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    Monday December 2, 2019
  • Makio Inoue, Voice of Captain Harlock and Ishikawa Goemon, Dies at 81

    Legendary voice actor succumbed to heart disease on November 29, 2019

    Some sad news for fans of old school anime: voice actor Makio Inoue, known for such roles as Harlock in Captain Harlock and Ishikawa Goemon XIII in Lupin the Third, has passed away at the age of 81. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday April 16, 2019
  • Lupin III Manga Author Monkey Punch Passes Away at Age of 81

    Award-winning artist began his decades-spanning career in 1965

    It is with a heavy heart that we report that manga author and Lupin III creator Kazuhiko Katou, better known internationally under his pen name "Monkey Punch", has passed away at the age of 81. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday April 5, 2018
  • Legendary Anime Director Isao Takahata Passes Away at 82

    Academy Award-nominated director was one of the founding members of Studio Ghibli

    It is with a heavy heart that Crunchyroll reports the death of Isao Takahata, a legendary anime director and one of the co-founders of Studio Ghibli. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday August 8, 2017
  • Legendary Suit Actor & Stuntman Haruo Nakajima Dies at 88

    Nakajima portrayed Godzilla in 12 films from 1954 - 1972

    It is with a heavy heart that Crunchyroll reports that Haruo Nakajima, the original suit actor / stuntman who portrayed the character of Godzilla in 12 films from 1954's Gojira to 1972's Godzilla vs. Gigan, has passed away at the age of 88. Hit the jump to pay respects to a tokusatsu legend.