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    Monday February 14, 2022
  • Veteran Animator Manabu Ohashi Passes Away at 73

    He directed the "Cloud" episode in the 1987 OVA "Robot Carnival"

    The official Twitter for veteran animator Manabu Ohashi announced today that he passed away on February 12. The cause of his death is not known. He was 73. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Monday January 17, 2022
  • Baseball Manga "Dokaben" Author Shinji Mizushima Passes Away at 82

    The funeral was already held only by the family

    It is confirmed today that Shinji Mizushima, a renowned manga artist known for his baseball-themed series such as Dokaben, Yakyukyo no Uta, and Abusan, passed away of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo on on January 10, 2022. He was 82. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Saturday December 18, 2021
  • Stage And Voice Actress Sayaka Kanda Passes Away At 35 (UPDATED)

    Stage and voice actress featured in SAO and Danganronpa V3

    Somber news, as voice and stage actress Sayaka Kanda has suddenly passed away at the age of 35. Read on for the confirmation.

  • Thursday December 16, 2021
  • Gekiga Legend And Famed Akira Logo Designer Hiroshi Hirata Passes Away

    Mangaka known for lifelong dedication to gekiga

    The official site for gekiga legend Hiroshi Hirata has announced that the author has passed away as of December 11th from heart failure at the age of 84. Read on for the confirmation and his iconic connection to the Akira manga.

  • Friday December 10, 2021
  • Famed Anime Screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto Passes Away at 57

    Nobumoto famously worked on Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain

    Anime screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, who worked on the scripts for notable series such as Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, Tokyo Godfathers and more, passed away on December 1. Read on to learn more about her life and work.

  • Tuesday October 26, 2021
  • Kamui Manga Author Sanpei Shirato and His Brother Tetsuji Okamoto Passed Away

    Big Comic: "We cannot help but be in awe of the accomplishments of both of them in their lifetime."

    Shogakukan's Big Comic editorial department announced today that renowned manga artist Sanpei Shirato (Sasuke, Kamui, Watari) passed away due to aspiration pneumonia on October 8 at the age of 89 and that his younger brother Tetsuji Okamoto also died of interstitial pneumonia four days later, October 12. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Thursday October 21, 2021
  • Fan Favorite Voice Actor Chris Ayres Passes Away At 56

    Prolific voice actor best known for role as Frieza on Dragon Ball Z

    Voice actor Chris Ayres, a long-time fan favorite and best known for playing the role of Frieza in many Funimation releases of Dragon Ball Z over the years, passed away on October 18th. Read on for a moving tribute from his partner Krystal LaPorte

  • Tuesday August 10, 2021
  • American Anime Producer Fred Ladd Passes Away at 94

    Ladd led the way for introducing Astro Boy and other anime in North America

    American television and film writer and producer Fred Ladd, who was pivotal in introducing anime to North America, passed away on August 3. Read more about Ladd and his legacy on the North American anime industry and market. 

  • Thursday November 19, 2020
  • Prolific Voice Actor Kirby Morrow Unexpectedly Passes Away At 47

    Voice of fan-favorite Miroku from Inuyasha recently reprised role in Yashahime spin-off

    Some sad news for this Friday as the family of fan-favorite voice actor Kirby Morrow has released a statement announcing that the actor passed away unexpectedly yesterday. Read on for the details.

  • Tuesday June 9, 2020
  • Angel Beats!, Charlotte Theme Song Arranger Ai Kamachi Passes Away at 48

    She collaborated with Jun Maeda as a member of ANANT-GARDE EYES

    Japanese artist managing company 1st PLACE announced on June 8 that composer/arranger/pianist Ai Kamachi passed away on May 30, 2020. She was 48. After graduated from the songwriting course at Kunitachi College of Music, she had been active in various music fields, including J-POP, anime, commercials, and film soundtrack. Hit the jump for more details.

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