The official website for the Code Geass franchise has announced that character designer and animator Takahiro Kimura passed away on March 5, 2023, after battling amyloidosis. He was 58 years old at the time of his passing.

Kimura designed the characters or adapted the original character designs for such anime as the Code Geass franchise, GaoGaiGar: King of the Braves, Betterman, Dirty Pair Flash, Brigadoon, and Gun x Sword. His more recent credits include serving as the character animation director for Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway.

Source: ANN
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