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Isao Takahata

Director/animator

Born - 29 October 1935, Ise, Japan
Died - 5 April 2018

A belated obit for the great Japanese director and animator who made the heart-wrenching Grave of the Fireflies in 1988, and founded the famous Studio Ghibli anime complex. Other credits include Horus: Prince of the Sun (1968), Heidi in the Mountains (1974), Chie the Brat (1980), Gauche the Cellist (1982), Only Yesterday (1991), Pom Poko (1994), My Neighbours the Yamadas (1999), Winter Days (2003), Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables (2010) and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013), his last. He died from lung cancer.