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