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Kihachiro Kawamoto 1925-2010

Acclaimed Japanese puppet animator Kihachiro Kawamoto died on Monday of pneumonia. He was 85.

Active in the industry since 1945, Kawamoto’s works include Sangokushi, an eighties series adapting the Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Amongst his other creations are experimental films such as Shijin no Shougai and Winter Days, and adaptations of Heike Monogatari and Shinobu Orikuchi’s Shisha no Sho.

[ Source: Anime News Network ]

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