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Animator Akira Daikubara Passes Away at 94

The Anido animator's group has reported that the animator Akira Daikubara passed away from pneumonia and old age on June 17, 2012. Daikubara was 94 years old. He had entered a nursing home in 2008, and was hospitalized earlier this year due to pneumonia.

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Tuxedo_Mask1549d ago (Edited 1549d ago )

Thank you for all of your hard work, Mr. Daikubara. May he rest in peace.

Gekko1549d ago (Edited 1549d ago )

I read somewhere that he was the director of the first Ninja anime to be released in America which was long before Naruto ever existed. My thought go out for his family.

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Simon_Brezhnev1548d ago


Naruto is just the most popular but it copies a lot of stuff from Flame of Recca and Ninku. Which came out like 15 years ago.