Mike wonders aloud which anime would be a good fit for the prestigious Criterion Collection.
News Anime Illustrator Passes Away
posted on 2006-11-16 09:38 EST
Illustrator Koichi Murata passed away last week at the age of 67. He was the president of Oh production and worked as a key animator on Panda Kopanda, animator on Anne of Green Gables, and executive producer for Serohiki no Goshu. Among those at his funeral were Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Toshio Suzuki, and Michiyo Yasuda.
Here's a salute to bygone American anime companies, we knew ye well.