MANGA & ANIME NEWS

In Memoriam – News [2022-01-01]


Jack Angel

Voice Actor

Voltron, Transformers

Masahiro Anzai

Voice Actor

Urusei Yatsura, Slayers, Creamy Mami, Sailor Moon

Ed Asner

Actor, Voice Actor

Up, Elf, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 3×3 Eyes Seima Densetsu

Chris Ayres

Voice Actor, ADR Director

Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super

Walker Boone

Actor, Voice Actor

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Sonny Chiba

Actor

Golgo 13: The Kowloon Assignment, Kill Bill

coco

Manga Creator

Norainu no Inu, Yuzukuro

Cogecha

Illustrator

Fate/Grand Order Dengeki Comic Anthology, Million Crown, music video for the “Ghost City Tokyo” song by Ayase ft. Hatsune Miku

(Passed away in June 2020 but their death was not announced publicly until January 2021)

Daisei Fujii

Game Designer

Super Robot Wars game franchise

Mary Yasuko Fujishima

Chairperson Emeritus of Johnny & Associates

Mitsutoshi Furuya

Manga Creator

Gūtara Mama, Dame Oyaji

Brian Goldner

Hasbro CEO

Ian Hetherington

Game Developer, Games Industry Figure

PlayStation console, Lemmings

Hiroshi Hirata

Manga Creator, Logo Designer

Manga creator of Satsuma Gishiden, logo designer for Akira manga

Fumino Hisamitsu

Manga Creator, Animator

Manga de Yomu Kojiki, Bōken Gabotenjima, Shōnen Ninja Kaze no Fujimaru

Kana Hoshino

Manga Creator

Ryokunohara Gakuen, Myōko to Ao

Toshihiro Iijima

Director, Producer, Screenwriter

Ultra Q, Ultraman

Akira Itō

Lyricist

Urusei Yatsura, Tetsujin 28-go

Sayaka Kanda

Actress, Singer

Frozen, Idoly Pride, Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld

Kayaharuka

Manga Artist

The Misfit of Demon King Academy manga

Susumu Kazuhara

Trumpeter

Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro

Shunsuke Kikuchi

Composer

Kamen Rider, Dragon Ball, Doraemon

Asei Kobayashi

Theme Song Composer

Turn A Gundam, Himitsu no Akko-chan

Osamu Kobayashi

Director

Paradise Kiss, Beck

Ted Koplar (Edward J. Koplar)

Producer, World Events Productions Founder

Voltron franchise

Fred Ladd

Producer

Astro Boy

Cloris Leachman

Actress, Voice Actress

Castle in the Sky, Ponyo, The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Tarō Minamoto

Manga Creator

Fūnji-tachi, Fūnji-tachi: Bakumatsu-hen

Kentarou Miura

Manga Creator

Berserk, Giganto Maxia

Shuuichirou Moriyama

Voice Actor, TV Actor

Porco Rosso, Ninja Scroll

Haruka Nagashima

Voice Actress

Shiki, Sparrow’s Hotel

Minoru Nakano

Optical Photographer and VFX Technician

Ultraman, Ultra Q, Ultra Seven

Masanari Nihei

Actor, Voice Actor

Ultraman, The Ultraman

Keiko Nobumoto

Screenwriter

Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain, Tokyo Godfathers, Macross Plus

Yoshiko Ohta

Voice Actress

Kimba the White Lion, Princess Knight

Hiroshi Ono

Pixel-Art Designer

Xevious, Galaga, Dig Dug

Yasuo Otsuka

Animator

Horus – Prince of the Sun, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, Future Boy Conan

Scott Page-Pagter

ADR Director

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo

Christopher Plummer

Actor, Voice Actor

The Sound of Music, Knives Out, live-action Priest film

John Rooney

Director of Programming at YTV and Teletoon

Kayono Saeki

Manga Creator

Smash! Meg, Kuchibeni Combat

Takao Saito

Manga Creator

Golgo 13

Tasuku Saitō

Producer

Gegege no Kitarō, Tiger Mask: Kuroi Majin

Philece Sampler

Voice Actress, TV Actress

Digimon, Lucky Star

Sanpei Satо̄

Manga Creator

Fuji Santarо̄, Dotanba no Manners

George Segal

Actor, Voice Actor

Who’s Afraid of Virgnia Woolf?, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Chuck Shandry

Longtime Otakon Staffer

Minako Shiba

Animator, Character Designer

Noir, Black Butler, Hikaru no Go, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE

Masami Suda

Animator, Character Designer

Fist of the North Star, Slam Dunk

Masako Sugaya

Voice Actress

Nobody’s Boy Remi; Laura, a Little Girl on the Prairie; Urusei Yatsura

Saori Sugimoto

Voice Actress

Shimajirō, Nintama Rantaro

Koichi Sugiyama

Game Composer

Dragon Quest franchise

Yūshi Suzuki

Director, Animator

Edens Zero, Fairy Tail

Takashi Tachibana

Journalist, Voice Actor

Whisper of the Heart

French Tickner

Voice Actor

Death Note, Inuyasha

Ichirō Tominaga

Manga Creator

Chinkoro Nee-chan, Sekkachi Neeya

Masayuki Uemura

NES and SNES Creator

Brad Venable

Voice Actor

One Piece, Dragon Ball Super, Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail

Hiroto Wada

Manga Creator

Disney Manga: Stitch and the Samurai, Yankee Mito Kōmon

Genzo Wakayama

Voice Actor, Radio Personality

Kingdom Hearts, Treasure Island

Betty White

Actress

The Golden Girls, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ponyo

Amy Howard Wilson

Voice Actress

Star Blazers, Star Blazers: The Comet Empire

Derrick J. Wyatt (Derrick Wyatt)

Designer, Artist

Transformers: Animated, Teen Titans

Eiichi Yamamoto

Director

Belladonna of Sadness, Astro Boy, Cleopatra, Kimba the White Lion

Jouji Yanami

Voice Actor

Dragon Ball Z, Inuyasha

Masayoshi Yasugi

Novelist

Expelled from Paradise; Yume-Miru Neko wa, Uchū ni Nemuru

Kinji Yoshimoto

Director, Animator

Plastic Little, Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

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