Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sad news to report

A body that is believed to be Usui Yoshito, (Maga-ka of Crayon Shin-Chan) was found at the foot of a cliff near the Gunma prefectur where it was believed Yoshito was headed.

Also sad to report, Voice actor Kamiya Akira who voiced big roles in anime's like City Hunter, Kinnikuman (muscle man) and Hokuto no Ken (fist star of the north), passed away at the age of 63.

They will both be deeply missed by Anime lovers around the world.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Popular manga-ka missing

There has not been much in way of Gackt news since he took a break to film and promote the Kamen Rider movie he is starring in...

but there is news in other parts of Japan. Popular Manga-ka, Yoshito Usui, has been missing since one week ago today (friday) according to Japanese police. His publisher and family have not been able to contact Yoshito since Friday when he left for the mountains in Gunma prefecture. Concern arose when he failed to return that same evening, as he had planned.

Yoshito Usui is best known as the creator of the popular 5 year old foul mouth brat - Crayon Shin-Chan. A dramatic film entitled: Ballad Namonaki Koi no Uta was successfully released around Japan, and is based on a 2002 Shin-Chan Film, Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Appare! Sengoku Daikassen. It also includes a character whose name is Shinichi (a play on Shinnosuke)