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In Memoriam

posted on 2009-12-31 23:00 EST
To those who left us in 2009

Takuji Endo
Director
Zetsuai 1989, Oshare Kozō wa Hanamaru, Stitch!


Yasuharu Hasebe
Director
Wild 7, Ashita no Joe, Aibō


Osamu Ichikawa
Actor
Mirai Kara Shōnen Super Jetter, Voltes V, Macross


Ai Ijima
Actress, manga creator
Time Traveler Ai


Kiyoshirou Imawano
Singer, actor
Nasu: Summer in Andalusia, The Great Yokai War, Sakuran


Takahiro Itou
Actor
Boogiepop Phantom


Yasuo Iwata
Actor
Sazae-san


Yoshinori Kanada
Animator
Final Yamato, Gaiking, Princess Mononoke


Kazuhiko Katoh
Composer
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Windaria, Maruboshi Mabo-chan


Kaoru Kurimoto
Author
Guin Saga, The Sword of Paros, Makai Sui Koten


Takashi Miki
Composer
Soreike! Anpanman, Jack to Mame no Ki (Jack and the Beanstalk), The Adventures of the Little Prince


Hisaya Morishige
Actor
The White Snake Enchantress, Princess Mononoke, Doraemon: Nobita's Winged Heroes


Teizou Muta
Actor
Ninja Hattori-kun, Ken-chan, Ginga Shonen Tai


Toshio Oka
Lyricist
Science Ninja Team Gatchaman Fighter, Shinzō Ningen Casshan, Umi no Triton


Spencer Prokop
Dubbing writer, actor
Kodomo no Omocha, Mushi-Shi, One Piece


SABE
Manga creator
Sekai no Mago (Grandchild in the world -AMAMI-), Asagaya Kusarezu Junior Highschool


Susumu Takaku
Scriptwriter
Mazinger Z, Fist of the North Star, Cutey Honey


Hisayuki Toriumi
Director
Gatchaman, The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, Dallos


Irving Tripp
Artist
Little Lulu (Inspiration for Little Lulu to Chicchai Nakama)


Yoshito Usui
Manga creator
Crayon Shin-chan


Murasaki Yamada
Manga creator
Shōwaru-Neko, Ai no Katachi, Shinkirari


Takahiro Yamato
Author
Kaze no Stigma


Please see Publishers Weekly's The Beat for more tributes throughout the fields of cartooning and popular culture worldwide.

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