A longtime veteran of the anime industry has left us, as we learn that art director Shichiro Kobayashi has passed away. Kobayashi was 89 years old, and passed due to congestive heart failure.
Kobayashi graduated from Musashino Art University and worked as an elementary school teacher before joining Toei Animation, and then eventually founded his own studio, Kobayashi Production, in 1968. His contributions to the anime industry over the years are numerous, from working as art director on the likes of the Hayao Miyazaki-directed Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro anime film to Golgo 13: The Professional, Revolutionary Girl Utena, 1997's Berserk adaptation and many more.
Shichiro Kobayashi will be missed, and his impact upon the industry will always be felt. Our thoughts go out to his friends, family and colleagues.
Source: Yahoo! News
Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.
When it rains new licenses, it pours — adding onto publisher J-Novel Club's announcement of six novels and two manga, Yen Press today revealed their own slate of five manga and two novel acquisitions for the month, with an extra announcement to come on Monday. The titles and official synopses are as follows:...
The official YouTube channel for Reiwa no Di Gi Charat, the forthcoming new mini anime from Bushiroad's popular character franchise Di Gi Charat, has started streaming second PV to announce its premiere schedule in Japan. The new anime will begin airing on Fridays at 11pm (JST) in the D4DJ program on TOKYO...
You must be logged in to post a comment.