News Hellsing Director Umanosuke Iida Passes Away (Updated)
posted on 2010-11-26 11:55 EST
Iida had directed the Hellsing, Tide-Line Blue, Mighty Space Miners, and CB Chara Nagai Go World anime projects. He had assumed the directorial reins of Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team after the first director of that anime, Takeyuki Kanda, passed away suddenly during production.
[Via Uri-Sure Matome R]
Update: Iida's official website reports that he passed away at 2:36 p.m. on November 26 due to lung cancer. The animator organization Anido reports that a vigil will be held on November 29, followed by a service on November 30.
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