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Animanga in the News: 3/19/11

+ posted by saladesu in Anime/Manga News on Mar 19, 2011 16:03
Here you will find a run down of today's anime and manga news! If anything major happened the anime and manga world today, you'll find it in this post! By the way, I'm saladesu, one of the translator-moderators of MH, and I'll be posting a post like this every day (as much as possible, anyway). Look forward to them ;)

If you would like to help in finding and translating news of this nature, please contact saladesu via PM ^^ Feel free to PM me any interesting bits of anime or manga news you find floating around the internet, too.

Please note that there may be delays in the broadcasts or releases of certain anime and manga following the quake. You may see a list of affected publications here and here.


Gainax Studio Updates Site with Staff Art for Quake

Panty & Stocking, Gurren Lagann, Mahoromatic, Princess Maker artists contribute.


The official website of the anime studio Gainax posted the above illustrations with messages of support to the victims of the March 11 earthquake (Tōhoku Chihō Taiheiyō-oki Jishin) and tsunami on Friday. The messages are from the following creators (from left to right, top to bottom):
  • Ikuo Kuwana
  • Yoshiko Kumagawa
  • Syūichi Iseki
  • Daiki Egashira
  • Harumi Takahoshi
  • Kazuhiro Takamura
  • Akira Yamashita
  • Rino Yamazaki
  • Kazuya Masumoto
  • Toyonori Yamada
  • Akemi Hayashi
  • Nana Yamaishi
  • Yū Matsuoka
  • Maki Kōbe
  • Kanae Yuasa
  • Hyūga Yamamura
  • Takami Akai


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Macross II Producer Hiroshi Kakoi Passes Away in Quake

Animator also worked on 1st Macross, 1980 Astro Boy, Moldiver at Artland, AIC.


ANN confirmed with Jan Scott Frazier, a close friend of the deceased, and other anime industry members that producer and animator Hiroshi Kakoi passed away during the March 11 earthquake (Tōhoku Chihō Taiheiyō-oki Jishin) and tsunami. Kakoi's wife Kumiko survived the disaster.

Among other projects, Kakoi was a producer on The Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers, Again and Moldiver original video anime series. He also worked as a key animator at the anime studio Artland on the first Macross series (from the first episode onward) and on the 1980 version of Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom). He served as a production manager at Artland and the anime studio AIC.

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