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    Monday November 30, 2015
  • "GeGeGe no Kitaro" Manga Author Shigeru Mizuki Passes Away

    The artist created most of the modern images of yokai

    Acclaimed manga artist Shigeru Mizuki, best known for his nationally beloved Gegege no Kitaro series, passed away due to multiple organ failure in a hospital in Tokyo around at 7:00 am today, November 30. He was 93. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Tuesday July 14, 2015
  • Manga Translator and "Marine Corps Yumi" Author Anastasia Moreno Passes Away

    Moreno was also the English advisor for the internet-famous salty Marine jargon lesson books, "Pixel Maritan"

    North American manga publisher Seven Seas has shared their condolences on the passing of translator Anastasia Moreno, who worked on Kisses Sighs and Cherry Blossom PinkGirl FriendsGirls und PanzerZero's Familiar and Strawberry Panic at the company, as well as the Love Hina and Trinity Blood novels and Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl anime. More after the jump.

  • Friday January 16, 2015
  • Veteran Voice Actor Chikao Ohtsuka Passes Away

    Fans remember him fondly for roles such Nezumi Otoko in "GeGeGe no Kitaro", dating back to 1968

    Anime fans learned today that veteran voice actor Chikao Ohtsuka. Long time fans remember him fondly for roles such Nezumi Otoko in GeGeGe no Kitaro dating back to 1968, Goemon in Lupin III, Jagi in the Fist of the North Star movie, TaoPaiPai in Dragon Ball, Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Hound, Joseph in the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure OVA, and  more recently, chararcters like One Piece's Gold Roger.

  • Saturday October 12, 2013
  • Voice Actor Tomoyuki Dan Passes Away

    Anime fans might know his for him work as Kisame Hoshigaki in "Naruto"

    Seinenza has announced that actor Tomoyuki Dan passed away this week at age 50 of recurrent aortic divergence. Anime fans might know him for his work as Kisame Hoshigaki in Naruto. More recently, he appears as Iskikawa in Ghost in the Shell: Arise. More after the jump.

  • Thursday March 7, 2013
  • Manga Translator Toren Smith Passes Away

    Localization work helped set the stage for manga's North American boom

    Toren Smith, one of the looming figures in the story of localizing manga and anime for English speakers, passed away on March 4th at age 52. Smith helped bring classics like Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell and Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira to North America, as well as set the stage for the manga boom of the 00s. More after the jump.

  • Tuesday August 28, 2012
  • Mature Manga Artist Junko Nakano Passes Away

    45 year old seinen/josei author dies of ischaemic heart disease

    Young Jump has confirmed that Junko Nakano, an author of mature manga such as seinen rom-com B. Shock! and more recently the 10 volume hot springs travel club Hetakoi, passed away on July 28th at age 45 of ischaemic heart disease. More after the jump.

  • Wednesday August 1, 2012
  • Director of First Ninja Anime to Be Released in America Passes Away

    Industry loses "the animator who was as old as anime itself"

    Long before Naruto, American audiences met a ninja named Sasuke with MGM's 1961 release of anime movie Magic Boy aka Shōnen Sarutobi Sasuke. The feature was directed by Akira Daikuhara, who also served as an animator of the first color anime movie and first to be released in America, Hakujaden -The Tale of the White Serpent. Recently, the animator who saw the shaping of modern anime passed away. More after the jump.

  • Monday August 29, 2011
  • Voice Actor Junpei Takiguchi Passes Away

    Actor/narrator voiced roles in Dragon Ball, Yatterman and more

    Junpei Takiguchi leaves behind quite the legacy, with legendary roles throughout anime, including that of Yatterman's Dokurobei, leader of the villainous Dorombo Gang. He passed away on August 29 at the age of 80. More after the jump.

  • Tuesday August 2, 2011
  • "Grandia" Creator Takeshi Miyaji Passes Away at 45

    Miyaji was also co-founder and CEO of mobile games developer G-Mode

    G-Mode, a mobile games developer in Japan, released a statement yesterday that its CEO and co-founder Takeshi Miyaji passed away on July 29 at the age of 45. Miyaji was best known for creating the much loved Grandia RPG series. More after the jump.

  • Tuesday July 26, 2011
  • Kagrra Vocalist, Isshi, Passes Away at 32

    Cause of death not revealed due to family's wishes

    Another unfortunate passing has occurred, this time concerning the world of J-Rock. Isshi, vocalist for rock band Kagrra, died in his home on July 18, though it was just announced yesterday. He was only 32. More after the jump.

  • Monday July 25, 2011
  • Anime Director Toyoo Ashida Passes Away

    Director of Fist of the North Star, Vampire Hunter D (OVA) and more

    Sad news from this weekend, as legendary anime director/designer Toyoo Ashida passed away on Saturday, July 23 at the age of 67. More after the jump.