It’s with a heavy heart that we report the passing of a very accomplished animator Osamu Kobayashi. On April 16th, 2021 it was confirmed he passed due to Kidney Cancer at the age of 57.

Kobayashi worked on several major series & films such as Naruto Shippuden Episodes 480-483 plus The Last Naruto The Movie and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Kobayashi worked on two tv series for Madhouse studios, directed 4 episodes of the iconic Gurren Lagann anime & More Recently worked on the remake of Osamu Tezuka’s iconic Dororo anime for Mappa Studio.

His Legacy Will Forver Live On & We Want To Send Our Condolences & Prayers Out To His Family At This Time. – Thank You For Leaving Your Mark On This Industry.