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Scriptwriter, Director Akira Miyazaki Passes Away at 84

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Wrote for many World Masterpiece Theater anime

Screenwriter and director Akira Miyazaki passed away on Sunday due to bile duct cancer. He was 84. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 29 with his eldest daughter Momoko as chief mourner.

Miyazaki wrote the scripts for six films in the long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo (Being a Man is Tough) film series, and made his directorial debut with the 1971 film Naite Tamaru ka (As if I'd Cry). He wrote scripts for numerous anime, including Raccoon Rascal, The Perrine Story, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Kaitō Lupin - 813 no Nazo, Yuki, The Wizard of Oz, Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow, Katry, the Cow Girl, Little Women, Botchan, Like the Clouds, Like the Wind, and Happy Moomin Family.

Source: Nikkan Sports

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