On Thursday morning at 6:00am Japan time, Takeshi Shudo collapsed at Nara Station. The 61 year-old was spotted near the station's smoking area, and he was rushed to the hospital. Shudo suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Shudo is best known as the head writer for the original Pokémon anime and creating TV anime Fairy Princess Minky Momo. This year, Shudo was working on a new project called Cheer Figu!

アニメ「ポケモン」などの脚本家、首藤剛志氏が倒れ緊急手術 [MSN産経ニュース via ANN]