The official Twitter account for Studio 4°C has posted that anime art director and background artist Tooru Hishiyama passed away on October 15, 2016.
Hishiyama served as the art director for the Mind Game anime film, and also worked on the art design for the Berserk anime film trilogy at Studio 4°C. In addition, Hishiyama worked as a background artist on Grave of the Fireflies, A Wind Named Amnesia, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Little Nemo – Adventures in Slumberland, and Princess Arete. He also served as art director on Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind, PES: Peace Eco Smile, and Mobile Suit SD Gundam Festival. Hishiyama also worked on the art for Vexille – 2077 Isolation of Japan.