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    Saturday May 22, 2021
  • Urusei Yatsura Opening Theme Lyricist Akira Itou Passes Away

    Itou was a prolific lyricist in Japan, creating over 1,000 works

    The Yomiuri Shimbun online reported today that Japanese lyricist Akira Itou had passed away at the age of 80 from acute renal failure on May 15. Itou was most well-known around the world as the writer of "Lum's Love Song," the first opening theme to Urusei Yatsura, and had written over 1,000 anime songs, commercial jingles, and even J-pop tracks. More details after the jump.

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