Anime Legend Isao Takahata, 82, Died – KEY Facts About “Studio Ghibli” Co-Founder We’ll Keenly Miss

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Isao Takahata, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli animation production company, died on April 5, 2018, at the age of 82. He passed away in hospital in Tokyo, Japan. He reportedly suffered from lung cancer.

Read the main facts and key works of legendary director on Nexter.org.

KEY facts about Takahata

  • Isao Takahata was a Japanese film director, animator, screenwriter and producer of anime films;
  • He was a Studio Ghibli co-founder along with his friend and partner Hayao Miyazaki;
  • His most famous works are Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, Pom Poko,  My Neighbors the Yamadas;
  • Takahata’s last work, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film in 2015 Academy ;
  • He was first inspired to work on animated films after seeing French cartoon “The King and the Mockingbird;”
  • In 1985, Takahata was later invited by Miyazaki to join his anime production company Studio Ghibli.

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Hayao Miyazaki (left) and Isao Takahata (right)/eldiario.es

Anime revolution 

Isao Takahata wasn’t as world-wide well-known as Miyazaki, however, he played an essential part in directing some of Studio Ghibli’s most beautiful and brilliant animated films, for instance, Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

He also produced some of early Miyazaki’s works, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Castle in the Sky, the anime films we so loved to see in our childhood and even now.

Takahata produced 20 films over a long and bright career, including My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999) and Pom Poko (1994).

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Source: W3LiveNews.com

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