We remember those in the anime industry who passed away during 2022:

  • Saki Nitta, voice actress, passed away on February 6, 2022 at the age of 31 due to meningioma.
  • Toshiya Ueda, voice actor, passed away on February 8, 2022 at the age of 88.
  • Manabu Ōhashi, animator, passed away on February 12, 2022 at the age of 73.
  • Kirk Baily, voice actor, passed away on February 28, 2022 at the age of 59 due to lung cancer.
  • Norihiro Inoue, voice actor, passed away on February 28, 2022 at the age of 63 due to esophageal cancer.
  • Taro Shigaki, actor, passed away on March 5, 2022 at the age of 70 due to heart failure.
  • Minori Matsushima, voice actress, passed away on April 8, 2022 at the age of 81 due to pancreatic cancer.
  • KOJI, guitarist for La’cryma Christi, passed away on April 15, 2022 at the age of 49 due to esophageal cancer.
  • Jim White, voice actor, passed away on June 4, 2022 at the age of 73 due to lung cancer.
  • Kousuke Takeuchi, voice actor, passed away on June 8, 2022 at the age of 45 due to an unspecified illness.
  • Billy Kametz, voice actor, passed away on June 9, 2022 at the age of 35 due to colon cancer.
  • Kumiko Takizaea, voice actress, passed away on June 11, 2022 at the age of 69 due to a heart attack.
  • Michiaki Watanabe, composer, passed away on June 23, 2022 at the age of 96 due to heart failure.
  • Yuki Katsuragi, singer, passed away on June 27, 2022 at the age of 73 due to peritoneal cancer.
  • James Caan, actor, passed away on July 6, 2022 at the age of 82.
  • Pat Carroll, actress, passed away on July 30, 2022 at the age of 95 due to pneumonia.
  • Kiyoshi Kobayashi, voice actor, passed away on July 30, 2022 at the age of 89 due to pneumonia.
  • Hiroshi Ohtake, voice actor, passed away on August 1, 2022 at the age of 90 due to acute heart failure.
  • Yoshifumi Ushima, anime theme song performer, passed away on August 7, 2022 at the age of 55 due to his esophageal varices rupturing due to chronic liver cirrhosis.
  • Motomu Kiyokawa, voice actor, passed away on August 17, 2022 at the age of 87 due to pneumonia.
  • Shichirō Kobayashi, animation art director, passed away on August 25, 2022 at the age of 89 due to congestive heart failure.
  • Shizuru Otaka, singer, passed away on September 5, 2022 at the age of 69 due to illness.
  • Ryuji Mizuno, voice actor, passed away on September 12, 2022 at the age of 70 due to systemic sepsis caused by pneumonia.
  • Shinsuke Chikaishi, voice actor, passed away on October 5, 2022 at the age of 91 due to senility.
  • Jan Rabson, voice actor, passed away at the age of 68. His death was announced in October 2022, but no further details were made available.
  • Yoshitaka Kohno, animator, passed away in October 2022. No further details were made available.
  • Michael Kopsa, voice actor, passed away on October 23, 2022 at the age of 66. No further details were made available, but he had been battling a brain tumor.
  • William Frederick Knight, voice actor, passed away on November 8, 2022 at the age of 88.
  • Kazuki Omori, director, passed away on November 12, 2022 at the age of 70 due to acute myeloid leukemia.
  • Kiyoyuki Yanada, voice actor, passed away in November 2022 at the age of 57. A cause of death and the exact death date were not revealed.
  • Grant James, voice actor, passed away on November 23, 2022 at the age of 87. A cause of death was not revealed.
  • Tōru Watanabe, actor, passed away on November 28, 2022 at the age of 61 due to septicemia.
  • Ichiro Mizuki, singer, passed away on December 6, 2022 at the age of 74 due to lung cancer.
  • Hitomi Suzuki, voice actress, passed away on December 18, 2022 at the age of 26 due to cancer.
  • Yuji Nunokawa, founder of Studio Pierrot, passed away on December 25, 2022 at the age of 75.