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Zetsuai 1989 Director Takuji Endo Passes Away

posted on 2009-07-10 15:43 EDT
Madhouse animator worked on Lodoss, X, Patlabor WXIII, Paranoia Agent, Texhnolyze

Animation director and translator Cindy H. Yamauchi reports that her directing colleague Takuji Endo passed away on Wednesday morning. Takuji directed the Zetsuai 1989 boys-love anime video classic (1992) and the Oshare Kozou wa Hanamaru video (1993).

One of Takuji's first projects for the acclaimed Madhouse anime studio was the first Record of Lodoss War video anime series. He would later work on many of the studio's popular titles, such as Street Fighter II: The Movie, Phantom Quest Corp., the X OAV, Patlabor WXIII, Space Pirate Captain Herlock The Endless Odyssey, Texhnolyze, Paranoia Agent, and Tokyo Tribe 2. His final work was Madhouse's Stitch! television series, a spinoff based on Disney's Lilo & Stitch film.


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