Mazinger Z, North Star Scriptwriter Susumu Takaku Dies
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Prolific anime and live-action television scriptwriter Susumu Takaku died of acute respiratory failure on Wednesday at 10:58 a.m. He was 76. The Fukushima native leaves behind his wife Kumiko. Takaku wrote for many television anime series, including Bakuhatsu Goro, Cutey Honey, Devilman, Mazinger Z, and Hyakujuu Ou Golion (adapted as the Lion portion of Voltron). He also wrote the screenplays for the first Fist of the North Star Movie and Mazinger Z Vs. Devilman. In the realm of live-action projects, he scripted Keyhunter and G-men 75.
Source: Tokyo Shimbun
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