’s Kaori Tanaka, Sparrow’s Hotel’s Tamaki Shiokawa was under medical treatment

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YTV, Teletoon Director of Programming John Rooney Passes Away

posted on 2021-06-11 16:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Rooney passed due to complications from stroke

Turn A Gundam, Gatchaman Theme Song Composer Asei Kobayashi Passes Away at 88

posted on 2021-06-14 05:57 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kobayashi also composed themes for Akko-chan, Voltron, more

Takashi Tachibana, Journalist & Voice of Whisper of the Heart’s Father, Passes Away at 80

posted on 2021-06-22 21:24 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Journalist covered topics from government corruption to aerospace, co-wrote Nausicaä '‘textbook’