Yoshinobu Nishizaki, 75, the co-creator of the series Space Battleship Yamato dies, after falling of a his boat(Yamato) last Sunday.

Nishizaki, is also the creator of a few other nautical themed animes, like Space Carrier Blue Noah, Odin: Photon Sailer Starlight and Yamato 2520.

Yamoto 2520, his latest production, which is supposed to be a sequel of the Yamato, set 100 years after the end of Space Battleship Yamato. But was sued by his co-creator for copyright infringement and then stopped as the production company went bankrupted.

Amusingly, he was also the person to introduce Tentacle rape in Animes, through Urotsukidoji.

It’s is unfortunate that he is unable to see the movie remake of Space Battleship Yamato, which opens 1st of December in Japan.

To his family and kins, my condolences and thank you, Yoshinobu Nishizaki for the wonderful memories.

Source: Kotaku

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