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#41

###Musician Hirofumi Asamoto Passes Away
posted on 2016-12-04 04:30 EST
53-year-old composed, arranged theme songs for Major, Bucky - The Incredible Kid, Gambler Densetsu Tetsuya anime


#42

###Musician Kenichi Kurosawa Passes Away at 48
posted on 2016-12-07 02:15 EST
Hunter X Hunter/Saiyuki theme song contributor had been suffering from brain tumor


#43

###Mashin Eiyuden Wataru Director Shuji Iuchi Passes Away at 66
posted on 2016-12-20 00:05 EST
Also animated, drew storyboards for Gundam Build Fighters Try, wrote scripts for Pretty Rhythm


#44

###In Memoriam
posted on 2016-12-31 23:50 EST
To those who left us in 2016


#45

###Producer Yoshihiro Nozaki Passes Away at 75
posted on 2017-01-13 05:00 EST
Producer involved in production of Astro Boy & other Mushi Production, Sunrise anime


#46

###Namco Founder Masaya Nakamura Passes Away
posted on 2017-01-30 06:20 EST
"Father of Pac-Man" founded Namco in 1955


#47

###Actor Shunji Fujimura Passes Away at 82
posted on 2017-02-01 03:10 EST
Performed in live-action Death Note films, Black Butler anime


#48

###Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku Idol Rina Matsuno Passes Away at 18
posted on 2017-02-07 23:13 EST
Idol had missed Tuesday concert before succumbing to unspecified disease


#49

###Kaneta Kimotsuki’s Colleagues Remember Him Fondly at Memorial Service
posted on 2017-02-10 14:45 EST by Eric Stimson
Remembrances from Leiji Matsumoto, Masako Nozawa, and more


#50

###Award-Winning Manga Creator Jiro Taniguchi Passes Away at 69
posted on 2017-02-11 10:37 EST
Drew original manga behind Kodoku no Gourmet, A Distant Neighborhood, The Summit of the Gods


#51

###‘Miffy’ Children’s Book Creator Dick Bruna Passes Away
posted on 2017-02-17 20:00 EST
Rabbit character was popular in Japan, appeared in TV anime


#52

###Director Seijun Suzuki Passes Away at 93
posted on 2017-02-22 03:40 EST
Avant-garde director worked on Lupin III: Part II, Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon


#53

###Dokuro-chan Illustrator Torishimo Passes Away
posted on 2017-03-04 01:45 EST
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan light novel series inspired TV anime, OVA released by Media Blasters


#54

###Ore wa Otoko da! Manga Creator Mutsumi Tsukumo Passes Away
posted on 2017-03-06 02:45 EST
65-year-old earned Japan Cartoonists Awards in 1976, 1993


#55

###High School of the Dead Manga Creator Daisuke Satō Passes Away at 52
posted on 2017-03-26 07:30 EDT
Also worked on Imperial Guards; Highschool of the Dead had been on hiatus since 2013


High School of the Dead / Gakuen Mokushiroku
#56

###Roland founder, Grammy winner Ikutaro Kakehashi dies at 87
Apr. 03, 2017 - 01:08PM JST / Japan Today


#57

###“Naruto” And “Bleach” Animator Kazunori Mizuno Passes Away
April 06, 2017 2:56pm CDT
Work included Bleach opening 10 and Naruto Shippuden opening 11 and ending 24


#58

###Mobile Suit Gundam Composer Yushi Matsuyama Dies After House Fire
posted on 2017-04-07 13:54 EDT
Matsuyama also composed theme songs for Alps no Shōjo Heidi, more


#59

###Macross/Escaflowne Producer Minoru Takanashi Passes Away
posted on 2017-04-12 07:30 EDT
Worked on Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, more at Bandai Visual


#60

###Armored Trooper Votoms Character Designer Norio Shioyama Passes Away
posted on 2017-04-13 12:00 EDT
Animator, wife pass away in apartment fire on Thursday