Norio Shioyama Died

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Norio Shioyama Died

Ai Tsunami
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Ai Tsunami
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19 May 2017, 19:37 #1

I've got some terrible news to break to you guys on here.

I was on Yahoo! Japan news feed [as I suck at keeping up with current events and need a reminder] and I came across the news that Norio Shioyama, famed animation designer who brought an entire generation of Japanese some of the most recognizable characters in pop-culture -which included designing the entire cast for the Yoroiden Samurai Troopers series- died last month (April 13, 20017) at the age of 77.

Here's the article as reported from the Sankei Shimbun [fyi: it's in Japanese].

According to what this news article says - Shioyama, who was retired and currently living in Misato, Saitama Prefecture, was killed when his apartment caught fire early Monday morning of the 17th. Both Misato Police and Fire Rescue confirmed Shioyama, and his wife Tokiko, died in the fire due to smoke inhalation. The fire was ruled accidental, with Misato's fire chief sourcing the cause of the fire as starting in the family's kitchen.

Police contacted family, who confirm the remains as that of both Mr. and Mrs. Shioyama.

It's sad to read that one of the most distinctive art designers the 1970s-80s leave us through such a freak accident. His style is one that knew you're looking at Shioyama's work when you see it. Like your characters, you were one-of-a-kind and will be missed.
この言葉はテストだけ。JIS入力をだんだん見違いってんだ。これ言葉はテストだけ。
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rekkachan
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Joined: 04 Jun 2006, 04:38

15 Jan 2018, 22:06 #2

WTF this is so tragic!! He made the characters so iconic looking! :( RIP I read about this a while back on Tumblr but I'm surprised nobody else has said anything or mentioned it until Ai Tsunami did on here! :( 
I'm in the "Kento is Hot!" Club. Because he is.

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