Noted anime director, storyboard artist, and key animator Osamu Dezaki passed away on 4/17/11 from lung cancer at the age of 67. Among Dezaki’s directorial work includes: The tennis series Ace wo Nerae!, Black Jack (OAV and movie), Golgo 13: The Professional and Golgo 13: Queen Bee, Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick, The Rose of Versailles, Space Adventure Cobra, the film adaptations of Air and Clannad, and numerous Lupin III films. One of his last productions was on the 2010 TV series Cobra The Animation, where he provided storyboards. One of my Dezaki’s trademarks is fading a still image into a more detailed painting of it, which is nicknamed “Postcard Memories”.
[Source: Anime News Network ]