Classic Macross, Astroboy animator passes away in quake

Hiroshi Kakoi, producer and animator on The Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers, Again and Moldiver original video anime series, passed away during the March 11 earthquake. His wife Kumiko survived the disaster.

He also worked as a key animator at the anime studio Artland on the first Macross series (from the first episode onward) and on the 1980 version of Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom). He served as a production manager at Artland and the anime studio AIC.

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