Kamen Rider/Tokusatsu TV Director Atsuo Okunaka Passes Away

posted on 2012-02-18 02:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Episode director for Judo Icchokusen, Ganbare!! Robocon, Akumaizer 3

Atsuo Okunaka, episode director of Kamen Rider V3 and other live-action special effects (tokusatsu) television series, passed away from heart failure on Friday. He was 81.

Okunaka directed select episodes from many live-action television series including Judo Icchokusen, Ganbare!! Robocon, Akumaizer 3, and J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai.

A Funeral service will be held in Niiza, Saitama Prefecture on Thursday.

Source: Sankei Shimbun via Hachima Kikō

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