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In Memoriam

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
To those who left us in 2020

Anime News Network would also like to honor our former Executive Editor, Zac Bertschy.


Shō Akechi
Manga Creator
Shimatsunin, Pandora, Sample Kitty

George Akiyama
Manga Creator
Haguregumo, Ashura

Brice Armstrong
Voice Actor
Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Baki the Grappler

Takami Asano
Guitarist for band Godiego
Galaxy Express 999

Sei Ashina
Actress
Kamen Rider Hibiki, live-action Impossibility Defense, Perfect World

Jay Benedict
Actor / Voice Actor
Angel Cop, Project A-Ko, Emmerdale

William Dufris (Bill Dufries)
Voice Actor
Lupin the 3rd: Bye Bye, Lady Liberty, Bob the Builder, X film

Kōsei Eguchi (PEYO)
Manga Creator
Boy Meets Maria, Kimio Alive

Aki E-Musu
Manga Creator
Honey Pot Style, Parallel World Eros & Swine

Keiji Fujiwara
Voice Actor
Eureka 7, Fullmetal Alchemist, Kingdom Hearts

Kōta Fukihara
Scriptwriter
Live-action Yowamushi Pedal, Otomen, Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light, I''s

Junichi Goto
Voice Actor
Inferno Cop, Space Patrol Luluco

Paul Haddad
Voice Actor
Resident Evil 2

Eiko Hanamura
Manga Creator
Kiri no Naka no Shōjo, Hanakage no Hito, Genji Monogatari

Kazuhisa Hashimoto
Video Game Producer
Gradius, Creator of the Konami Code

Katsuhisa Hattori
Composer / Arranger
Crest of the Stars, Banner of the Stars, Fist of the North Star

Mieko Hirota
Singer
Kimba the White Lion

Tatsufumi Itō (Tatsufumi Tamagawa)
Director
Senki Zesshō Symphogear first season

Ai Kamachi
Composer / Pianist
Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino, Clannad After Story (member of ANANT-GARDE EYES)

Hisashi Katsuta
Voice Actor
Astro Boy, The Rose of Versailles

Daiji Kazumine
Manga Creator
Ultraman, Ultraseven, Ultraman Leo manga

Mana Kinjо̄
Actress
Kishiryū Sentai Ryūsoulger

Kazuhiko Kishino
Voice Actor
Kinnikuman, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

Satoko Kitō
Voice Actress
Vampire Hunter D, Bakusō Kyōdai Let's & Go!!

Akira Kubodera
Actor
Kamen Rider Blade, live-action Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

Akira Kume
Narrator / Voice Actor
Botchan, Phoenix

Sankichiro Kusube
Honorary Chairperson of Shin-Ei Animation
1979 Doraemon anime

Jiro Kuwata
Manga Creator
8 Man, Batman

Maidy
Blogger
Creator of blog that inspired Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light series and film

Susumu Mameda
Composer
White Album, Utawarerumono,Tears to Tiara games

Hiroshi Masuoka
Voice Actor
Sazae-san, Soreike! Anpanman

Izumi Matsumoto
Manga Creator
Kimagure Orange Road

Haruma Miura
Actor
Live-action Attack on Titan, Kimi ni Todoke, Akihabara @ DEEP

Morishige
Manga Creator
Hanaukyo Maid Team, Koi Koi Seven

Kirby Morrow
Voice Actor
Dragon Ball Z, Inuyasha, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Escaflowne

Tamaki Nakanishi
Voice Actress
Fafner, Fafner: Heaven and Earth, Pretear

Miyuki Noma
Manga Creator
Puzzle Game, Puzzle Game Mystère

Nobuhiko Obayashi
Director
Exchange Students, live-action The Drifting Classroom, live-action The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Hiromichi Ōga
Manga Creator
Stalker Jokers

Yusuke Okada
Toei Group Chairman

Kumiko Okae
Actress / Voice Actress
The Dog of Flanders, The Cat Returns, Ten Made Todoke

Yousuke Saitou
Actor
The Cat Returns, live-action Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins

Osamu Sakuta
Actor / Voice Actor
Seiun Kamen Machineman, InuYasha: The Final Act, B't X

Ruri Shinato
Actress
Live-action Hanazawa Naoki, Usotsuki Paradox

Marlon Stodghill
Kawaii Kon Co-Founder

Kousei Tomita
Voice Actor
Heisei Tensai Bakabon, Doraemon, Astro Boy

Maisa Tsuno
Band Leader of Akai Kōen
Carole & Tuesday, Drifting Dragons

Kyohei Tsutsumi
Composer
Sazae-san, Castle in the Sky

Shozo Uehara
Screenwriter
Ultra Seven, Getter Robo, Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Shu Wada
Actor
Katsu Kaishū, Musashi Musashi, Aibō (father of Gen Urobuchi)

John S. Walker
Former President of Denver Anime International

Kenta Watanabe
Creator
Creator of the "Dennō Okami Chizuru" mascot character

Yasushi Watanabe
Anime Historian
Nihon Animation Eigashi (The History of Japanese Animated Film) book, Nippon Anime Sо̄seiki (The Genesis of Japanese Anime)

David Wise
Writer
Original 1984-1987 Transformers, Batman: The Animated Series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Takao Yaguchi
Manga Creator
Tsurikichi Sampei, Versus Gyoshin-san!

Yuji Yamaguchi
Director
Fate/stay night television anime series, 2010 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, The Severing Crime Edge

Hikari Yono
Voice Actress
Naruto, Ultra Maniac, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal: Season III, Burn The Witch

Susumu Yoshikawa
Producer
Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, Android Kikaider


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