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#101

Wicked City, Space Adventure Cobra Composer Osamu Shōji Passes Away

posted on 2018-05-10 14:26 EDT by Karen Ressler
Shōji also composed for Adieu Galaxy Express 999, Black Jack OVA


#102

Studio Ghibli Holds Farewell Ceremony for Late Director Isao Takahata

posted on 2018-05-15 18:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Longtime friend Hayao Miyazaki offered eulogy in Tuesday gathering

A Public Farewell to Isao Takahata at the Ghibli Museum

posted on 2018-05-16 12:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

Hayao Miyazaki eulogizes Isao Takahata, remembers purposely subjecting him to second-hand smoke

May 18, 2018 / Sora News 24
One anime legend looks back on 50 years of friendship with another in memorial service held at Studio Ghibli museum.


#103

Zenki Manga Artist Yoshihiro Kuroiwa Passes Away

posted on 2018-05-15 23:10 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Macross F spinoff, Buddy Spirits artist launched Otomegami Amaterasu in April 2017


#104

Singer, Actor Hideki Saijo Passes Away at 63

posted on 2018-05-17 01:35 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Saijo sang opening song for Turn A Gundam, ending song for Chibi Maruko-chan


#105

Actress, Singer, Dancer Yukiji Asaoka Passes Away at 82

posted on 2018-05-20 02:47 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Actress performed roles in My Neighbors the Yamadas, The Tale of Princess Kaguya


#106

Kuishin Bō!, Gokudō Meshi Manga Creator Shigeru Tsuchiyama Passes Away

posted on 2018-06-02 02:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Creator who illustrated manga that inspired UFO Senshi Daiapolon anime was 68


#107

Bomberman, Beyblade Designer Shoji Mizuno Passes Away at 58

posted on 2018-06-14 00:55 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Mizuno designed Bomberman games & anime, worked on Beyblade designs

Kamen Rider Crew Actor Daichi Nobe Passes Away After Jumping Accident

posted on 2018-06-14 17:35 EDT by Karen Ressler
Nobe jumped from hotel’s fifth floor onto air mattress


#108

Voice Actor Denis Akiyama Passses Away at 66

posted on 2018-07-02 07:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Actor voiced characters in Medabots, Power Stone, Sailor Moon, video games

Rakugo Storyteller Utamaru Katsura Passes Away at 81

posted on 2018-07-02 10:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Performer voiced characters in Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress, Rakugo Tennyo Oyui


#109

Bachi Bachi Manga Creator Takahiro Satō Passes Away at 41

posted on 2018-07-03 09:25 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Satō’s Samejima, Saigo no Jūgonichi sumo series ends on July 12


#110

Actor Gō Katō Passes Away at 80

posted on 2018-07-09 09:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Actor known for title role in Ōoka Echizen had gall bladder cancer


#111

Video Game Designer, Illustrator, Manga Creator Hiroshi Kajiyama Passes Away

posted on 2018-07-15 03:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Illustrator worked on Golden Sun, Shining Force games; Seven Senses of the Re’Union anime; Curse Blood manga


#112

Suikoden V Illustrator Kaori Fujita Passes Away at 47

posted on 2018-07-18 04:16 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Fujita collaborated with author Hiroshi Ishizaki on Kuromajyo-san ga Tōru!! children’s books


#113

Castle in the Sky Voice Actor Fujio Tokita Passes Away at 81

posted on 2018-07-19 06:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Actor narrated Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi anime series for nearly 20 years


July 19, 2019


#114

Yuri!!! on Ice Staff Mourn the Death of Olympic Figure Skater Denis Ten

posted on 2018-07-20 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


#115

Yuri!!! on Ice Staff Offer Art, Memories of Olympic Figure Skater Denis Ten

posted on 2018-07-24 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


#116

Shōjo Manga Creator Akino Mimura Passes Away

posted on 2018-07-30 13:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
School Days, Densetsu no Shōjo manga creator debuted in 1977


#117

Anime Producer Takao Asaga Passes Away at 61

posted on 2018-08-06 01:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Producer worked on such titles as Oh My Goddess!, In This Corner of the World, more


#118

Cheburashka Creator Eduard Uspensky Passes Away at 80

posted on 2018-08-15 01:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Children’s book author’s Cheburashka character inspired 2009 TV anime, 2010 film


#119

Voice Actor Unshō Ishizuka Passes Away at 67

posted on 2018-08-17 01:22 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Voice of Cowboy Bebop’s Jet Black, Pokémon’s Professor Oak, old Joseph Joestar in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Mecha Animator Kunihiro Abe Passes Away at 50

posted on 2018-08-17* 21:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda*
Animator on numerous Gundam series, AIC projects


#120

Chibi Maruko-chan Manga Creator Momoko Sakura Passes Away at 53

posted on 2018-08-27 07:31 EDT by Egan Loo
Her shōjo manga inspired 2nd most-watched TV anime, running for almost 3 decades