Anime In Memoriam: 2017

Taking a look back at those we lost in the anime industry during 2017:

  • Yoshihiro Nozaki, anime producer, passed away on January 10, 2017 at the age of 75 due to malignant lymphoma.
  • Shunji Fujimura, actor, passed away on January 27, 2017 at the age of 82 due to heart failure.
  • Seijun Suzuki, director, passed away on February 13, 2017 at the age of 93 due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Yushi Matsuyama, composer, passed away on April 7, 2017 at the age of 79 due to burns sustained in a house fire.
  • Minoru Takanashi, anime producer, passed away in April 2017 at the age of 54.
  • Ed Blaylock, voice actor, passed away on April 19, 2017 at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer.
  • John Cygan, voice actor, passed away on May 13, 2017 at the age of 63 after a battle with cancer.
  • Seiji Yokoyama, composer, passed away on July 8, 2017 at the age of 82 due to pneumonia.
  • Masaaki Hirao, composer, passed away on July 21, 2017 at the age of 79 due to pneumonia.
  • Shoichi Masuo, animator and director, passed away on July 24, 2017 at the age of 57 while under medical care for an unspecified illness.
  • Reiko Seno, voice actor, passed away on August 8, 2017 at the age of 84.
  • Nobuyuki Furuta, voice actor, passed away on August 29, 2017 at the age of 59 due to a ruptured aneurysm in his bronchial arteries.
  • Toshihiko Nakajima, voice actor and sound director, passed away on September 8, 2017 at the age of 55 due to illness.
  • Ryuji Saikachi, voice actor, passed away on September 29, 2017 at the age of 89 due to congestive heart failure.
  • Hiromi Tsuru, voice actress, passed away on November 16, 2017 at the age of 57 due to aortic dissection.
  • Tamio Ohki, voice actor, passed away on December 14, 2017 at the age of 89 due to an unspecified illness.
  • Michiru Shimada, scriptwriter, passed away on December 15, 2017 at the age of 58 due to illness.

 

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