Anime In Memoriam: 2013

Remembering those in the anime field who passed away in 2013:

  • Nagisa Oshima, director of the 1967 experimental anime film Band of Ninja, passed away on January 15 at the age of 80 from pneunomia.
  • Sukekiyo Kameyama, Japanese voice actor, passed away on January 26 at the age of 58 due to pneumonia after suffering from malignant lymphoma.
  • Chieko Honda, Japanese voice actress, passed away on February 18 at the age of 49 due to multiple forms of cancer.
  • Kaoru Shimamura, Japanese voice actress, passed away on February 26 at the age of 43 due to breast cancer.
  • Shigeru Katsumi, the singer for the 8 Man anime opening theme, passed away on February 27 at the age of 75 due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
  • Goro Naya, Japanese voice actor, passed away on March 5 at the age of 83 due to chronic respiratory failure.
  • Kenji Utsumi, Japanese voice actor, passed away on June 13 at the age of 75 due to cancerous peritonitis.
  • Ryutaro Nakamura, director, passed away on June 29 at the age of 58 due to pancreatic cancer.
  • Hiroshi Ogawa, animation director, passed away on August 7 at the age of 62 due to stomach cancer.
  • Jerry Russell, American voice actor, passed away on September 5 at the age of 77.
  • Yakkun Sakurazuka, Japanese voice actor, passed away on October 5 at the age of 37 in a car accident.
  • Tomoyuki Dan, Japanese voice actor, passed away on October 10 at the age of 50 due to recurring aortic dissection.
  • Ryoko Kinomiya, Japanese voice actress, passed away on November 25 at the age of 82 due to multiple organ failure.
  • Eiichi Ohtaki, composer, passed away on December 30 at the age of 65 due to an aortic dissection.
  • James Avery, American voice actor, passed away on December 31 at the age of 65 due to complications from open heart surgery.

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