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In Memoriam

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
To those who left us in 2016

Susan Aceron
Voice Actress
Sailor Moon S, Sailor Moon R Movie: Promise of the Rose

Agobarrier
Scenario Writer/Author
Shuffle! visual novel series, Yūsha to Maō ga Dengeki Dōmei! light novel series

Sylvia Anderson
Writer/Actress
Thunderbirds

Hirofumi Asamoto
Musician/Musical Producer
Bucky - The Incredible Kid, Gambler Densetsu Tetsuya, Major

Sian Blake
Actress
Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward, EastEnders

Cole Brown
Voice Actor
One Piece, A Certain Magical Index, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Fairy Tail

Taku Chiba
Manga Creator
Kickoff, Shōri!!, No Side, Niji no Runner

Manabu Daishima
Graphics Designer
Romancing SaGa, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IX

Gary Dubin
Actor
Fist of the North Star, Cowboy Bebop, Giant Robo, The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor

Keith Emerson
Musician
Harmagedon, Godzilla: Final Wars

Makiko Futaki
Animator
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Tales from Earthsea, When Marnie Was There, Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise, Akira

Paul Gordon
Musician
Digimon series, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Power Rangers Wild Force

Toru Hishiyama
Art Director/Background Artist
Mind Game, Grave of the Fireflies, A Wind Named Amnesia, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

Shuji Iuchi
Director/Animator/Scriptwriter
Mashin Eiyuden Wataru, Gundam Build Fighters Try, Sgt. Frog, Pretty Rhythm

Michiyuki Kawashima
Vocalist/Guitarist (Boom Boom Satellites)
Xam'd: Lost Memories, Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Kiznaiver

Kaneta Kimotsuki
Voice Actor
Doraemon, Soreike! Anpanman, Galaxy Express 999, Cyborg 009

Satomi Koe
Manga Creator
Nijitte Monogatari, Section D, Bakutan Tsubame

Akihiro Komori
Composer
Yuusha Raideen, Balatack, Space Ace, Astroganger

Kenichi Kurosawa
Musician
Hunter X Hunter OVA, Hunter X Hunter: G I Final, Saiyuki

Tomohiro Matsu
Writer/Author
Mayoi Neko Overrun!, Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!, Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin

Yuko Mizutani
Voice Actress
Chibi Maruko-chan, Black Jack, Tenchi Muyo!, Digimon Adventure, Sailor Moon Crystal, Zeta Gundam

Mikiya Mochizuki
Manga Creator
Wild 7, Himitsu Tantei JA

Chiaki Morosawa
Scriptwriter
Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed Destiny, Cyber Formula Saga, Gear Fighter Dendoh

Yasushi Nirasawa
Designer/Illustrator
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Zetman, Dragon's Heaven, Garo, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Tooru Oohira
Voice Actor
Gatchaman, Warau Salesman, Hakushon Daimaō, Osomatsu-kun

Hisao Ōkawa
Scriptwriter
Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water, Shōnen Tokugawa Ieyasu, Alps no Shōjo Heidi

Debbie Reynolds
Actress
Kiki's Delivery Service, Singin' in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Akira Saitō (mokimoki Saitō)
Game Programmer
Sega 3D Classics, Virtual Console Arcade, CAPCOM Arcade Cabinet, Steins;Gate: Henikūkan no Octet

Hiroyuki Shoji
Manga Creator
Ichabod no Seikatsu, Raise de Aimashō, Gokko

Akira Tago
Author/Puzzle Creator/Psychologist
Professor Layton series, Atama no Taisō quiz book series

Kenichirō Takai
Manga Creator
Sōmubi Sōmuka Yamaguchi Roppeita, Pro Golfer Oribe Kinjirō

Kazunari Tanaka
Voice Actor
Haikyu!!, Planetes, Marmalade Boy, Code Geass

Isao Tomita
Composer
Kimba the White Lion, Princess Knight, Dororo, Jungle Emperor Leo

Kouji Wada
Singer
Digimon series, Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Janet Waldo
Voice Actress
Battle of the Planets, Unico in the Island of Magic, The Jetsons

Michiyo Yasuda
Color Designer
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Kiki's Delivery Service, Ponyo, The Wind Rises

Anton Yelchin
Actor
From Up On Poppy Hill, Star Trek

Sakumi Yoshino
Manga Creator
Shōnen wa Kōya o Mezasu, Juliet no Tamago, period

Alan Young
Actor
Battle of the Planets, The Time Machine, Mister Ed, DuckTales


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