died yesterday, 2/11, due to partial ischemic heart disease, aged 78.
Takagi participated in the Bungakuza, including the theatrical group's "Harunatsu Akifuyu" (Spring-Summer Fall-Winter), an "irrational" play. Takagi also played the restaurant owner in Itami Juzo's film "Tanpopo".
His list of credits in anime include "Totoro
" from Hayao Miyazaki
's "My Neighbor Totoro
Papa" from Moomin
, and the narrator for Galaxy Express 999
(Ginga Tetsudo 999
A funeral service will be held on the 17th at 11:30am. More information is available here
The contact address for the funeral is 81 Produce
, Hitoshi Takagi
's production company. The chief mourner will be Hitoshi's eldest son, Takemoto.