Summary: legendary Japanese animator best known in North America for the magna cartoon Gigantor (known in England as Ironman 28), which he first started drawing in 1956 in Shonen Magazine, who also drew such works as Giant Robo, Otenba Tenshi, Babel II, and Magical Witch Sally.
Cause of Death: Severe burns suffered in a house fire
Born: June 18, 1934
Died: April 15, 2004
Location: Tokyo, Japan