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#21

###‘Mayoi Neko Overrun,’ ‘Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!’ Novelist Tomohiro Matsu Passes Away at 43
posted on 2016-05-03 01:20 EDT
Author also wrote other light novel series, staffed Comiket for years

###Period Manga Creator Sakumi Yoshino Passes Away at 57
posted on 2016-05-03 02:00 EDT
Creator of Shōnen wa Kōya wo Mezasu, Juliet no Tamago manga


#22

###Princess Knight, Kimba the White Lion Composer Isao Tomita Passes Away
Pioneering synthesizer artist, frequent Osamu Tezuka collaborator was 84
posted on 2016-05-08 01:45 EDT / ANN


#23

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/05/09-1/colleagues-pay-tribute-to-light-novel-author-matsu-tomohiro-by-making-sure-he-had-a-moe-coffin
May 09, 2016 11:30am CDT
"Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!" author passed away on May 2nd at age 43


#24

###Yukio Ninagawa, masterful director of Shakespeare, dies aged 80
Ninagawa, who won acclaim for a samurai-style Macbeth at the Edinburgh festival, had been suffering from pneumonia
Thursday 12 May 2016 11.06 EDT / The Guardian

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#25

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/05/16/studio-ghibli-animator-makiko-futaki-passes-away-at-age-58
May 16, 2016 8:47am CDT
A veteran animator, Futaki worked on key animation for all of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli movies and most of Isao Takahata’s


#26

###Chibi Maruko-chan/Black Jack Voice Actress Yuko Mizutani Passes Away
posted on 2016-05-19 03:58 EDT
Zeta Gundam, Digimon Adventure, Sailor Moon Crystal voice actress was 51

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/05/19-1/veteran-voice-actress-yuko-mizutani-passes-away-at-age-51-artists-pay-tribute
May 19, 2016 10:39am CDT
Actress best known in Japan as the voice of Sakiko Sakura in 1990’s ongoing family anime “Chibi Maruko-chan”


#27

###Battle of the Planets Voice Actor Alan Young Passes Away
posted on 2016-05-21 05:15 EDT
Prolific actor also played Scrooge McDuck, Mister Ed’s Wilbur


#28

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/05/30/legendary-manga-artist-shigeru-mizuki-laid-to-rest-in-custom-tomb
May 30, 2016 2:45pm CDT
Mizuki himself designed the tomb that was carved for him some 30 years prior to his death


#29

###Raideen Composer Akihiro Komori Passes Away at 85
posted on 2016-06-08 00:00 EDT
Composer also practiced brain surgery, composed children’s songs for NHK programs


#30

Friends Honor Late Voice Actress Miyu Matsuki with Charity Event

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/07/09/friends-honor-late-voice-actress-miyu-matsuki-with-charity-event
July 09, 2016 6:12pm EDT
Proceeds from the event go to benefit CAEBV research, blood donation, and SNOW BANK PAY IT FORWARD


#31

###Hiroko Nakamura, lauded pianist, dies at 72
July 29, 2016 at 15:30 JST / The Asahi Shimbun


#32

###Square Enix Graphics Designer Manabu Daishima Passes Away
posted on 2016-08-08 05:15 EDT
Designer worked on Romancing SaGa, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy XII


#33

###Boom Boom Satellites’ Vocalist Michiyuki Kawashima Passes Away
posted on 2016-10-11 00:25 EDT
Singer/guitarist on Kiznaiver, Gundam UC, Appleseed songs had been fighting 4th brain tumor relapse

###Voice Actor Kazunari Tanaka Passes Away at 49
posted on 2016-10-11 01:45 EDT
Played roles in Haikyu!!, Planetes, Code Geass

###Studio Ghibli Color Designer Michiyo Yasuda Passes Away
posted on 2016-10-11 15:02 EDT
Lifetime Achievement Award winner worked on Nausicaä, Spirited Away, The Wind Rises, more


#34

###Sailor Moon S Voice Actress Susan Aceron Passes Away
posted on 2016-10-14 03:15 EDT
Sailor Pluto’s English dub actress had been battling nasopharyngeal cancer


#35

###Mind Game Art Director Tooru Hishiyama Passes Away
posted on 2016-10-17 03:01 EDT
Artist also worked on Berserk film trilogy


#36

###Manga Creator Hiroyuki Shoji Passes Away at 46
posted on 2016-10-21 03:30 EDT
Police suspect Shoji died due to cycling accident in Nara prefecture


#37

###Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest, dies at 77
October 22, 2016


#38

###Doraemon Voice Actor Kaneta Kimotsuki Passes Away at 80
posted on 2016-10-24 00:30 EDT
Voiced Takeshi Gouda, Suneo in Doraemon, Horrorman in Anpanman


#39

###Manga Creator Kenichirō Takai Passes Away
posted on 2016-11-14 05:00 EST
Pro Golfer Oribe Kinjirō artist also worked as assistant to Osamu Tezuka, Fujio Akatsuka


#40

###Voice Actor Cole Brown Passes Away
posted on 2016-12-01 12:35 EST
Brown played One Piece’s Blackbeard, Izetta’s Lord Redford, more