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Gundam Seed Head Scriptwriter Chiaki Morosawa Passes Away

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Wife of director Mitsuo Fukuda also wrote for Cyber Formula, Gear Fighter Dendoh anime

Anime scriptwriter Chiaki Morosawa has passed away. She was 56. Author and My Neighbor Totoro production coordinator Hirokatsu Kihara posted on his Twitter account on Monday that Sunrise told him the news. The Gundam.info portal site confirmed the news and revealed that she passed away on Friday, February 19 due to aortic dissection.

Morosawa supervised and wrote the scripts for the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed television anime series, the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny sequel series, and the compilation films for both series. She also cooperated on the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Re: manga.

Morosawa wrote the scripts for the Future GPX Cyber Formula Saga and Future GPX Cyber Formula Sin video anime series, as well as the Gear Fighter Dendoh television anime series.

Morosawa often collaborated with her husband Mitsuo Fukuda, who directed Gundam Seed and Gundam Seed Destiny, as well as served as chief director for Future GPX Cyber Formula Saga, Future GPX Cyber Formula Sin, and Gear Fighter Dendoh. Morosawa's younger sister is ATASHIn'CHI film scenario writer Kazuyuki Morosawa.

Morosawa had explained in 2008 that the plot to a planned Gundam Seed film was completed, but that she had been ill since the end of 2004-2005's Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny sequel.

[Via Yaraon!]

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