The official Twitter account and website for the Edens Zero franchise announced after the anime ended in Japan on October 3, 2021 that the anime’s director Yūshi Suzuki passed away at a Tokyo hospital on September 9, 2021.
Suzuki worked as a key animator on several series such as Fairy Tail, Valvrave the Liberator, and Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream. He then directed episodes of the third Fairy Tail season, Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table, Cardfight!! Vanguard GZ, Talentless Nana, Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter, and other series. Edens Zero was the first full series he directed.