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Minky Momo/Pokémon's Takeshi Shudo in Surgery Due to Hemorrhage

posted on by Egan Loo
Minky Momo creator collapses at train station before being rushed to hospital

Minky Momo creator and Pokémon writer Takeshi Shudō was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery after he collapsed at the Nara railway station's smoking area in Nara City at about 6:00 a.m. on Thursday. A passerby discovered him at the smoking area, and the hospital's emergency care center determined that he had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage in his head.

Shudo created the Fairy Princess Minky Momo television anime series and worked on many of its spinoffs. He later supervised the scripts on the original Pokémon television anime series and wrote several of the movies, including the first three. His other works include Idol Tenshi Youkoso Yoko, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Martian Successor Nadesico, and Tokusou Kihei Dorvack. As recently as this year, he was working with Dogakobo and Gonzo on a new character project called Cheer Figu!

Source: Sankei Shimbun

Update: More background information added.

This article has a follow-up: Minky Momo/Pokémon Writer Takeshi Shudo Passes Away (2010-10-29 02:07)
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