Animator Keiichiro Kimura has passed away. Kimura worked as a character designer and director on iconic shows like Cyborg 009 and Tiger Mask. He was 80 years old. In 2015, there was a Kickstarter for Go! Samurai, a hand-drawn sketch animation by Kimura. May he rest in peace.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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