We remember those in the anime industry who passed away during 2020:

  • Shozo Uehara, screenwriter, passed away on January 2, 2020 at the age of 82 due to liver cancer.
  • Brice Armstrong, voice actor, passed away on January 10, 2020 at the age of 84 due to natural causes.
  • Hisashi Katsuta, voice actor, passed away on February 21, 2020 at the age of 92 due to senility.
  • Kazuhiko Kishino, voice actor, passed away on February 22, 2020 at the age of 86 due to acute heart failure.
  • Junichi Goto, voice actor, passed away on February 24, 2020 at the age of 40 due to a motorcycle accident.
  • Luis Alfonso Mendoza, Spanish dub voice actor, passed away on February 29, 2020 at the age of 55 due to murder.
  • Tamaki Nakanishi, voice actress, passed away on March 14, 2020 at the age of 44.
  • William Dufris, voice actor, passed away in March 2020 at the age of 62 due to cancer.
  • Sankichiro Kusube, Shin-Ei Animation honorary chairperson, passed away on March 20, 2020 at the age of 82.
  • Hiroshi Masuoka, voice actor, passed away on March 21, 2020 at the age of 83 due to rectal cancer.
  • Jay Benedict, voice actor, passed away on April 4, 2020 at the age of 68 due to complications from COVID-19.
  • Keiji Fujiwara, voice actor, passed away on April 12, 2020 at the age of 55 due to cancer.
  • Kumiko Okae, voice actress, passed away on April 23, 2020 at the age of 63 due to pneumonia from COVID-19.
  • Akira Kume, voice actor, passed away on April 23, 2020 at the age of 96 due to heart failure.
  • Satoko Kitō, voice actress, passed away on May 1, 2020 at the age of 58 due to an unspecified illness.
  • Takami Asano, musician, passed away on May 12, 2020 at the age of 68.
  • Zac Bertschy, executive editor of Anime News Network, passed away on May 21, 2020.
  • Tatsufumi Itō, director, passed away on May 23, 2020 at the age of 55 due to a brainstem hemorrhage.
  • Ai Kamachi, anime song composer, passed away on May 30, 2020 at the age of 48.
  • Katsuhisa Hattori, music composer, passed away on June 11, 2020 at the age of 83 due to heart failure.
  • Susumu Yoshikawa, producer, passed away on July 10, 2020 at the age of 84 due to respiratory failure.
  • Mieko Hirota, singer, passed away on July 21, 2020 at the age of 73 due to heart failure.
  • Marlon Stodghill, founder and chairman for many American anime conventions, passed away on August 8, 2020.
  • Yousuke Saitou, actor, passed away on September 19, 2020 at the age of 69 due to pharyngeal cancer.
  • Kousei Tomita, voice actor, passed away on September 27, 2020 at the age of 84 due to a stroke.
  • Kyohei Tsutsumi, music composer, passed away on October 7, 2020 at the age of 80 due to aspiration pneumonia.
  • Maisa Tsuno, musician, passed away on October 18, 2020 at the age of 29.
  • John S. Walker, former president of Denver Anime International, passed away on November 8, 2020 at the age of 45.
  • Hikari Yono, voice actress, passed away on November 15, 2020 at the age of 46 while being under treatment for an illness.
  • Kirby Morrow, voice actor, passed away on November 18, 2020 at the age of 47.
  • Yusuke Okada, Toei Group chairman, passed away on November 18, 2020 at the age of 71 due to aortic dissection.
  • Osamu Sakuta, voice actor, passed away at the age of 62. No death date or cause of death has been announced.

Additional In Memoriam Post: