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NEWS: Puppet Master/Animator Kihachiro Kawamoto Passes Away


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Rolando_jose



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:58 pm Reply with quote
Definitely this was not a good week for japanese auteurs, Kawamoto's puppet animation was great. Crying or Very sad
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garfield15



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:00 pm Reply with quote
Oh come on! Are you freaking serious? Another death?

I've actually seen this guy's animations!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:04 pm Reply with quote
garfield15 wrote:
Oh come on! Are you freaking serious? Another death?

Nope all a big joke, has to be. Yamauchi, Kon and Kawamoto are all together laughing it up in...
...um, never mind.
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Pocky Monster



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:09 pm Reply with quote
Whoa... It all seems so unreal. Sad
Rest in peace.
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Koji98



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:10 pm Reply with quote
Was this the equivalent of the hollywood death trifecta? This week sucks.
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EricDent



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:11 pm Reply with quote
So the rule of three, strikes again...

RIP Kihachiro Kawamoto.

You will be missed.
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EricDent



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:12 pm Reply with quote
So the rule of three, strikes again...

RIP Kihachiro Kawamoto.

You will be missed.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:17 pm Reply with quote
Were those the only puppet shows he did? 'Cus I remember one of the Bandai Visual people reminiscing about a show he had the toys for when he was a kid. R.I.P.
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Sanosuke_Inara



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:26 pm Reply with quote
The moment I read "Passes Away," I just threw my hands into the air and yelled "What the ****?!"

May he rest in peace just as Kon and Yamauchi.
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fallenangelash



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:45 pm Reply with quote
Don't these things always happen in threes?
My condolences though. Its a sad week for the Anime/Animation community.
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Yuki_Kun45



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:54 pm Reply with quote
Not familiar with his work but may he rest in peace. Good long life good long career, thank you for your dedication.
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Raz_G



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:29 pm Reply with quote
Yuki_Kun45 wrote:
Not familiar with his work but may he rest in peace. Good long life good long career, thank you for your dedication.


A DVD that collects some of his short films, "The Exquisite Short Films of Kihachiro Kawamoto" was released in the US, and another one with his feature "The Book of the Dead" is also available. While his style takes some time getting used too, I highly recommend checking out his work.
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InnocentSorrow59



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:27 am Reply with quote
Sanosuke_Inara wrote:
The moment I read "Passes Away," I just threw my hands into the air and yelled "What the ****?!"

May he rest in peace just as Kon and Yamauchi.


I'm glad I'm not the only one who had a huge "WHAT THE ****?!" moment. This is not a good week for animators and the like... I'm sure they're all probably having a "WTF" moment up in heaven too.

May he rest in peace.
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:28 am Reply with quote
Yep, never two without three, so never three without four?
At least he had good innings. The que is getting a bit long at the turnstile to the next world it seems. Rest in peace.
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Jozoiscute



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:28 am Reply with quote
He is the third.
Rest in peace Kihachiro Kawamoto.
Hopefully there won't be any more deaths for a while now.....like I said before, famous people always go in sets of 3......
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