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« on: October 29, 2010, 04:15:06 pm »

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Yesterday, Pokémon writer Takeshi Shudo was rushed to the hospital after suffering a hemorrhage and collapsing at Nara Station. He has since passed away. Shudo was 61 years-old.

Shudo created TV anime Fairy Princess Minky Momo and worked on various anime through the 80s and 90s. He became the chief writer for the original Pokémon television series and went on to write the first three Pocket Monsters feature films.
http://kotaku.com/5676457/pokmon-writer-61-dies

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes producer Masatoshi Tahara and translator Dan Kanemitsu report that Minky Momo creator and Pokémon writer Takeshi Shudo passed away. He was 61 years old. Shudo had been rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery after he collapsed at the Nara railway station's smoking area in Nara City on Thursday. The hospital's emergency care center determined that he had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage in his head.

Shudo created the Fairy Princess Minky Momo television anime series and worked on many of its spinoffs. He later supervised the scripts on the original Pokémon television anime series and wrote several of the movies, including the first three. His other works include Idol Tenshi Youkoso Yoko, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Martian Successor Nadesico, and Tokusou Kihei Dorvack. As recently as this year, he was working with Dogakobo and Gonzo on a new character project called Cheer Figu!
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-10-29/minky-momo/pokemon-writer-takeshi-shudo-passes-away

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 12:19:26 am »

That's sad news, RIP.  He helped make Pokemon one of the most popular and recognizable anime shows.

Though on a side note, are smoking areas in places like train stations common in Japan?
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 12:28:01 am »

Yes, Japan isn't as big on the anti-smoking thing as the US.

Or most places in the US. They didn't remove smoking areas around here until about 3 years ago.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 12:41:53 am »

I can't recall the last time I was in a public area that allowed smoking.

I hadn't been familiar with Minky Momo, though I see it didn't get much exposure in the US, despite popularity elsewhere.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2010, 12:43:54 am »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk9Ygvxv9H0

She's one of the most popular magic girls.
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2010, 12:58:13 am »

Must have been one of the earliest ones.
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