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English Memorial Project Launched for Osamu Kobayashi

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Octas to send submitted memorials to Kobayashi's family

Patrick Macias of Octas, Inc. launched a memorial form on Tuesday for animator and director Osamu Kobayashi (pictured right in image at right), who recently passed away on April 17. Overseas fans who wish to write a memorial to Kobayashi's family can do so through the form. Octas will send the memorials to Kobayashi's family.

57-year-old Kobayashi passed away on April 17 after battling kidney cancer.

Kobayashi directed such anime as BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, Paradise Kiss, Someday's Dreamers II Sora, Table and Fishman, End of the World, Digital Juice, and Ani-Kuri 15. He served as an episode director for such anime as Naruto Shippūden, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Gurren Lagann, Gad Guard, Dororo, and Lupin III: Part IV.

Kobayashi was also a scriptwriter, overseeing and writing scripts for such anime as Paradise Kiss, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, Naruto Shippūden, and Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan. He was also a storyboard artist, designer, and animator for many anime.

Source: Press release

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