Nippon Animation President Kôichi Motohashi Passes Away

posted on by Egan Loo

The anime studio Fanworks reports on its Twitter account that Kôichi Motohashi, the president of the acclaimed anime studio Nippon Animation, passed away. He was 80 years old. Motohashi was the executive producer of dozens of Nippon Animation titles, including the classic World Masterpiece Theater collection. Those titles include Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Dog of Flanders, Anne of Green Gables, Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari (Little Women), Wakakusa Monogatari Nan to Jou Sensei (Little Men), and many others.

[Via Tadashi Sudo]

Update: Bunkatsushin corroborates the news of Motohashi's passing. [Via Uri-Sure Matome+]

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